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  • Dunlop’s MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe Debuts At NAMM

    Dunlop’s MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe Debuts At NAMM

    New for 2012 from Jim Dunlop is the MXR M84 Bass Fuzz Deluxe, a stompbox with “vintage fuzz modified for the modern bassist.” In addition to the Tone and Fuzz knobs, the new pedal features both dry and wet controls for dialing in the perfect mix without losing any low end. The Bass Fuzz Deluxe... »

  • New School: Viaceslav Svedov

    New School: Viaceslav Svedov

    Viacelsav Svedov has been catching the attention of the YouTube world with his inventive and entertaining solo bass covers of popular rock tunes, including “Purple Haze,” “Master of Puppets,” and “Tom Sawyer.” With an infectious sense of energy and enthusiasm, the bassist’s videos have been averaging around 100,000 views while his “Around the World” cover... »

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  • Evan Marien: “Havona” (Jaco Pastorius Solo Bass Cover)

    Evan Marien: “Havona” (Jaco Pastorius Solo Bass Cover)

    Evan Marien has taken one of Jaco Pastorius’ great compositions, “Havona” and put his spin on it. Evan took the chord changes for the tune, programmed some backing tracks on his computer, and let it rip on his bass. Evan shares the details: “I’m playing and soloing over the chord changes to Havona by Jaco... »

  • Gary Husband Releases “Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2”, Featuring Mark King

    Gary Husband Releases “Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2”, Featuring Mark King

    When Gary Husband went into the studio for his latest record, the drummer, keyboardist and composer enlisted the help of an all-star cast to help him make it a reality. The result is Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2, the follow up to Husband’s 2010 Vol. 1 release of the same name. Among the musicians Husband... »

  • Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

    Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

    Eric Czar’s Signature bass from Adamovic is a thing of beauty. With a monstrous 7-strings and 30 frets, the instrument gives Czar an incredible range. Strung E to A#, bass was designed between Czar and Nikola Adamovic to allow for easy chord playing and fast tapping while combining “the unique voices and timbres of a... »

  • Custom Shop: An Interview with Michael Pedulla

    Custom Shop: An Interview with Michael Pedulla

    Passion trumps all. That’s what master luthier Michael Pedulla learned after building his business to greater and greater heights. Starting as a one man shop in 1975, Pedulla reached a pinnacle in production during the mid-1990’s, putting out close to 750 basses each year. Michael was forced to work more on running the company than... »

  • Miles Mosley: Bass Bash Performance (NAMM 2012)

    Miles Mosley: Bass Bash Performance (NAMM 2012)

    One of my favorite bassists, Miles Mosley took the stage at one of my favorite off-NAMM events, the annual Bass Bash. Here’s Miles with Tony Austin. The duo won “Best In Show” at NAMM 2012 for their performance at the Bash. He’s also rocking it on his Blast Cult bass (check out our story on... »

  • Steampunk Band BB Blackdog Releases “No. One”

    Steampunk Band BB Blackdog Releases “No. One”

    BB Blackdog is a band that defies the norm. Comprised of two bassists and a drummer, the Steampunk rock outfit has been spreading their own brand of catchy riffs and low-end goodness for several years with tours across Europe and the U.S. John Ferguson is the band’s rhythm bassist and Dale Rowles is the lead... »

  • Ibanez Unveils Gerald Veasley Signature GVB36 Bass Guitar

    Ibanez Unveils Gerald Veasley Signature GVB36 Bass Guitar

    In 2010, Ibanez unveiled the Gerald Veasley Signature GVB1006 Bass. Built by the company’s master luthiers in Japan, it comes with a price point that not everyone can reach. For 2012, Ibanez has introduced the GVB36, which shares many of the same attributes while making it more affordable. Similar to the 1006, the GVB36 is... »

  • Dealing with Multiple EQ’s

    Dealing with Multiple EQ’s

    Q: I’m an amateur bassist, and my current setup consists of an active bass, multi-effects pedal and a combo amp. All of these have equalizers built in, and I’m really unsure how to use them all to the best of their potential. The multi-effects pedal has the most versatility, having separate modules for high and... »