Ida Nielsen: Purple Reign

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Danish bassist Ida Nielsen has a story to tell like no other. For starters, her band 3rd Eye Girl is Prince’s backing group. Joel McIver finds out how the great Minneapolite and the funky Dane got together.

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Doug Wimbish: Free Your Mind

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Free your mind and the bass will follow, Doug Wimbish of Living Colour tells Joe Shooman.

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John Patitucci: Johnny Loves Jazz


Bass everyman John Patitucci is a law unto himself when it comes to the low end. Andy Hughes asks the great man the big questions.

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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


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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California Dreaming


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


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


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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