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Jazz Bass: Essential Innovations

The most important breakthroughs in bass gear history

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Stanley Clarke and his trusty Alembic

While the essence of jazz bass playing is the creative voice the individual player expresses through the instrument, equipment does play a vital role. In many cases, the development of bass technology was a response to new musical demands on players; in other cases, it was the cause of these demands. Each of the following products was chosen for its impact on acoustic and electric jazz bassists.

Laying It Down, Picking It Up

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