Global Bass Online December 2000
Well here we are, the
actual end of the Millennium. Notice
the complete lack of fanfare? Did you also notice the world didnít end and the
sky isnít falling? Sadly
though, I guess that means there are still gonna be guitarists out there. And
most of them still honestly think we wanna be them.
this is our fifth issue, and we
have come so far in this past year. From what we felt was an amazing 10 thousand
or so readers for our first issue, to last months tally of 96,000, is nothing
short of remarkable.
course it is you we have to thank, coming back time after time and telling your
fellow bassists about us has breathed life into this magazine. It also is giving
us credibility with our advertisers.
Free in-depth interviews and articles, accessible to all are what we
strive for and are achieving. That quality makes us valuable to those
advertisers and in turn generates the income we need to develop this into a
truly diverse, truly Global Magazine for bassists. It will be advertising
revenue that will facilitate our being able to move this into a hardcopy version
in the coming year. Thanks so much to all of you.
you know, this issue has a really well written interview by guest writer,
Christopher Buttner, with Geddy Lee. The fact of the matter is the Geddy is
probably in the top five most influential bassists in this centuryís music.
Most rock bassists have been directly affected by him and are quite proud to say
so. As well, our chat with Percy Jones, once of Brand X, now playing with New
York band TUNNELS, is both informative and uplifting.
excellent article with an incredible builder of basses out of Toronto, Canada,
VADIM tells of his journey from Russia to Canada and from have to use
builderís nails as frets to creating world class instruments today.
Pickford is with us again and the guy never stops!! It seems every week he
e-mails us with new articles and notices of his constant transcriptions of bass
parts leaves me wondering if he even knows how to just sit down and relax!
all know about the high-end bass amps build in the UK by Ashdown Amplification.
Andy Long has spoken with Mark Gooday and has the lowdown on Ashdown for us.
Senatore, a previous guest on our pages has an in-depth review of Dann Glennís
newest CD, SUBHARMONIA and an interview with Elton Johnís bassist, Ken
and very importantly, up until the 13th we are still accepting submissions for the free giveaway
electric standup bass created by Alan Hatswell of BASSIX in the UK. The drawing will be held
on December 15th, but there is lots of time yet to get your name in.
The bass is beautiful, in fact it is sitting here beside me right now.
What a piece of craftsmanship! Donít
worry, I wonít get peanut butter and jam on it!
Submit, I tell you, submit!
an incredible issue, one we expect will give us well over a quarter of a million
readers with Geddy on board.
wait till you see what we have in store for you in the New Year!
Editor Warren Murchie
Webster: Marty Straub
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