Question about current issue of Bass Player Magazine...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by debassr, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    First of all, what a sparse, terrible issue -- for that reason, I didn't buy it. But that aside - in their "BP Recommends" section, they talk about a bass centric album release from the peeps that did the soundtrack for the Oceans 11/12/13 movies. I forgot the name of the band/album and I'd like to pick it up - can someone with a copy please check it out? I went to their website but it hasn't been updated since Feb of 09. Not suprising though.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. I posted this in another thread about how bad B.P. has gotten, but here it is again=

    Well I do not know about all of that. I read Bass Player for many years, and got tired of reading pretty much the same interviews. And I do not read TAB so that did not do it for me either. Well let me tell you of the latest and LAST encounter I had with B.P magazine. and know this is fact based, NOT conjecture. On 05-28-2009 my wife decided to order a subscription to B.P. magazine for me as a gift. I had received an advertisement from the circulation/advertising dept of the magazine offering 1 year for $15.00, Plus some other additional publication called "play bass" for free with a paid subscription. Well, my wife decided that in order to "speed things up" she ordered the subscription online, as opposed to through the mail. This ended up costing $18.99 for 12 issues, and NO additional publication was included ??? O.K. so she got an -mail confirmation on 5-28-2009 stating that the order had been processed, and the magazine would be mailed on 6-12-2009. Great she thought, I should get the first issue by "Fathers Day". WRONG. the end of June comes, still no magazine. So I sent an e-mail requesting information on6-30-09. I got a recpt. acknowledgment,and was told I would be contacted by someone in customer service within 72 hours. SEVEN DAYS later I get an e-mail saying that my order was placed on 5-30-2009, and it takes 4-6 weeks processing time, before the first issue will be mailed. Now I am advised that the August issue will be mailed to me on 07-16-2009. I am not too pleased and reply to the e-mail, stating that 1> they have the order date wrong, and they got the money off of my wife's card quickly enough.And 2. They already told me my first magazine would ship on 6-12-2009, Oh yeah and what about the 72 hr. response time ? I got a recpt. acknowledgment and another promise of 72 hour response. I have not gotten a response YET, So today 7-22-2009, I Googled, and foung a phone # for customer service @ B.P.,and called them. I spoke to a lady that told me she does not understand why I have not gotten my magazines, that she would look into that....... after being on hold she told me that my order was placed on 6-12-2009, and it takes 4-6 weeks for processing, I told her WRONG, order was placed on 5-28. After being placed on hold again, she told me BOTH of the magazines were mailed, and she does not know why I did not get them. Then she told me she would print a label, and mail out both of the magazines today, and that it will take 24-30 days for me to receive them. WRONG, I told her that since no one there seems to know what is really going on, and since they can not even get their stories straight, I wish to cancel the order, and get my money back, so I can subscribe to a different publication.This will take the infamous 4-6 weeks. I would like to point out that it took them 4-6 seconds for them to charge the credit card. Any suggestions on a decent BASS magazine that I can actually get, and hold in my hot little hand???
  3. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    ^^^^ That's a bit of a threadjacking if you ask me but I feel your pain. Truth is, there really aren't any good bass mags out there.

    Again, if anyone can open their current copy and post the band/album that I'm looking for it would be much appreciated. :)
  4. Brother I would LOVE to, If I actually had a copy, sorry for the thread jack though.
  5. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    No problem really - I understand your frustration.
  6. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Hmm... the issue that came yesterday in the mail (it's the September issue) has recordings by:

    Freddie Washington "In The Moment"
    Ivan Bodley "Pigs Feet & Potted Meat"
    Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer "The Melody of Rhythm"
    Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter, Eric Harland "The Montery Quartet: Live at the 2007 Montery Jazz Festival"
    Travis Larson Band "Rate of Change Live"
    Mike Stern "Big Neighborhood"

    Nothing about Oceans 11 et. al.

  7. Yes. Bass Gear Magazine published by fellow-TBer Tom Bowlus. It's an infinitely more informative magazine. Tom deservedly enjoys a reputation as someone who will always respond quickly and help if he can.

    Check it out.

    Bluesy Soul :cool:

    Sorry for the continuation of the thread jack, but Bass Gear Magazine is the answer.
  8. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    Maybe it's the August issue? Could you check? Thanks!

  9. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
  10. no transcriptions tho'......the articles get read once but i keep the mags for the dots
  11. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Bass Guitar magazine, (UK) is an excellent puplication as well. I find them at my local Barnes & Nobel. Less interviews with players, more gear stuff. Alot like the Bass Gear mag here. Big, shiny pics of lots of grreat gear.
  12. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    It isn't in the Recommends section, but the band you're thinking of is Rudder.
    Really cool stuff!
  13. Check it out I shall, Thanks.