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  • Fender Releases Classic ’70s Precision Bass

    Fender Releases Classic ’70s Precision Bass

    Fender has released the Classic Series ’70s Precision Bass, paying homage to the P-bass of yesteryear. Made in Japan, the basses include era-specific features like the bass-side thumbrest, the ’70s-style large headstock logo and a bound neck with block inlays. The bass has an alder body with a C-shaped maple neck and fretboard, which has... »

  • The Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies

    The Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies

    Hal Leonard has published an updated edition of Steve Gordon’s The Future of the Music Business guide. This third edition is designed to teach musicians on how to succeed in the music business, using new digital technologies, from selling music online to marketing on the social web, raising money for recording projects, creating hit songs... »

  • Darren Frate: And Dream of Sheep for Solo Bass

    Darren Frate: And Dream of Sheep for Solo Bass

    Here’s a nice Sunday afternoon video, with bassist Darren Frate performing his arrangement of the Kate Bush tune, “And Dream of Sheep”. »

  • Acoustic Image Introduces Series 4 Line

    Acoustic Image Introduces Series 4 Line

    Acoustic Image has introduced its new Series 4 line of amps and cabinets, with new features and updates from their predecessors. The company says the new series simplifies their product line, as it consists of two preamp types, one power amp and three cabinet types. The components are then combined to create the actual line,... »

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  • The Jamiroquai Bass Book Released Worldwide

    The Jamiroquai Bass Book Released Worldwide

    Bassline Publishing has announced the worldwide release of The Jamiroquai Bass Book, featuring transcriptions of 16 tracks from the group’s first two albums, Emergency on Planet Earth and Return of the Space Cowboy. Previously unavailable in the U.S., the 134-page book provides musical notation, TAB and chord symbols for all the lines played by founding... »

  • Stuart Clayton: “Shape of My Heart” for Solo Bass

    Stuart Clayton: “Shape of My Heart” for Solo Bass

    Time for some new awesomeness by bassist Stuart Clayton. This is Stuart’s arrangement of Sting’s tune “Shape of My Heart”, for solo bass. The arrangement comes from Stuart’s book, Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass. »

  • Thunderfunk Introduces TFB800-B2 Bass Amp

    Thunderfunk Introduces TFB800-B2 Bass Amp

    Thunderfunk has unveiled the TFB800-B2 bass amp, rated up to 800-watts RMS at 2 ohms. The new model is an update of the TFB750, combining all the mods that had been added to its predecessor. The TFB800-B2 is housed in an aluminum chassis, weighing in at 21 pounds, and has a plethora of tone-shaping capabilities... »

  • Queen Launches Official Tribute Band with Open Auditions

    Queen Launches Official Tribute Band with Open Auditions

    Queen drummer Roger Taylor has announced a North American talent search to put together an official Queen tribute band for a tour next year, called the Queen Extravaganza. Auditions are open to bassists, vocalists, guitarists, drummers and keyboardists. “The Queen Extravaganza will not be a traditional tribute show,” Taylor explains. “It’s a brand-new show specially... »

  • King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin

    King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin

    This song opens up just right: with some awesome percussive slap bass by Tony Levin. And he doesn’t stop there. The tune, “Sleepless” is from King Crimson’s 1984 release, , with Levin on bass and Stick, Adrian Belew on vocals/guitar, Robert Fripp on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums. Levin’s bass is painted to resemble... »

  • Michael Manring Announces Fall/Winter Tour Update and Clinics

    Michael Manring Announces Fall/Winter Tour Update and Clinics

    Michael Manring is kicking off another busy fall and winter season, with several performances and clinics planned in the U.S., Finland and France through January 2012. “Manring Bass Workout” will be held in New Hampshire over the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, with hands-on instruction, performances and demonstrations. A solo masterclass is planned for... »