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JJ Burnel signature Shuker on the way!

Watch out for Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel’s new signature bass, made by master luthier Jon Shuker. It’s the third signature Shuker that JJ has played over his nine-year association with Jon. We’ll be reviewing it soon as part of our

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David Ellefson audiobook out now

Check out the new audiobook version of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s autobiography, My Life With Deth. Plenty of bass goodness in these pages! http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Deth-Discovering-Meaning/dp/B00LMLBRFI/ref=la_B001KITMAK_1_1_title_2_audd?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407828375&sr=1-1

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Bass happenings north of the border

GUITARGUITAR have launched the UK’s first Ampeg Heritage Center at their impressive Glasgow showroom, offering bass players in Scotland and the north the opportunity to sample the finest amplifiers that the iconic bass amplifier brand has to offer. Ampeg’s Heritage

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Robert Harper talks bass

Mine is a highly charged, improvisational style, with an aggressive attack while laying down solid funky bass lines. I play five- and six-string bass, because on a five-string you can play some low notes that only synthesisers could do previously,

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Hats off to Cliff

It’s 30 years this week since the release of Metallica’s second album, Ride The Lightning. Check out Cliff Burton’s isolated bass track, with its classical beginning, super-fat tone and amazing fingerstyle tremolo picking:

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Steve Hanley of The Fall writes a book!

…and we’re interviewing him about it in a while. In the meantime, get one here: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/steve+hanley/olivia+piekarski/the+big+midweek/10712495/

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Paul Haynes talks bass life

My bass style is lead electric bass guitar. I feel that, just like a saxophone or a trumpet, the bass guitar can also play the lead role in a band. I slap, because it is a part of the bass

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Andrew Burton of Toranaga talks Ricky style

My bass style is straightforward, driving the song and heavy. I do not play five-string bass, as there has never been a need in what we play and four strings are more than enough for my fat clumsy fingers. I

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Bernhard Lackner on bass

Coming from Austria, I had the chance to grow up listening to styles such as baroque and classical music and, as I developed further in my playing, I was introduced to bands like Chick Corea Electric Band, Pat Metheny and

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Chris Malin on bass matters

I love to complement the vocal melody and drums at the same time. I like to be heard and not be buried in the mix. I currently play a six-string fretless with no fretmarkers on it. I threw myself in

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