Bass Player is the deepest source of inspiration, information, and instruction for players seeking mastery of the low end. In print, online, and in person at Bass Player LIVE!, Bass Player is at the core of a dynamic and diverse musician’s community. After more than two decades of delivering spot-on artist interviews, product reviews, and music transcriptions, Bass Player influences the musical growth and gear choices of more bassists than any other competing media network.

Bass Player+ Pricing:
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What's New

Version 8.4

Stability improvements and other minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Great mag; app readability needs a lot of work!


I like this magazine a lot, and think the transcription section is always helpful. I have one other Ipad magazine, and a newspaper that I read regularly - so I thought I'd subscribe electronically to BassPlayer. I'm disappointed that it appears as if these are just scanned "PDF's" of the pages of the print magazine, as opposed to how others like The Economist display the same content as their print versions. I find that the text is somehwat blurry to read to begin with - and if you try to adjust the size of the print (since this is like a static PDF) - it becomes even more blurry as you expand. Not enjoyable. The Economist text is crystal clear - a pleasure to read. I highly recommend that BassPlayer fix this issue, so that they don't tarnish what is otherwise great magazine content.

Why don't publishers "get it?"


I love this magazine, and am a long time print subscriber. However, there is no way I will ever give up my print subscription when the digital subscription costs twice as much. Could it be that is exactly the reaction the publisher desired, in an effort to protect their print subs?

Conde Naste is the one of the few publishers that seems to "get" the digital model. I am a print subscriber to Wired, and I get access to the digital version of the magazine (which includes actual digital content, rather than just a digital remake of the print product) with my subscription rather than as an added cost. The result? I actually spend more time consuming their product!

This app is a great example of how to do digital distribution in exactly the wrong way. I love you, Bass Player, but this is just atrocious.

More Garbage

Franky Panic

This is my experience with a sister publication. I'm not going to waste my time typing a new review, since my experience with Bass Player was essentially the same: After being lured with a free issue that they then tried to charge me for I deleted this garbage app. I've been a subscriber of Guitar Player since 1976 and I thought I'd give the digital edition a try (especially since the printed version has gotten so bad over the years). I would think digital distribution would give publishers a chance to embrace a new technology and innovate, but in this case, a I think not. Guitar Player, you've been an old and dear friend and ill miss you-this experience just motivated me to finally stop reflexively renewing my print edition.


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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