August

Bassists

Here's Johnny Winter

May 23, 2014
How a white boy from Texas made blues guitar history.
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Marty Friedman: Back with Brutality

May 14, 2014
The metal-shred hero returns with his first solo album in many years.
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Jack Bruce: The Silver Lining

May 5, 2014
The iconic bass whisperer enlisted an all-star cast to join him at Abbey Road for his first solo album in more than a decade.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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GALLERY: Experience Hendrix 2014 Part Deux

April 16, 2014
More kick-ass live shots from the star-studded homage to Jimi.
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GALLERY: Experience Hendrix 2014

April 4, 2014
Highlights from today’s brightest stars as they celebrate a guitar forefather.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses

March 25, 2014
If you’re serious about playing bass for a living, it’s important to be intimately familiar with a number of different musical styles.
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GALLERY: SXSW Live Performances 2014

March 19, 2014
Everything from vintage Jazzmasters to dirty Danelectros made waves at the annual music fest in Austin, Texas.
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Neon Trees: Pop Psychology

March 18, 2014
Guitarist Chris Allen and bassist Branden Campbell discuss playing with nuance in Neon Trees, an alt-pop rock band with a sound that could be described as new new wave.
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Frank Bello & Dave Ellefson: Altitudes & Attitude’s High-Flying Bassists

March 6, 2014
What happens when the bassists from Anthrax and Megadeth join forces?
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NAMM '14 - Warwick Bootsy Collins SpaceBass Demo

March 3, 2014
The low-end juggernauts release an updated version of the funkmaster's stylin'-and-profilin' 4-string.
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John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Aldean Band

February 26, 2014
These country boys talk about how gear from EVH, PRS, Gibson, Sadowksy, Peavey, and more, works damn good for their new-school, arena-ready twang-rock sound.
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Will Lee & Nathan East: Bass Brothers

February 24, 2014
Will interviews Nathan. Nathan interviews Will. It’s a super-bass summit!
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Bass Bench: Bass Ramps--Right for You?

February 14, 2014
This simple add-on improves speed, consistency, and tone quality for some players.
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On Bass: What the Funk?

February 11, 2014
Does funk come from your tone or your fingers?
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Pro Pedalboards

January 28, 2014
From Bonamassa to Lamb of God, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Dweezil Zappa—10 Stomp Stations from PG’s Hottest Rig Rundowns
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On Bass: Why Bassists Make Great Musical Directors

January 13, 2014
Does being at home between the rhythm section and the melodic instruments make bassists uniquely qualified to listen objectively?
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Rig Rundown: Slayer

December 19, 2013
The godfathers of thrash metal show off their signatures axes, explain why they bow at the alter of Marshall, and King and Holt talk about their different preferences for Kahler and Floyd Rose bridges.
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