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Grant Stinnett's Solo Bass Tapping Masterpiece, "Born of Fire and Light" — Video

Although we typically don't share bass-centric lessons and videos (Check out for your daily dose of bottom end), we think guitarists will appreciate this new solo performance video (posted October 27) by American bassist Grant Stinnett.

In the clip, which you can check out below, Stinnett is playing an impressive and tap-happy original piece called "Born of Fire and Light."

He's playing his signature D-Tuner bass, which is made by Le Fay Basses. It's tuned to C G C G for this tune.

If you like what you see here, you can download Stinnett's album for free at

For more about Stinnett, check out the link above and track down his other videos on YouTube.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.