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  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra with Cody Wright: Mississippi

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra with Cody Wright: Mississippi

    The innovative Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is releasing a new album in May called . They’ve just released a video of the first movement from the record, “Mississippi.” If it’s any sign of the rest of the album, it’s going to be a killer. Ironically, the Fourchestra is a trio made up of Jonathan Scales on... »

  • Taking Back Sunday Releases “Happiness Is”

    Taking Back Sunday Releases “Happiness Is”

    Taking Back Sunday’s sixth album isn’t just the rock group’s sixth album — it’s also the second with its revived original lineup, which features bassist Shaun Cooper. The album, which was made with no record label involvement (a first since the band’s debut album) is on that reveals the band’s shared experiences, some of which... »

  • Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

    Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

    Ever wanted to mix and match your favorite parts of a Fender? Now you can with the company’s new American Design Experience. Originally introduced in 2011 at the Fender Visitor Center in Corona, California, the direct-to-consumer program now has an online presence to allow you to customize your own instrument via an online configurator tool.... »

  • Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Finale

    Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Finale

    One of my favorite all-time duos have shared a new video. Here’s bassist Evan Marien and drummer Dana Hawkins performing “Finale”, which is from Evan’s new album, We Are All You. This might be my favorite tune yet by these guys. »

  • The Crimson Projekct Releases “Live in Tokyo”

    The Crimson Projekct Releases “Live in Tokyo”

    So, anything associated with King Crimson isn’t going to be simple — that’s just a given. So, it should follow that the Crimson offshoot band, Crimson ProjeKCt isn’t one band, it’s two. One is Stick Men, featuring Crimson bassist/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto (another Crimson alum) with multi-instrumentalist/Chapman Stick player Markus... »

  • Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

    Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

    Nearly every bassist loves to plan out their dream bass, and a lucky few get to see that dream come to fruition. This week we check out a beautiful Warwick Custom Shop Infinity that Job for a Cowboy/Cephalic Carnage bassist Nick Schendzielos pieced together. Based on the company’s Infinity body shape, Schendzielos picked out every... »

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  • Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour

    Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour

    Touring can be a real financial headache for bands these days, not to mention the rising cost of ticket prices for concert-goers. Vulfpeck has found a brilliant solution for both sides in the form of their new album, Sleepify, which is available for streaming on Spotify. Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton describes Sleepify as “the most silent... »

  • Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: My Lost Smile

    Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: My Lost Smile

    Jan Urbanec sent us a note about his new project, and a video to go along with it. The duo pairs the bassist with Shahab Tolouie. “It is a fusion of Flamenco, Persian traditional music and modern groove,” explains Jan. “Shahab comes from Iran, studied flamenco in Spain and lives now in Prague.” Jan once... »

  • John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension Release “The Boston Record”

    John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension Release “The Boston Record”

    John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension’s shows in 2013 showcased not only music from guitar great McLaughlin’s last two albums with the band, but a new take on the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s classic “You Know, You Know.” reveals the group at its live best on the final show of the tour, at Berklee College of Music.... »

  • Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Engineering unveiled a new range of amplifiers in their Rootmaster Series at this year’s NAMM Show. The lineup includes two bass heads, five speaker cabinets, and three combo amplifiers offered at an affordable price. The Rootmaster amplifiers and combos come in either 220 or 420 watts with the combos offering 1×15″, 2×10″, and 1×12″... »