Jason Raso Bass Composer & Performer Interview

Jason Raso is a Guelph, Ontario based bassist, composer and instructor who has 8 discs to his credit, the latest of which is called Slingshot performed and recorded with the Jason Raso Quartet. He blends jazz with elements of funk but (perhaps surprisingly) comes from a foundation of rock music that influenced him early on … Read more

Ultimate Basses Interview with Dave S. |Part 2

Fodera Imperial 5Bass Guitar Rocks: What has been your favourite experience since opening Ultimate Basses?

Dave: I have a lot of memorable sales to many very nice customers but one purchase that stands out is a bass that I had a tight time constraint with regards to delivery. He needed this instrument in time for a performance at the Montreal  Jazz festival. I was able to co-ordinate a timely delivery with the  supplier and personally hand the bass to my customer in St David, Quebec.

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Necro Hippie of Ash Lee Blade Interview | Part 3

BassGuitarRocks: How often do you change your stings?

Necro Hippie: I try to do em every six months – you can play for like a year with em you know. If you want a good sound and are cautious about (breaking a string). Not many bass players have a back-up bass, so I try to change my strings (regularly) and I do the intonation and action myself.



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Necro Hippie of Ash Lee Blade Interview | Part 2

Bass Guitar Rocks: Harris and Butler are instrumental in the songwriting of their respective bands, do you write songs in your current or previous bands?

Necro Hippie:  I did some writing on the second CD for Gutshot, and I wrote a little bit while I was in an Ottawa based band called Tidrake. The four songs on the Ash Lee Blade [self-titled]EP are written by myself and Ash.  I’ve also written or co-written up to eight other songs in our set.

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Ultimate Basses Interview with Dave | Part 1

[ad#post-ad] As a Canadian bass player, there’s a lot of cool instruments and equipment that I’ve only had the chance to see online or in a magazine.  Luckily, in the past few years there have been a few Canadian retailers emerging that specialize in bass-only gear. One such store is Ultimate Basses, located in Guelph, Ontario. I had a chance … Read more