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Ida Nielsen to appear with London Sinfonietta

Danish bassist Ida Nielsen, BGM alumna and one of the stars of this year’s London Bass Guitar Show, is currently at front and centre of a classical project called Spirit, premiered by the London Sinfonietta at Bergen International Festival in early June.

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Electro-Harmonix: New Bass Effect

Electro-Harmonix has announced a new bass effect, the Battalion preamp/DI. One is in the post to us as we speak, so watch out for our review, but as a taster we can reveal that it’s essentially a multi-effects unit with

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LBGS 2017: Tickets On Sale Now

March 4 and 5 sees the return of the ultimate bass event in our world – the newly-expanded London Bass Guitar Show, held at Olympia in Kensington. See you there! David Ellefson, Megadeth “I’m super excited to be heading back for the

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Interview: Lorin Cohen, Vertikal

Pic: Ortal Mitzrahi The secret of playing bass well is knowing that the first order of business is to lay down the groove. There are countess bass virtuosos out there today. That’s wonderful, but if you want to get called

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Interview: Robert Mercurio, Galactic

I am a fan of lean, mean, funky bass-lines. I am a big fan of playing for the song, not for other musicians. I have played some five-strings and I think they do have their place in music, but I

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Interview: Adam Ben Ezra, Adam Ben Ezra Trio

Pic: Ezra Gozo Mansur I would describe my bass style as a full-range percussive style. When I play my upright bass I drum on it, play chords, synthesise and loop. I am always trying out new ways to make the

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Interview: Nicole Rich, Doll Skin

I would describe my bass style as aggressive and melodic. I like to lock in with the drums while still adding small flairs. I like to complement everything else that is going on while keeping everything solid. I’ve never really

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Frank Watkins RIP

Pic: Chad Lee Photography To extreme metal fans, Frank Watkins needs no introduction, writes Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope. He played bass in both Obituary and Gorgoroth and managed and guided numerous bands and musicians with his company, Back From

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Interview: Steve Edmondson, Paradise Lost

Pic: Vassil Varbanov I keep it simple but solid. Only deviate when needed. I play five-string bass in Paradise Lost because the lows are just what’s needed for our gothic doom sound. My first bass was an old black Westone

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Interview: Jaco Norman, Beasts

I haven’t been playing bass for too long and while I know I am no virtuoso, I like to think that my playing packs a punch. For me, the performance is all about the showmanship and the energy while still

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