“I've been trying to complete an over-the-top, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, double-neck, 6-string bass, but it hasn’t been easy!” How Michael Manring’s search for new sounds led to the creation of his signature Zon Hyperbass

Michael Manring performs at Nidaba Theatre on March 3, 2015 in Milan, Italy.
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Having released several acclaimed solo albums and appeared as a side man and featured soloist on dozens more, Michael Manring’s reputation as one of the most amazing musicians to ever pick up a bass guitar gets stronger with each new release.

His tuitional videos are widely regarded as some of the most useful educational videos around, which has helped to build him an international reputation as an inspirational clinician, visiting universities and music colleges across the US and Europe to speak about the unique noises that he gets from a bass.

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Nick Wells

Nick Wells was the Editor of Bass Guitar magazine from 2009 to 2011, before making strides into the world of Artist Relations with Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Guitars. He's also the producer of bass-centric documentaries, Walking the Changes and Beneath the Bassline, as well as Production Manager and Artist Liaison for ScottsBassLessons. In his free time, you'll find him jumping around his bedroom to Kool & The Gang while hammering the life out of his P-Bass.