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FBPO Exclusive Bass Player Interviews

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Kenny Davis

Kenny Davis

Virtuoso doubler tells FBPO about his Chicago roots, stints with Out of the Blue and the Tonight Show band, lessons learned from Ron Carter and more.
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Melvin Lee Davis, bass

Melvin Lee Davis

R&B bass hero tells Jon Liebman about his stellar career with Buddy Miles, Don Cornelius
and much more in this exclusive FBPO interview.

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Richard Davis

Richard Davis

Profound insights and sage advice and from one of the worlds most highly respected bassists
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Dan DeMars

Dan DeMars

DeMars Guitars founder gives the low-down on his instruments, customer base (including
Phil Lesh) and why his basses outsell his guitars 4-to-1!

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Josquin des Pres

Josquin des Pres

French-born player/producer on how he broke in to the LA music scene, his association with Bernie Taupin and more.
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J.D. DeServio

John “J.D.”DeServio

Hard-core rocker talks about the gigs with Black Label Society, Cycle of Pain, Lita Ford,
Vinne Moore and more!

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Dominique Di Piazza, bass

Dominique Di Piazza

European superstar bassist discusses his multi-cultural background, trademark right-hand technique, tours with Gil Evans and John McLaughlin, his own line of basses and lots more.
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Bill “The Buddha” Dickens (#1)

Amazing funkateer and Ramsey Lewis alumnus talks about his career, his mentors,
equipment and more.

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Bill “The Buddha” Dickens (#2)

“The Buddha” is back with a video update on current and future projects, from the 2014 NAMM Show!
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Mike Dimin

The solo bass master explains the chordal approach, the Berklee experience, the Bassics
gig and high-tech bass gear!

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Peter Dominguez, bass

Peter Dominguez

Oberlin's bassmaster shares his worldly insights and offers advice for playing jazz, classical
and more.
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Leon Lee Dorsey

Leon Lee Dorsey

From Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey and Cassandra Wilson to Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams and Marilyn Horne, Dorsey talks with FBPO about his stellar career.
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Uriah Duffy, bass

Uriah Duffy (#1)

Musical chameleon talks about life as Whitesnake's bass player, life on the road and being proficient in every style.
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Uriah Duffy

Uriah Duffy (#2)

Former Whitesnake bassist talks about Burning Man city, Points North band, current gigs and lots more in this very cool video interview!
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Dennis Dunaway, Alice Cooper

Dennis Dunaway

Original Alice Cooper bassist tells FBPO the bands whole story, from the early days as teenage rockers right up to the 2011 Hall of Fame induction.
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Jimmy Earl

Jimmy Earl

Long-time bicoastal powerhouse recounts career highlights with Stanley Clarke, Chick Coreas Elektric Band, current gig with Jimmy Kimmel Live and more.
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Nathan East

Nathan East (#1)

From the L.A. studios to Clapton, Fourplay, Toto, George Harrison, new instructional series and so much more, Nathan tells all!
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Nathan East

Nathan East (#2)

Decades-long first-call sideman gives FBPO all the details about (finally!) stepping out on his own!
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Kai Eckhardt

Kai Eckhardt

Bass virtuoso talks about his turbulent childhood, the gigs with John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham,
Garaj Mahal and much more!

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Mark Egan, bass

Mark Egan (#1)

This in-demand bassist shares his insights on Jaco, the Metheney gig, his collection of exotic basses, current projects and lots more!
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Mark Egan

Mark Egan (#2)

Bass legend recounts the Pat Metheny gig, discovering the fretless bass and all about Jaco in this must-see video interview!
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David Ellefson, bass

David Ellefson (#1)

This heavy metal icon tells FBPO's Jon Liebman about Megadeth, F5 and Hail, his relationship with Dave Mustaine and a personal comment on the passing of Ronnie James Dio.
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David Ellefson

David Ellefson (#2)

Straight talk from Megadeth superstar on his new Jackson bass, heavy metal funkin' and his just-released autobiography!
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Bjorn Englen, bass

Bjorn Englen (#1)

Swedish rocker talks about coming to America, the BIT experience, gigs with Quiet Riot and Yngwie Malmsteen and more!
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Bjorn Englen

Bjorn Englen (#2)

Hard-core rocker's resume includes Quiet Riot, Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen and Soul Sign. Exclusive video interview!
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Damian Erskine, bass

Damian Erskine

Hot bassist talks about growing up as an Erskine, from the early days of those famous
Weather Report
rehearsals, alongside you-know-who!

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Christian Fabian (#1)

Long-time Lionel Hampton bassist tells the story of coming to America, playing jazz,
scoring films and becoming one of the east coast's busiest bass players!
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Christian Fabian (#2)

Follow-up video interview with mega-talented doubler on his exhaustive array of very cool new projects
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Beaver Felton

Going from championship weightlifter to paraplegic in a split second, Beavers story is incredibly powerful and inspirational!

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Hadrien Feraud

Video interview with 20-something French superstar bassist talking about his brilliant career, past, present and future.

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Ron Foos, bass

Ron Foos

Long-time bassist with Paul Revere & the Raiders talks about the gigs, equipment,
personal projects and more. And wait till you read what happened in West Branch, MI!
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Tony Franklin

In-demand bassist talks about life as the Fretless Monster, signature model bass guitars, current tour with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more.
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Freekbass

Cincinnati funk sensation talks about his group, equipment and working with Bootsy Collins!
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Ed Friedland

Writer, educator and bass "chameleon" tells FBPO about his books, DVDs and rekindled
interest in country, rock, blues, R&B, salsa and swing!
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