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  • Warwick Introduces 6-String Rockbass Alien Deluxe Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick Introduces 6-String Rockbass Alien Deluxe Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick has added to their Rockbass Alien Deluxe line this year with a new 6-string model. The acoustic bass shares many features with its predecessors, including a laminated spruce top with laminated bubinga for the back and sides, and a mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The 6-string instrument departs from the 4- and 5-string... »

  • Figure: A Look into the Music Making App for iOS

    Figure: A Look into the Music Making App for iOS

    When it comes to music making apps for iOS, I’ve generally been quite disappointed. Most of what’s out there is convoluted and confusing, making for a poor and often awkward experience. Propellerhead Software is looking to change all that with the release of their newest app, Figure. Figure offers three different voices to work with:... »

  • Points North, with Uriah Duffy: High Wire

    Points North, with Uriah Duffy: High Wire

    Bassist Uriah Duffy sent us a video of his latest group, Points North, rocking out on their tune “High Wire.” Between the blazing unison riffs and Uriah’s snarling slap bass, this is a project we’ll be keeping an eye on. »

  • Top 10: Jerry Jemmott’s Story Behind the Songs, New Bass Lessons, New Video from Rush’s Clockwork Angels and the Top Bass Gear and Videos

    Top 10: Jerry Jemmott’s Story Behind the Songs, New Bass Lessons, New Video from Rush’s Clockwork Angels and the Top Bass Gear and Videos

    Two videos ran neck and neck for the top slot last week: Dirty Loops and Henrik Linder’s take on the Adele tune, “Rolling In The Deep” and Pino Palladino with the John Mayer Trio, performing “Who Did You Think I Was”/”Power of Soul”. On Saturday, we shared that with readers, who voted with their views... »

  • Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

    Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

    Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was one of the first albums I ever loved, with the release coming sometime after my eighth birthday. Many years later, I started hearing stories about the incredible turmoil between Fleetwood Mac’s members, fueled by drugs, alcohol, and perhaps too many personal relationships and struggles. It was near impossible for me to... »

  • Höfner Now Offering Ignition Series Club Bass

    Höfner Now Offering Ignition Series Club Bass

    Höfner has expanded their Ignition series with a new version of their Club Bass. First introduced in 1965, the Club Bass is is a hollow body, single-cut design, and the new Ignition model provides a cost-effective version for vintage bass lovers. Available in right and left-hand models, the bass has flame maple sides and a... »

  • Kristian Persson Elements, with Johan Hansén-Larson: Boombap

    Kristian Persson Elements, with Johan Hansén-Larson: Boombap

    You may remember Johan Hansén-Larson from his unbelievable note-for-note performance of Cannonball Adderly’s solo on “Minority”. The bassist sent us a video of one of his current projects with trombonist Kristian Persson. Besides laying down some really nasty grooves, Hansén-Larson gets some time to shine in a bass solo starting at the two minute mark. »

  • U2: Bass Play-Along

    U2: Bass Play-Along

    Hal Leonard has introduced a new book in their Bass Play-Along series, with the release of U2: Bass Play-Along Volume 41. The 80 page book offers bass tab, plus the lyrics and melody for eight U2 tunes, and the bass lines by Adam Clayton. As with all the books in Hal Leonard’s Play-Along series, Volume... »

  • Bill Wyman Reportedly Reuniting with the Rolling Stones

    Bill Wyman Reportedly Reuniting with the Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones are gearing up for a 50th anniversary celebration, and with it comes news of the band entering the studio for another album. A 50th anniversary event is rumored to be in the works for 2013, 50 years after Charlie Watts joined the group, which happened in January, 1963. Bill Wyman, the bassist... »

  • Epiphone Introduces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass

    Epiphone Introduces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass

    Epiphone has announced a new, limited edition of the Jack Casady Signature Bass in a rare Silverburst finish. Limited to 500 instruments, the semi-hollowbody bass is built with set-neck construction with a mahogany neck and laminated maple top, back and sides for the body. Designed by Casady in collaboration with Epiphone, the bass sports a... »