La Bella Strings news

La Bella Strings are introducing a new Vapor Shield Treated range, adopting a technology superior to typical coated strings, they tell us. Apparently they are like no other string on the market because the surface of the string is modified during

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Interview: Yoyo Röhm, Carl Carlton

Interview: Jo Wilms I would describe my bass style as eclectic, fueled by a variety of very different sources. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because four-strings were fine for hundreds of years, so why change something that’s

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Interview: Charlotte Cooper, The Subways

My bass style is far from perfect, but I get to run around on stage playing the music I love. A four-string bass has more than enough strings for me. Have you seen the size of my hands? I do

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Interview: Andy Glass, We Came As Romans

When I was younger I was in a band at school and everyone was like, ‘I wanna play guitar, I wanna sing and I was like, I wanna be in the band, what will I do?’ I asked for a

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Interview: Sam Bean, The Senseless/The Berzerker

I try to extract the most power from the fewest notes. I find this is achieved by playing almost everything as an octave chord, or fast-picking melodies like a maniac. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because… well,

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Interview: Jamie Cavanagh, Anathema

I’m a drummer’s bassist! It’s all about locking with the kick and snare for me. Fairly introvert, but with some improvisation. There’s a lot going on in Anathema and sometimes it’s wise not to get in the way being too

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New Freekbass video!

Check it out…

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Interview: Mark Egan

I play a melodic groove style with focus on improvisation. I play five-string fretted and fretless basses because I like the possibilities that are available with a low B string. I also like the additional note choices that are available

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Interview: Ben Green, Godflesh

Pic: Diana Lynn Ring I would describe my bass style as heavy, downtuned and driving. Sometimes I play chords to give extra weight and depth. I like to have as big a physical impact on people’s bodies as I can.

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FM’s Merv Goldsworthy speaks!

Here’s an excerpt from our interview with FM bassist Merv Goldsworthy, released in time for the veteran UK rockers’ tour in May. They also have a new album out called Heroes And Villains. See dates below the feature! Tell us

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