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  • USAF Band of Liberty Bass Vacancy

    The United States Air Force Band is holding auditions for the bass chair. Audition materials are due by November 7, 2010. The live audition is on Dec 7, 2010. Audition Requirements Scales and Arpeggios: Perform all scales and arpeggios from memory throughout the full practical range of the instrument (lowest open string to the 19th... »

  • Mike Flynn: Wah Bass Funk Loop

    Mike Flynn: Wah Bass Funk Loop

    Here’s a funky jam by bassist Mike Flynn, with a little help from his EBS Wah One Pedal and Boss RC2 looper. If you dig this, check out Mike’s album, Homespun. »

  • Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

    Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

    Tascam has updated their trainer series again with the unveiling of the new GB-10 Trainer/Recorder. The practice station allows you to load MP3s onto the 2GB SD card and then manipulate the track to suit your needs by looping, slowing down, and pitch shifting. The 1/4” input accepts both bass and guitar, and onboard effects... »

  • Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons

    Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons

    Bass guru Stu Hamm has just released his latest instructional video, Fretboard Fitness, through Truefire TV. Aimed at intermediate players, Fretboard Fitness contains 40 video lessons on theory, fretboard navigation, and hand strength that are designed to avoid becoming tedious, as often happens in instructional methods. “These are the bass guitar lessons I wish I... »

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  • Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)

    Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)

    Larry Graham gets down and dirty in this performance with Graham Central Station in Germany from 1996, flipping between a nasty distorted solo style and a clean funky slap with some singing mixed in. Don’t let Armageddon catch y’all sleepin’. »

  • Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour

    Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour

    Jazz bassist Rufus Reid has announced a Fall 2010 tour in support of his latest album, Out Front, which he released in March of this year. Rufus will be making his way around the west coast, starting in Canada and working his way down to San Diego, CA. The tour features the same trio from... »

  • Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut

    Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut

    Ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and his new band Black Country Communion have released their debut, self-titled album. The 12-track CD is accompanied by a DVD chock full of extras like in-studio footage, live tracks, and band member interviews. Black Country Communion is a rock supergroup that consists of Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Dream Theater’s... »

  • John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award

    John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award

    John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures will honored with a Gold Badge Award, given out by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. The event, which will also recognize twelve other recipients, will take place October 20 at the Savoy Hotel in London. Jones is being honored not only for... »

  • Flashback: Metallica Bass Auditions with Robert Trujillo

    Flashback: Metallica Bass Auditions with Robert Trujillo

    This is a cool documentary clip showing the process Metallica went through to replace Jason Newsted, who left the band. In the clip, bassists making appearances include Scott Reeder (Kyuss), Jeordie White, aka Twiggy Ramirez (A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), Chris Wyse (The Cult) Eric Avery (Alanis Morissette, Jane’s Addiction)... »

  • George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers

    George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers

    Legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter, Jr. will be hitting the road as part of the jam supergroup, 7 Walkers, on their upcoming tour. The band, founded by ex-Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and guitarist Papa Mali, will also be releasing their self-titled debut on November 2 through Response Records. Though Porter is on the... »