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Krishna Jhaveri of Skyharbor on bass with a technical edge

I would describe my bass style as raunchy fat beef. I play a lot with a plectrum, with aggressive picking and right-hand guitar techniques. I play five-string bass. The low B or A, depending on the song, is crucial. With

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BBC Radio 4 on slap bass!

What: Spank the Plank – A Radio 4 documentary on Slap bass. When: November 6 11.30am It’s produced in Salford by Audio and Music North RADIO 4 isn’t just broadcasting a documentary on bass guitar – it’s commissioned one specifically

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Rex Horan of the Neil Cowley Trio on life at the low end

  I play the double bass, and I try to be solid, supportive, inventive and imaginative. I try to keep breathing, and I try to smile. I hope the music I make causes others to smile too, and that they

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Bass maestro Brad Russell plays ace bass

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Alex Kirk of Go Native on bass tones

If I could get the bass tone of any album ever released, I would choose Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden or Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures. I had the privilege of playing a few shows on Peter Hook & The Light’s

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Dan O’Grady from Dead Label talks bass

Our new album, Throne Of Bones, is set to hit stores via Nuerra Records in early 2015. Tracking for the album was just completed at EastWest Studios and Sonora Recorders in southern California. We had 4 separate channels for the

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Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten says ‘Hey!’

I try to cover the whole range, from caressing, soothing waves of sound to vulgar, sadistic onslaughts of aggression. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because my tuning is DADA and I wouldn’t know conceptually what other letters

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Joseph ‘Bearclaw’ Burcaw of Black 47 on the bass

My bass style is a cross-pollination of John Taylor in the early days with Roger Taylor as his rhythm mate, and Sting with Stewart Copeland. Both players had an unorthodox ferocity to their technique and style which worked perfectly within

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Lloyd Chambers of Bear Trade on the bass end

I’m pretty straight up and solid: I won’t dazzle with loads of fills and frills, but you know I’m there. I play the bass quite low, and hit the strings between the pickups and the neck, so that certainly makes

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Russell Sawyer of Remnant talks the bass talk

My bass style is aggressive, fast and technical fingered bass, with a bit of a kick to it. I play a six-string, mainly because of the versatility and range it gives you as a bassist: it just gives you a

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