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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.


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.


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.


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.


Michael League: Musical Migration

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


Nikki Monninger: Pickup Artist

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


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.


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



Issue Three: Spins, Streams & Downloads

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