About This Episode
In today’s podcast we’re talking to a bassist who’s taken the art of solo bass playing to a whole new level.
Merging breathtaking technique with a compositional approach that defies logic, Michael Manring is a unique talent on the bass guitar. After early acclaim as a fresh new voice on the instrument, his friendship with acoustic guitar genius Michael Hedges led to a lengthy period as house bassist for Windham Hill Records, with whom he made his debut as a solo artist, releasing Unusual Weather in 1986. His relentless search for new sounds also led to the creation of his signature Zon Hyperbass, an instrument that boasts a three-octave fretless fingerboard and seemingly endless tuning capabilities. It will blow your mind to hear Michael in action!
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