CONTENTS
ISSUE 112 JANUARY 2014
EDITOF
Joel M clver,
joel@ blazepublishing.co.uk
SUB-EDITOR
A le x o rm is to n
NEwS
ED ITo
Hannah Benson
T E c H N Ic A L
cONSULTAN
Stuart Clayton
c O N T R I B u T O R
Bob Battersby, Duff
Battye, Andy Baxter, Nick Beggs, Jeff Berlin,
Jamie Blaine, Mike Brooks, Tiffany Burow,
Dave Clarke, Stuart Clayton, Ben Cooper, Joe
Daly, Jon D'Auria, David Etheridge, Christopher
Evans, Mike Flynn, Paul Geary, Ian Glasper,
Joel Graham, Ruth Goller, Spencer Grady, Paolo
Gregoletto, Hugh Gulland, Chris Hanby, Andy
Hughes, Ken Hunt, Steve Lawson, Phil Mann,
Lee Marlow, Michael McKeegan, Andrew
McKinney, Stewart McKinsey, Greg Moffitt,
Chris Mugan, Ellen O'Reilly, Franc O'Shea,
Harry Paterson, Raz Rauf, Alison Richter,
Steven Rosen, Kevin Sanders, Joe Shooman,
Rob Statham, Jon Thorne, Freddy Villano, Alex
Webster, Sam Wise
G R A p HIc D e s ig n Steve Daw son
A d DESIG
Steve Daw son
c o v ER p h o t o g r a p h Tina K
STuDIO
p H O T O G R A p H Y E ckie
O p ER A T IO N S
DIREcTOF
Jam es
Folkard
ASSISTANT
p U B L IS H E R Ruth B u rg e ss
p U B LIS H E
W e s Stanton
AccOUNT
Dave Deo
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e're lucky
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meet many of
the world's greatest bass
players, but not many of
them combine their own
tone with a unique style
and a worldview that is
also entirely their own.
Jean-Jacques Burnel is
one of this rare breed,
making our recent visit to
the Stranglers' studio in
Somerset a true pleasure
- if also slightly scary, given that the great man is also a martial artist
of several decades' standing and could easily beat us to a pulp if he
chose to. Thankfully he let us live. We're equally delighted with (but
less intimidated by) this issue's other interviewees, a splendid crop of
bassists from disparate areas of activity ranging from jazz fusion to death
metal and beyond, and we also dig deep into the mystery of James
Jamerson's missing Fender Precision and the best bass happenings of
2014. All of bass life is here.
And that's before we get into our reviews section, where we cater
for bassists of all budgets and requirements. Want a bass head that you
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Want to play like Jean-Jacques Burnel? You know where to start. See
you at the London Bass Guitar Show on 7 and 8 March.
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Joel Mclver, Editor
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