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Switching to a Six String Bass 25 Years Later

For musicians, their main instrument isn't just a "tool" that they reach for to unleash music and melody upon the world - it also becomes an extension of themselves.When it comes to bass players, most of us tend to settle pretty early on a particular number of strings.Five and Six String Basses Come on the […] ...

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Basscast Episode 006 - Practicing, Running and Hockey

Basscast Episode 006 is all about practicing bass guitar as well as what you need to do away from your instrument to stay inspired and stay sane!Basscast is a weekly show with myself (Mike Ippersiel) and Jason Raso (of www.jasonrasomusic.com) where we talk about bass, business, marketing and lifestyle.In this episode, we focus a little […] ...

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Basscast Episode 005 - Rush, Geddy Lee and other bass icons

Basscast Episode 005 featuring Jason Raso and Mike Ippersiel. In this episode, Mike kicks off a huge Rush and Geddy Lee discussion (with honourable mentions to Billy Sheehan, John Paul Jones, Jason Newsted and Tony Levin) about cool bassists who also might be senior citizens. Mike also asks Jason about the Geddy Lee jazz bass […] ...

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Basscast Episode 4 - Playing bass for a living

Do you want to live the dream of playing bass for a living?That's the topic of this week's Basscast with Jason Raso and Mike Ippersiel.Jason Raso has been making a full time living as a bassist for the last ten years, and in this episode Mike grills Jason on the details.Find out what Jason did […] ...

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Basscast Episode 001: Bass, Business, Marketing & Lifestyle

"The one where we introduce ourselves and stuff."This "Basscast" is about what it takes to make a living as a bassist in the current music industry.The main categories up for discussion are Bass - Business - Marketing and Lifestyle. We'll talk about everything from what it takes to be a better performer, musician and song […] ...

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Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5 String Bass Video Demo

This is the third video demo from the Ultimate Basses channel on Youtube and is the first 5 string bass - a Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5 string bass at that!One of the first things you'll notice when you look at this bass is that the pickups have wood covers that match the body of the […] ...

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Fodera Monarch Bolt-On 4 String Bass Demo Video

This time Jason Raso gets his hand on a Fodera Monarch four string bass! Here are some of the specs mentioned in the video:Mahogony bodyBolt-on neckKoa/Maple topIndian Rosewood fingerboardEMG P & J pickups.Active/Passive switchJason then starts out by playing the bass with the pickups in the middle position. He then switches over to the P […] ...

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Fodera Richard Bona 5 String Bass Demo Video

It's not every day that you come across a Fodera bass just hanging around in your local music instrument store that you can pick up and start playing - much less a specific model like the Richard Bona 5 string bass.That's why the guys are Ultimate Basses are making these cool bass demo videos to […] ...

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