Phil Spalding With His No. 1 Bass

Thursday, 1 March 2012  |  Dave Good


Phil Spalding, one of the UK's bass playing greats, is the latest musician to be smitten with the Bass Collection range. 

Currently on tour with Simon Townshend (Pete's little brother!), Phil evidently never leaves home without his Bass Collection Power Bass - complete with sassy, mirrored scratch plate - loud, proud and centre stage... according to the man himself, the Bass Centre designed axe is now his "No. 1" instrument!!


Phil has been at the top of the bass playing game for many years, contributing his powerful, propulsive basslines to internationally successful recordings and tours with the likes of Toyah, Robbie Williams, Seal, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Roger Daltrey... 

Known for his  'one takes',  Phil says, ‘I don’t have much patience for agonising over a bass part for a record… I always see a musical performance as a journey through the song, ebbing and flowing with the rest of the instruments and the vocals. For me, that’s the way to record something that’s going to have the dynamics and feel required to achieve truly great recordings – an awesome combination of rock and soul … hardcore in yer face bass!!!”