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  • Nikki Sixx: “Mötley Crüe’s Las Vegas Residency to be an Extravaganza”

    Nikki Sixx: “Mötley Crüe’s Las Vegas Residency to be an Extravaganza”

    Mötley Crüe will the first hard rock band to have a residency in Las Vegas after their 12-date stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino next month, running from February 3rd to February 19th, 2012. Entitled “Mötley Crüe in Sin City,” the residency will include an even larger scale production from their regular shows,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Andrew Rosciszewski

    Reader Spotlight: Andrew Rosciszewski

    Meet bassist Andrew Rosciszewski, a musician living in South Bound Brook, NJ who spends his days teaching music to kids (love that). Andrew also anchors a very interesting band, one he calls an “electric chamber ensemble.” Andrew is our player in the spotlight for January 24, 2012. Bio: Described as “listener-friendly, but fresh, with a... »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

    Radial Engineering was showing off their new Firefly DI box at their booth at the NAMM Show this year. Built for for both live and recording purposes, the Firefly features a Class-A tube preamp with dual inputs that allow for quickly switching instruments. The Firefly’s signal path goes straight to a tuner output that stays... »

  • Electric Hot Tuna: “Candyman” Live

    Electric Hot Tuna: “Candyman” Live

    In December, 1994, Hot Tuna performed live at the Filmore. That concert ultimately made it to DVD as Electric Hot Tuna: Live At The Fillmore. Here’s the band performing “Candyman” that night, with a nifty bass solo by the one and only Jack Casady. »

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  • Alfred Music Releases Bryan Beller’s “Mastering Tone and Versatility”

    Alfred Music Releases Bryan Beller’s “Mastering Tone and Versatility”

    Bryan Beller’s first ever instructional DVD, Mastering Tone and Versatility, has been released by Alfred Music Publishing. Beller is a bassist known for both his tone and versatility, with playing credits ranging from extreme metal to fusion to R&B and plenty in between. To help teach that sort of diversity, the bassist calls upon some... »

  • Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

    Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

    Peavey’s NAMM product announcements included the all-new Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass, incorporating elements of the rock veteran’s original signature bass and their Cirrus line. The 35″ scale bass features neck-through construction with maple neck and mahogany stringers. Graphite reinforcement and a dual expanding truss ensure a sturdy neck, while Rudy’s signature snake-eye inlays serve... »

  • Daring Audio Introduces New HD Bass Pedal

    Daring Audio Introduces New HD Bass Pedal

    Daring Audio has expanded their line of bass pedals with the announcement of the all-new high definition pedal, the Edge Activator HD. The pedal is 100% analog circuitry with a high-headroom preamp as well as constant volume for wet/dry blend between two internal channels. The predecessor to the HD version is a popular pedal for... »

  • Alex Bershadsky: Groove Move

    Alex Bershadsky: Groove Move

    Here’s an intense jam by bassist Alex Bershadsky, whose incredible groove is matched equally by his impressive technique. The clip features Gal Gershovsky on drums. When you groove it, you gotta move it! »

  • Top 10: Top Bass Gear from NAMM, Plus the Week’s Most Popular Bass Videos, News and Music

    Top 10: Top Bass Gear from NAMM, Plus the Week’s Most Popular Bass Videos, News and Music

    Winter NAMM kicked off last week, and with it, plenty of gear news. We’re back from Anaheim and not ready to rest just yet. Be on the lookout for tons more gear news starting today. Last week was a great bass week with all the gear news, some unbelievable bass videos, plus a few other... »

  • Lakland Reintroduces Darryl Jones Signature Bass

    Lakland Reintroduces Darryl Jones Signature Bass

    Lakland has reintroduced the Darryl Jones Signature bass in both US and Skyline models. Jones, who originally commissioned a bass in 1985, has played with the Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting, and many more. While the bass’s body shape is similar to the company’s Vintage J 44-60 and 55-60 models, the new signature model offers... »