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  • Eastwood Adds Hurricane Bass to Lineup

    Eastwood Adds Hurricane Bass to Lineup

    Eastwood continues their bass lineup expansion with the addition of the Hurricane Bass. The Hurricane joins the recently announced Stormbird, offering a new 4-stringer based on the 1965 Magnatone Hurricane and bringing together elements of P and Tele basses. The Hurricane’s body is basswood, finished in a classic Sunburst matched with a maple neck and... »

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  • Getting to Know Your Bass: All About the Neck

    Getting to Know Your Bass: All About the Neck

    In part one of Getting to Know Your Bass, we discussed the importance of knowing what the tone knobs do on your instrument. Now, we’ll continue our discussion by learning about how your instrument’s neck influences where, what and how you play. We’ll begin with scale length and how it may impact your tone or... »

  • Hadrien Feraud: NAMM Jam with David Haynes and Randy Emata

    Hadrien Feraud: NAMM Jam with David Haynes and Randy Emata

    Our friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux sent this video to us saying, “this is sick bass!!” Of course, we pretty much knew that as soon as we saw Hadrien Feraud’s name attached to it. Filmed during the 2012 Winter NAMM show, here’s Hadrien performing with David “Fingers” Haynes and Randy Emata. Enjoy. »

  • In Memoriam: Hawkwind Bassist and Cofounder John Harrison

    In Memoriam: Hawkwind Bassist and Cofounder John Harrison

    John Harrison, the bassist and one of the founding members for the British rock band Hawkwind, has passed away following a long battle with Huntington’s disease. He was just two days shy of reaching 70 years old. Harrison died on May 26th, 2012, but the announcement of his passing was delayed, eventually being reported by... »

  • Bass of the Week: Surine Basses Regency 8-String “Rainbow”

    Bass of the Week: Surine Basses Regency 8-String “Rainbow”

    Surine Basses decided to go all out on their Regency model with this “Rainbow” 8-string bass. The hollow-body bass has a stunning 32-strip laminate top and matching headstock with a variety of exotic woods. Equally impressive is the 7-piece thru neck made of rock maple and purple heart, which is topped by an ebony fingerboard.... »

  • Custom Shop: Brubaker Guitars

    Custom Shop: Brubaker Guitars

    For Kevin Brubaker, an aesthetic mod led to a lifetime of luthiery. Coupling his need to tweak his bass with his background in woodworking, he soon started building his own basses. Since his start nearly 30 years ago, Brubaker has created over a thousand custom instruments. Brubaker Guitars often feature distinctive book-matched tops with exotic... »

  • Tribal Tech: Actual Proof

    Tribal Tech: Actual Proof

    Tribal Tech took on Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” in this live performance. And it grooooooves. As an added bonus, there’s plenty of focus on bassist Gary Willis‘ technique, which is as impressive as always. »

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Bass Play-Along

    Red Hot Chili Peppers: Bass Play-Along

    Hal Leonard has added a new edition to their Bass Play-Along series, with the release of Red Hot Chili Peppers: Bass Play-Along (Vol. 42). The 80 page book offers up tab for nine Flea bass lines, with the standard enhanced audio CD that is included with each book in this series. The audio provides the... »

  • 3Leaf Audio Unveils Wonderlove Envelope Filter

    3Leaf Audio Unveils Wonderlove Envelope Filter

    3Leaf Audio has refreshed their product line with the introduction of the Wonderlove Envelope Filter, which takes place of the company’s flagship GR2. The new stompbox benefits from four years of tweaking the original design and offers the same basic filter sound of its predecessor while making it “deeper and juicier.” Powered by a 9V... »

  • Exploring Polyrhythms: A Practice Guide

    Exploring Polyrhythms: A Practice Guide

    Q: What is a “polyrhythm”, and how can I use them? A: Technically speaking, a polyrhythm is exactly what it says… more than one rhythm happening at the same time. This could be a Cascara rhythm combined with a Clave, or even just a swing pattern on the ride along with the hi-hat on 2... »