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  • New Peavey Cirrus Series Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

    In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Cirrus bass, Peavey has brought out a limited edition hand-crafted Rudy Sarzo signature model. The Cirrus series features exotic woods, resonant neck-through-body design, and studio-quiet active electronics that make it a showcase of craftsmanship and technology. The Sarzo model is a four-string, and has a glossy, hand-stained... »

  • NAMM Bass buzz from across the web

    Here’s a nice roundup of stories we missed during the NAMM show. The new Ashbory Upright is the “the tiny bass that thinks it is a giant upright. It does deliver that URB acoustic bass sound, but in a most unusual way.” MarkBass pedals give you foot-switched control over a single effect. These new boxes... »

  • Asataka’s Bass Session

    Asataka’s Bass Session

    Today’s featured player is Asataka “King” Bass rocking a Mark King-like duo with his teacher. Check it out: »

  • Peavey introduces three new bass amps

    Peavey has announced three new amplifiers, two solid-state combo models available now and a tube unit available by mid-year. The redesigned TNT amp boasts 600 watts, and its sibling, the TKO powers at 400 watts. Both have the same 7-band EQ, an XLR direct interface, and most other controls. Special to the TNT are foot... »

  • Bryan Beller record release gig announced

    Bryan Beller is celebrating his Thanks In Advance release with a gig at The Baked Potato on January 22nd. In his email announcement, Bryan said “This kind of gig doesn’t happen very often… last one was four years ago. So, you know, don’t miss it! Rehearsals are rocking. It will be epic. Hope to see... »

  • Krist Novoselic needs some Rock Band practice

    On a recent trip to the mall, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic spotted a Rock Band demo and decided to give it a whirl. He chose the Nirvana tune “In Bloom”, a song he’s played hundreds of times in the studio and on stage. But Rock Band’s controller and format stumped the bassist. As Novoselic put... »

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  • Christian McBride Plays “Havona”

    Christian McBride Plays “Havona”

    Today’s featured video features Christian McBride playing electric bass on Jaco Pastorius’ “Havona”. Originally a two-parter video, Part 1 has been lost into the ether. But that’s okay, part 2 is killer: McBride originally recorded “Havona” on his Sci-Fi album. »

  • Marshall introduces new MB Series bass amps

    Marshall Amplification’s MB series now includes eight featured models: four combo amps, one head and three cabinets. The new amps join the existing MB15 and MB30 models. Each amp features two independent, foot-switchable channels: Classic and Modern (a footswitch is supplied with each model). The Modern channel offers a crispness and crystal clarity that is... »

  • Fernandes introduces Tony Campos signature bass

    Tony Campos (Static-X, Asesino) will be showing off his new Fernandes signature five-string bass on Friday at the NAMM show. If you’re lucky enough to know the right people, you can see him (and the bass) today at 1:30, at the Fernandes booth, 5960. »

  • Fender’s new Road Worn basses

    Fender has announced two bass models in their new Fender Road Worn series. These are replicas of their classic basses from 50s and 60s, scruffed up to look like the real thing. The Fender Road Worn 1950s Precision Bass is made with a one-piece maple neck, an alder body, and traditional split single-coil pickup. The... »