Pro Audio > Guitar
Saturday March 30, 2019. 08:30 PM
Traveler Guitars has expanded their line of portable hollow-body instruments with the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass. The four-string is 3/4 the size of a standard instrument and has a 23.35-inch scale length.
It has been a while since we first featured Milk’n Blues, who does some pretty epic covers. In this clip, they take on The Doobie Brothers, “Long Train Runnin’,” with Eduardo Machado laying it down.
Former Dire Straits bassist John Illsley is back with a new solo album entitled “Coming Up For Air.” Produced with Guy Fletcher and recorded in Mark Knopfler’s studio, the album has a distinct flavor of Illsley’s former band in addition to his unique voice.
Friday March 29, 2019. 08:30 PM
Ryan’s new “Lightbulb Moment” started out with a question: “Is there one song that contains an exemplary amount of bass playing knowledge?” She picked one and broke it down completely. (The tune may come as a surprise!)
If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen that I have a fairly sensitive bullshit radar. It’s not that I’m a natural skeptic, but I’ve been around gear for so long that when I see something that has a super high price and claiming all sorts of impr...
Earlier this month we featured Melissa Petitto in our Reader Spotlight. A few days ago, Melissa reached out to us to share her new video, which includes Snarky Puppy keyboardist Shaun Martin, drummer Flaviano Pennisi, and Melissa on vocals and bass. The trio performs Stevie...
Mastro Valvola has released a new version of their Area multi-reverb called the Area MkII. The new unit has the same features as the original with the addition of a Timed Bypass System, which the company designed to manage the reverb trails.
Thursday March 28, 2019. 11:30 PM
The Eastwood Custom Shop has collaborated with designer John Backlund once again to create the Backlund 100 Bass. Modeled after the retro-futuristic guitar, the bass is built with an offset and angular mahogany body matched to a mahogany neck.
Suzi Quatro has been rocking for over five decades. Hailed as the first female bassist to become a major rock star, she scored hits in the 1970s. This year she’s here to let you know she’s not slowing down. We caught up with Quatro to get the scoop on the new album, her...
YYNOT has been hitting the road lately, performing their original music and epic covers of Rush tunes. Here’s a recent video from one of their live performances, where they take on Rush’s “Beneath, Between, and Behind,” from “Fly by Night.”
Wednesday March 27, 2019. 11:30 PM
German manufacturer Duesenberg Guitars has announced a limited edition series instruments with Boston-based punk band the Dropkick Murphys. The Alliance Series is limited to 96 instruments worldwide and includes a bass model for Ken Casey.
This week’s “Ask” question starts like this: “How do you switch between 4/5/6 strings when the low E has been ingrained in my memory?” Check out what Damian has to say about making the switch.
Here’s a fantastic clip of John Patitucci and his Electric Guitar Quartet (featuring Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas on guitars, and Nate Smith on drums.) The quartet performs “Four in One” live.
Saudade is a musical group with a diverse cast of contributors: Chino Moreno of the Deftones, Chelsea Wolfe, John Medeski, Gil Sharone of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more. The musical collective is anchored by the bass of Chuck Doom. Check out the track, “Shadows & Light
Tuesday March 26, 2019. 08:30 PM
It’s been 20 years since Ibanez first introduced the BTB. They’re celebrating in 2019 with the BTB 20th Anniversary Bass, available in five and six-string versions.
[ Updated March 2019 ] Eric Clapton is not only one of my favorite guitarists, but he has also been a big influence on the way I approach my guitar tone. Through the years he has created a number of amazing sounds coming from his guitar and below I’ll link to some of my...
Keyboardist/vocalist Alina Engibaryan released “We Are” in February 2018. The band, which includes Michael League on bass, Chris Potter on sax, and Kendrick Scott on drums just released the video for the track, “Doesn’t Seem So Real.”
Songbird FX has released a new product called the Birdcord Voltage Converter, which allows you to plug them into a USB port to generate an output voltage of either 6, 9, 12, or 18 volts.
Monday March 25, 2019. 11:30 PM
Viraemia bassist Scott Plummer has died from suicide. The news was shared by bandmate Josh Hernandez on the group’s Facebook page.
This week we’re checking out the Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL from Ramsay Musical Instruments. The six-string, fretless lefty has a jaw-dropping layered and chambered body with a solid top veneer.
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