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Bassists

Interview: Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee

October 8, 2012
The guitar and bass legends get existential as they discuss everything from the evolution of their songwriting partnership to how raging Marshall Silver Jubilees and thumping Orange bass amps brought a raw, gutsy vibe to their new steampunk-inspired album, "Clockwork Angels."
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Rig Rundown - Cheap Trick

September 26, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location checking out Cheap Trick's live rigs.
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Rig Rundown - Incubus' Mike Einzinger and Ben Kenney

September 12, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Tinley Park, IL, where he catches up with Incubus' guitarist Mike Einzinger who talks about his current touring rig that includes Ernie Ball/Music Man Guitars, Mesa/Boogie Amplifiers, and an extensive pedalboard and bassist Ben Kenney who talks about his current touring rig that includes Lakland Basses, Mesa/Boogie Amplifiers, and effects pedals from companies like Boss, Ernie Ball, and Fulltone.
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Interview: Marcus Miller

September 6, 2012
Jazz and session legend Marcus Miller talks about recording with Miles Davis, his treasured 1977 Jazz bass, and the stripped-down approach he took on his new solo album, "Renaissance."
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Forgotten Heroes: Carol Kaye

August 10, 2012
Her fluidly picked Fender bass lines have propelled classic songs by the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Joe Cocker, Frank Sinatra (and his daughter Nancy), Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Sonny & Cher, and the Monkees, to name just a few.
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Rig Rundown: Roger Waters' The Wall Live

July 18, 2012
We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters'' The Wall Live, chatting with guitarists Dave Kilminster, G.E. Smith, and Snowy White, along with techs Tim Myer and Colin Lyon.
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Rig Rundown - Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea

June 3, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Rosemont, IL, at the Allstate Arena where she catches up with Tracy Robar, tech for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea. In this Rig Rundown, we get to see what Flea is currently using on the I'm With You Tour, which includes Modulus Basses, Gallien-Krueger amps and cabs, GHS Strings, and various pedals from MXR, Malekko, Moog, and Electro-Harmonix.
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Interview: Steve Hackett and Chris Squire In Harmony With Squackett

May 30, 2012
With their new prog-rock duo, Steve Hackett and Chris Squire discover the joys of retro harmony in A Life Within a Day.
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Warwick Releases Jimmy Earl Signature Series and Streamer LTD 2012 30th Anniversary Basses

April 9, 2012
Germany (April 9, 2012) -- Warwick has announced two additions to its family of basses: the Jimmy Earl Signature Series Bass and the Streamer LTD 2012 Warwick 30th Anniversary Bass.
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Flying Colors: Shredding Stereotypes

April 6, 2012
Supergroup Flying Colors breaks boundaries with its self-titled debut.
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Girl Gone Bad: Esperanza Spalding

March 9, 2012
Grammy-winning, jazz-soul phenom Esperanza Spalding risked everything when she left a 10-year classical career for the jazz scene. Since then, she’s played some of the most prestigious events in the world, including at the White House and Nobel Prize ceremonies. Here she ruminates on fretless bass, friendship, and the fine art of listening.
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Carvin Brian Bromberg B24P Signature Bass Review

February 10, 2012
The new B24P bass is one of the two models resulting from Bromberg''s partnership with Carvin (there’s also a 5-string version of the Bromberg bass), and it’s one hell of a tool for dishing out low-end rumble.
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Mark Evans: Power Load

January 10, 2012
Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans discusses his new tell-all book—Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC— and gives us the lowdown on what it was like to take over 4-string duties from Malcolm Young and lay down the low end on some of the most raging rock tunes ever recorded.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Bryan Beller

November 22, 2011
The gear Beller used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Chickenfoot: For the Birds

November 15, 2011
On the release of rock supergroup Chickenfoot''s sophomore effort, guitarist Joe Satriani and bassist Mike Anthony confess that making it look easy is precisely the point.
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Rig Rundown - Mr. Big's Billy Sheehan

November 9, 2011
Billy Sheehan runs through his live rig used on Mr. Big''s summer tour.
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Rig Rundown - Dream Theater's John Myung

October 25, 2011
See the basses, amps, and effects Myung uses live with video and photos.
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Rig Rundown - Los Lonely Boys' Jojo Garza

September 13, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location Iowa City, Iowa with Los Lonely Boys. In this video Jojo Garza and guitar tech Ish Flores talk to Rebecca about the gear they use while out on the road.
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Rig Rundown - The Mars Volta's Juan Alderete

August 30, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago with bass guitarist Juan Alderete, who talks to Chris about his bass guitars and demonstrates some of his favorite pedals.
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