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  • Snapshots Foundation Posts Carol Kaye Interview

    Snapshots Foundation Posts Carol Kaye Interview

    The Snapshots Music & Arts Foundation has posted an extensive 6-part interview with legendary session bassist Carol Kaye, whose playing can be heard on thousands of tunes ranging from Sonny and Cher’s “The Beat Goes On” to The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations.” The interview ranges on topics including Kaye’s background, why she picked up bass,... »

  • G&L Introduces Limited Edition Korina Collection ASAT Bass

    G&L Introduces Limited Edition Korina Collection ASAT Bass

    G&L has unveiled a new special run of instruments called the Korina Collection. Limited to 100 pieces for each model, the company explains that Korina was chosen for its tone and collector’s value. Holding down the bottom end of the line is Korina Collection ASAT Bass. As with the Korina Collection guitars, the ASAT Bass... »

  • Health & Fitness for The Working Bassist – Part 4: You’ve Got Some Nerve

    Health & Fitness for The Working Bassist – Part 4: You’ve Got Some Nerve

    Strapped — Proper Strap Construction and Use Typically bassists are used to having a heavy weight around their necks. Earlier in this series we studied problems related to the wrists and forearms, which are usually muscle and tendon related (tendons attach muscles to bones, hence when overuse occurs it is from the pulling that the... »

  • Studio Jam: “Watermelon Man” with Gerald Veasley

    Studio Jam: “Watermelon Man” with Gerald Veasley

    This is one fun video (and jam!) featuring bassist Gerald Veasley, along with Gerald Albright (sax), James Rouse (drums), Jef Lee Johnson (guitar) and Will Brock (keyboards). The group decides to play Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man”, and then jump right into one funky, laid back groove. »

  • Kings Of Leon Cancel U.S. Tour; Jared Followill Explains

    Kings Of Leon Cancel U.S. Tour; Jared Followill Explains

    Kings of Leon have cancelled the remainder of their U.S. tour after ending a Dallas, Texas concert early, citing lead singer Caleb Followill’s exhaustion and throat problems. However, bassist Jared Followill hints that the group has deeper seated issues. “Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses &... »

  • Brian May Announces Bass Guitar Model

    Brian May Announces Bass Guitar Model

    Queen fans get ready: House Music has unveiled the Brian May Bass. The guitarist (we won’t hold that against him) gave the low-end treatment to his infamous 6-string called the Red Special, which he made with his father as a kid. Finished in Cherry Red, the “Fat Bottomed” bass is a medium 31.5” scale instrument,... »

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  • Practice Your Scales… But Which Ones?

    Practice Your Scales… But Which Ones?

    Q: Scales… everyone should practice scales. But which scales? For someone that’s beginning to play or even some that has been playing for a long time, this can be a dilemma. How do you practice them? How do you implement them in your playing? A: Great question. Of course, everyone should know their: 1. Major... »

  • Zander Zon: Looking Glass

    Zander Zon: Looking Glass

    It has been a while since we featured Zander Zon and his nifty piccolo bass compositions. Here’s a new video featuring one of this tunes from Zander’s album Sonorous, entitled “Looking Glass”. (read our review of the album). »

  • Metallica Announces Special 30th Anniversary Concerts

    Metallica Announces Special 30th Anniversary Concerts

    Metallica has announced a string of shows to celebrate their 30th anniversary together. Anchored by bassist Robert Trujillo, the metal veterans will be playing December 5, 7, 9 and 10 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, with tickets only available to their fan club members. Official members will be treated to $6 tickets, or admission... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Roland Millington

    Reader Spotlight: Roland Millington

    Meet Roland Millington, a bassist from Peoria, Illinois and our player in the spotlight for August 2, 2011. Bio: Rocking, rolling, and generally stumbling through notes for the past 28 years on violin, bass, keys, etc., my musical interest span the gamut from electronica to country. However, I learned early on that if you want... »