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. 

Becoming part of music history takes talent, no doubt. But being in the right place at the right time also plays its own part, and prolific bassist Nate Watts has a perfect score on both counts. He grew up next door to Motown Studios in its heyday, watching the one-and-only James Jamerson walk to work from his window. This proximity to musical greatness and inherent musical gifts of his own lead to an amazing career backing up some of the biggest names in soul, R&B, and funk—and he’s been Steve Wonder’s bass player ever since playing on 1976’s Songs in the Key of Life. 

Nate’s our featured guest on this week’s episode. Here, he speaks with Josh and shares many stories about his career, the artists and songs he’s played on, and what his gear preferences are along with sage advice about surviving in the business. The Bass Freq’s Podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts—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. 

This week, we’re joined by John Myung, a bass player whose high-school friendship with one John Petrucci would lead to the formation of one of the most successful and long-running prog metal bands of all time—Dream Theater. 

Speaking with Josh, John tells us all about the band’s origins at the Berklee College of Music, his discovery of the 6-string bass, how he constructs his bass lines to fit into the group’s intricate symphonies, and more. The Bass Freq’s Podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts—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. 

This week, we bring you an insider’s view of the Nashville session scene courtesy of Tully Kennedy. He’s a first-call for studio work and a long-time collaborator for country music artist Jason Aldean.

Speaking with Josh, Tully tells us all about how he got his start, what gear he uses, and  how to sustain a career that demands a delicate balance between fitting in and standing out. The Bass Freq’s Podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts—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. 

Another episode of Bass Freq’s means another intimate conversation with an award-winning and influential bassist. This time, we feature Andrew Gouché, a player who cut his teeth in the church gospel band and quickly became a first-call session and touring musician for some of biggest names in soul and R&B. 

Speaking with Josh, Andrew tells stories from his early days, discusses his affection for certain gear—including his new signature products—and shares invaluable advice for working with artists and sustaining a satisfying career in a competitive industry. The Bass Freq’s Podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts—subscribe so that you can hear from more intriguing and inspiring guests every week.

#PURPLEWAHCONTEST ENDED JUNE 14, 2022.

The Kirk Hammett Collection Cry Baby Wah delivers the heavy metal legend’s signature wah tones in a special edition purple sparkle finish. “I always feel a great energy when I play my purple sparkle Ouija guitar,” Kirk says. “I thought it would make a killer, sonically spiritual connection to have a pedal with that same outwards vibe.”

These pedals are flying off the shelves like bat-winged devils, but we have one that could be yours. And it’s got Kirk’s sinister signature right on the side. Want it for your own collection?

Read on, fiends…

1. RECORD A VIDEO OF YOURSELF PLAYING ONE OF KIRK’S SOLOS.

We won’t ask you to sign over your soul to win this particular Kirk Hammett Collection Cry Baby Wah—but we will ask you to play a solo. Pick one of Kirk’s famous wah-infused solos and record a video clip of you playing your best rendition of it. To qualify, ensure that only your playing can be heard on the recording—do not include a backing track of any kind.