For the third episode of the Bass Freq’s Podcast, host Josh Paul sits down with Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones; SMV), a multiple Grammy Award winner and a true innovator of the electric bass.

Victor isn’t just a master of technique—he’s a technical pioneer who explores every which way to make the electric bass express what he hears in his head. But underneath that technical mastery, he relies on a solid foundation of rhythm, feel, and knowing when—and when not—to play. When he’s not composing and playing music, Victor spends much of his time educating players at camp and clinic events as well as with the written word.

This episode features Josh and Victor discussing the latter’s early start at the tender age of 2 as well as his technique, gear, and some of the life lessons he’s picked up while holding it down. 

Listen to the Bass Freq’s Podcast now, wherever you listen to podcasts, and stay tuned for more great guests every week.