All That Jazz: Paula Gardiner

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In a refreshing change from your usual sweaty rock bassists, we present an interview with Paula Gardiner, Head of Jazz at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and a long-serving upright bassist and recording artist. Words: Joel McIver

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Fender Jazz Custom Shop 1964 ‘New Old Stock’


The most popular, most copied bass in the world: why change a winning formula, says Mike Brooks. What is there to say about the Fender Jazz that hasn’t been uttered thousands of times before? It’s one of the most successful

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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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Bassically speaking: Dave Meros

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Dave from Spock’s Beard tell us what he does in less time than it takes you to warm up your fingers…

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Bass technique: Rob Statham


Tech Music School bass guru Rob Statham says hello and introduces some asymmetry to our lives

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Bassically speaking: Ken Smith, The Jive Aces

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New, funky and otherwise hip ‘n’ happening bass players tell us what they do in less time than it takes you to boil up those rusty old roundwounds

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Ibanez SR300F


Mike Brooks dons his fretless hat and checks out this expressive beauty

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Wojtek Pilichowski says hello


Slap expert Pilichowski says hello

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Triumvate: Ron Carter


Each month we select three essential albums from a genre or player.

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The guitar giant’s Custom Shop 2013 Custom Collection includes two tasty-looking new basses

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