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#2950217 - 09/26/18 05:08 PM Speaking of being sold...
Bob Gollihur Moderator Offline
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This just showed up on BPMag's Facebook page:

Bass Player Magazine
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Bass Player Family,

When we debuted our first issue of Bass Player magazine almost 30 years ago, it was cause for celebration—an announcement that bass players were here to stay. No longer did we get just a few pages in a guitar publication. As fanatical bass players and bass fans, it was a joy to be the voice of the bass community and to put our heroes front and center. Since then, we’ve been honored to cultivate and serve that tight-knit and supportive community: artists, gear manufacturers, luthiers, instructors, authors, and historians of the bass world. Most important, though, has always been serving our readers. Nothing has been more fulfilling in our lifelong careers as writers and editors.

Now, on the eve of our 30th anniversary, we are no longer at the helm of that ship. Bass Player was recently acquired by a U.K.-based publisher, Future PLC. Beginning with the November issue, BP will be absorbed by the British Bass Guitar magazine, but will continue to be published in the U.S. as Bass Player.

The aesthetic of the new BP will be different. No more Community section, full-song transcriptions, or record reviews, and a different take on gear reviews—a different set of priorities, and a distinctly English flavor. The merge means many of our writers, editors, and production staff have been let go or relieved of their former roles. Bass publishing veteran and current Bass Guitar editor Joel McIver will run the magazine. Like you, we are curious to see where he’ll take the Bass Player brand.

You’ll likely continue to see some familiar names in the new Bass Player. After all, there aren’t that many veteran bass writers out there. But we “BP lifers” are adamant about keeping our original mission statement—to dig deeper and serve the bass community—alive in some form. Please drop us a line to share your vision for the future, or just to let us know what Bass Player has meant to you. We can’t thank you enough for your continued loyalty, love, and support.
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#2950260 - 09/27/18 03:45 AM Re: Speaking of being sold... [Re: Bob Gollihur]
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Well, that's interesting, not to mention a bit frightening. The Community section has always been one of my favorite spots to visit. Let's hope it doesn't become just another pusher of whatever gear pays the highest advertising dollar. That would be a damn shame.

To those who are gone and to those who remain, thank you for years of pleasure, knowledge and F-clef fun. Let's see where this new direction takes us. As long as it isn't Derek Smalls and 'Jazz Odyssey', we're probably cool.
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#2950303 - 09/27/18 11:21 AM Re: Speaking of being sold... [Re: Flemtone]
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So long and thanks for all the fish?
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#2950422 - 09/28/18 03:47 AM Re: Speaking of being sold... [Re: Danzilla]
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Originally Posted By: Danzilla
So long and thanks for all the fish?
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#2950829 - 10/01/18 05:50 AM Re: Speaking of being sold... [Re: Flemtone]
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I see Britain has launched it's insidious attack to "take back the colonies". First, they go after our media.....
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