Bass Expo 2014: funk bass

10:58AM 24th Feb 2014

One way you can create an authentic funk bassline is by leaning heavily on the one, or the first beat of the bar. Tutor Matt Mead is an experienced bassist and teacher, currently playing in fast-rising UK rockers Empire. He's playing a Cort Artisan B4 20th bass guitar through a Hartke Kickback 15 combo amp.


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