We've all either been there, or are there now - you're bass skills aren't where you want them to be, and you know you can be better, but you just don't know how to get there. You listen to your favourite players and dream of ripping out those killer fills
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
As far as underrated bass players go, Mark White is right up there.
I spent my teenage years fruitlessly trying to play along to Pocket Full Of Kryptonite, only realising years later that the man is a chicken finger picker and I never stood a chance.
There are not many bass players
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
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
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!
If this has ever