Bass Magazine Issue 03

Abraham Laboriel: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Abraham Laboriel: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

In the first of a two-part series, E.E. Bradman takes a comprehensive look at the life of one of the most recorded and influential bassists of all time, Abraham Laboriel.

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Jack Casady: A Career Retrospective & Appreciation

The legendary player behind Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna revisits his illustrious career on his 75th birthday.

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Bakithi Kumalo’s African Bass Series: Armand Sabal-Lecco

Two bass titans from Africa sit down for a discussion about the wealth of talent and grooves coming from their home country.

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Nicole Row: Don't Panic

From Miley Cyrus to Panic at The Disco, Nicole Row takes on every big gig with a sense of poise and rationality.

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Lee Rocker: 40 Years A Feline With Stray Cats

Rockabilly icons The Stray Cats celebrate 40 years of jumping and jiving with a new album, as Lee Rocker reflects on a lifetime of slapping the double bass.

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Michael League: Musical Migration

Michael League Channels His Travels & Growth Into Snarky Puppy’s Vibrant Latest, Immigrance

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Nikki Monninger: Pickup Artist

Nikki Monninger powers Silversun Pickups’ latest album with big riffs and even bigger tones sculpted by acclaimed producer Butch Vig

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Partners: Anthony Jackson & Fodera Guitars

Jim Roberts takes a look into the relationship between bass guru Anthony Jackson and Fodera Guitars and how the first 6-string bass was spawned

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Rev Jones: Practice Makes Better … Playing Makes Perfect

Hard-rocking Rev Jones is known for his work with Michael Schenker and Steelheart, but has finally debuted a solo album of his own.

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Scott Shriner: Can’t Knock The Hustle

Scott Shriner and Weezer unleash a new full length and an album of covers to further solidify their role as alternative’s most beloved and prolific band.

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Review: Strandberg Boden Prog 5-string

The Strandberg Boden Prog is one of the most portable and playable basses out there, blessed with a sweet and musical tone.

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Review: Phil Jones Audio Bighead Pro HA-2

PJB improved upon the innovative HA-1 to provide the best portable practice tool for bass players on the go.

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Review: MXR M282 Dyna Comp Bass Compressor

An affordable, no-nonsense, straightforward compression pedal that does a great job without taking up much space.

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The Inquirer: Life Lessons From Steve Swallow

In this edition of his monthly column, Jonathan Herrera reveals the many lessons on life and music he's learned from the great Steve Swallow

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Issue Three: Spins, Streams & Downloads

Bass Magazine digs into the latest releases of albums, books, and videos involving all things bass.