Guitarists -- Do Something Nice For Your Bass Player!

Get your bassist a ticket to BASS PLAYER LIVE!
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Southern California-based guitarists can really do their hard-working bass player a super solid by bringing him or her to BASS PLAYER LIVE!

The lineup of bassists, gear, and clinics is astounding, and all you have to do is get them to S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood on November 8 and 9.

Well, even if you don't want to buy them a ticket, you can at least tell them about the seventh annual BPL!, because it's something no bass player will want to miss.

Here's what is on tap:

•Just added!

System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult), and Rhonda Smith (pictured above, from Prince and Jeff Beck).

•Special Saturday Evening Session!

From 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BPL! features the presentation of Bass Player’s Young Gun Award to Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops, and the Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award to session legend Abraham Laboriel. During the evening, Henrik will perform with Tribal Tech’s bassist Gary Willis, keyboardist Scott Kinsey, and drummer Kirk Covington. In addition, Abraham will perform with his group Open Hands, also featuring keyboardist Greg Mathieson, saxophonist Justo Almario, and drummer Bill Maxwell.

•Awesome CLINICS!!!!

Check out the schedule below (subject to change)...

Saturday, November 8
10:30-11:30 am
Room A: Rhonda Smith (sponsored by PRS)
Room B: Wojtek Pilichowski

12:30-1:30 pm
Room A: Steve Bailey Education Panel with Alphonso Johnson, Jerry Watts, Norm Stockton, Janek Gwizdala and Roy Vogt
Room B: Oskar Cartaya Latin Bass Roundtable with Carlitos DelPuerto and John Pena

2:30-3:30 pm
Room A: Abraham Laboriel, Bakithi Kumalo, and Hutch Hutchinson (sponsored by Kala)
Room B: Legends of New York Bass: Chuck Rainey and Jerry Jemmott

4:30-5:30 pm
Room A: Henrik Linder
Room B: TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt, Jimmy Earl and John B. Williams

5:30-6:30 pm
Room B: Shavo Odadjian (sponsored by Ashdown)

Sunday, November 9
11:00 am-Noon
Room A: dUg Pinnick
Room B: Bass Set-Up Panel with Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias

12:45-1:45 pm
Room A: Rickey Minor
Room B: Rudy Sarzo and Brian Bromberg

2:15-3:15 pm
Room A: Gary Willis (sponsored by Ibanez)
Room B: Multi-String Metal Mash-Up with Jeff Hughell and Nick Schendzielos

4:00-5:00 pm
Room A: Tim Lefebvre
Room B: Nik West

• MORE scheduled appearances!

Tal Wilkenfeld (solo artist, Jeff Beck), Bob Glaub (session legend, Jackson Browne), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone, Mickey Hart), Igor Saavedra (solo artist), Jon Reshard (solo artist, Greg Howe), Kaveh Rastegar (Kneebody, John Legend), Lee Sklar (session legend, Phil Collins), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Miles Mosley (solo artist, Chris Cornell), Paul D’Amour (Lesser Key, Tool), Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck), Ready Freddy Washington (session legend, Steely Dan), Robert “Bubby” Lewis (solo artist, Lupe Fiasco), Sean Hurley (L.A. session ace, John Mayer), Steve Jenkins (solo artist, Vernon Reid), and Vince Dennis (Ice T’s Body Count).

•What are you waiting for ????

Tickets are on sale now at

S.I.R. Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees
S.I.R. Studios weekend pass – $52.50 plus fees
SUNDAY ONLY SPECIAL: Kids 13 and under get in FREE with each adult ticket purchase (limit one child per adult ticket).

**Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. All Saturday and weekend passes include access to all award presentations and performances during the special Saturday evening session.

Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 am-9:00 pm and Sunday, November 9 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

Visit for the latest information on tickets and participating artists and manufacturers.