Bass Player (magazine)

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Bass Player
Bass Player logo.svg
Bass Player December 2018 cover.jpg
EditorJoel McIver
FrequencyEvery four weeks
Year founded1988
CompanyFuture US
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
WebsiteOfficial website

Bass Player is a magazine for bassists. Each issue offers a variety of artist interviews, lessons, and equipment reviews. The magazine was founded in 1988[1] as a spinoff of Guitar Player magazine, with Jim Roberts as its first editor. The original headquarters was in San Francisco, CA. It began as a regular edition magazine in 1990.[2]

Currently published by Future US,[3] Bass Player held an annual event for bassists, Bass Player LIVE!. From 2004 until 2007 Bass Player LIVE! was held in New York City; from 2008 until 2017 it was held in Hollywood, California.


  • Jim Roberts, March 1990 to December 1996
  • Karl Coryat, January 1997 to January 1998
  • Richard Johnston, February 1998 to July 2001
  • Bill Leigh, August 2001 to March 2009
  • Jonathan Herrera, April 2009 to December 2010
  • Brian Fox, January 2011 to June 2014
  • Chris Jisi, July 2014 to October 2018
  • Joel McIver, November 2018 to date


  1. ^ "Bass Player 2014 Media Kit" (PDF). NewBay Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Article". Bass Player. Miller Freeman Publications. 1 (1): 4. 1990.
  3. ^ "PennWell Corp. and NewBay Media Acquired By UK Firms". Folio. April 4, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.