Bass Player Oct 2019
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Published 3rd September
This month’s cover star, Alessandro ‘VMan’ Venturella, plays bass with Slipknot, the biggest metal band in existence (with the noble exception of our friends in Metallica, perhaps). In a frank interview, he blows our minds with his grasp of bass tech and playing attitude.
Other figureheads from the rich world of bass in this issue include Bryan Beller, Primal Scream’s Simone Butler and Dougie Payne of Travis. We also fit in coverage of bassist-friendly gear, with basses from Rickenbacker, Höfner and Atelier Z, heads and cabs from Bergantino, and two massive overdrive effects. We report back from Summer NAMM in Nashville, and present more great lessons from the world’s best bass educators. Does it get better, down at the low end? We think not.