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Michael "Bass" Ballard
- Watch Ballard laying into the deep “Do to Me” pocket on “Conan.”
- Watch video of Ballard from 2009 at the Roots & Blues Festival in British Columbia.
- Watch Button play “I Can See for Miles” on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
- Catch Button busting out “The Real Me” with Roger Daltrey.
Meet Your Maker: Vinny Fodera & Joey Lauricella Of Fodera Guitars
- Take a virtual tour of the Fodera shop.
- Mike Pope spars with Al Di Meola on his Fodera.
- Anthony Jackson puts his Fodera contrabass through the paces with Hiromi.
Mutemath's Roy Mitchell-Cardenas
- Watch Mitchell-Cardenas rock the melodic, busy “Armistice” bass line live in Japan.
- Visit Mitchell-Cardenas’s blog.
- Check out his online bass lessons.
Cover Story: Thundercat
- For all things Thundercat, go to his Tumblr page.
- See Bruner and his 6-string MTD co-star in a psychedelic Flying Lotus video.
Warwick Robert Trujillo Signature & Artist Basses
- Hear these Warwicks in action.
- Trujillo puts a Warwick to the test with Metallica on “Orion.”
- Trip out on Trujillo’s technique in slow-motion video capture.
Eastwood Magnum Bass
DR Strings NEON
John Goldsby: Bring It On Home!
- Bebop! Fats Navarro plays “Ladybird” with bassist Curly Russell and drummer Kenny Clarke.
- Impress your friends with nerdy facts about the minor plagal cadence.
- Get your turnarounds together! Download the playalong tracks for Examples 2 and 3.
Blues You Can Use
- Find demos of this column’s musical examples at BASS PLAYER’s Facebook page.
- Practice tearing it up on Freddie King’s “I’m Tore Down.”