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  • Victor Wooten Announces Two Day Music Theory Camp

    Victor Wooten Announces Two Day Music Theory Camp

    Victor Wooten has added a Music Theory camp to his VixCamps schedule at the Wooten Woods Retreat in Only, Tennessee. Scheduled for September 23rd and 24th, the educational event offers classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players in addition to full group classes. The scheduled instructors are Victor Wooten, Anthony Wellington and Bob Franceschini, with... »

  • Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Kronos Black Ax 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Kronos Black Ax 5-String

    As part of Wahlbrink’s Art Line of basses, the Kronos is a distinct instrument. The bass’s unique body shape with its distinct bouts add form to its function while its visual aesthetic is upped by exotic woods and attention to detail. A great example of the model is the company’s Black Ax, a one-off creation... »

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  • Track By Track: Evan Brewer Talks “Your Itinerary”

    Track By Track: Evan Brewer Talks “Your Itinerary”

    Bassist Evan Brewer has returned with his second solo album, , out now. The effort represents a big change from his bass-only debut, Alone, and features eight full arrangements of original songs with drums, keyboard, guitar, and more. Each track on Your Itinerary stands on its own, but as a whole the album creates a... »

  • Earth, Wind, and Fire: “My Promise” Rehearsal Performance

    Earth, Wind, and Fire: “My Promise” Rehearsal Performance

    Today is Verdine White’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with the band’s sneak preview of their album, Now, Then, and Forever. This clip is a rehearsal performance for its first single, “My Promise,” and Verdine is in his usual energetic form, grooving like only he can. Happy birthday, Verdine! »

  • Rockn Stompn Introduces RS-4 Sequential Power Supply

    Rockn Stompn Introduces RS-4 Sequential Power Supply

    The Rockn Stompn RS-4 is a new foot-activated sequential power strip designed for musicians. Turned on or off with a footswitch, the RS-4 has eight power outlets grouped into four receptacles that are set to a delay in order to power your gear up in the right order. Each receptacle has an LED to display... »

  • Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

    Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

    Fender has upgraded its Modern Player series of instruments including updates to the Jazz Basses in the line and the introduction of a new model called the Dimension Bass. The new instruments keep in step with the rest of the series, which offers unique designs at entry-level pricing. The new Modern Player Jazz Bass and... »

  • Knuckle Cracking: Bad for Bassists?

    Knuckle Cracking: Bad for Bassists?

    Q: I have a tendency to crack my knuckles, and my bass teacher really frowns on it. Do you have an opinion on this? A: I’ve heard both sides of the story, and I crack my knuckles, and always have. So I decided to do some research. Here’s what I’ve learned: Cracking your knuckles does... »

  • Łukasz Adamczyk: Taraska Bounce

    Łukasz Adamczyk: Taraska Bounce

    Bassist Łukasz Adamczyk reached out to us and shared his recent studio videos with us. We were blown away. Łukasz showcases some mad skills on the bass – and composing. He and his band incorporate harp, keyboards, drums and all sorts of percussion in this performance of “Taraska Bounce”. And I’ll say it again: we... »

  • The Misfits Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    The Misfits Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    Horror punk icons The Misfits will be heading out on a U.S. tour this fall in support of their latest release, Dea.D Alive!. The outing kicks off on October 6th at Evolution in Nashua, New Hampshire and stretches from the Northeast to the West Coast and back again. Fronted by sole original member and bassist... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Poliana Magalhães

    Reader Spotlight: Poliana Magalhães

    About a month ago, we featured a play-along video by bassist Poliana Magalhães. The tune was Jamiroquai’s “Runaway”, and we were impressed with how Poliana locked in on the groove, but made it her own, and with a killer bass sound too. Since then, Poliana shared her story with us, and so she’s No Treble’s... »