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  • Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

    Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

    Squier has introduced the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS, a short scale take on the classic Fender model. Featuring a 30” scale, the bass is suitable for anyone who appreciates the comfort of a short-scale instrument, as the company explains it’s more than just a student model. The Jaguar Special SS has an Agathis... »

  • Transcribing and Incorporating Bass Lines and Licks

    Transcribing and Incorporating Bass Lines and Licks

    Q: When I practice, I spend a lot of time transcribing different bass lines. After I’ve transcribed and learned to play it, I try to incorporate it by jamming along the record, using some of the cool ideas from original bass lines. Do you have some ideas and concepts for incorporating transcribed bass lines in... »

  • Viktor Lörincz: Boomerang Competition Bass Solo

    Viktor Lörincz: Boomerang Competition Bass Solo

    Wow! Someone shared this video with us and we couldn’t wait to post it. Bassist Lőrincz Viktor recorded this video for the Guitar Titan competition on the NeoFM Bumeráng Radio Show. »

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  • Hot Tuna Releases “Steady As She Goes”

    Hot Tuna Releases “Steady As She Goes”

    Hot Tuna, the group formed in 1969 by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, have released their first studio album in 20 years. Steady As She Goes represents over 50 years of the duo playing together, and as such, the 12 tracks are reflective of their lives thus far. Though there is... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Lorna Thomas

    Reader Spotlight: Lorna Thomas

    Meet Lorna Thomas, a bassist from Edinburgh, Scotland and our player in the spotlight for April 5, 2011. Bio: I started to play bass when I was 14, by learning the latest Duran Duran single. Three months later, I was out gigging with local bands and had at last found something that I felt I... »

  • TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp

    TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp

    TC Electronic has announced their newest compact bass head, the RH750. Sporting several features of TC’s RH450 model (see our review), the RH750 offers a boost in power (750 watts, 1200 watts peak) and a new TweeterTone control. TweeterTone offers what TC dubs as “intelligent HF control”, allowing the player a wider range of sound... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass

    Carl Palmer Band bassist Simon Fitzpatrick performs an all-bass version of the classic Queen tune, “Bohemian Rhapsody” in this video. This was filmed at the Cannery Casino in Las Vegas, during the band’s 2010 tour. Thanks to Alun Vaughan, who shared this video with us. »

  • On-Stage Stands Unveils ProGrip II Stand

    On-Stage Stands Unveils ProGrip II Stand

    On-Stage Stands has introduced the GS8200 II Hang-It Guitar Stand, a stand that allows instruments to hang from the headstock, rather than sit in a cradle. When a bass is put on the stand, the weight of it closes padded gates to lock the headstock in place. Unique to the GS8200 is the addition of... »

  • Bryan Beller Releases “Wednesday Night Live”

    Bryan Beller Releases “Wednesday Night Live”

    Bryan Beller has just released his first solo live album, Wednesday Night Live, recorded during his band’s September 15, 2010 performance at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles. Beller’s band included guitarists Rick Musallam and Griff Peters, Mike Keneally on keyboard and guitar and Joe Travers on drums. In prepping for the recording, Beller wanted... »

  • Dueling Basses

    Dueling Basses

    Daniel Ori posted a pretty creative video to help fund his new album on Kickstarter. No surprise, he hit the funding goal already. »