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Michael Manring Manthing solo bass guru

Michael Manring Manthing solo bass guru. In 1992, I was teaching at Ron’s Music in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, when I had the opportunity to meet Michael Manring. Michael was in town doing a clinic at Ron’s that was sponsored by Zon Guitars, where I also met Joe Zon. I managed to get to Ron’s first to...

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Tony Franklin is a Fretless Bass Monster

Tony Franklin is a Fretless Bass Monster. In 1973, there was this incredible foundation established by George Harrison (of The Beatles fame) called the Material World Foundation. Recently, the Material World Foundation donated $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities, which are providing much-needed...

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Mike Lull bass luthier dies at 66

Mike Lull bass luthier dies at 66. I was saddened to hear of the loss of one of the best bass builders that the world has ever seen.  Mike, as reported in the Seattle Times, had “died Feb. 12 after a brief battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, while he was healing from back surgery. He had...

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Marilyn Manson bassist Juan Alderete needs help

Marilyn Manson bassist Juan Alderete needs help. Hey All, If you have not heard, Marilyn Manson bassist Juan Alderete was in a severe accident where he sustained a brain injury. There is a “GoFundMe” page with all the info:  Fundraiser: Juan Alderete Brain Injury Check out Juan in this 2015 Earthquaker Devices demo. I just...

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