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  • Phil Jones Announces Limited Edition Briefcase Ultimate Bass Amp Combo

    Phil Jones Announces Limited Edition Briefcase Ultimate Bass Amp Combo

    It’s been ten years since the Phil Jones Briefcase was introduced, and the company is celebrating the milestone with a limited edition version of the compact bass amplifier. The Phil Jones Briefcase Ultimate will be a modified version of the original, bumping up output from 100 watts to 160 watts. Other upgraded features include new... »

  • Francois Lamouche: “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” for Solo Bass

    Francois Lamouche: “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” for Solo Bass

    Bassist Francois Lamouche shares this video of him performing his arrangement of the song from The Legend of Zelda – A Link to the Past. He says the video is dedicated to his friend, T. Moustache, who “asked me a billion times to do this arrangement.” Francois also shared, “If you want Bass to control... »

  • Peter Hook and The Light to Perform New Order Albums on North American Tour

    Peter Hook and The Light to Perform New Order Albums on North American Tour

    Peter Hook and The Light are gearing up for a special North American tour this fall in which the group will play the first two albums from the bassist’s previous band New Order. The band will perform both 1981’s Movement and 1983’s Power, Corruption & Lies in their entireties at nine cities across the U.S.... »

  • Organizational Skills for Bassists: A Checklist for Getting There

    Organizational Skills for Bassists: A Checklist for Getting There

    I’ve just spent the past hour tearing apart my room, searching through notebooks and drawers, on top of shelves and beneath the bed, and I still can’t find what I’m looking for. Frantically, I called a friend to create a distraction (secretly hoping that what I’m looking for will magically appear right in front of... »

  • Damien Langkamer: Funk/Soul Bass Groove Development

    Damien Langkamer: Funk/Soul Bass Groove Development

    Bassist Damien Langkamer put together this funky video to teach us how to build on the groove. (And how about that tone?) Damien shares, “I’m taking a few simple groove ideas and expanding them each time round, to build on the groove. There’s two main ideas in this, a funky melody section and a choppy... »

  • Crazy Horse’s Billy Talbot Releases New Album

    Crazy Horse’s Billy Talbot Releases New Album

    Billy Talbot, the longtime bassist Neil Young’s backing band Crazy Horse, has just released his latest album with his own band. On the Road to Spearfish is a nine-track album and the band’s second album following the 2004 release, Alive in the Spirit World. Talbot began performing solo in 1999, playing small venues until officially... »

  • Bass of the Week: KR Guitars Ursa

    Bass of the Week: KR Guitars Ursa

    This week we check out the Ursa from KR Guitars, a striking multi-scale bass that’s handmade by luthier Kevin Robertson in Vallejo, California. While the bass can be built with whatever woods are requested, this particular bass caught our eye with its 5A California Claro Walnut top and 5A flame maple back. The rest of... »

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  • Custom Shop: Revsound

    Custom Shop: Revsound

    Started in 1983, Revsound is a company that offers handmade bass cabinets. Proprietor David C. Luke’s deep interest in sound and sound production has driven his work to create powerful cabinets with an emphasis on staying lightweight. Luke builds all of the cabs to order in his Effingham, New Hampshire workshop. The RS series includes... »

  • Alex Bershadsky: Via Dolorosa

    Alex Bershadsky: Via Dolorosa

    Here’s a cool tapping tune from Alex Bershadsky, who employs a constant pulse in his left hand with arpeggios while bringing out a beautiful melody with his right hand. »

  • Primus Reissues “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”

    Primus Reissues “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”

    Nearly 22 years to the day, Primus’ second studio album, Sailing the Seas of Cheese is being reissued. Bassist Les Claypool oversaw the restoration project, which has been remixed for the new release. “Musically, it holds up incredibly well. Sonically, it holds up fairly well,” Claypool said about the original album. “There’s some old-style reverbs... »