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  • Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks

    Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks

    Fender has announced a new line of replacement bodies and necks, produced at their manufacturing facilities in both Corona, California and Mexico. The parts come with the exact specifications as those used in their full American and Standard series instruments. So far, Fender is offering Precision and Jazz bodies and necks. Each of the bodies... »

  • Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: Tucked In

    Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: Tucked In

    In the early days of No Treble, Corey and I went to watch Oz Noy Trio at 55 Bar in New York. In the break between sets, we met Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, who was touring with his group Crash’n’burn at the time. Four years later, he’s just completed his Master’s degree from the Royal Academy... »

  • Hot Tuna Announces Hot July Tour

    Hot Tuna Announces Hot July Tour

    Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are hitting the road again with Hot Tuna, with their “Hot July” tour. The longtime bandmates will once again be joined by multi-instrumentalist and mandolin wizard Barry Mitterhoff, and on the “Electric Hot Tuna” performances, drummer Skoota Warner. Hot Tuna Hot July Tour Dates All shows are Electric Hot Tuna... »

  • Eastwood Announces Limited Edition Classic 4 Bass in Greenburst

    Eastwood Announces Limited Edition Classic 4 Bass in Greenburst

    Eastwood has introduced a run of limited edition instruments, including a version of their Classic 4 bass. The retrofied, 30.5˝ scale 4-stringer is limited to 24 instruments and is finished in a striking Greenburst. The Eastwood Classic 4 features a semi-hollow body with bound laminate maple sides and a flamed maple top as well as... »

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  • Overcoming Stage Fright

    Overcoming Stage Fright

    Do you ever get nervous about performances? I certainly do. I’ll spend hours and hours learning material, charting it out, listening to it in the car, and getting everything in order for the gig, and even after all of that, I’ll still be nervous! For some reason, I think that everyone else will be cool... »

  • Michael Hedges with Michael Manring: Ignition

    Michael Hedges with Michael Manring: Ignition

    It is hard to imagine how these two musicians could produce so much sound, but then again, there will only be one Michael Hedges, and there’s only one Michael Manring. Here’s the duo performing the tune “Ignition” – from Hedges’ Oracle album – with some background on the tune by the late, great guitarist. »

  • Earth, Wind and Fire Announces New Album and Tour

    Earth, Wind and Fire Announces New Album and Tour

    Earth, Wind and Fire is releasing their first new studio album in eight years. Now, Then & Forever is set for a September 10 release date. The band’s cofounders, singer Philip Bailey and bassist Verdine White said Now, Then & Forever is made with the band’s legacy in mind – a legacy that’s been building... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Aurora NW6BP

    Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Aurora NW6BP

    When Bryan Acampo sent us a photo of his bass, and I knew we had to feature it. Bryan plays an Aurora NW6BP bass, by the London-based Ramsay Musical Instruments. The single-cut, neck-thru bass features ash body wings, an alder/mahogany tone block, and a birdseye poplar top for a stunning display. The Aurora NW6BP’s neck... »

  • Norm Stockton: “Star Spangled Banner” Solo Bass Performance

    Norm Stockton: “Star Spangled Banner” Solo Bass Performance

    In honor of Independence Day, we celebrate the only way we know how, musically speaking. Norm Stockton’s solo bass performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” is just perfect for the occasion. Happy Fourth! »

  • Victor Wooten Announces 2013 Camps, Mike Stern Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten Announces 2013 Camps, Mike Stern Tour Dates

    One of the busiest bassists in the business is gearing up for a busy summer. Victor Wooten’s Wooten Woods Camps are starting later this month and running through October. Four different camps have been announced, uniquely focused on music and nature, as Victor’s camps are designed. Things kick off with the Three Week Residency (July... »