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It’s a deep understanding of what a player needs that informs Pete’s approach to building. Little wonder, as he started by building a bass to suit his own needs as a busy professional player in Nevada. “As a player in Las Vegas I was playing a lot of different material, and I needed a versatile instrument that could do anything on one gig,” he recalls. “I designed and commissioned a builder to make me a bass back in 1992, which became the prototype of the Standard 92. Other players on the scene liked it, so I started contracting some builders to make me parts, but to keep the costs down I had to make some parts such as the bodies.
The new album has some superbly imaginative bass playing on it, from the dark dub twists of ‘In The Graveyard’ through the grinding riff assault of ‘21st Century Man’ and the lead bass growl of ‘Do The Supernova’ to the high-register minor key runs of ‘The Universe Explodes’, there’s something for everyone, whether punk rock floats your boat or not. ” says John proudly, before adding, by way of conclusion, “The spirit of the band is the same now as back then: we don’t follow rules. I think the most important thing in any reformed band is to not so much to copy your sound as your spirit...
As far as online bass education goes, it’s a total game changer. com. indd 43 12/08/2015 14:54 DEAR JOHN Bassist, singer, journo, author, punk legend... is there anything John Robb of the Membranes can’t do, asks Ian Glasper J ohn Robb is one of punk rock’s great renaissance men: vocalist with Goldblade, journalist, author and spoken-word performer, there seems little he can’t turn his hand to – but for the purposes of this feature we’re looking at John as lead bassist with visionary post-punk maniacs the Membranes, a band that he formed at the age of 16 in 1977 with school friend Mark Tilton, with whom he also self-published the Blackpool Rox fanzine.