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  • Miguel Ramirez and Four Basses: “Waves Under the Sand”

    Miguel Ramirez and Four Basses: “Waves Under the Sand”

    Miguel Ramirez’s “Waves Under the Sand” is an incredible showcase of writing and performance by the bassist. The tune includes four different bass tracks performed by Miguel and offers up a full range of sounds and styles. Remarkable! »

  • It’s All in the Hands: Time to Dust Off the Old Axe

    It’s All in the Hands: Time to Dust Off the Old Axe

    I’m sure than we’ve all heard the saying “it’s all in the hands.” Many of us, myself included, are willing to support this statement. But is that really all there is? Is our musical voice the same regardless of what we play or what we play through? After all, we’re the one picking up the... »

  • Song Exclusive: Vulfpeck’s “The Birdwatcher” from Upcoming Album

    Song Exclusive: Vulfpeck’s “The Birdwatcher” from Upcoming Album

    Vulpeck is releasing My First Car next week, and we have an exclusive first track from the upcoming album. My First Car is the third album by the group of studio musicians-turned-band. The band of course is anchored by bassist Joe Dart, who served as inspiration for the album’s name. Band leader Jack Stratton shared... »

  • Michael Manring and de Mania: Paint It Black

    Michael Manring and de Mania: Paint It Black

    In 2006, Michael Manring tookt the stage with de Mania at the XXII Festival de México in Mexico City. The trio’s name is a combo of its members names: guitarist Alex de Grassi, Manring and percussionist Christopher Garcia. Here’s the group performing their take on the Rolling Stones tune, “Paint It Black”. »

  • Bass of the Week: C. Eller UT2

    Bass of the Week: C. Eller UT2

    This week we check out an innovative design out of Germany by C. Eller Design. The UT2’s striking body shape was ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in both standing and sitting position, while the lower cutaway allows for access all the way up to the bass’s 24th fret. The UT2 is built around a single... »

  • Living the Dream: An Interview with Bryan Beller

    Living the Dream: An Interview with Bryan Beller

    The last time we got to chat with Bryan Beller, it was several months before his freakishly good power trio The Aristocrats released their debut album. With just under two years since the band’s inception, the group has gone from an incredible lineup to a perfect storm of musical minds. Beller and cohorts drummer Marco... »

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  • Fernando Lamadrid: Mollete Express

    Fernando Lamadrid: Mollete Express

    I’d never heard bassist Fernando Lamadrid until Flemming shared a video of the The Mencial Project last month. It knocked me out, and so did this one. Here’s Fernando with drummer Rick Arencibia doing their thing in the studio. The tune is “Mollete Express”. »

  • CAD Audio Now Shipping GXL Wireless Systems

    CAD Audio Now Shipping GXL Wireless Systems

    CAD Audio is now shipping their new GXL Wireless Systems, available in VHF and UHF versions. Each of the sets feature two discrete channels with separate RF and AF indicator lights to indicated connectivity. They offer three output options with 1/4-inch and XLR connectors as discrete outputs as well as an XLR mix output. The... »