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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…

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Top 5 Myths About Learning Bass

=== I’ve been playing bass now for around 20 years, which has been long enough for me to hear about every bizarre myth there is when it comes to learning the bass… I thought it’d be fun to film a…

Kai Eckhardt Joins Scott’s Bass Lessons!

Having recently announced the addition of Gary Willis to the ScottsBassLessons teaching faculty, today we’re welcoming the one and only Kai Eckhardt! A star sideman to the likes of John Mclaughlin and Billy Cobham, Kai has enjoyed an incredible career…

My bass collection… ALL of them

I regularly get asked to make a video showing my entire bass collection… And over the last 20 years I’ve accumulated quite a few cool and unique one’s… • semi acoustics • some with completely flat fretboards (I know -…

SBL Bass Workshop at London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Held from the 4th – 5th of March, the London Bass Guitar Show will see hundreds of bassists descend on London’s Olympia for a feast of noise, new gear and incredible live acts. While the likes of David Ellefson, Stu…

Kala U-Bass – first thoughts – and the weird slidey tuning thing?!

=== So, a Kala-U bass… I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of these for SO long. After watching so many fantastic players over the last few years get such a great tone out of them, when my…

Gary Willis Joins Scott’s Bass Lessons!

Are you ready for this?! SBL is about to enter into an amazing new chapter as we get ready to welcome Tribal Tech bass legend Gary Willis to the SBL teaching faculty! As a founder of jazz fusion unit Tribal…

New Academy Course: Looping Essentials for Bass with Steve Lawson

We always love the start of the new year here at Scotts Bass Lessons, and this time around we’ve got more reason than usual to be cheerful, because it sees the launch of an awesome new course here at SBL!…

Eden Amp & Cab Giveaway + Review

It’s the new year and it’s time for another AWESOME Scott’s Bass Lessons giveaway! We’ve just launched our HUGE Eden Giveaway… this month we’re giving away an Eden Amp & Cab worth $1,500! In this video I take a closer look…

Introducing the New SBL Bass Strap

=== Over the years I’ve literally done thousands of hours worth of gigs, and throughout that time I’ve used a multitude of different bass straps… Some were ‘ok’ Some fell to bits on the gig. Seriously. Some of them wouldn’t…

New Course Announcement: “The Beginning Jazz Survival Guide for Bassists”

Many high level and notable bass players consistently discuss how critical studying jazz was for their progression as a bass player and musician. This is because studying jazz is the perfect platform and tool to help you learn the fingerboard…

Using Chord Substitutions Within Your Bass Grooves

=== The lesson you’re about to watch was taken directly from the weekly Academy show I host with Geoff Chalmers, one of the SBL Community managers here at Scott’s Bass Lessons. Each week we host the show, and focus in…