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Ida Nielsen: Purple Reign

Danish bassist Ida Nielsen has a story to tell like no other. For starters, her band 3rd Eye Girl is Prince’s backing group. Joel McIver finds out how the great Minneapolite and the funky Dane got together.

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Doug Wimbish: Free Your Mind

Free your mind and the bass will follow, Doug Wimbish of Living Colour tells Joe Shooman.

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Malcolm Bruce: Prodigal Son

Malcolm Bruce, son of the late Jack, talks about life at the bass end.

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John Patitucci: Johnny Loves Jazz

Bass everyman John Patitucci is a law unto himself when it comes to the low end. Andy Hughes asks the great man the big questions.

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Horace Panter: Art of Bass

Horace Panter is a creative everyman, holding down effortless ska bass-lines with the Specials and compiling a book of his artworks. Joel McIver meets him.

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Chasing the shadow of the Funk Machine

Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.

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Bassically speaking: Peat Rains

Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors? tells us what he does in less time than it takes to change an A-string

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Heavy Tones

Andrew Levy of the Brand New Heavies knows a thing or two about a funky bass-line. Mike Brooks meets the man

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A chat with editor Joel McIver

Visit Basschat’s Bass Bash for a Q&A session with the ed!

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Remembering Chi

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng died in April after four years in a coma. We salute his memory with a look back at his last appearance in this magazine

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