Francisco ‘Pancho’ Tomaselli of Philm, War and Tower Of Power on the bass

I’ve always played a four-string bass. If I need lower tones I simply tune my bass a minor third below to C#F#B E. My first bass was a very cheap Bizcane Jazz. My bass heroes are Rocco Prestia, Family Man,

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John Wetton returns with UK farewell dates

In a rare opportunity to see a group of true music pioneers, the two founding members of legendary progressive-rock supergroup ‘UK’ have reunited for the very last time to perform a limited series of concerts on their 2015 ‘Final World

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Victoria Smith of The Ramonas talks bass

Pic: Liam Morrison My first bass was a Squier by Fender Precision – which I still have – and the Precision has really been my weapon of choice, whether playing blues or laying down the bottom end for all-girl Ramones

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Mark King scheduled to play alongside Billy Cobham on February 28!

See below for details of this and many more unmissable Ronnie Scott’s shows… BILLY COBHAM Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th February Featuring Mark King & Michael Lindup of Level 42 Saturday 28th only Master drum legend Billy Cobham appears at

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Fender announces 2015 London Learn To Play Day

The 2015 Fender ‘Learn To Play Day’ will take place in the Weston Roof Pavilion at London’s Royal Festival Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Held in conjunction with the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT)

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Best of 2014 competition winner announced!

Back in October we asked BGM readers to nominate your favourite bass-related event of 2014. You responded with a flood of entries, some hilarious, many serious, but all highly gratifying: the winning entry goes to Robert Mitchell, who nominated his daughter

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Eugene Gill of King 810 on the bass end

Pic: Scott Uchida Being in a four-piece band with only one guitar player, I have to be conscious of the fact that, as the bass player, it’s my job to hold the rhythm down first and foremost. When I was

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Jeff Williams of Onslaught marches into the bass zone

I would describe my bass style as tactless, lacking subtlety and with a slightly spiteful aftertaste. I do not play five- or six-string basses because they have too many strings. I slap because from time to time I work in

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Justin Smith of Purson talks bass

I don’t use a five- or a six-string. I don’t really see the point… The lower strings never sound very good to me. If you need notes that low, use an organ. I ain’t got no funk! I like my

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Zack Anderson of Blues Pills steps up

Pic: Kristoffer Oen I’ve always stuck to four-strings. I like to keep it simple, natural. I like the classic style, and all my heroes played four-string. I can’t think of a bass player who I’ve been influenced by that used

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