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Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others
Events

Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

The annual Bass Bash will be returning this year, and it’s going to be a doozy. Scheduled in the evenings after the NAMM Show, the Bass Bash is held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California on January 22nd and 23rd from 7pm to midnight. This year’s performers include some of the world’s finest bassists. The first night will feature Alain...

Tha Truth: An Interview with Bill Dickens
Interviews

Tha Truth: An Interview with Bill Dickens

Many people have been introduced to the work of Bill Dickens through his jaw-dropping technique and finesse on his 7-string bass, but that’s not the whole story. Dickens, who started on drums at the tender age of 3, has been a songwriter since his teen years. His writing, producing, and arranging has gotten scored Billboard hits for several R&B artists,...

Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans
Bass Videos

Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans

The great week of bass birthdays continues with the fantastic Bill Dickens, whose birthday is today. Here’s a great clip of Dickens laying it down with guitarist Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience at a concert in New Orleans. Dickens is known for his unbelievable speed and soloing, but this trio setting lets the bassist showcase his gigantic groove. Of course, he...

Louis Johnson and Bill Dickens Jam
Bass Videos

Louis Johnson and Bill Dickens Jam

Here’s a cool video of funk legend Louis Johnson and 7-string wonder Bill Dickens trading licks at The Stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The clip kicks off with a couple minutes of drums by Reggie Bordeaux (and some weird faces), but once the two bassists start lettin’ loose, the good times roll.

Bill “The Buddha” Dickens: Funk Bass (and Beyond)
Bass Videos

Bill “The Buddha” Dickens: Funk Bass (and Beyond)

Here’s a performance clip taken from Bill “The Buddha” Dickens‘ 2003 bass method, .

Bill Dickens: Straight Ahead
Bass Videos

Bill Dickens: Straight Ahead

Check out Bill Dickens, the “Buddha of Bass”, showing off his chops and his cool Peavey Cirrus bass!