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  • Mono Cases Introduces M80 Pedalboard Case Line

    Mono Cases Introduces M80 Pedalboard Case Line

    Continuing their summer releases, Mono Cases has introduced a new line of M80 pedalboard cases. The series includes Club, Tour and Pro sizes that fit three respective Pedaltrain pedalboards, as well as other brands. Similar to their M80 instrument cases, the new pdealboard cases are built with a water resistant Sharkskin outer shell, steel riveted... »

  • Zander Zon: “Somebody That I Used To Know” Solo Bass Cover

    Zander Zon: “Somebody That I Used To Know” Solo Bass Cover

    Zander Zon is back with a new video. This time around, he’s performing an all-bass cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Zander says, “I’m using a loop pedal during the verse and a couple other parts, but not the chorus. This piece was recorded live, with no overdubs (CDEG tuning). Hope you... »

  • The Gaddabouts to Release Sophomore Album, with Pino Palladino

    The Gaddabouts to Release Sophomore Album, with Pino Palladino

    The Gaddabouts is a band with an interesting mix of musicians. Founded by drummer Steve Gadd in 2011, the band includes bassist Pino Palladino, guitarist Andy Fairweather Low and vocalist Edie Brickell. The band has announced their second album, Look Out Now!, releasing on September 25, 2012. The double-disc recording features 17 tracks recorded by... »

  • Aguilar Introduces Hum-Canceling J-Style Bass Series Pickups

    Aguilar Introduces Hum-Canceling J-Style Bass Series Pickups

    Aguilar has introduced a pair of new hum-canceling single coil pickups called the AG 4J-HC and AG 5J-HC. Made for 4- and 5-string basses respectively, the pickups act as direct replacements for 4- and 5-string Fender Jazz and other J-style basses. The new pickups were designed to eliminate the hum that comes from neck and... »

  • Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” – John Paul Jones’s Isolated Bass

    Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” – John Paul Jones’s Isolated Bass

    John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme – aka Them Crooked Vultures – recorded “Scumbag Blues” for their . Here’s the isolated bass and drums for your listening pleasure. »

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  • Lamb of God/Dethklok Headlining Tour Cancelled

    Lamb of God/Dethklok Headlining Tour Cancelled

    The co-headlining tour between metal giants Lamb of God and Dethklok with support from Gojira has been cancelled due to Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe’s continued incarceration in the Czech Republic. The tour, which was to feature low-end goodness from Lamb of God’s John Campbell, Gojira’s Jean-Michel Labadie, and Bryan Beller (aka Dethklok’s Murderface),... »

  • Source Audio Introduces Hot Hand 3 Universal Wireless Effects Controller

    Source Audio Introduces Hot Hand 3 Universal Wireless Effects Controller

    Source Audio has released a new incarnation of their Hot Hand with the Hot Hand 3 Universal Wireless Effects Controller. The new model expands on its predecessor by broadening its compatibility to non-Source Audio pedals. The Hot Hand 3 package consists of a ring containing a 3-axis accelerometer that translates your hand movements into an... »

  • New School: Aaron Gibson

    New School: Aaron Gibson

    Aaron Gibson presents an interesting blend of singer/songwriter and solo bassist. Once described as “Jack Johnson playing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” the Oregon-based low-ender comps for himself while playing impressive original tunes as well as covers. Aaron scores solo gigs by covering the bass line, harmony, melody, and vocals all on his own.... »

  • Simon & Garfunkel with Pino Palladino: The Only Living Boy in New York

    Simon & Garfunkel with Pino Palladino: The Only Living Boy in New York

    While preparing to interview Joe Osborn, I became borderline obsessed with this song. Originally played by Joe on Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, the bass line has such a beautiful melody to it while holding down the harmony in all the right spots. Here’s a clip of the duo’s DVD with bassist Pino... »

  • Sean O’Bryan Smith Gets Spiritual With “Reflection”

    Sean O’Bryan Smith Gets Spiritual With “Reflection”

    Bassist Sean O’Bryan Smith has released Reflection, a twelve-track collection of hymnals, spirituals, and gospel tunes arranged with a “soul-jazz groove.” More than a soul record, the bassist says the effort mirrors his own career. “Reflection is a tribute not only to great hymns and worship tunes, but also a nod to where I’ve come... »