If you’re a bassist — you’re in the right place. Join Scott Devine and Ian Allison from SBL as they dissect every aspect to being a bass player - professional or hobbyist - from basses and gear hacks, to musicianship and gig tips, all the way to mental health and what the future might hold for the music industry.
137 - Doubling down on ROCK / Dealing with H8RS / Why Spector Basses RULE with Daisy Pepper
il y a 2 jours
1:18:41You might know Daisy Pepper from her SBL LiveClass workshops, or from her ascent to bass stardom via her Instagram channel (Daisy currently has more than 55,000 followers). In this episode, we sit down with Daisy to dive into all things rock, including how she got started, how she deals with haters online, and her awesome collaboration with Spector.In this episodeThe bands Daisy listened to during her emo phase.What makes her Spector bass rock.How Ian grew up on Guns N’ Roses.Why Darkglass pedals just kick ass. How else to tap into some classic rock tones.And much, much more!
136 - P Basses are for OLD PPL?! / Ferocious SLAP technique / Finding Your Lane with Steve Jenkins
1:34:28Best known for his stints with Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Dave Fiuczynski in Screaming Headless Torsos, Steve Jenkins fits into a diverse range of musical situations that have run the gamut from face-melting prog-metal to experimental microtonal jazz-funk. In this episode, we sit down with Steve to uncover more about his story, how music has shaped his outlook on life, and why he’s recently switched up his Fender Jazz for a 6-string Dingwall?! In this episodeWhy Steve could never play like Matthew Garrison.What he learned from guitarist David Fiuczynski. How he broke free from other people's expectations.Do you really need an AARP card to play a P Bass?And much, much more!
135 - The Mysterious World of Bass Pickups (Explained!)
1:42:11Put simply, pickups capture the vibrations of a string and turn it into an electrical signal, but there’s a whole world of minutiae regarding magnets, windings and pole pieces that can drag you deep into anorak territory! In today’s episode, we’re shedding some light on the different types that are available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each one.In this episodeSeries vs. Parallel explainedWhat’s the difference between a soapbar and a humbucker?What's a pickup pole? And why is It important?Active vs. Passive pickupsAnd much, much more!
134 - Should you go to music school?
1:17:29Nothing feels better than actively engaging with your bass teacher and other SBL students. That’s why we’re super excited to announce a brand-new addition to Scott's Bass Lessons. In today’s episode, Ian Martin Allison and Sharon Renold answer all of your burning gear questions and reveal the launch of the most exciting program to ever hit SBL. Drumroll please!In this episodeWhat’s your bass story?Get ready for a BIG announcement.Sharon unravels her experiences at Berklee.What to expect from an Ian Allison solo album.And much, much more!To learn more about our new program, LiveClass, head here: https://sbl.link/423jQ1Z
133 - The Michael League Interview: The Secret of Snarky Puppy
1:21:41In our latest episode of our series ‘Behind The Bass Lines’ with none other than Michael League, bassist of the Grammy-nominated band Snarky Puppy, we go over his history of basses and how he found his way to the PBass, some of his most iconic solos, his take on effects and gear and so much more!
132 - Best Gear of 2023 / SBL end of year round up!
1:37:24As we wave goodbye to 2023 Scott & Ian take the opportunity to go back and look at their personal ups and downs of the year, and dive into our favourite bass gear. Join us in this special episode where we unpack what's happened in the bass world over the last year, and give you a sneak preview of what’s to come for SBL in 2024.In this episodeHow Scott approaches goalsettingWhy it is a great time to be a musicianScott & Ian’s successes and failures of 2023Scott & Ian’s goals for 2024What’s in store for SBL next year
131 - People say Jazz SUCKS… We say it changed our LIVES!
1:16:40It may not be at the top of your to-do list, especially if you’ve only heard it in Starbucks, but if you want to become a better bass player then learning some jazz can give you musical superpowers. In today’s episode we walk through some of the key hacks that will take your bass playing to another level. In this episodeShould Scott test drive a Cybertruck?How jazz can give you musical superpowers.Why Ian still has flashbacks over a C Blues.How he got his walking bass lines together.Why you should check out the SBL Jazz Accelerator.And much, much more!
130 - Octave Pedal DEATHMATCH... $50 to $5k!
1:20:19If you crave pedal power it can be tough deciding where to begin - let alone where to go from there. There’s an astonishing array of stompboxes out there; despite the rise of more affordable multi-effects units, but what do they all do? Will they improve your sound, or just turn it to mush? In today’s episode, we examine the secrets behind our own effects setups, and round off the whole shebang with a delve into our gear of the week!In this episodeWhat’s on Scott’s pedalboard?How Ian got to grips with the HX StompScott’s go-to looper pedalStompboxes vs Multi-FX: The pros and cons.And much more!
129 - LOST POLOS / Scott's Album Breakdowns (Tone, Grooves, Solo's, Technique and More)
19:08In today’s episode, Scott offers insight into the final track from The Devine King Project, Vol. 1. Lost Polos is home to a lively syncopated Latin rhythm with a driving groove and some intriguing options when it comes to the bass line.In this episodeScott breaks down the track Lost Polos.And how he honed his Latin chops.His love of Funkifying the Cláve by Lincoln Goines.The inspiration he took from Rocco Prestia.Where you can find the FREE album eBook.And much, much more!
128 - Holiday BASS Buyers Guide - The Gear you NEED Under $50!
1:14:16Looking to get the bassist in your life a gift this Christmas? If you're on the hunt for stocking fillers or the budget is tight, then this episode is the perfect place to start. We've put together a list of low-cost Christmas gifts, all of which have been handpicked by Ian! Included is everything from last-minute buys to handy tools and gig bag essentials! Gifts that are guaranteed to see use, unlike that jumper that's never left the closet.In this episode:What to buy the bassist who has everything.Sharon reveals her alternative tree decoration.Ian names his three favorite cable companies.And who sent him a drawing of Admiral Ackbar?And much more!