Bass Guitar July 2018 Issue 158

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Published 26th June

This month’s cover interview is the incredibly accomplished Danish bassist Ida Nielsen, who accompanied Prince on bass for six years and continues to tour with her own supremely funky band.

The rest of this month’s BGM is fortunate to have the cream of the bass world on tap to chat, with a line-up including session and stage regulars Dave Marks and Melissa Patitto, metal monsters Steve Tucker of Morbid Angel and Diego Ibarra of Devildriver, rock legends Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots and Tony Butler of Big Country, pop-punk scamp Dougie Poynter of McFly and cerebral singer-songwriter Justin Currie of Del Amitri.

That’s a lot of transcribing, we can tell you, and that’s before we even apply digits to bass gear, which stretches this month from sub-£300 effects and an affordable bass to wallet-busting instruments costing £2000 and more. Add to that 12 pages of state-of-the-art bass tuition from Steve Lawson, Phil Mann and Stuart Clayton – renowned educators and performers all – and you’ve got an unparalleled set of bass reading ahead of you.