Interviews

Horace Panter: Art of Bass

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Horace Panter is a creative everyman, holding down effortless ska bass-lines with the Specials and compiling a book of his artworks. Joel McIver meets him.

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Chasing the shadow of the Funk Machine

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Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.

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Way Up

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Pete Way is one of this country’s true heavy rock legends. Lee Marlow meets the great man for a chat about a life spent at the low end. A Gibson Thunderbird slung low. Too low, really, but no one cared,

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Screen Gem – Robert Trujillo

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Metallica are the biggest metal band the world has ever seen, or indeed will ever see – so why aren’t we talking to their bassist Robert Trujillo about them? Because the great man has a very special project to discuss:

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California Dreaming

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Glenn Hughes, once of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Black Country Communion, returns with a new band, California Breed. Joel McIver gets the lowdown If you’ve been following the remarkable career of bassist extraordinaire and Voice Of Rock Glenn Hughes,

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Class Act: Stu Hamm

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Stu Hamm has been one of the bass world’s elite musicians for decades, and now he’s an educator too. Bob Battersby caught up with Stu at last year’s Warwick Bass Camp for a look back (and forward). Stu Hamm sinks into

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The man who would be king

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Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill meets Jon D’Auria for the lowdown on his band’s new record, life on the road and the small matter of selling out stadiums with his band of brothers… Pics: Kevin Estrada There’s an old proverb

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Cage the Gods’ Mitch Witham reveals his bass deities

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In the studio, I try to get quite an aggressive tone by digging into the strings with a pick – gives it a nice bit of attack!

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Richard Turner of Blackberry Smoke checks in

In my head, my tiny brain only really wants two strings: the E for bass lines and the A for soloing – that’s really all that’s required

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Brendan Duff of Fissure cracks open his bass book

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I would describe my bass style as fast and noisy. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because if I wanted any more than four I would play guitar

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