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New Bass Mag-What do you think of "Bass Guitar" magazine?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ERIC31, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    I've recently gotten a copy of the new BASS GUITAR magazine from Guitar World. I like it. I have always been more about rock music so it fits my tastes a little better than Bass Player. I still love BP, don't get me wrong. I'll just be stoked to have one more bass magazine in the mailbox!

    What do you all think?:D
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    well, for starters, i think that this belongs in miscellaneous, so i'll move it there now.

    i'm glad to hear there's another bass magazine available and i'll have to go check it out. i can't imagine how it would beat coming here everyday, though ;).
  3. Piezoman


    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    I didnt know it cameout already. Nyce.
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I was kind of pushed away by them having Fieldy as a columnist, and having him explain how to play their easiest song... but other than that it is purty decent. Sorta bare though.
  5. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Yeah it is kinda thin but they are just getting started. They have followed the Guitar World template pretty closely.

    They have 6 issue subscription cards in them for $16.97. I've sent mine in already.

    Robert Trujillo is on the cover. Monster player. Even if the new stuff is not that good (I haven't heard any yet) I'm sure they will smoke live with Robert on board.
  6. Piezoman


    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    I love the bass but It can in my opinion not carry everything. Bass is kida boringto listen to if ya dont know whats going on in a song(as most dont). I think GW would be better if they combined more bass with the overload of guitars.
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'll subscribe to any bass magazine. Sent in my card about two months ago (yes, I subscribe to two bass magazines and three guitar magazines)

    When I get my issue, I'll comment. Until then, still very hopeful.
  8. Corbis

    Corbis Guest

    Feb 19, 2003
    Wamego KS
    Is it just me or does it seem like they're really promoting the :eek: PICK :eek: It seemed like every other article was someguy saying how awesome a pick was.

    Or did GW just make up these interviews and such to promote the pick to turn all bass players into Guitarists!!! Or maybe BG has a deal with a pick manufactor to promote picks so thousands of bass players will buy their products!!!

    Man, I think I stumbled on to something big.
  9. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    i too get the weak bass player magazine and i'm not crazy about it,way back when guitar world used to have the bass-lines for the songs they tabbed for guitar but for what ever reason put an end to it.i would like to have another bass mag to read while i sit on my throne:rolleyes: .variety is nice.what i get here is 100% bettter,but when someone else's on the computer i like having something to look at while chilling out or before bed to get my eyes tired(nothing like book valiums to help greet the sandman).where can i get a subscription for the new bass mag ?i have yet to see one locally in any store.
  10. :D :D
  11. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx
    ...... ok this is very werid and disturbing... i just figured out that i only have "guitar world"... i must ask myself why???
  12. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Just picked it up. Looks pretty Rock oriented.

    While I'm all for more Bass mags, Why isn't it called something like "Bass World"?

    "Bass Guitar" magazine is already taken by a great bass publication out of England. Although I subscribe, it is available on newstands here in the States.......right next to (Guitar World's) Bass Guitar magazine.

    Kind of a publishing boner by the rivetheads at Guitar World. :rolleyes:
  13. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I don't think I'd call it "rock oriented". More like "rock and pop that's going to appeal to a younger audience than is attracted to BP". I'll pass - not my speed.

    Does this mean BP will quit putting the bodypainted flavor of the week on the cover? ;)
  14. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec

    At least, I don't see BP having Fieldy as a columnist anywhere near in the future! Can't imagine the amount of hate mail they'd get!
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    or cancelled subscriptions.
  16. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    Why is everybody bitching about that! you need to realize that Ryan is a damn good bassist & not just "the bodypainted flavor of the week" for ****s sake!

    Back on topic I like Bass Guitar with exception for the evil pick pyramid scheme & feildy's "metal slapping" article.
  17. i read it yesterday in the bookstore, and i've decided that they will never get a dime out of me.
  18. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx
    just chill its all in good fun
  19. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Kind of like having "Jack The Ripper" as a columnist in the "New England Journal Of Medicine".;)
  20. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx
    oh my god, luagh my a** off