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All That Jazz: Paula Gardiner

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

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

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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Customised

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

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