Pro Audio > Guitar
Sunday February 24, 2019. 09:30 PM
Last year, Warwick unveiled the bass version of the Framus Idolmaker at the Winter NAMM Show. At this year’s show, they unveiled a version of it for their more affordable Rockbass line.
It’s a rainy, lazy Sunday morning here. While browsing the Facebook feed, I came across a post by Or Lubianiker, who shared a video he recorded with Eyal Amir. It was the perfect soundtrack for today.
House of Waters has returned with a new album called “Rising.” The innovative trio, anchored by bassist Moto Fukushima, is known for their unusual instrumentation and exploratory music.
Saturday February 23, 2019. 09:30 PM
Among the new releases Fender previewed at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show was the Rarities Series, which they called “an upscale, boutique series of 9 models crafted in Corona, California.” One of those nine instruments is the Rarities Flame Ash Top Jazz Bass.
WATCH: Late last year we shared a video of John Entwistle on Rick Wakeman’s show GasTank performing the song, “Go America.” This time we’re featuring The Ox playing and singing the classic “Twist and Shout.”
Eric Gales has proven himself to be a wizard on the guitar, but on his new album “The Bookends” he chose to push himself as a vocalist. Plus, it’s anchored with bass work by Gales himself as well as heavyweights MonoNeon and Orlando Thompson.
Hartke has introduced the HD508, a bass combo amp that dishes out 500 watts via four of the company’s 8-inch HyDrive speakers. The design also utilizes a Class D power section to keep the weight down to just 49 pounds.
Friday February 22, 2019. 09:30 PM
Skjold Design Guitars has introduced a new bass model called the Greyling. Shown at the Bass Bash during the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, the bass is described as an old school four-string.
In 2013, Richard Bona performed at the RTL Jazz Festival. Here’s an amazing clip of him taking on the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Three Views of a Secret.” It doesn’t get any better than this.
Sad news to report: Peter Tork of the ’60s band The Monkees has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. The news was shared by his family on his official website.
Brubaker Guitars has unveiled the JXB-Standard, which is a production model of their custom JXB. The bass comes in two combinations: ash body with a maple fingerboard or alder body with a pau ferro fingerboard.
Thursday February 21, 2019. 09:30 PM
Harmonically clever and tonally unique, Ross Valory’s playing can be heard on most of Journey’s catalog and the hits that we know and love (or have heard a thousand times), certifying him as the latest Bass Player to Know.
No, not really. But since I returned to participating in online guitar forums, as I experienced in the past, there’s always that one in the crowd that let’s just say is much less conciliatory with their evaluation of others’ tone. On the one hand, lots of people enjoy the...
It is always great to see a new video by Miki Santamaria. Check out his performance with guitarist/vocalist Toni Beiro of Beiro’s tune “Crónicas Desde La Ingravidez”
Twelve years after her last studio album, R&B superstar Chaka Khan has returned with “Hello Happiness,” which is described as “an empowering collection of songs with cutting-edge production.” Sam Wilkes also brings a breath of fresh air with his bass on several songs.
Fender expanded their Rumble series of bass amplifiers this year with a new combo called the Rumble LT25 as well as the Rumble 800 Head. Each unit was debuted at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show and will be hitting the market in March.
Wednesday February 20, 2019. 09:30 PM
What do you think people mean when they say, “play compositionally”? That’s the question a reader sent Damian this week. Check out what he has to say on the subject.
During the 2019 Winter NAMM show, Victor Wooten and John Ferrara got together at the Hartke booth to jam, and it was fantastic.
Drummer Lance Crane and bassist Christian Fabian have teamed up once again to release a new album with The Crane & Fabian Project. “Run For Cover” is the third CD from the group and features a mix of covers and originals by Fabian.
Meet Benjamin Williams, who goes bass B.E.N (bass every night). Benjamin is an active bassist around Atlanta and on tour and seems to have a superhuman pinky as well. Here’s his story…
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