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  • Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

    Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

    The NAMM Show is one of the highlights of our year… like a family reunion of sorts. But it is massive, and so we often miss many of the great performances that take place on the show’s floor. (Hey, we’re not lying when we say we’re working… at least not completely.) Thankfully, there’s video to... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps

    Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps

    Phil Jones Bass has introduced the Double Four, a new 70-watt combo micro-amp that is roughly the size of a shoebox. Sporting a pair of Neo Power 4-inch drivers, the Double Four features a new driver design, acoustic loading, and separate PWM amplifiers for each speaker. The backs of the speakers are loaded with a... »

  • iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

    iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

    iDouble Bass was recommended for review by my friend (and fantastic luthier/bass/educator Laurence Mollerup in Vancouver, BC). This is a simple app with a simple goal: to help educators and beginning upright students to learn the proper techniques, teaching techniques and provides a wealth of information regarding application. There are plenty of pictures included which... »

  • Remi Zik: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Playalong

    Remi Zik: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Playalong

    Sometimes you find a video on YouTube that reminds you how much you need to practice, and bassist Remi Zik has raised the bar with this virtuosic rendition of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. With extreme attention to detail, Zik nails the tune’s bass line. We can only imagine he worked up a sweat on this one.... »

  • Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups

    Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups

    Lace Music has released a new line of passive Lace Sensor pickups for bass dubbed the “Man O’ War” Series. Available in J-bass, P-bass, and MM-style configurations, the new pickups are upgraded versions of the Lace pickups originally introduced in the early ‘90s as replacements for Fender’s P Bass Plus and J Bass Plus instruments.... »