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Interview: Jett Heysen-Hicks, Tracer

I’m always striving to express in one note as much as others express in three. I only play four string but I play tuned to Bb, Eb, Ab, Db. I made the switch to this tuning four years ago. I

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Interview: John Linnell, They Might Be Giants

Pic: Shervin Lainez When we started out, the bass was all done on synth, so I was effectively the bass player for that reason. There’s a song of ours called ‘The Guitar’ and there’s a moment where John [Flansburgh, other

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Interview: Kevin Butler, Thy Art Is Murder

I use a pick for a hard, percussive attack and a lot of tremolo picking. I play a five-string bass, to utilise the lower tunings we play in and the extended range it offers. Tuning stability with the extended range

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Interview: Sem Christoffel, Vandenberg’s MoonKings

Pic: Sharon Duursma I would describe my bass style as raunchy, quick and to the pointless. I like four-string basses most, because they’ve got that classic vibe and sound of how the electric bass was originally invented. In my opinion,

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Interview: Dustin Davidson, August Burns Red

I would describe my bass style as all over the place. Stylistically I pull influences from all different types of music and I try to bring something else to the table when I write my bass parts: something that the

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Interview: Lou Taylor, The Incredible Magpie Band

I’ve worked out how to play my bass riffs with a kind of strumming action which creates more energy and feels better when we play. Sometime bass players have one hand planted to the body of their guitar and can

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Interview: Wylie Gelber, Dawes

Pic: Dan Martensen Never, ever, ever forget that your job with your drummer is to maintain your feel 100% of the time. Get complicated when you have to, but don’t be afraid to keep it perfectly simple. The instrument is

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Interview: Paul Bielby, Reign Of Fury

Pic: Will Tudor Photography My bass style is supportive, in that I try to accent what’s going on in the song. I like to underpin the beat and fit in bass runs when the guitars lay off a bit, which

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Elixir Strings announces autumn events with Yolanda Charles

Elixir Strings has announced a couple of bass-tastic events to keep you entertained as the nights draw in…

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Interview: Lzi Hayes, TwoSixOnes

Pic: PRMedia.com The secret of playing bass well is to thoroughly love what you do. Have confidence in how you do what you do and always try to complement the drummer. You’re only as good as the drummer you’re playing

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