Larry Graham is the ultimate funk bassist. No arguments. Mike Brooks meets the great man for a chat about inventing slap bass and other matters of booty-shaking importance… Images by Tina K
Mike Hine gets his slap on with this five-string 5000
Paul Geary gets his fingers warmed up for some funky 16ths – can you keep up?
We tell you the bass-line we can’t stop listening to
Thumbs aloft, says Kevin Sanders, getting down to some lessons in love
Yolanda Charles has slapped the bass on several continents, played the world’s biggest venues, and has your favourite rock star’s number on speed dial. Joel McIver gets the inside story on stage nerves, downwardly mobile thumbs, and getting a telling-off from the Modfather…