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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.

The SBL Podcast Scott's Bass Lessons

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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.

    156 - I was WRONG?!

    156 - I was WRONG?!

    Some bass players love to double down on a bad idea. And though we once bristled at the notion that there could ever be such a thing as a wrong musical opinion, we’ve since come to accept that there is such a thing. We know because we had one! Scott was colossally wrong about the Fender Precision AND slap bass!In this episode, Scott and Ian reveal their newfound love for Robert Palmer, and the big things they’ve changed their minds about, or wish they’d known sooner.In this episode:Who is Pie...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    155 - The 5 BIG Mistakes I Made on My Journey Of Bass (it was PAINFUL!)

    155 - The 5 BIG Mistakes I Made on My Journey Of Bass (it was PAINFUL!)

    Whether you’re an established bass player looking to add to your library of skills, a total novice picking up the bass for the first time or you're heading back to school and want to take your four-string skills to another level, there are five common mistakes that nearly every bassist will make on their learning journey. In today’s episode Scott walks through some of his own key mistakes (and how he overcame them).In this episodeWhat held Scott back as a beginning bassist.How do you know whe...

    • 51 min
    154 - Jon Button breaks down his favorite bass lines

    154 - Jon Button breaks down his favorite bass lines

    In the episode of "The Bass Lines That Made Me," Jon Button shares enlightening reflections on his early experiences as a bass player. Throughout the episode, Jon delves into the profound impact of iconic musicians such as Miles Davis, Weather Report, Marvin Gaye, and Journey, shedding light on the pivotal bass lines that have significantly influenced his musical path.

    • 29 min
    153 - The 12 Ugliest Basses of ALL TIME

    153 - The 12 Ugliest Basses of ALL TIME

    Bass guitars are beautiful and they can make anyone look good, but during its 70-year history there have been a few that are gloriously gaudy or just plain ugly (Precision Bass Lyte, anyone?!) In this episode we’ve set out to name and shame some of the ugliest bass guitars of all time! In this episode:Does Ernie Ball make the world’s ugliest bass guitar?Why aren’t Rickenbacker basses more popular?Some history behind Fender’s Antigua finish.Why Scott loves the Ovation Magnum bass.The Spec...

    • 42 min
    152 - Why learning Jazz Bass SUCKS (5 reasons no one talks about)

    152 - Why learning Jazz Bass SUCKS (5 reasons no one talks about)

    The hate that some bass players have for jazz can transcend space, time, and the laws of nature. We get it. It can feel like your band mates are speaking another language, and you feel kind of left out. But, with practice, learning some jazz can give you musical superpowers. In this episode, we’re here to reveal why you should take the leap!In this episodeScott’s worst EVER audition story.Why all the best musicians play jazz.How it can be a bass player’s best friend.Should non-jazz musicians ...

    • 56 min
    151 - Michael League breaks down his FAVORITE bass lines

    151 - Michael League breaks down his FAVORITE bass lines

    In today’s video, we asked Michael League to dig into his earliest influences and name the bass lines that helped define his career with four-time Grammy Award Winners Snarky Puppy. There were a few things we agreed on:Bootsy Collins belongs on every top 10 list.Your drummer is your best friend.David Hood is a bass guitar genius.Everything else was up for debate. Well, almost everything…In this episode:Michael names his favorite bass line of all time.And the British rock band he idolized...

    • 41 min

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390 Ratings

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Outstanding

Authentic, helpful, to the point, very motivational. Thank you SBL.

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Short scale/Long scale: Who cares?

This argument is ridiculous . They both have there place.

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Love the pod

Great podcast. Love to hear an interview with Steve bailey

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