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Ed Friedland is a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Bass Player Magazine. He has written 6 well recieved instructional books; Building Walking Bass Lines, Expanding Walking Bass Lines, Jazz Bass, Bass Improvisation, Reggae Bass and his newest title - The Working Bassist's Toolkit. He has taught at Berklee College of Music, Boston College and Arizona State University as well as privately since 1979.

Ed has performed in a wide variety of styles on upright and electric bass with artists such as; Larry Coryell, Michal Urbaniak, Robben Ford, Eddie Daniels, Paul Horn, John Stowell, Illinois Jaquette, Sal Nistico, Albert Dailey, Junior Cook, George Garzone, Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Maxwell, Mike Metheny, Dick Johnson, Gray Sargent, Mark Elf, The Opera Company of Boston , Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Jazz Orchestra, Greg Hopkins, Johnny Adams, Linda Hopkins, Robert Junior Lockwood, Mighty Sam McClain, Suzanne Sommers, Vic Damone, Brook Benton, Martha & The Vandellas, The Drifters, Fabian, Lou Christie, The Marvellettes, The Platters, Georgie Jessel, Al Martino, Demond Wilson, Tiny Tim, Jeff Haskell, Liz Callaway, Ann Hampton-Callaway, and others.
Books
Hal Leonard Bass Method, Complete Ed. (2004)
Reggae Bass - Bass Builders (1998)
Bass Improvisation (1997)
Building Walking Bass Line (1993)
Building Walking Bass Lines (1993)
Building A Walking Bass Line
Videos
Slap Bass (2003)
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May 14 2012

Whirlwind Bass Ten Graphic EQ (5.0 Stars · 95 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Whirlwind Bass Ten Graphic EQ pedal for Guitar World magazine.
Product Demos · 6:33 · Shared on 7/1/2011 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Turner Renaissance 6-String Bass (4.9 Stars · 201 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Turner Renaissance 6- String Bass.
Product Demos · 5:25 · Shared on 2/8/2011 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Sterling By Music Man Basses (4.9 Stars · 384 Ratings)
Ed Friedland The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Sterling SB14 and Ray 34 basses. Featured in Guitar World magazine 07/09
Product Demos · 9:42 · Shared on 6/4/2009 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Squier Classic Vibe Basses (4.9 Stars · 833 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer reviews three Squier Classic Vibe basses for Guitar World Magazine.
Product Demos · 7:41 · Shared on 12/19/2008 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

MXRBassOctave (4.9 Stars · 154 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer reviews the MXR Bass Octave Deluxe.
Product Demos · 8:51 · Shared on 7/8/2009 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

MXR Bass Envelope (5.0 Stars · 264 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the MXR M82 Bass Envelope pedal for Guitar World Magazine.
Product Demos · 8:38 · Shared on 7/11/2010 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Music Man Big Al Bass (4.9 Stars · 160 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Music Man Big Al bass.
Product Demos · 10:00 · Shared on 9/1/2009 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Lightwave Saber VL5 Fretless Bass (4.8 Stars · 299 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Lightwave Sabre VL5 fretless bass. This is the first in a series of demos featuring the Lightwave product line. For more info go to www.lightwave-systems.com
Product Demos · 9:59 · Shared on 12/28/2009 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Ibanez Gerald Veasley Bass (4.9 Stars · 165 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Ibanez GVB1006 6 string bass for Guitar World magazine.
Product Demos · 7:37 · Shared on 2/13/2011 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Genz Benz Shuttle Max 9.2 (5.0 Stars · 78 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Genz Benz ShuttleMax 9.2 bass amplifier.
Product Demos · 13:23 · Shared on 3/8/2011 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Genz Benz Shuttle Max 12.0/Uber Bass 212 (5.0 Stars · 120 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Genz Benz Shuttle Max 12.0 amp with the Uber Bass 212 cabinet.
Product Demos · 10:00 · Shared on 10/27/2010 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2 Filters (4.9 Stars · 44 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the preset filters on the new Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2 combo.
Product Demos · 4:33 · Shared on 2/19/2012 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2 Combo For Upright Bass! (5.0 Stars · 68 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates upright bass through the new Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2/12t combo with a Shuttle Series 2 12t extension cab.
Product Demos · 2:07 · Shared on 1/9/2012 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2 Combo (5.0 Stars · 98 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the new Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2/12t combo with the Shuttle Series 2 12t extension cab.
Product Demos · 13:33 · Shared on 1/9/2012 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Genz Benz Focus Cabs Pt.1 (5.0 Stars · 57 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the new Genz Benz Focus 410 cabinet. For best results... use headphones. Part 2 features the Focus LT 112 cabinet.
Product Demos · 6:53 · Shared on 3/20/2012 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Fender Steve Harris P Bass (4.9 Stars · 556 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Fender Steve Harris signature model P Bass for Guitar World magazine.
Product Demos · 6:30 · Shared on 4/8/2011 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Ernie Ball 25th Anniversary HH 5 String Bass (4.9 Stars · 141 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Ernie Ball Music Man 25th Anniversary Model HH 5 string bass. Print review in Guitar World Magazine 10/09.
Product Demos · 10:00 · Shared on 9/8/2009 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Epiphone Zenith Bass (4.9 Stars · 223 Ratings)
Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Epiphone Zenith Bass for Guitar World Magazine.
Product Demos · 9:55 · Shared on 1/18/2011 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Eastwood Basses (5.0 Stars · 150 Ratings)
Ed Friedland The Bass Whisperer demonstrates the Eastwood Classic 4 and EEB-1 basses for Guitar World Magazine
Product Demos · 8:44 · Shared on 5/6/2009 by ActiveBass
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May 14 2012

Basswitch Used As Line Mixer (4.9 Stars · 124 Ratings)
Here is some extra footage from my upcoming demo of the Basswitch. I was demonstrating how it can be used as a line mixer. I plugged my bass into channel A, and routed my iPod through the return of the Mix Loop. I ran a digital reverb pedal thro...(more)
Product Demos · 2:06 · Shared on 1/17/2012 by ActiveBass