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  • Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal

    Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics is now shipping their Microtubes B3K bass distortion pedal. The pedal features hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages for a natural dynamic response, with Level, Drive, and Blend knobs as well as Attack and Grunt switches to dial up your sound. The Attack switch replicates the “Ultra Hi” option from many tube amps,... »

  • Les Claypool Asks Fans For Help

    Les Claypool Asks Fans For Help

    Les Claypool recently sent a heartfelt newsletter reaching out to his fans for help. In the email, he thanked fans for supporting the recent Primus tour, and went on to share some bad news he’d received following his Oddity Faire Tour. “I received the very traumatic news from my brother Ron that his little baby... »

  • Slam Stewart: Flat Foot Floogie

    Slam Stewart: Flat Foot Floogie

    Dig this! Slam Stewart was one of the most if not the most recorded jazz bassists in the 40s, known for his bowing and singing along with his impeccable bass lines. Seeing him live was a treat nobody could forget. Here he is live with the Benny Goodman Quartet. »

  • Blues Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 18

    Blues Rock: Bass Play-Along Volume 18

    Hal Leonard has released Volume 18 of their Bass Play-Along series. Blues Rock is a 72 page, 8 song book featuring tab and CD tracks for each classic blues tune. The melody and lyrics for each tune are also included. The CD includes audio with and without bass, so you can hear the bassline first,... »

  • Krist Novoselic to Appear on Next Foo Fighters Album

    Krist Novoselic to Appear on Next Foo Fighters Album

    Bassist Krist Novoselic will be appearing on the next Foo Fighters album, according to recent interviews with frontman Dave Grohl. Novoselic and Grohl were the respective bassist and drummer for the iconic grunge band Nirvana, and have not recorded together since the group’s final track, “You Know You’re Right,” in 1993. Krist will be contributing... »

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  • Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (October 2010)

    This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from October, 2010. 1. Divinity Roxx Bass Solo Divinity Roxx got her start touring with Victor Wooten. Now she’s running the show for Beyonce’s band, and showing off her bass skills with a medley of classic hip-hop and R&B. 2.... »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Trying To Forget

    Alberto Rigoni: Trying To Forget

    Here’s a cool, spacy, harmonic-filled bass solo from Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni from his latest solo album, Something Different. »

  • Toph-E and the Pussycats with Will Lee Release “No Ordinary Day”

    Toph-E and the Pussycats with Will Lee Release “No Ordinary Day”

    Toph-E and the Pussycats have released a new album, No Ordinary Day, featuring Will Lee on bass and vocals. The band’s sound has been described as “R n’ B-bop,” as they play a mix of originals and R&B classics while paying homage to jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock. The... »

  • Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 112 Bass Cabinet

    Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 112 Bass Cabinet

    Aguilar Amplification has added their first lightweight cabinet to their line. The SL 112 weighs in at 25 pounds and features a Neodymium driver with a custom-designed crossover, a phenolic tweeter with variable level control and a frequency response ranging from 37Hz–16kHz. “We spent a lot of time working on the crossover design to arrive... »

  • Uriah Duffy: Superstitious Solo

    Uriah Duffy: Superstitious Solo

    Today’s video comes from Uriah Duffy, who sent along this note with it: After leaving Whitesnake, I’ve returned to gigs with various artists as a bassist for hire, which I love doing. There are some great new original projects for me these days, but for now, here’s a lil 5-string solo flavor over “Superstitious”, using... »