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  • Bass Day UK to Feature Stu Hamm, Victor Bailey and Billy Sheehan

    One week from today, Bass Day UK kicks off in Manchester, England. The event includes concerts, clinics, workshops and exhibits from leading brands and luthiers. Bass Day UK Line Up: Victor Bailey: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Billy Sheehan: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Stu Hamm: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Paul Balmer and Mo... »

  • Joe Satriani: New Album and Tour with Mermen Bassist Allen Whitman

    Joe Satriani: New Album and Tour with Mermen Bassist Allen Whitman

    Rock guitarist Joe Satriani is releasing his 14th solo album, Black Swans & Wormhole Wizards next week, with Mermen bassist Allen Whitman holding down the low end. “[Allen] has such a unique style, he’s a very creative rock and groove-oriented player,” Satriani shares. The album, out October 5th, will be supported by a UK tour... »

  • Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass

    Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass

    Robert Chiarelli has authored a new method for electric bass. Dexterity Exercises for the Electric Bass is a 120 page book covering over 100 exercises to help break through technical limitations and build strength, flexibility, gain position shifting skills, endurance and technical mastery of the instrument. Each exercise is documented in both standard notation and... »

  • Jason Newsted: Bass Solo with Kirk Hammett

    Jason Newsted: Bass Solo with Kirk Hammett

    Here’s a clip of Jason Newsted during his time with Metallica from the Cunning Stunts DVD. Jason starts with a little bass solo doodle before he is joined by guitarist Kirk Hammett on duet renditions of the songs “My Friend of Misery,” “Sanitarium,” and finally “Nothing Else Matters.” »

  • Stu Hamm to Tour Europe

    Stu Hamm to Tour Europe

    Rock bass guru Stu Hamm will be touring Europe in a string of performances and clinics throughout October. The 11-day outing will kick off at Bass Day UK in Manchester, England and wrap up with a couple dates in Estonia. Hamm is currently working on mixing and mastering his latest album, Just Outside of Normal,... »

  • Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger

    Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger

    A/DA has released their Reissue Flanger, which is a throwback to their original pedal that began shipping in 1980. The pedal retains the same Sweep Range, Speed, Enhance, Manual delay range, Even/Odd harmonics switch, and Threshold controls as the original, but now includes True-Bypass switching. The chassis, featuring heavy-duty casting and a cold-rolled steel bottom... »

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  • Divinity Roxx Bass Solo

    Divinity Roxx Bass Solo

    Divinity Roxx, who got her big break touring with Victor Wooten, shows off her bass skills on The Beyoncé Experience – Live! DVD by playing through a medley of classic hip-hop and R&B tunes, wrapping up with some solo bass and stage antics. Divinity is the musical director for Beyonce’s band, Suga Mama. »

  • Alexander T Kent Leaves Say Anything

    Alexander T Kent Leaves Say Anything

    After six years with the band, bassist Alexander T Kent announced he is leaving the ranks of Say Anything. The departure was “as amicable as a split could possibly be,” says the band, as Kent has chosen to move on. “There are no hard feelings and there was no altercation,” Kent explains. “I have just... »