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Wednesday March 10, 2021. 03:30 PM
Anthony Jackson’s incredible bass playing is the subject of a new transcription book called “The Artistry of Anthony Jackson”. Written by Andy Robertson, it offers ten detailed transcriptions of the six-string pioneer’s bass lines.
Tuesday March 9, 2021. 09:30 PM
Warwick has expanded their lineup of strings with the Black Label Nickel-Plated Steel Strings series, which includes six different sets. Warwick describes the strings as having a “smooth tight feel and a rich warm sound.”
Derek Frank sent us the fourth entry in his series of videos recorded live at Palomino Sound in Los Angeles, CA on November 16th, 2020. “Hunker Down” was written by Derek and man, it is funky.
Each week, the Berklee Bass Department gets into all things bass with hosts Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci. Their next segment, however, will have the trio talking shop with some of the world’s best saxophonists.
Monday March 8, 2021. 09:30 PM
This week we’re checking out a cool and affordable bass by Retrovibe called the T32 “Telenbacker”. The medium-scale bass is a mashup of Telecaster and Rickenbacker basses that weighs in at 8.2 pounds.
Today’s clip is brought to you by the legend, BrownMark. He gives us some secret sauce and other techniques that create that classic “Grease” that Prince is known for amongst musicians.
Although spring is just around the corner, Witherfall has released their fourth album, “Curse of Autumn”. The band’s dark, melodic metal stylings are once again underpinned by the incredible bass playing of Anthony Crawford.
Sunday March 7, 2021. 09:30 PM
SolidGoldFX is throwing things back with their latest pedal called the Imperial MkII. Inspired by the JEN Jumbo fuzz, the pedal has four sliders for controlling your volume, tone, contour, and fuzz.
Like most of us, Luke McIntosh became pretty obsessed with Joe Dart’s work with Vulfpeck. In the end, Luke transcribed 69 Dart bass lines and broke it all down in this video (with transcriptions).
Real Estate bassist/vocalist Alex Bleeker has released a new album called “Heaven on the Faultline”, which marks his first full-length solo project in five years.
Saturday March 6, 2021. 09:30 PM
Cicognani Engineering has released the SexyBoost2, a dual channel tube booster they say is perfect for “pushing the front-end of a tube amp or as a level booster in a loop.”
Rebecca Johnson recently shared this video on Facebook of her band’s last gig before the shutdown last year. In this clip, the band performs a great cover of Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be”. We can’t wait for this to be a thing again.
Nearly forty years into their career, NOFX has returned their 14th full-length studio album, entitled “Single Album”. Frontman and bassist Fat Mike calls it a “dark album”, although that wasn’t his initial intent.
Friday March 5, 2021. 09:30 PM
The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled their 2021 Masterbuilt Prestige Collection, featuring one-of-a-kind instruments crafted by their roster of master builders. This year the series includes two basses.
Liquid Tension Experiment continues to release videos for the latest album, “LTE3”, and this one is different (but still awesome). “If LTE ever had a ‘prog pop hit’ this would be it!”
It’s time to get your dance on. Stuart Clayton has just released “The Chic Book”, a transcription book that compiles 18 songs with both bass and guitar parts written out. That means you can learn the parts from both Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.
Thursday March 4, 2021. 09:30 PM
Episode #75 of Groove - The No Treble Podcast is here. This month’s guest is the insanely talented Charles Berthoud. Already recognized as one of the masters of the two-handed tapping technique, Charles plays the bass like a piano, accompanying himself with multiple parts.
Prepare for instant stank face, as No Treble favorite Federico Malaman and shining star Áron Hodek give us some “Killer Kid Funk.” Joined with Áron’s brother David on drums, this trio is super funky!
Toto guitarist and session ace Steve Lukather has just released a new solo album called “I Found The Sun Again”. Co-produced and engineered by Ken Freeman, the album includes bassists Jorgen Carlsson and John Pierce.
Wednesday March 3, 2021. 09:30 PM
Gruv Gear has expanded their line of instrument cases by simultaneously reducing it. The new Kapsulite Bass Guitar Bag is 33% lighter than the company’s popular Kapsule model while continuing to provide utmost protection.
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