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: 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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Interview: Chris Constantinou, The Mutants

  My bass playing is roots-based, loose and rolling. Courtney Taylor-Taylor from the Dandy Warhols told the writer David Quantick in an interview that ‘Chris might actually be the best living rock bass player in the world’, ha ha! This

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Interview: Jason Raso, Jason Raso Quartet

I like to think that my playing strikes a balance between rhythm, melody, technique and musicality. After years of playing four-string I recently switched to a six-string. It’s been a real challenge but a lot of fun. It’s not my

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Interview: Chris Gramazio

I never really learned a lot of covers, but I listened to a lot of players. I’d like to think that because of that, and perhaps through some form of bass-osmosis, I was able to develop my own style, a

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Interview: Mark Lamb, Acid King/Fought Upon Earth

I would describe my bass style as a mix of 60s and 70s rock, soul and jazz with lots of distortion. I do not slap, because if you can’t do it as well as Larry Graham, why bother? Know your

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Interview: Urlo, Ufomammut

Pic: Andrea Tomas Prato My bass style is an earthquake of ignorance. I like to make things as simple as possible and filter the riffs through tons of distortion. The secret of playing bass well is relative. What is playing

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Jeff Berlin needs YOU!

The mighty Jeff Berlin has launched a Pledge Music campaign for the funding of a new tribute album to the late Jack Bruce titled Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs For A Wailer. Jeff, a personal friend of Jack’s, says:

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Interview: Syan Barlow, Tribazik

“I really enjoy watching Les Claypool. So intricate but gnarly plus groovy to boot. A great example of how his sound and technique mirrors his whole surreal aesthetic”

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