R.I.P. Jim Stinnett of Real Bass Lessons

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  1. steve66


    Sep 17, 2005
    South Florida
    RIP Jim, May you continue to inspire in your next Journey...
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  2. JohnnyBottom

    JohnnyBottom Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    New Jersey
    oh man. this one hurts. Such a great teacher. Rip Jim.
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  3. leto

    leto Inactive

    Mar 8, 2012
    Very sad. I only found his channel a few months ago but what an amazing talent and person.
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  4. I got to spend some time with Jim, he and his son would visit the store I worked at over 15 years ago. While I haven't had the pleasure of seeing him recently, everything people are saying are right on. Jim was a very good natured, gentle soul who loved to teach. He would be playing a bass in the store and start teaching on the spot, showing people what he was doing and why. He just liked to pass something on to anyone who was open to it. We carried his books, they always were well received. All the best to Jim's family, rest in peace Jim.
  5. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Yes, RIP Jim Stinnett. He was a bass professor at Berklee for over 30 years IIRC.
    I got to know Jim thru his NH Bass Fest and Bass Clinics. A great series for
    several years about 10 miles from my house.
    A real loss to the bass community.
    If interested check out his CD, Too Low with his friend Rob Gourlay, another bass gem.
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  6. Mark 63

    Mark 63 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    His love for teaching us how to lay down the groove is so inspiring.
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  7. David_70

    David_70 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sad. Have three of his instructional books — one that is a permanent fixture on the music stand. RIP.
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  8. antfarm


    Oct 2, 2017
    My favorite YouTube bass teacher. I hope they keep his channel up.
  9. BOOG


    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Oy, that’s a kick in the gut. Such a nice person and sincere teacher.
    Wishing the best for his family.
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  10. I have only seen a couple of his videos, I really liked him and wanted to watch more but I didn't know his name.

    A real bummer to find out this way...
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  11. Ruknrole

    Ruknrole Professional Amateur Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    I've watched a few of his videos. My condolences to his family.
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  12. Sorry to hear this. Condolences to his friends and family as well. He was an integral part of my musical journey as with many others. He will be missed. RIP.
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  13. Krantz

    Krantz Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    Saddened by the news. Jim was an inspiration. I highly recommend his paul chambers transcription books Vol 1-3.
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  14. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    RIP Jim, you will be missed. Your kind spirit and the generosity with which you share your talents are a rare example for those who teach behind you. I hope they leave his channel up for just that purpose.
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  15. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I really enjoyed his videos and he seemed like such a nice person. How terribly sad. :-(
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  16. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    Awesome guy....had a phenomenal collection Custom Shop Basses he acquired in the past couple of years..great videos..RIP
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  17. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Never met him, but used some of his books while taking lessons as did my daughter. The one thing that came through his videos when I saw some was...fun!!!!
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  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I disclose nothing
    this is sad ...

    people please take polyphenols ... they are good for heart health
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  19. TheDirtyLowDown


    Mar 8, 2014
    Oh no! I have enjoyed the videos of his that I've seen, and I really admire his positive attitude. I'm so sorry. RIP Jim, and thanks.
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  20. T-boneParish

    T-boneParish Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    Austin // Charlotte
    I am so bummed about this. I love his videos.
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