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SBL Student Spotlight – Pablo Orellana

For this week’s Student Spotlight, Pablo Orellana shares the story behind his bass approach. Throughout the year, we’ll be touching base with a diverse set of breaking and established talent to air their thoughts and experiences about bass playing, tunes…

SBL Student Spotlight – Caleb Wilson

For this week’s Student Spotlight, we catch up with Caleb Wilson. Throughout the year, we’ll be touching base with a diverse set of breaking and established talent to air their thoughts and experiences about bass playing, tunes and music in…

SBL Student Spotlight – Krystian Kopec

For our seventh Student Spotlight, we chatted to Krystian Kopec, a bass player whose story with SBL began 18 months ago. Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established talent to air their…

SBL Student Spotlight – Kristaps Baumanis

In our new weekly feature we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established…

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SBL Student Spotlight – Simon Poulton

In our new weekly feature we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established…

New Amp… New Pedal… and I’m giving them away!

This month I’m taking a look at the EBS Magni 1 x15 Bass Combo and the Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Pedal. The combo is great… and the drive pedal is mind-blowingly cool! Take a look at the full review video… plus……

SBL Student Spotlight – Steve Graham

In our new weekly feature we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established…

SBL Student Spotlight – Ken Farrell

Welcome back to our regular feature where we showcase a student from SBL. Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established talent to air their thoughts and experiences about bass playing, tunes and…

SBL Student Spotlight – Matt Agius

In the second instalment of our new Student Spotlight feature, we’re talking to Empra’s bassist Matt Agius about his evolution as a bass player. Don’t forget, we’re going to be catching up with as many SBL members as we can…

SBL Student Spotlight – Maddie Jay

In our brand-new feature, we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established talent…

How to play bass *FAST*… 5 ultimate tips…

=== Ok… let’s talk about playing fast… really FAST! I’ve now got my technique to the point where I’m pretty happy with the speed and fluidity I can achieve on the bass… The gag is, my technique and speed used…

What to upgrade first… your bass or your amp?

=== One question that comes up over and over is… “what should I upgrade first… my bass or my amp”? I have a really strong opinion on this topic – so if you’ve ever wondered what and exactly why you…

Why ALL Bass Players *Should* Use a Pick

=== If you’ve been playing bass for any length of time you’ll already know that there’s a lot of controversy around the whole “bass players using a pick” argument… Well, in this video I want to talk about why all…

The Jazz Bass Vs P Bass Thing…?

The Jazz bass vs Precision bass thing is a question that comes up regularly simply from the fact that they are two of the longest standing bass guitar designs there are. The gag is… when you look into it, the…

Why You *Shouldn’t* Go To Music School

=== So, while I sit here writing this post I’m sat in a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn working with some of the coolest and most respected bass players on the planet… Cody Wright, Rufus Philpot and Damian Erskine have already…