Stu Hamm

Five bass legends on laying down the low-end

Matthew Garrison Stu Hamm Billy Sheehan Jason Newsted Stanley Clarke
Billy Sheehan, Jason Newsted and Stanley Clarke, among others, share their thoughts on playing in the pocket.

Interview with Stu Hamm—Bass Master finds Urban Groove

This interview was first published in 2010. Thump. Some people got it, some don’t and bass master Stuart Hamm has thump and then some. Even in a lower register, Hamm can humble even the most advanced six-string soloist. But with his latest release, Outbound (on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label), Hamm relies more on melody and the urban grooves he has absorbed since...