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Dan Abela of Voices on life at the low end

I try to always play something which complements the drums as well as guitars: I think too many players these days rest on their laurels and just follow the rhythm guitar line. Sometimes this is appropriate but having a drummer

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Bass guru Bryan Beller returns to the UK with Joe Satriani

Pic: Graham Hilling/Metal Rules Legendary guitarist and performer Joe Satriani returns to the UK in November for his 9-date “Shockwave Tour”. The tour starts at the Manchester O2 Apollo on Sunday November 1st. Tickets go on sale to the general

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Megadeth bassist Ellefson lays down bass on daughter’s song

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Lindsay Wade of DJ UMC on the bass

I don’t play five-string bass much anymore since I found my P-Bass. I still occasionally pick up the five-string when I’m missing some low growling Cs and Ds. Slapping has never really been my thing and it doesn’t fit stylistically

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Elevant bassist Hannah Lodge talks bass

I would describe my bass style as fluid, a bit psychedelic, rock steady. The job is providing a killer platform for the band to work off. The top end is not where the thunderousness is hidden. That’s all in the

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Brian Hogan of Preacher’s Son talks bass

Pic: Ciara Drennan I used to play a five-string fretless that was built for me, but I ended going back to my four strings. The lower string wasn’t really getting a look-in, and whenever I want to go real low

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Aidan McGarrigle of Massive is looking for his bass gear back…

My playing style is very influenced by a lot of my early favourite bands, and guys like Steve Harris and Cliff Burton had a big part in that. There’s a number of others, but largely it’s bassists who were playing

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Moons bassist Ben Curtis talks the low end

With the Moons the bass parts are prominent and integral to the sound of the band and the songs. I think that’s because Andy, who writes our songs, was the bass player in his previous band so he’s happy for

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Paul Hoddy of Conflict on bass

Pic: Dod Morrison I would describe my playing style as very aggressive and fast, that is why I play a five-string bass as the strings are a little bit closer together. Slapping the bass has always eluded me: I can

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Joshua Wooldridge of Martyr De Mona at the low end

I like my lines to differ from the guitar riffs to complement each instrument, without deviating too much. I play five-string bass, because it adds depth to my lines. I don’t like to integrate the lower notes too much, but

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