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Scott Devine & Lee Pomeroy | Part 1

We talk Rush, Chris Squire and YouTube with two of the UK’s busiest bass exports. So what does it take to hold down the bass chair for Britain’s biggest band? “Though I might not think it, this is a big bass gig,” says Lee Pomeroy. “It might be the same arrangement every night, but you have to keep things fresh, otherwise you get stuck on autopilot, and if that happens you may as well take your cash and go home.” Scott Devine has also been busy with scottsbasslessons.com, one of the world’s leading online bass communities. “The fundamental initiatives behind SBL...

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Danelectro ’64 Bass

The New ’64 Bass Takes Danelectro Back Into Vintage Territory As the model names suggest, the latest additions to Danelectro’s retro-tastic guitar range draw inspiration from the company’s original instruments made in the 1950s and ’60s. Among the new guitars to be revealed is the ’64 Bass. Taking its cue from Danelectro’s ’66 guitar, it features a single-coil pickup at the neck and a lipstick-style humbucker at the bridge, which can be split via the push/pull tone control knob. Along with practical attributes such as a fully adjustable bridge with individual saddles and a 3-way switch to wring extra sounds from the...

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Derek Smalls | Spinal Tap

Harry Shearer To Release Derek Smalls Solo Album Rob Reiner’s legendary 1984 film, This Is Spinal Tap, is still every bit as loved three decades after the mockumentary put Spinal Tap on the map. Talking to GQ recently, ‘Big Bottom’ bassist Derek Smalls, a character played by Harry Shearer, has been busy working on a solo album with a working title of Smalls Change. Smalls revealed the titles of several songs, including ‘Memo to Willie’ about erectile dysfunction, ‘MRI’, and ‘It Don’t Get Old’, which is an ode to senior-citizen touring and inspired by “the decaying pleasures of life...

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Robert Trujillo | Jaco The Film

Here’s what Robert Trujillo had to say about the making of the world’s first biopic about his hero. Meet Robert Trujillo, the bassist who’s been laying waste to festival stages across the land. For years, Trujillo has continued to astound with his versatile musical stylings and diverse range of bass tones. A staggering fourteen years and counting with Metallica is testament to that. Back in 2014, he helped put the finishing touches to the first documentary about Jaco Pastorius, the self-proclaimed greatest bass player in the world. “The film was centered around my own feelings for Jaco,” he told us. “And also my personal connections...

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Cort GB7 Electric Bass

Cort Doubles Down on Jazz Pickups With The GB7  Cort’s new GB7 is a fine-looking bass. It has a pair of VTB-ST pickups, which we’re told have been wound using materials that maximise the high and low frequencies. And to make the most of the inherent tonal qualities of the swamp ash body, the onboard electronics combine master volume and pickup blend with a 2-band EQ and active bypass. The GB7 also employs a fully adjustable Omega Bridge, which is made from high-density die-cast Zinc. Both the neck and 21-fret fingerboard are satin maple. You also have the choice of...

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