Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch talks bass

My bass style is song-oriented. No matter the amount of shredding I have in the ol’ toolbox, the song is always the focus. I’ll play whatever it is to make the song as strong as it can possibly be. It’s

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Volker Krawczak of the Axel Rudi Pell Band talks bass

I would describe my bass style as a chargrilled fillet steak with BBQ sauce, fries and a beer. Simple, true and most of the time the best choice, but maybe not best for the waistline! I try find the balance

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Alex Tsentides of Krankschaft considers his bass approach

I would describe my bass style as somewhere around John Entwistle and Geezer Butler, with lots of finger-picking and quite busy in places, but also using a pick when required. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because four

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Tom Hemingway of Pusher checks in

In my opinion, without the bass there isn’t a song. Feed off the drummer: if you try to go off on your own and not pay attention to what he/she is doing, what you’re playing won’t make sense or add

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Eric J. Morgan of A Pale Horse Named Death brings the doom

The secret of playing bass well is listening to the song and the drummer. Play to the song. I think every bassist should know, or have an idea of how to play drums and lock up with them. Be there

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Bonnie Buitrago of Nashville Pussy on the bass end

  Pic: Kelly Hayden My bass style is big’n’bouncy rolling riffage, driven by downstroke punk rock rhythms. I don’t use a five-string ever! You can make your four-string bass sound totally badass by tuning down and upping your string gauge.

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Alex Örn of The Vintage Caravan steps up

Being in a band which is I guess rightly labeled as retro rock, it’s kind of expected of you to play in an old school way. But in a way my style is very modern. I play very hard, partly

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Domenic Seita of A Storm Of Light checks in

My bass style is slow and steady. Fast and forgiving. Bold and boring. Moving and moist. I wouldn’t know what to do with more than four strings. If anything, I was thinking about taking one or two away from my

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‘Left Hand’ Graham of the Doyle Band gets pointy

I do not play five- or six-string bass, because my caveman brain cannot fathom it. I do not slap, because I can’t stand the sound of it! The secret of playing bass well is learning to really listen to the

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Duffy Snowhill of Bigelf speaks out

I do not play five- or six-string bass. The joke in Finland is that the two extra strings are just to use as a strap. Bass players are too stupid to play more than four strings. I used to have

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