Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free Webinar on Extended Range Basses

Extended Range Bass Webinar

This week on their recurring Zoom bass webinar series, the trio of Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be exploring the topic of extended-range basses. Scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, August 27th at 1 pm Eastern, the conversation will take a look at the historical perspective of five and six-string basses with a who’s who of the players who use them.

“The Extended Range Bass dates back to the early ’70s. The Legendary Players who developed and innovated the Low B and High C, here together, to finally discuss the timeline of its implementation into the lexicon of music,” Bailey, who wields a six-string fretless, writes. “These stylistically diverse Pioneers are the catalyst for the first major innovation of the instrument since Leo Fender and the Precision Bass in 1951. The journey from the early ’70s to Today is chronicled by each of these illustrious.”

The roundtable discussion will include Anthony Jackson, John Myung, Jimmy Haslip, Thundercat, Nathan East, Oteil Burbridge, Andrew Gouche, and Alain Caron. They will also be joined by luthiers who made the instruments like Ken Smith, Michael Tobias, and Vinny Fodera. As always, be prepared for special surprise guests.

The webinar is brought to you by the Berklee Bass Department and It’s free and open to the public, but you must register ahead of time via the Berklee Campus Zoom page.

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