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Jaco Pastorius – Modern Electric Bass

jaco pastorius

Before we begin, I'll warn you straight up - this video goes for an hour and a half. So maybe don't start it in your lunch break or watch it on mobile data! The reason I am posting this video is this: When I was getting back into bass playing after a

Sam Lloyd’s Bass Rig

Sam Lloyd's Bass Rig Crown XLS 1000 Power Amp

Show us your bass rig! I'll kick things off by introducing you to my good series of friends - Presonus Studio Channel, Crown XLS 1000 and old mate Hartke 4.5XL.   Presonus Studio Channel Whilst not a specifically bass-oriented piece of equipment, this thing has still got all the right stuff. Tube preamp, full compressor and

Need for Speed

The only speed exercise you’ll ever need About eight years ago I developed a bad case of tennis elbow thanks to my 9-5 office job. The doctor called it RSI; I affectionately dubbed it my bass playing days are over! Tennis elbow affects the tissue joining a particular forearm muscle to the

Digging in?

  You practice, you rehearse – you’ve got a nice little pair of callouses on your fingers. You rock up to your gig all smiles, and go home with two whopping blisters instead. Um, what? How did that happen? Now I can’t use the touchscreen on my smartphone! Digging In If this has ever

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