Articles by : ed friedland

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August 18, 2015 - 09:55AM

One drag about getting older is watching your heroes die off one at a time.

August 18, 2015 - 08:58AM

Branching out into selling basses is an unusual move for a string company, so I was surprised when I learned that La Bella now offers a Prec...

August 18, 2015 - 08:32AM

Younger players may not be aware that G&L Guitars was Leo Fender’s final contribution to the electric bass revolution he began in the early ...

July 21, 2015 - 12:38PM

The music of Jimmie Rodgers, a.k.a. “the singing brakeman,” fits right into our discussion of unusual blues forms.

July 21, 2015 - 10:28AM

If you are a fan of frets, perhaps the next step is to see is if you are a fan of fanned frets.

July 9, 2015 - 07:27PM

Bass Player takes you inside 2015 Summer NAMM in Nashville to show you the hottest new gear and happenings

June 18, 2015 - 04:31PM

Since we’ve been looking at blues forms other than the ubiquitous 12-bar blues, examining the music of John Lee Hooker is a must.

June 18, 2015 - 04:11PM

While roundwound bass strings have long been the prevailing choice for electric bassists, some among us still believe the world is flat.

May 7, 2015 - 05:22PM

Last month, we checked out a pair of eight-bar forms that pop up Frequently in the blues idiom under the titles “trouble in mind” and “key t...

May 7, 2015 - 02:50PM

As one of the original visionaries at Alembic, Rick Turner has been at the forefront of musical-instrument technology for over 40 years, wit...


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