Old Tricks, New Dog

Old Tricks, New Dog

Hey Willis, I’m a UK,Wiltshire bases bassist and was explaining to someone the other night about boiling bass strings. I’ve used the recipe in your ‘101 Bass Tips’ book (great book by the way!! Always close at hand) for ages, and used to do a...
Wrong Foot

Wrong Foot

Hey Mr. Willis I am from India. I am 21yrs old. I have been playing bass for around 7 years. I wanted to ask you how would you look at playing bass in an ensemble like John McLaughlin’s Shakti? And also I have been trying really hard to get out of the 4/4 or 6/8...
Vice or Virtue?

Vice or Virtue?

Hey Willis, Firstly – you’re a genius and thanks for existing and especially for moving over to Europe so you’re just a little closer to the UK – it’s not that bad over here is it? Secondly I’ve just asked for an espresso machine...
I’m back . . .

I’m back . . .

Finally finished moving, emptying boxes and setting up a new home studio and I’m ready to get back to your questions. There’s been some great ones submitted the last 6 weeks and I look forward to trying to catch up. Thanks for everyone’s patience,...
Wood vs. Metal

Wood vs. Metal

Hey Willis, How can I keep the fingerboard in good shape using roundwound strings on my fretless bass .Just got it sanded up a month ago and it is already full of string marks. Thanks for your answer, Peter Hey Peter, What is the fingerboard material? If it’s...
GWB35 GK-3B install

GWB35 GK-3B install

Hey Willis, Noticed you use the VB-99 System with the GK-3B Midi Pickup on your Bass. Recently bought the GWB35 which is an excellent bass, and perfect for those who want to make the move from fretted to fretless. My question is regarding space when installing the...