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Wednesday October 31, 2018. 08:30 PM
In this video from the road, I decided to respond to an email requesting some contextual examples of how I might use a few of the “licks and fills” from my book, Right Hand Drive. After a handful of technical difficulties and the majority of my day off spent filming in a ...
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It’s Halloween, so it’s only fitting that we present you with a creepy bass rendition of the theme from Halloween by Nicki Tedesco to set the mood. The bassist doubles on upright and electric basses, using a few effects to help summon the spirit of Michael Myers. Happy Hallow...
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Christian McBride has been working with lots of different bands on his albums over the years with duos, his trio, a quartet, and even a big band. However, his newest release is a format unlike anything he’s done so far. His New Jawn (a slang term for “thing” from...
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Tuesday October 30, 2018. 11:30 PM
KISS has just revealed the first 44 dates of their upcoming “End of the Road” farewell tour. The outing, which was revealed in September, is ultimately scheduled to run for three years. The first leg will cover North America starting in Vancouver, British Columbia on January...
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At this year’s Winter NAMM Show, luthier Rob Elrick showed us a new prototype he was working on that paid homage to a classic bass design. Now that instrument has come to fruition as the Elrick Icon Bass, which adds modern updates to an industry standard. “The Elrick...
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Scary Pockets keeps bringing the (re-imagined) hits with a new video. This time around, they take on the Bobby McFerrin tune, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Sam Wilkes is back on the bass with the band for this one, which is fronted by guest vocalist Nikka Costa.
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Leland Sklar will be appearing at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on November 8th for “An Evening with Leland Sklar.” The event will include an intimate chat with Sklar moderated by museum artistic director Scott Goldman followed by a performance. The legendary session...
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Monday October 29, 2018. 11:30 PM
France’s Glou-Glou FX has introduced a new filter/modulation/fuzz pedal called Pralines. Designed for guitar and bass, it has four independently controlled parallel filters that the company says offers a new approach to sound shaping. “Pralines can cover an extremely broad...
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This week we’re checking out a gorgeous new instrument with roots that date back hundreds of years. German luthier Michael Bornhak built this incredible Viennese-styled violone, which was an early form of the double bass, and took it out to the Black Forest to photograph it....
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Jesús Rico Pérez is back! In this new video, he takes on a recent tune by Michael Manring, which appeared on the official soundtrack for the film, Beneath The Bassline. Manring wrote the song as a dedication to Jaco Pastorius. You can check out the full soundtrack here,...
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Sad news to report today: George Hawkins, Jr. has passed away after battling cancer for the past year. The bassist and vocalist was a seasoned member of the music community and worked with artists ranging from Jimmy Reed to Roger Waters to Michael McDonald, who shared his...
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Sunday October 28, 2018. 11:30 PM
Cannibal Corpse is heading out on a 29-date tour covering all of November and stretching into December. The massive trek will see the band start on the East Coast and circle into the Midwest before finishing up in their home state of Florida on December 6th. They’ll be joined...
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Cort’s GB Series has a new member: the GB54P bass. The bass pays tribute to the classic P-style bass with vintage features including an alder body, a 9.45” fingerboard radius, a 20-fret hard maple neck, and its pickup. “The GB54P’s vintage-style VTB-P pickup produces the...
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Back in August, we featured a video of Victor Wooten and Bob Franceschini performing “Funky D” live in the studio. Now KNKX has shared the full segment for us to enjoy.
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While Les Claypool said that Primus may be on the back burner for a bit, that gives him time for other projects. That’s clear now as the bassist has announced a new album called South of Reality with The Claypool Lennon Delirium with Sean Lennon. The duo says the record is...
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Saturday October 27, 2018. 09:30 PM
TC Electronic has just announced the BC208, a portable bass cabinet fitted with two 8-inch drivers. It delivers 200 watts of tone that the company says features low-end punch. “Featuring a pair of powerful 8″ custom-engineered drivers, BC208 produces clear and focused bass...
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We’ve seen Cory Wong’s impressive guitar skills on many Vulfpeck videos, as well as his own solo project. Now we get to hear him lay it down on the bass. In this track, Cory handles not only the bass, but also the guitar, percussion, piano/keys, and vocals, along with...
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Esperanza Spalding has followed up last year’s Exposure with 12 Little Spells, a twelve-song album that focuses on using music as therapy. It came to her in a wash of inspiration while trying to write a single song before “developing the next full thing.” Each of the songs...
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Friday October 26, 2018. 09:30 PM
There are plenty of players who have left the musical world far too soon and are frequently overlooked or, more commonly, heard but not known. One example that comes to mind is the great and soulful Carl Radle, the California transplant who made an indelible mark in the...
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The Omnific is an Australian progressive instrumental band with two basses and a drummer, so of course I dig it. Matt Fack and Toby Peterson-Stewart handle all of the melodic and harmonic content while drummer Jerome Lematua holds the beat. “Objets de Vertu” showcases the...
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