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  • Mike Lull Unveils Tom Petersson Signature Bass

    Mike Lull Unveils Tom Petersson Signature Bass

    Mike Lull introduced a new Tom Petersson signature bass, the TPT4, at NAMM this year. The TPT4 is based on Lull’s T4, with some tweaking specified by the Cheap Trick bassist. One of the key differences is the pickup placement. The pickups, made by Lull, are both pushed up closer to the neck: a position... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld and Jeff Beck: Freeway Jam

    Tal Wilkenfeld and Jeff Beck: Freeway Jam

    Here’s a great fan shot video of Tal Wilkenfeld taking a solo during a Jeff Beck concert. Eventually, Beck joins in to help out with the low end… on the same bass. Pretty cool. This leads into a performance of Beck’s “Blue Wind”, from the Wired album. »

  • Hal Leonard Releases KISS Bass Play-Along

    Hal Leonard Releases KISS Bass Play-Along

    Hal Leonard has released a KISS Bass Play-Along book, featuring bass lines played by Gene Simmons written out in TAB format. The accompanying CD has tracks with and without the bass line to help you hear what it should sound like, then play it on your own. The disc plays in any CD player, but... »

  • Esperanza Spalding to Perform At Grammys, Co-Host Pre-Telecast Ceremony

    Esperanza Spalding to Perform At Grammys, Co-Host Pre-Telecast Ceremony

    Bassist and Grammy nominee Esperanza Spalding will be co-hosting the Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony, as well as performing at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. Spalding will be sharing hosting duties with singer Bobby McFerrin on the show, which will be streamed on the Grammy website and YouTube channel starting at 1 p.m. PT on February 13.... »

  • Hartke Announces Kilo Bass Amplifier

    Hartke Announces Kilo Bass Amplifier

    Hartke has released the Kilo Bass Amplifier, a new head unit that delivers 1,000 watts via bridged mono or 500 watts per side in stereo or dual mono. Housed in a 3U rackspace chassis, the amp features a tube preamp and variable Hartke Bass Attack Overdrive and Shape Control in addition to an onboard compressor.... »

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  • Kira Small and Bryan Beller: I Ain’t Never

    Kira Small and Bryan Beller: I Ain’t Never

    Talk about diversity! Bryan Beller plays bass for the cartoon band Dethklok, but when he’s not melting faces he hits the road with wife Kira Small to play house shows. This particular performance was recorded for the program “The Smoking Lounge” at the Magnolia Avenue KDHX studio in St. Louis, MO. »

  • David Binney: Graylen Epicenter

    David Binney: Graylen Epicenter

    Saxophonist and composer David Binney has released his latest album, Graylen Epicenter. Binney enlisted a terrific supporting cast for the album, including bassist Eivind Opsvik, guitarist Wayne Krantz, drummer Brian Blade and others. This is one diverse album, covering a huge spectrum of jazz styles from many eras. Binney’s bandmates really bring a lot to... »

  • Tech 21 Releases Boost Chorus Bass Pedal

    Tech 21 Releases Boost Chorus Bass Pedal

    Tech 21 has unveiled a new two new Boost Chorus pedals, including a bass specific version. The new Boost Chorus Bass, which can be used to obtain slapback, echo, flanging, and doubling effects, was designed after ‘70s vintage choruses, to mimic their richness. To get a chorus sound without making “seasick tones,” Tech 21 added... »

  • Between the Buried and Me: Viridian

    Between the Buried and Me: Viridian

    Here’s a clip of the song “Viridian” from Between the Buried and Me’s Colors Live DVD. The song is based around the beautiful bass melody laid out by Dan Briggs. »

  • Bob Marley’s Final Performance Released on “Live Forever”, with Aston Barrett

    Bob Marley’s Final Performance Released on “Live Forever”, with Aston Barrett

    Bob Marley’s final performance, which took place at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Stanley Theater on September 23, 1980, has just been released. Bob Marley & the Wailers: Live Forever is a 2-disc, 20-track collection capturing Marley and his band performing his most famous hits at the end of an era, as Marley would die of cancer months... »