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Pino Palladino: Bass Superman
One of the most respected and admired bass players in music today, Pino Palladino has such an array of amazing bass chops and feel that it's almost ridiculous. Pino's ability to fit his unique style into any type of music and not only make it work but make sound great is a rare skill indeed. The complete package, Pino can make it funky, melodic...
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My Favorite Vintage Fender Custom Colors
When I first started playing bass 15+ years ago I noticed that Fender sunburst finishes were priced a little higher than solid colors.What's interesting is that Fender only offered sunburst as the standard finish from the late 1950's through the 1960's.If you wanted any other color it is was a 5% up-charge, then known as a custom color job.They o...
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Paul Simonon: Punk Bass Legend
Born in Brixton, England in 1955, Paul Simonon was a student at London Art College when he joined the The Clash in 1976 at the insistence of guitarist Mick Jones.Paul immediately realized that he enjoyed being onstage playing in front of people much more than painting alone in a studio. Simonon is credited with with naming the band as well as cul...
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