Shavo Odadjian, Rudy Sarzo, dUg Pinnick Lead BASS PLAYER LIVE! Clinics

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The 2014 Bass Player LIVE! clinics are blowing up!

The weekend of celebrating bass and bassists takes place in Hollywood the weekend of November 8 and 9 with System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian, Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne great Rudy Sarzo, and King’s X leader dUg Pinnick among those offering clinics and hanging out (all pictured above, right to left: Shavo, Rudy, and dUg). Odadjian will take part in an Ashdown-sponsored clinic at 5:30 pm PT on Saturday, Nov. 8. Pinnick kicks off the Sunday, Nov. 8 schedule at 11 am PT, and Sarzo will team up with Brian Bromberg for a clinic at 12:45 pm PT on Sunday.

There will also be a Saturday awards ceremony in which Dirty Loops’ Henrik Linder will be presented with Bass Player’s Young Gun Award and session legend Abraham Laboriel will receive the Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lita Ford and Gus G bassist, Marty O'Brien, has also been added to the line-up.

Here's more info!


** Schedule subject to change.

Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM
Room A: Rhonda Smith (sponsored by PRS)
Room B: Wojtek Pilichowski

Saturday 12:30-1:30 PM
Room A: Steve Bailey Education Panel with Alphonso Johnson, Jerry Watts, Norm Stockton, Janek Gwizdala, Roy Vogt, and Danny Morris
Room B: Oskar Cartaya Latin Bass Roundtable with Abraham Laboriel, Ruben Rodriguez, Rene Camacho, and Carlitos Del Puerto

Saturday 2:30-3:30 PM
Room A: Abraham Laboriel, Bakithi Kumalo (sponsored by Kala)
Room B: Chuck Rainey

Saturday 4:30-5:30 PM
Room A: Henrik Linder
Room B: TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt, Jimmy Earl, Alex Al and John B. Williams

Saturday 5:30-6:30PM
Room B: Shavo (sponsored by Ashdown)

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Sunday 11:00 AM-12 Noon
Room A: dUg Pinnick
Room B: Bass Set-Up Panel with Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias

Sunday 12:45-1:45 PM
Room A: Rickey Minor
Room B: Rudy Sarzo and Brian Bromberg

Sunday 2:15-3:15 PM
Room A: Gary Willis (sponsored by Ibanez, Aguilar, and D'Addario)
Room B Multi-String Metal Mash-Up with Jeff Hughell and Nick Schendzielos

Sunday 4:00-5:00 PM
Room A: Tim Lefebvre (with guitarist Cameron Morgan and drummer Adam Gust)

Room B: Robert "Bubby" Lewis

• MORE scheduled appearances!
Tal Wilkenfeld (solo artist, Jeff Beck), Bob Glaub (session legend, Jackson Browne), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone, Mickey Hart), Igor Saavedra (solo artist), Jon Reshard (solo artist, Greg Howe), Kaveh Rastegar (Kneebody, John Legend), Lee Sklar (session legend, Phil Collins), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Miles Mosley (solo artist, Chris Cornell), Paul D’Amour (Lesser Key, Tool), Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck), Ready Freddy Washington (session legend, Steely Dan), Robert “Bubby” Lewis (solo artist, Lupe Fiasco), Sean Hurley (L.A. session ace, John Mayer), Steve Jenkins (solo artist, Vernon Reid), and Vince Dennis (Ice T’s Body Count).

Tickets are on sale now at

• Pricing
S.I.R. Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees
S.I.R. Studios weekend pass – $52.50 plus fees
SUNDAY ONLY SPECIAL: Kids 13 and under get in FREE with each adult ticket purchase (limit one child per adult ticket).

**Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. All Saturday and weekend passes include access to all award presentations and performances during the special Saturday evening session.

Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 am-9:00 pm and Sunday, November 9 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

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