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Jacob Umansky and Peterson-Stewart
(Image credit: Toby Peterson-Stewart)

Not so long ago, the idea of having two bass players in one band was thought of as a joke. Tell that to Toby Peterson-Stewart, who has been playing in the dual-bass progressive instrumental trio The Omnific for over seven years.

His latest solo release, Endless, sees Toby trade licks with six-string bass mastermind Jacob Umansky. “It started with a two-riff idea that I sent to Jacob on Instagram,” says Toby. “He added another riff and before you knew it, we had a song.”

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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.