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Clyde Clark, Bartolini, Jeff Berlin Jeff Berlin insists on Bartolini pickups in “RITHIMIC” bass!
February 2014


Bass superstar Jeff Berlin proudly demonstrates his new Cort “RITHIMIC” bass, sporting Jeffs all-time favorite pickups, Bartolini! Our video feature also includes “under the hood” explanations from new Bartolini owner Clyde Clark!
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Peavey Going small for the gigging bassist is easier than ever
February 2014


Guest contributor Rich Menga takes a look at Peavey's small and lightweight -- yet plenty powerful! -- new miniMEGA and miniMAX amps from the 2014 NAMM Show!
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Anthony Jackson, Jon Liebman The NAMM Show
January 2014


Loads of great photos and a very cool video! This year, we hung with Anthony Jackson, Jeff Berlin, Stuart Hamm, Phil Chen, James LoMenzo, Angeline Saris, Bill Dickens, Mike Merritt and tons of other killer bass players!
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Chuck Rainey, Jon Liebman, Quintin Berry, Doug Johns, Larry Lee
Detroit Bass Fest
November 2013
This year's guest of honor was the legendary Chuck Rainey. The event also included performances by Larry Lee, Doug Johns and Quintin Berry and a special tribute from Ralphe Armstrong. Watch our exclusive video!
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Uriah Duffy, Rudy Sarzo
Bass Player Live!
November 2013

Highlights of BPL! 2013 include presentations by Lee Rocker, Nathan East, Jerry Jemmott and Michael Manring plus a special metal-infused tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Geezer Butler. Tons of great photos and video!
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Bass GK (Grezegorz Kosinski) Top 10 YouTube Channels for Bass Players
August 2013


Contributing writer Kane Allias hand picks ten YouTube channels, highlighting the most famous bass players you've never heard of!
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Brad Russell Brad Russell bass clinic
July 2013


Highlights from a chops-infused clinic by bass maniac Brad Russell, all the way from Motor City Guitar, Waterford, MI!
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Jon Liebman, Victor Wooten International Society of Bassists Convention
June 2013


Great photos and video of Rufus Reid, Jeff Bradetich, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, John Clayton, Barry Green, Chuck Israels and loads more!
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Rich Menga, Best Bass Gear When is a bass not a bass?
April 2013


Just how blurry is that line between extended range guitars and honest-to-goodness basses? Guest contributor Rich Menga shares his opinion (and some cool videos, too!).
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Best Bass Gear feature The bass player versus the keyboard player
March 2013


Should the bass player be worried about being replaced by a keyboard player? Guest contributor Rich Menga offers his thoughts.
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TM Stevens, Jon Liebman The NAMM Show
January 2013


Loads of great photos and a very cool video! This year, we hung with TM Stevens, Alain Caron, Stanley Clarke, Stuart Hamm, Jeff Berlin, Jonas Hellborg, Doug Wimbish and tons of other killer bass players!
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Jeff Berlin, Jon Liebman
Private bass lesson with Jeff Berlin
January 2013

When FBPO caught up with our old friend Jeff Berlin at the 2013 NAMM show, he was gracious enough to conduct this private bass lesson, exclusively for us. Thanks, Jeff!
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Chris Dale
The Electric Bass: Best invention of all time
January 2013

Outspoken guest contributor Chris Dale explains how the bass guitar outdoes anything made by Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers and IBM!
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Jon Liebman, Ralphe Armstrong

Detroit Bass Fest
November 2012

FBPO attends the second annual Detroit Bass Fest, hangin' with Nate Watts, Doug Johns, Jauquo III-X, Bill Clements, Ralphe Armstrong and other Motown-based low-enders. You've got to see the video, too!
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Julius, Johnny and Mary Pastorius
Bass Player Live!
October 2012

Highlights of BPL! 2012 included tributes to Aston "Family Man" Barrett and Chris Squire, plus a very special presentation with the children of bass giant Jaco Pastorius. See our feature, with lots of photos and a video!
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John Kitchens Why the bass player is the anchor of the band
October 2012


Guest contributor John Kitchens provides insights on the responsibilites of the bass player.
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Jon Liebman, Michael Anthony The NAMM Show
January 2012


Huge collection of photos from the annual Anaheim convention, including some of the biggest bass names in the music industry! This year, we hung with: Michael Anthony, Rocco Prestia, Alain Caron, Stu Hamm, Leland Sklar, Abe Laboriel, Ric Fierabracci, Verdine White, Bubby Lewis, Rudy Sarzo and lots more. Check it out!
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Divinity Roxx, Jon Liebman Bass Player Live!
October 2011

A who's who (and what's what) of the latest happenings in the bass world! Read all about our encounters with Divinity Roxx, Lee Sklar, Stanley Clarke, Abe Laboriel, Marcus Miller, Pino Palladino, Larry Graham, Jack Casady, Brian Bromberg, Tal Wilkenfeld and lots more!
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Bootsy Collins Professor Bootsy Collins’ Funk U
May 2011

Professor Collins is attracting a growing cadre of funk disciples!
On the one!

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Will Lee, Jon Liebman The Fab Faux
March 2011

Conceived and led by David Letterman bassist Will Lee, the Fab Faux is not your typical Beatles tribute band. Not even close!
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Jon Liebman and Leland Sklar
The NAMM Show
January 2011

First-hand coverage of our experiences with Leland Sklar, Jack Bruce, Geezer Butler, Bootsy Collins, Stu Hamm, Larry Graham, T.M. Stevens and much more!
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Victor Wooten, Jon Liebman, Steve Bailey
Bass Player Live!
October 2010

Exclusive 4-part series covers the clinics and presentations, the big Saturday night concert and our one-on-one encounters with Steve Bailey, Alphonso Johnson, Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, Bootsy Collins, Darryl Jones and more!
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