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John Chapman | Sei Bass

We get the low down on the Sei Flamboyant from John Chapman Martin Petersen’s exquisitely crafted custom basses have been wowing bass players for more than 20 years. Working from a bassment beneath one of the best bass shops in the UK, Sei Bass was born from Martin’s own search for a playable and tonally versatile custom instrument, which ultimately led to the refinement of his own design. The Sei Flamboyant is a head-turner in every respect, with its slick flowing lines and dynamic curves. “I thought about the ergonomics of the instrument, about playability, about the way the...

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Scott Devine | Scotts Bass Lessons

Scott Devine Reveals The Magic Formula Behind The World’s Leading Online Bass Community. We first heard of Scott Devine’s online bass academy back in 2013 and have been keeping close tabs on it ever since. It really is a great concept, and this year Scott has brought together an A-list cast of guest tutors to help deliver his ideas, including Cody Wright, Kai Eckhardt, Gary Willis, Steve Jenkins, Damian Erskine, Stefan Redtenbacher and Danny Mo Morris. So what exactly can students expect? “The academy is essentially an educational resource,” says Scott. “But it’s transforming into something much more than that. We’ve step-by-step...

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Remembering John Wetton and Doug Lunn

Joe Zon Pays Tribute… It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend and long time artist, John Wetton. We were honored to have John as part of the ZON family for so many years. Not only was he a great bassist and songwriter, but a wonderful and generous man who touched everyone he met. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and all at QEDG. His music will live on forever and his presence forever missed, but never forgotten. It’s also with a heavy heart that we find ourselves...

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Jon Reshard

Having spliced his original, frantically punky sound with a darker sonic toolbox, Jon Reshard is reflecting on his self-titled 2009 debut, which featured drummer Dave Weckl and rock fusion pioneer Greg Howe on guitar. “I thought it’d be fun to acknowledge my interest in that genre, but it was more about me figuring out how to make a record.” In order to do his job, Jon plugged in with a Roberts Custom 4-string. “I usually ran it into some sort of booster, then into an MF-102 ring modulator and my Ampeg SVT rig. That’s all linked using Solid cables. I...

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Dingwall Guitars NG-2

Inspired by Periphery’s Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood, the NG-2 is a Purpose Built Rock Machine. Design The NG-2 is an adaptation of the ever popular Dingwall Combustion and has been through a long development cycle involving Periphery bassist Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood. ‘Nolly’s been touring and recording with two Combustions for a couple of years now,’ explains Sheldon Dingwall. ‘He’s given his custom Dingwall AB6 plenty of testing too. The NG-2 is a combination of what he likes best about both models.’ The maple board employs Ralph Novak’s fanned-fret system and a 34–37” scale spread (the scale length of the B...

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