Bass Player (magazine)

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Bass Player
Bass Player logo.svg
Bass Player December 2018 cover.jpg
Editor Joel McIver
FrequencyMonthly
Year founded1988
Company Future US
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based in Bath, Somerset
LanguageEnglish
Website Official website
ISSN 1050-785X

Bass Player is a magazine for bassists. Each issue offers a variety of artist interviews, lessons, equipment reviews, and a complete transcribed bass line from a popular song. The magazine was founded in 1988 [1] as a spinoff of Guitar Player magazine, with Jim Roberts as its first editor. It began as a regular edition magazine in 1990. [2] The headquarters of the magazine is in San Bruno, California. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Bass Player 2014 Media Kit" (PDF). NewBay Media. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. "Article". Bass Player. Miller Freeman Publications. 1 (1): 4. 1990.
  3. "PennWell Corp. and NewBay Media Acquired By UK Firms". Folio:. 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2018-09-01.