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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.


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


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


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

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


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.



Issue Five: Spins, Streams & Downloads

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


Partners: John Patitucci & Yamaha

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