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Reader Spotlight: Pim Meester

Pim Meester

Meet Pim Meester, a bassist, teacher and student living in The Netherlands. Pim has a great story to tell, and anyone who lists Juan Nelson as an influence is big in my book. His gear list is pretty special too. Here’s his story…


I’m a 21 year old Dutch bass player. I play in several bands, and I really enjoy performing and making new songs. I play many different styles from jazz to rock, but funk is my thing. I have the oppertunity to work with very talented and experienced musicians. I learn a lot every day! I also teach the art of the bass guitar to others.


Delft, The Netherlands

Day gig:

I study Naval Engineering.

Years experience:

For 9 years now

Bands & Gigs:

I’ve got three main bands where I lay down the groove. The first is Loose Ends, a soul/blues influenced band. We make our own songs, and we released our first EP about a year ago. I’ve played with them for three years now.

Second is Kicke, a new Pop/Rock/Ska band. The music makes you want to dance and have a good time. We are going to release a EP this spring.

Last is Meet The Funkers, a true funk based band I’ve set up. We are about to record some songs.

I also substitute in a lot of other bands.


  • 1972 Fender Jazz Bass
  • 1978 Fender Jazz Bass
  • EBS Gorm 350 Combo
  • EBS 350 active 15 inch cabinet
  • EBS classic session 60
  • Boss ME20-B multi effects pedal

Why I play the bass:

My father plays keys in a soul/funk band. I never payed attention to it, until I had to play an instrument at a high school assignment. The style of the bass player suited me best. So I picked up the bass and it worked out immediatly.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

Other people tell me that I play very FUNKtional. I always want to be one with the drummer, and lay down the right groove in the right time.

My influences

Bass players: Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, Juan Nelson, Pino Palladino, Nathan East and Victor Wooten

Others: Prince, D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Snarky Puppy

Just to name a few…

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