Bass Guitar June 2018 Issue 157

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Published 29th May

Paul Turner has been plucking the bass with Jamiroquai for 13 years and counting, consistently delivering mesmerisingly funky parts that drive his band’s precision-engineered retro sound, while somehow managing to sound utterly modern. Find out how he does it in his first solo cover feature for BGM in eight years.

We’re covering a lot of ground in this issue of this country’s only bass-dedicated print magazine, including sit-downs with Earl Falconer of UB40, Ida Hollis of Lydian Collective, Chris Kael of headbangers Five Finger Death Punch, Rag’n’Bone Man bassist Bill Banwell and Viktor ‘Brother of Alison’ Krauss. In our never-ending quest to salute the bass warriors of yesteryear and today, we take Jamie Stewart out for a pint or two; he played with The Cult from 1983 to 1990, and frankly, if you didn’t play air-bass to ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ in those far-off times, you didn’t do the Eighties properly.

Looking for bass gear reviews? You’re all set with this issue, where we get rather acoustic in honour of the impending summer weather (fingers crossed); we cover the affordable (a £350 Fender and £429 Sigma) to the spine-chillingly pricey (hello, £5660 Warwick!). And as always, our trio of titanic tutors – Steve Lawson, Phil Mann and Stuart Clayton – are here to make you the best bassist you can be. Dive in!