Bass Magazine Issue 05

Justin Chancellor: Transcendence and Time

Justin Chancellor: Transcendence and Time

With the first Tool album in 13 years, Justin Chancellor discusses the writing process, his signature tone & his band’s many odd time signatures

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Paz Lenchantin: Floating On Pixie Dust

Paz Lenchantin discusses her hefty writing role on Beneath the Eyrie, how she finally achieved her favorite bass tone of all time, and her real-life transformation into a pixie

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Mike Inez: The Music Is Always Around You

Rounding off a successful world tour in support of Alice in Chains’ latest album, Mike Inez discusses the powerhouse record and what it was like touring with Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, and Heart.

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Davey Faragher: Keepin’ It Real With Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ bassist Davey Farragher talks about his long standing role in the band and what it’s like working with a music legend

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In Praise Of Davey Faragher By Elvis Costello

Music icon Elvis Costello gives his perspective on his longtime bass player Davey Faragher

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“Teen Town” Revisited: Keyboardist David Garfield Gives The Bassists Some

David Garfield welcomes seventeen master bass players on board to honor and revisit Jaco Pastorius’ masterpiece “Teen Town.”

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Jack Bates: Off The Hook

Smashing Pumpkins’ Jack Bates discusses marathon performances, drop tunings, playing in an iconic band & what it’s like being the son of bass legend Peter Hook

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Jimmy Chamberlin: Smashing Drums

The Smashing Pumpkins drummer discusses reunited with the band and what its like playing alongside Jack Bates

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10 Questions With Norwood Fisher

Always happy to tell it like it is, the funky Fishbone low ender popped by to answer our 10 Questions.

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Anthony Esposito: Power & Resonance

We catch up with the veteran rocker to discuss his musical upbringing, his powerful tone, and his current playing in Red Dragon Cartel

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Review: L.e.H. Guitars Offset 5-string

A bass that is just eccentric enough to be stimulating, while firmly grounding itself in tradition.

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Review: Bergantino Forté HP

An ideal amp for anyone who wants high-fidelity tone bolstered with massive power.

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Review: Fender Downtown Express Bass Multi-Effect Pedal

Fender’s first-ever bass pedal offering successfully rolls three effects into one box to give bassists a wide array of tone options.

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The Inquirer: All You Need Is Likes

Social media is superfood for an inferiority complex.

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Issue Five: Spins, Streams & Downloads

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

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Partners: John Patitucci & Yamaha

Jim Roberts explores the relationship between John Patitucci and the builders of his basses, Yamaha Guitars