Strictly For The Birds

Bass PlayerMay 2020

Strictly For The Birds
Lloyd Wood of Welsh rockers Those Damn Crows talks starting bands and his love of the lower register
Lloyd Wood

Being a bass player is all about having the discipline and knowing your musical surroundings— yet at the same time, setting no rules for yourself. Here’s an example: I began playing bass when I was 13. I’d originally started playing drums when I was in school, and formed a band with a few friends from my class. One day, our bass player put his bass down... I jumped off the kit, walked over to his bass, picked it up, and that was it. The rest was history! That was my first ever bass—a Legend Jazz copy which I still own.


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May 2020