Global Bass Online November 2000
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Big News for Fans of
Global Bass Magazine!!
First of all, we would like to
thank you all for coming back here repeatedly and for bringing your fellow bass
playing friends along as well.
Well, some great news, as of the November issue we will
be improving our format somewhat. We will be moving to a monthly magazine
position with even more articles and interviews. As well, and this is rather
cool stuff, the November issue will include our first ever giveaway!
will be offering as a prize a hand made electric standup bass made by British
Luthier Alan Hatsfield of Bassix Studios. This
will be a custom built 3/4-sized BassMaster model Electric Standup. Alan
is known for his quality work and is putting together a special model for us,
loaded with all the bells and whistles. One of the truly innovative ideas that
Alan offers from his web site are standup bass models that are designed to let
the electric bassist make the transition to standup smoothly and effortlessly.
He takes the sting out of many bassists’ fears, and allows players who would
love to explore the world of stand-up acoustic bass do so without hurting
Alan Hatsfield of Bassix Studios
Cover Story will be with none other than Jeff Berlin! When searching for a title for this story, Jeff suggested
that we just simply say that this one will be not only the first interview about his new album due out in November, but it will
also be where he sets the record straight once and for all on why he says what
he does. A thoughtful man, Jeff has spent decades honing his craft and he has
definite ideas on a lot of things he wants you to know about.
I have heard this guy play live over the phone during our chat, explaining a few
of the things he will be including on the new album and I will say this about
the new one. Set some room aside on your
CD tray, you’re gonna need it! There are techniques on this sucker I have
NEVER heard before!
associated story to Jeff
Berlin’s Cover Story, is
the interview with SINBOY bassist
and L.A. studio musician, Rana Ross.
Once a student of Jeff’s, Rana is taking some strong steps into what has long
been predominantly a place for men. This intelligent, very attractive looking
woman can play! Think of Jennifer Batten on bass!
This issue we will be looking at three powerhouse web sites designed
predominantly for bassplayers. Beaver Felton,
a killer bassist in his own right, talks to us about Bass
Central, an incredible site exclusively for bassists.
Also Dan Lenard,
owner of the Luthiers
Access Group talks to us about his collection of the most exotic and best
boutique basses he has yet come across, including my personal favorite, the
we will be talking with Ed Roman.
Now you have to see this guy’s site. The biggest collection of every
imaginable bass I have ever seen. He also is a formidable collector that
collects whole lines of an instrument, every model and every permutation. Talk
about eye candy!
Two Special Interviews for you as well. Dann Glenn,
composer/bassist and also known as the Mad Professor of Bass, is releasing his
10th solo album this month, entitled SUBHARMONIA.
He and I were talking about some of the people that influenced us and drew us to
the place we are in our lives as musicians. He mentioned Percy Jones and I, Mark King.
we tracked these gentlemen down and gave `em 50 questions. Many of today’s
finer fretted and fretless players (and don’t forget slap and funk players!)
owe a lot to
these guys, so we thought that the newer players need a bit of
‘edjumakation’ on these brilliant musicians.
will also be including talks with people you may not have heard of, but you should
know about. Dave Geschke, Geo Zmed, Paul Adamy, Tribus and
Lucas Pickford, a
guest of ours from the last issue, is submitting some articles on
Transcriptions, something he is VERY good at. Well worth reading and well worth
visiting his site.
associate site on the net 44Hz.com,
is a Spanish site dedicated to bass players as well. The editor of the site, Sabastián
Caffini, has submitted an article on Argentinean bassist Willy Gonzalez, translated from Spanish for our magazine. He
will be including other interviews as the month’s progress. Also, visit his
site for some other great interviews. Speaking Spanish is a requirement however.
He has transcribed many Global Bass articles into Spanish for us and included
them on his site, to reach the many bassists in South America and of course
That brings me to this…We
are looking for articles and writers from all over the world. We are also
looking for bassists from every country to join us in our quest to truly make
this bass magazine Global. Not just readers, but composers, luthiers,
manufacturers of all things Bass. We have created a section called BassStuff
a place where bass players and those looking to buy gifts for them,
can go to find items of all kinds related to playing bass. Albums, belts,
shirts, picks, strings, straps, cases, basses, amps, the list goes on and on.
So if any of you have something bass to sell, let us help you.
And now for one last thing.
One of the nicest things about the fluidity of an on line magazine is
that it can be updated any time, all the time. We will be developing an ongoing
section for late breaking news, we will be including articles and interviews,
giveaways and CD reviews on a constant basis. No more waiting for a month or two
for the next issue of Global Bass Magazine. More are already planned for the November issue even now.
Editor Warren Murchie
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