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Tuesday November 29, 2016. 09:30 PM
One of the things that I love about doing this column is that I sometimes find unlikely pairings – like this one. I didn’t know that Bon Jovi’s Hugh McDonald played bass on this extremely funky joint, “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” as performed by Gladys Knight and the...
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Rubatat Antonin just shared his latest video with Hungry Beats, saying “Our most experimental track so far… ring mod, Meatbox, key bass. Lots of stuff in this video.” We’re really digging what Rubatat and drummer Romain Chenard are doing.
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Rush’s Time Stand Still documentary is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. The film documents the band’s 40-year history, centered on the band’s final R40 tour. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson share personal stories about the band’s career while much of the film focuses...
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Meshuggah’s Dick Lovgren has gotten a crazy new bass from Zon Guitars, and it’s our bass of the week. The one-of-a-kind Zemi Acoustik is based on Zon’s Sonus body style but has a thicker, hollow mahogany body with a stunning flame maple top. Its set neck is made of a composit...
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Monday November 28, 2016. 09:30 PM
Photo by Alan Levine Q: I recently saw a video that talked about going to music school. After watching it I got the impression that maybe school wasn’t such a good idea. At the same time it seemed like the only way to get work as a musician, was to go to school and use...
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Viktor Lőrincz is back, and he’s just shared his latest video with us. Viktor said, “The Loner” is one of his favorite guitar songs after hearing Gary Moore perform it. So he decided to create his own solo bass arrangement of the tune.
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Brandi Disterheft has returned with her fourth album as a leader, entitled Blue Canvas. With veteran pianist Harold Mabern and drummer Joe Farnsworth in tow, the jazz bassist/vocalist goes deep on a mix of classic and original tunes. “Aside from an array of classic standards...
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We had a great week last week, with a heavy dose of great lessons and columns. Add to that some new gear, top bass videos and more, and you have this week’s reader favorites. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Competing with the “Bass Virtuosos” A ...
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Sunday November 27, 2016. 06:30 PM
We were so knocked out by the bass and vocals duo of Vincenzo Maurogiovanni and Gaia Gentile. In this video, they perform Vincenzo’s tune, “Fascino” – and it is fantastic.
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A special piece of history has been released with Mike Watt’s Ring Spiel Tour ’95 album. It was a special time for Watt, who was just beginning his solo work after years of working with The Minutemen and fIREHOSE. His first solo album, Ball-Hog or Tugboat? was released...
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Saturday November 26, 2016. 09:30 PM
Roger Sadowsky and crew have introduced a vintage version of their Single Cut model, which was introduced earlier this year. The bass retains the specs of the original bass with two key differences: different pickups and the inclusion of a pickguard and control plate....
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Bass the World has shared another video featuring several bassists. Dubbed Project B, the lineup includes Naoki Kobayashi, SHU, Kensuke Harada, Fernando Molinari, Mana Iwanaga, Federico Malaman, Naoki Tozawa, Tomoya Iwaki, Yusuke Morita, Keitaro Sasaki, Kiyomi Kunihisa, and...
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Bassists looking to get orchestral jobs have a new resource thanks to Jason Heath’s new book, Winning the Audition. Heath, who hosts the Contrabass Conversations podcast, interviewed musicians from the world’s top orchestras to get the scoop on what it took to get their...
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Lake Street Dive have announced an extensive US tour slated to start in February. The tour will kick off February 16th in Boston, Massachusetts before covering the East Coast and heading west to end up in Los Angeles, California on March 21st. The band, anchored by bassist...
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Friday November 25, 2016. 09:30 PM
If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s traffic. Anyone living in, visiting, or planning to move to Nashville has become burdened by the time wasting, frustrating, 4-hour rush hour that is seemingly inescapable. I’m no stranger to the woes of metropolitan areas, the ...
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Bassist Joy Anthony M shared this video with us, and it is a beautiful tribute. “Beautiful and cool sunrise at Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain. Felt appropriate to do this video,” Anthony shares. “A personal tribute to two late greats, Victor Bailey and Jaco Pastorius. Hope you...
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Erik Scott has released his fourth solo album, In The Company of Clouds. The former Alice Cooper and Flo & Eddie bassist has expanded on his own personal style that mixes his past rock influences in with new age, jazz, and world styles. Scott weaves ambient soundscapes that...
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Thursday November 24, 2016. 08:30 PM
It is a Thanksgiving tradition here to celebrate five bass videos we’re thankful for from our archives. Here are the top five reader favorite videos from 2016. Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy… 1. Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun Back in March, Tal Wilkenfeld visited Paste Studios...
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Vulfpeck’s “Dean Town” really blew us all away when it was released on their latest album, The Beautiful Game. Bassist Isac Danielsson decided to take on the tune in this play-along video. If you’re interested in giving it a try, Isac has shared his transcription.
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The extended range specialists at Strictly 7 Guitars have officially launched a new line of bass guitars. The series includes three models: the Copperhead, the Sidewinder, and the Python. “The Copperhead was the original bass model we started in 2013 with Simone Bertozzi of...
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