The Bass Freq’s Podcast, hosted by experienced recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. 

This week’s episode features Duff McKagan. His 40-year career has been an epic one—and includes being a founding member of one of the biggest rock bands in the world. That’s Guns ’n’ Roses, if you live under a rock. Duff’s grooves can be heard on records that have sold millions, and he’s played on literally hundreds of stages around the globe.

Duff took a time out from getting ready for a show to speak with host Josh Paul about getting his start, what he’s up to now, how to sustain life both creatively and emotionally as a touring musician, and what his favorite gear is. Listen to the Bass Freq’s Podcast now, wherever you listen to podcasts, and subscribe so that you can hear from more intriguing and inspiring guests every week.

The Bass Freq’s Podcast, hosted by experienced recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. 

Grammy Award-winning artist Oteil Burbridge visits with Bass Freq’s host Josh Paul from a place he is very much accustomed to—the road. His 30-year career is marked by countless collaborations with rock and blues stars such as the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Santana, Billy Gibbons, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and members of the Grateful Dead in the group Dead & Company. 

In this discussion with Josh, Oteil speaks from the heart about starting out, his dedication to the craft, his appreciation of the experiences he’s had and what he’s learned, and—of course—the gear that gets the job done. Listen to the Bass Freq’s Podcast now, wherever you listen to podcasts, and subscribe so that you can hear from more intriguing and inspiring guests every week.

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The Bass Freq’s Podcast, hosted by experienced recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today.

This week’s episode features Darryl Jones. Few bass players have put in the work that he has, teaming up with a wide variety of musicians at the top of their craft and gaining unique insights along the way to enhance his own artistic contributions. This long and fruitful journey has included collaborations with numerous greats from Miles Davis and Eric Clapton to Sting and B.B. King. Oh, and did we mention he’s been touring and recording with The Rolling Stones for nearly 30 years?

Speaking with Josh Paul, Darryl shares his approaches to music and touring and discusses his insatiable thirst for continuing to learn and grow as a player, his gear choices for the studio and the stadium, and the story behind his newest venture into the creation of electric basses. Listen to the Bass Freq’s Podcast now, wherever you listen to podcasts, and subscribe so that you can hear from more intriguing and inspiring guests every week.

The Bass Freq’s Podcast, hosted by experienced recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. 

Episode 14 features Michael League, Grammy Award-winning artist and leader of innovative musical collective Snarky Puppy. Michael’s one of those players whose virtuosic technique is guided by impeccable taste—he knows when to kick it up a notch, when to hang back and chill, and where to find every groove in between. Oh yeah, and he has an incredible ear for great tone.

Host Josh Paul catches Michael on tour in Europe as they discuss Michael’s unique compositional approach to playing bass, how to stay inspired and survive as an artist with your own vision in the music industry, and of course the go-to gear that gets him his highly coveted and carefully crafted sounds. Listen to the Bass Freq’s Podcast now, wherever you listen to podcasts, and subscribe so that you can hear from more intriguing and inspiring guests every week.

The Bass Freq’s Podcast, hosted by experienced recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. 

Episode 13 features bass player Amos Heller. A veteran of the Nashville scene, Amos has recorded with numerous top country artists, from Josh Gracin to Rhett Atkins. He’s been the low end anchor for Taylor Swift’s backing band The Agency since 2007.

Along with dishing on his current work reviewing cool gear, Amos talks to host Josh Paul about both the good times and the bumpy times at the start of his career and lets us in on what it takes to be able to get on—and stay on—the tour bus (hint: it takes more than great chops and primo equipment). Listen to the Bass Freq’s Podcast now, wherever you listen to podcasts, and subscribe so that you can hear from more intriguing and inspiring guests every week.