While admitting to not being a gear junkie, the new-wave bass icon explains how he came to love Peavey basses, why they’re comparable to BMWs, and what makes up his signature tone.

Taylor says he acquired this Music Man StingRay from his idol Bernard Edwards of Chic one morning at roughly 4 a.m. after a long night of partying. He hadn’t toured with this important instrument for quite some time, but since Duran Duran is currently on the road with Chic again, he felt it was only appropriate to honor Bernard and he uses it on “What Are the Chances” off of Paper Gods. All of his basses use DR Strings Hi Beams and he only changes strings when one breaks.

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  • Understand the inherent challenges in rhythm guitar playing.
  • Develop new strumming patterns.
  • Cultivate practice strategies to keep yourself motivated.
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