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Every month we tell you the bass-line we can't stop listening to
THiS MONTH:
‘Jungle Boogie'
Bassist:
Robert 'Kool' Bell
Album:
Wild And Peaceful by Kool & the Gang
Th is m onster hit from Kool & the G ang's
breakthrough album is their enduring claim to
fam e. Featured on e n d le ss soundtracks and played
relentlessly at funk and d isco nights around the
w orld, it's a cla ssic and no m istake. 'Kool' laid dow n
o n e of h is funkiest gro o ves for this. Lik e all go od funk
bass, it's not about the notes but the tim ing, w ith the
sn akin g cho rus line playing off the punctuated verse riff.
THE MIGHTY HOF
Hofner have just released two new 'Eco'-branded German-built
lim ited edition m o d els of their fam o u s Violin B a ss. Both u se a
co m p o site m aterial on the fingerbo ard as
an eco-friendly option. Colour options
include an Ivory model
offered w ith a blue
fingerboard.
Crazy, eh? You're
looking at €2430
for one of these
tasty b a sse s,
w hich w e'll be
review ing shortly.
Supplied with a Hofner
bullet case, both m od els are
available to order from Hofner
dealers now.
Info: www.hofner.com
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On the one!
Thanks to the splendid chaps at up-and-coming guitar makers Fender, we have a
C B 1 0 0 C E aco ustic b a ss to give away. Retailing at over £200, this tasty instrum ent will
m ake a perfect first aco ustic or backup b a ss for those unplugged m om ents, and you can
sn ag it by an sw ering this laughably e asy question:
'Fender' is American for what?
A
The panel over a car's w heel arch
B
The thing on the front of trains that catches co w s
C
The bit of an aeroplane behind the propeller
A n sw e rs to the usual em ail and postal ad d re sses by 27 January.
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson's autobiography goes in audiobook format to Ross
Sutherland, Mhelissa Anna Dorado and Jeremy Lambert. Thanks to all who entered.
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