Pro Audio > Guitar
Saturday February 16, 2019. 06:30 PM
David Pastorius sent us this video of his band Local 518 performing “The Chase” in the studio. The tune appeared on David’s first album and the re-recording will be part of his next one, Radio Gold, which drops on March 15th.
The Tedeschi Trucks band has released their fourth studio album, entitled “Signs.” The eleven-song continues the southern soul band’s momentum of amazing music, and also marks the final album to feature bassist Tim Lefebvre.
EBS expanded their bass pedal offerings this year at the Winter NAMM Show with the EBS MicroBass 3, an analog “multi-tool” for bassists. The unit is a two-channel preamp that brings together features from their HD360 and Fafner II bass amplifiers.
Friday February 15, 2019. 09:30 PM
This is the second entry of the Tim Fletcher's “Unsung US Bassists” series, with his transcription and analysis for Dave Hope’s bass line on “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas.
I love it when Stuart Clayton posts one of his “Giants of Bass” videos. He named this one “Who Dunnit?” which focuses on the style of Duck Dunn.
For the first time in over three decades, previously unissued recordings from the late saxophonist Eric Dolphy have been released. “Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions” includes 85 minutes of music, featuring bassists Richard Davis and Eddie Kahn
Lake Street Dive has announced a new leg of tour dates for this summer. The band, anchored by bassist Bridget Kearney, will be splitting their time with dates headlining as well as co-headlining with The Wood Brothers, featuring Chris Wood on bass.
Thursday February 14, 2019. 09:30 PM
G&L Guitars has introduced the Fullerton Deluxe range of basses including two new models. The Fullerton Deluxe JB and Fullerton Deluxe LB-100 are both made in the company’s Fullerton, California shop.
Lawson Kennard sent us this incredible video featuring the trio of Adam Blackstone, Wayne Moore and Thaddeus Tribbett performing a tribute to Derrick Hodge. While the performance is fantastic, I really enjoyed hearing Derrick’s story and influences at the end of the clip.
Thomas Laffont has released “The House By The Sea,” which marks the debut album with his band The Thomas Laffont Group. Anchored by Laffont’s deft bass work, the eight-song album takes you on a emotional trip.
Fuzzrocious Pedals released two new pedals at the Winter NAMM Show with the Playing Mantis and the Knob Jawn. Each of the pedals is handmade in their New Jersey shop.
Wednesday February 13, 2019. 09:30 PM
A reader sent Damian a question on the topic of transcribing after getting advice from others he didn’t agree with. Damian offers up his recommendations on how to approach transcribing as one of the important learning exercises in our bass playing.
Cory Wong is back with a new video, and we’re once again digging the sound. In this performance of “Simon,” Wong is once again joined by Kevin MacIntire on bass. I love the unison lines on this one, and the shirt offers a cool background too.
Victor Wooten is taking his educational camp on the road with the Wooten Woods Experience tour. The outing will feature the master bassist with his band as well as some students presenting an educational performance based on his Music and Nature camps.
Tuesday February 12, 2019. 09:30 PM
Fender has refreshed the Squier Classic Vibe Series with several decade-specific models of their flagship instruments. For bassists, that includes the Classic Vibe ’60s Jazz Bass, the Classic Vibe ’60s Precision Bass, the Classic Vibe ’70s Jazz Bass, and the Classic...
The band known as the Blues Beatles (with Bruno Falcão on bass) has been super popular around here. Turns out the guys behind that band also have another: Alabama Johnny. Here’s their performance of “Please Don’t Waste My Time.”
LCD Soundsystem has returned with their third live album called “Electric Lady Sessions.” The album was recorded at the iconic Manhattan studio and features live in-studio versions of songs from their 2017 album, “American Dream,” as well as fan favorites and three...
Monday February 11, 2019. 09:30 PM
I got to catch bassist Remco Hendrix playing a the Duvoisin booth at NAMM, and it led me to check out more of the company’s instruments. This week we’re looking at their Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood,” which was part of a limited run of instruments...
Bass technique has really evolved from the early days of the instrument, and Nathan Navarro demonstrates that in this incredible two-minute solo. From fingerstyle to double thumbing to harmonics, the bassist absolutely tears it up while utilizing the whole range of his...
Legendary R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples has just released a new album called “Live in London,” with Jeff Turmes on bass. The release is taken from a performance at the London’s Union Chapel and comes just a few months before her 80th birthday.
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