Dec
19

Tom “T-Bone” Wolk

For today’s Know Your Player let’s look at the storied career of Tom “T-Bone” Wolk.  T-Bone was a fantastic session bassist as well as a sideman for many of the biggest acts of the last 25 years.  He worked with […]

Aug
12

History of the Fender Precision Bass: 1950’s

The Fender Precision Bass.  The First. The Beginning.  Iconic.  Revolutionary. Let’s take a look at the Fender Precision Bass from its creation in 1951 through its evolution in the 50’s. Below is a interesting and informative article from Fender’s […]

Apr
21

Colin Greenwood

Today’s Know Your Player is about bassist Colin Greenwood from Radiohead.  Radiohead have been at the cutting edge of alt rock for some time now, and Colin’s playing is a big part of their success. Colin Charles Greenwood (born 26 […]

Mar
10

George Porter, Jr.

Today’s Know Your Player is about funk legend George Porter, Jr..  George was at the forefront of the great fingerstyle bassists of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  His work with The Meters introduced a New Orleans feel to the R&B and Funk of the […]

Jan
31

Rocco Prestia

Today’s Know Your Player  is about legendary fingerfunk bassist Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power.  Prestia revolutionized the fingerfunk style in the 1970’s by incorporating complex left-hand string muting.  This muting enables him to play the fast […]

Jan
17

“Message in a Bottle” by The Police

Today’s Classic Bass Line is from the song “Message in a Bottle” by The Police.  Sting played this line on his early 1970’s Fretless Fender Precision Bass.  The bass has an ash body with a fretless maple neck.  He […]

Nov
20

Rickenbacker vs. Fender Precision

Fender Precision Bass vs. Rickenbacker Bass.  Head to Head.  Cage Match.  Battle Royale. Both of these basses have legendary histories, the kind that summon up Arthurian scenes of James Jamerson playing the magical P Bass named […]

Apr
16

Bernard Odum

Most bass players have heard Bernard Odum, they just don’t know his name.  If you’ve heard James Brown’s band from the mid 60’s, then you’ve heard Bernard. From Wikipedia: Bernard Odum (1932 – August 17, […]