Sting interviewed in November issue of Bass Guitar magazine...

October 17, 2016

The November issue of the UK magazine Bass Guitar features a really interesting interview with cover star Sting. Joel McIver talks to him about his new album '57th & 9th', his bass set-up, the guitars he has used and his playing style, and his bass heroes such as Jaco Pastorius. The latest issue of Bass Guitar hits the streets very shortly.

As a taster, here's Danny Quatrochi talking about Sting's live gear...

“The bass is a 1957 Precision. The pickup is from the Seymour Duncan custom shop. It’s a single coil, P-Bass stacked pickup model Rev1. The strings are DR Low Rider nickel 40, 60, 80, 100. The wireless units are Sennheiser EW500 G Series. The bass goes from the wireless receiver to a Pete Cornish switching rack and then is routed to an Avalon VT837 preamp which is sent to a Lab Gruppen PLM20000Q power amp. The speakers are from Clair Brothers Audio. There are two ML 18s with a single 18” speaker in each box and two 12 AM speaker cabinets on top. There is a 12” speaker and a 2” high-frequency horn in each cabinet.”



Oct 11, 2016

16-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and musician Sting is coming to BUILD to discuss his new album “57th & 9th” out on November 11. The album, Sting’s first rock/pop project in over 10 years, represents a wide range of musical and songwriting styles, from the ferocious track “Petrol Head” to the raucous, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You." Sting says that the key to producing good music is to maintain an element of surprise - for himself, the people he is working with and most of all the listeners. Hear Sting talk about the inspirations behind this new album and why the record came together so quickly when he hits the stage.

Oct 10, 2016

BMI proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as a BMI Icon today at the 2016 BMI London Awards. Sting was named a BMI Icon because of his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers,” joining a list of past honorees that includes Graham Gouldman, Sir Tim Rice, John Lydon, Queen, Ray Davies and Bryan Ferry, among others... Photo by Brian Rasic