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Tuesday April 23, 2019. 09:30 PM
Tim Fletcher’s fourth entry of the “Unsung US Bassists” bass transcription series focuses on Jean Millington's Bass Line on “Ain’t That Peculiar” by Fanny.
The Fearless Flyers are back with some exciting news! Joe Dart and the guys are about to release their second album, “The Fearless Flyers II.” Here’s the first video from the album with the opening track, “Flyers Direct.”
Since turning 50 last year, Trevor Dunn has made a point of releasing his own music. The bassist, who is known for his work with bands like Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, has just put out a new album of classical chamber music.
Walrus Audio has expanded their modulation effects with the Slö Multi Texture Reverb. The pedal was designed to build dreamlike soundscapes.
Monday April 22, 2019. 09:30 PM
This week we’re checking out the Mammoth bass from Atelier Kraken. “Tentacle-crafted” in France by luthier Guillaume “Muche” Buguet and Vincent Clerc, the stunning bass has aluminum inlays along its ash body including a detailed engraving of the Kraken that extends ...
Here’s an excellent clip from Bass Day 98 showcasing Rocco Prestia on the tunes “Oakland Stroke” and “What is Hip.” Is there a tighter rhythm section than Rocco and David Garibaldi?
John Patitucci has returned with a new album called “Soul of the Bass,” which is described as his “most intimate and revealing solo album.” The recording, which marks his 16th solo effort, centers around improvisations on his double bass.
Sunday April 21, 2019. 09:30 PM
Headrush has announced the Looperboard, a looping device that utilizes a quad-core DSP system with a 7-inch touch interface. It also offers “a generous set of audio input and outputs.”
Jonathan Joly sent us the latest from his duo with vocalist Leah Gracie, who recently performed the song “In My Head” live. As always, the duo known as What a Day offers up some amazing music with some interesting instrumentation.
TC Electronic’s PolyTune line of tuners has gotten a little bigger but in a new small package. The company has just announced the PolyTune 3 Mini & Noir. The pint-sized pedals offer polyphonic tuning for tuning all your strings at once.
Saturday April 20, 2019. 09:30 PM
Dingwall has just released a new limited edition bass they call “the bass from Hell.” The company partnered with Darkglass Electronics, Dark Horse Comics, and Rob van der Loo from Epica to create the D-Roc Rob van der Loo “Hellboy” 5-string bass.
WATCH: Last month, Tal Wilkenfeld visited Paste Studios in New York to perform music from her new album, “Love Remains.” Here’s the clip for “Haunted Love,” which features a terrific bass and vocal intro before the rest of the group joins in.
J Rockett Audio Designs has introduced a new device called the Juice Joint Power Distributor. It’s used to power your effects pedals, but don’t call it a power supply. The company calls it a “power distributor that allows you to dump those awkward daisy chain...
After revealing that they’d be working on a new album late last year, Dug Pinnick and King’s X have offered an update. The group is currently at Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to make the record, which will be their first since “XV” in 2008.
Friday April 19, 2019. 09:30 PM
Adding to their Artisan series of basses, Cort has unveiled the B4 Plus AS RM bass, a four-string that incorporates four tonal woods and three finishes: Open Pore Aqua Blue, Open Pore Trans Black, and Open Pore Burgundy Red.
On May 1, 1973, Bob Marley and The Wailers visited The Old Grey Whistle Test’s studios for a live performance. Here’s their incredible performance of “Stir It Up” from the broadcast.
Drummer Mark Guiliana has just released his latest solo album, “BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!” Guiliana enlisted some of his closest musical partners to fill out the album including Jason Lindner, BIG YUKI, and Tim Lefebvre.
Veteran heavy metal outfit Accept has announced a new bassist to fill out their ranks since founding member Peter Baltes left in November. Martin Motnik has been named as the group’s full-time bass player.
Thursday April 18, 2019. 09:30 PM
STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS: The ’60s and ’70s were full of pivotal moments in music with albums that helped spawn new genres and reflect the quickly changing culture. Harvey Brooks played on many of them. Here are 11 of his favorite tracks, in his own words.
I’ve been a fan of YYNOT for some time. I really dig their original work, as well as their covers of old school Rush songs. I was surprised to see them covering ’80s era Rush in this video, but as always, they nailed it.
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