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  • Mike Flynn and Black Mash: Push

    Mike Flynn and Black Mash: Push

    Mike Flynn shared this video with us, showcasing his new “electronica-jazz project”. Mike said this is an early cut, also featuring Matt Telfer on sax and Rowan Porteous on trumpet. The group is hoping to get out on gigs together later this year. »

  • Phil Lesh & Friends to Reunite for Terrapin Crossroads Event

    Phil Lesh & Friends to Reunite for Terrapin Crossroads Event

    Phil Lesh has announced that he’s bringing back together his Phil & Friends band for four nights, to perform at the bassist’s new Terrapin Crossroads venue this month. The band, known as the Quintet (or “Q” to many), is comprised of the “longest-tenured Phil & Friends band”, including Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, John Molo... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mykk Hannan

    Reader Spotlight: Mykk Hannan

    Mykk's claim to fame: "Massive earth shaking low end that will disembowel the front three rows." Check out Mykk's story and say hi. »

  • A Guide to Making the Switch Fretless Bass

    A Guide to Making the Switch Fretless Bass

    Q: I’ve just removed the frets from my first bass, and this is my first experience with a fretless bass. What advice do you have to start out? A: There are two areas of focus for making the switch. At a glance, these might seem to contradict each other, but one applies to practicing and... »

  • Bass Orchestra: My Zombie Valentine

    Bass Orchestra: My Zombie Valentine

    Bassist Ran Mussman, who goes by the moniker “Bass Orchestra”, paid tribute to the popular AMC television series “The Walking Dead” with this creative and hilarious video. “Have you ever wondered how AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ would act on Valentine’s day?” Mussman asks. “Zombies have feelings too, you know!” Except for the vocals, all the... »

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  • Reggie Washington Releases “Freedom”

    Reggie Washington Releases “Freedom”

    Bassist Reggie Washington has released, Freedom, his second album, on Jammin’ colorS Records. The album fuses a ton of genres, including jazz, funk, rock, blues, classical and World music. Sometimes up front and sometimes in the background, Washington’s rich tone and undeniable grooves glue all of the different elements together to make it a cohesive... »

  • Genz Benz Introduces Shuttle Max 12.2 Bass Amp

    Genz Benz Introduces Shuttle Max 12.2 Bass Amp

    Genz Benz has expanded their Shuttle Max series of bass amps with the Shuttle Max 12.2 bass. The new amp features the company’s proprietary “3 Dimensional Power Management” circuitry (3DPM), which adds heft and girth to each note while increasing responsiveness and headroom. Weighing in at 6.75 pounds, the Shuttle Max 12.2 pumps out up... »

  • Kool and the Gang: Live in Jamaica (1996)

    Kool and the Gang: Live in Jamaica (1996)

    Facebook friend Andy Irvine shared this video, and we have to pay it forward. Andy said, “One the baddest bassists ever on the scene, and a great band leader, taking his group to the TOP 10 many times!! Show some respect to Robert ‘KOOL’ Bell one time!!” The band grooves on four classics, including “Ladies... »

  • Lady & The Bass Release “Groovy”

    Lady & The Bass Release “Groovy”

    Bassist Alberto Rigoni has teamed up once again with vocalist Irene Ermolli, to release Groovy, a new album out now and available as a free download. The duo, known as Lady & The Bass, channels electronica combined with innovative bass playing to create their own unique brand of pop. “I would say it’s pop, with... »

  • Reverend Now Offering New Finishes on Decision and Justice Basses

    Reverend Now Offering New Finishes on Decision and Justice Basses

    Reverend has expanded their Decision and Justice bass lines with the addition of some new finish options. The “PJ” styled Decision (which was profiled as a Bass of the Week in January) now comes in Deep Sea Blue; a color that had been previously reserved for the company’s Rick Vito Signature model. The Reverend is... »