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In Conversation with Scott Devine – The Story Behind Scott’s Bass Lessons

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About This Episode

In today’s podcast I sit down with Geoff to share my story.

My love affair with the bass started in the North West of England, where I got a job as an apprentice luthier at Overwater Basses. During the next few years, I landed a gig on a cruise ship where I learned the ropes, before setting up having been told that I wouldn’t be able to play bass again due to a neurological disorder. After discovering that silk gloves could help me regain control of my playing, I set about putting the finishing touches to SBL. Of course, it didn’t all happen overnight, and who better to delve a little deeper than our very own Geoff Chalmers.

In this episode you're going to learn:

  • Why Scott switched from guitar to bass.
  • About his time as an apprentice luthier.
  • How he developed the world’s leading bass community
  • Why he wears the glove!
  • And much, much more…

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Thanks so much for listening. I’m committed to serving you guys… and as always, see you in the shed!

Scott :)

  • LouMinn

    It’s about time the man behind Scott’s Bass Lessons gets to be interviewed!

  • Ernesto Santana

    I totally enjoy this. The Mastering Arpegios lesson has my brain feeling like mush.

  • Eric Brewington

    Biggest thing for me — your wife (Lisa) making you stop and think about what you were going to do (Luthier vs SBL). There is absolutely nothing like having someone who knows you well enough to offer gentle guidance or just the suggestion to pause and think things through. On behalf of everyone who has benefited from your hard work Scott — give Lisa a great big hug from us. Love you man.

  • Ed Wenzel

    Scott, Your passion is an inspiration! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  • Charles Lautenbach

    This is great just watched your first youtube video and man you have come a long way. As a self taught bassist I’ve always looked for help/inspiration on youtube. I finally stumbled upon SBL around 2012 and its been a primary source of music education for me. Now as a parent and 9-5 worker, i can be more appreciative of these lessons and the academy that has helped me grow immensely as a bass player. Not only because this information is laid out for me but because now I have confidence that what I am practicing is the right stuff which makes motivation that much easier. Thanks so much for these resources and congratulations on your business success Scott!

  • John D

    This is fascinating and great motivation, really nice to feel like we know the person behind it a bit better.

  • Keith Kenyon

    So glad you did this!! It’s an inspiring story for sure!! One of the best parts of my day is when I can kick back and peruse your site and find something new to work on. You’ve made me a much better player. Can’t thank you enough for starting this site…. You could literally NOT add any new content for years and I’d STILL have stuff to work on… SOOOOOO much great stuff, sooo little time! LOL!!! I love SBL!!!

  • DeepFrequency

    OK so now we know…..THANK YOU LISA ~ ! ! ! For Scott’s Bass Lessons. :)