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Interview: Dirk Schlächter of Gamma Ray

I would describe my bass style as outstanding, amazing, incredibly innovating: the best style ever heard. Just kidding, but I would say that I’m very flexible in my bass style. I play with fingers, I play with a pick, I

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Interview: Pat Seals of Flyleaf

Pic: Travis Shinn I would describe my bass style as… simian? Keith from Buckcherry once told me I played bass like the Samsonite gorilla from the old TV adverts. I’ve always had fun messing around with five- and six-string basses,

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Jared Sturgis of Chrysalis talks bass

I play a five-string bass because I can express myself more. With five strings, a wider array of note combinations are more easily accessible. I slap because it adds flavour to the music. It’s always been one of my favourite

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Colin Fennelly of Kerbdog on the bass zone

I use a Fender Precision through a Marshall valve head and Ampeg 8×10 cabs. I used to have a great Ampeg SVTII valve head which served me well for many years. It weighed a tonne! It sadly passed away last

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Josh Gilbert of Wovenwar talks bass

I stick to four strings because I’ve yet to encounter a time where I’ve needed the extended range above or below what the four strings can offer me. For lower tunings such as drop C, I usually use a .125

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Epic London Bass Guitar Show blog!

Missed the London Bass Guitar Show? Get the full scoop at this amazing blog by Silvia Bluejay from Basschat. Thanks Silvia! https://bassclef141.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/london-bass-guitar-show-2015/

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Bass talk with Duncan Reid of Duncan Reid and The Big Heads

I think there is a fine line between overplaying and being boring. I don’t play super fast but it’s necessary to add some interest underneath all of the higher register instruments. The job of the bass is to anchor the

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Colin McKenzie of Intransit on the bass end

My playing style developed from a mix of influences, mainly jazz, R&B and rock. When I first started playing bass I was into rock, particularly Hendrix but later I also got heavily into R&B, funk and jazz. I’ve tried to

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Enfield Guitars offering 20% discount at LBGS!

Enfield Guitars (Stand D11) will be offering a 20% discount on all basses sold at the London Bass Guitar Show this coming weekend. Enfield head honcho Martin Sims (pictured) is also looking for volunteers to take part in a selfie

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Josh Werner of Helio Parallax talks the low frequencies

Pic: Greg Christman I would describe my bass style as deep pocket dub, melodic cosmic funk, hard bop afro psychedelic free rock. I choose four-string bass because less is more! I have built my concept around the creation and acknowledgement

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