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  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

    Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

    Renaud Garcia-Fons never ceases to amaze me. Here’s another fantastic performance of his song “Bajo de Guia,” taken from his DVD The Marcevol Concert. Garcia-Fons has an insane amount of facility on the bass, especially in thumb position. His gypsy/flamenco style proves his rhythmic mastery, which is taken even further with his foot-tapping pattern. »

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  • Classic Joy Division Live Album Reissued on Vinyl

    Classic Joy Division Live Album Reissued on Vinyl

    Nothing seemed to work at Joy Division’s February 28, 1980 performance at The Warehouse in Preston, England. The amps failed and instruments went in and out. But somehow, the band coaxed an inspiring performance out of rotten circumstances. The rough bass sound created by Peter Hook that night is one of the performance’s selling points.... »

  • Vulfpeck: First Place

    Vulfpeck: First Place

    If you’ve been enjoying Vulpeck’s latest album, Fugue State*, I bet you’ll really enjoy watching the guys recording the album too. “First Place” is their fourth video released in support of the album. The tune was written by the multi-talented Jack Stratton, who plays piano on the track. As always, Joe Dart is laying it... »

  • In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

    In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

    We have lost one of the titans of music and bass. Jack Bruce has passed away at the age of 71, reportedly of liver disease. According to BBC, Bruce’s publicist has confirmed the news, and the family has issued this statement on the bass legend’s official website: “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s... »

  • Jackson Browne’s Latest Album Showcases Veteran and Young Bassists

    Jackson Browne’s Latest Album Showcases Veteran and Young Bassists

    Jackson Browne has returned with his first album in six years, . The record, which includes a full-band version of one of his oldest songs, 1967’s “The Birds of St. Marks,” also sees him working again with superstar session bassist Bob Glaub, who played on classic Browne albums like “Lawyers in Love”, “Hold Out”, and... »

  • Aguilar Amplification Announces Chorusaurus Bass Chorus Pedal

    Aguilar Amplification Announces Chorusaurus Bass Chorus Pedal

    Aguilar is expanding their effects lineup with the introduction of the Chorusaurus Bass Chorus. The pedal, which employs analog bucket-brigade technology, offers stereo or mono signal outputs. The Chorusaurus has a four knob layout with Blend, Rate, Intensity, and Width controls to dial in your tone from subtle swirling to extreme chorusing. Other features include... »

  • Cainã Cavalcante and Michael Pipoquinha: Rei Arthur

    Cainã Cavalcante and Michael Pipoquinha: Rei Arthur

    Four years ago, we posted a video of a 13-year old Brazilian bassist named Pipoquinha performing his original song, “Rei Arthur.” His playing blew everyone away, to say the least. We’re once again featuring Michael Pipoquinha, who is now 17, performing the same song but this time accompanied by guitarist Cainã Cavalcante. It’s incredible to... »

  • Jerry Garcia Band’s Only New Year’s Eve Gig Released

    Jerry Garcia Band’s Only New Year’s Eve Gig Released

    Even though it would seem impossible, this year you can celebrate on New Year’s Eve with the Jerry Garcia Band. Sort of. At the very least, you can play a recording of the only New Year’s Eve show the band played. The 1975 performance is captured on . The recording, featuring the late John Kahn,... »

  • Orion Guitar Gear Debuts Pink Panther Guitar Strap to Benefit Susan G Komen Foundation

    Orion Guitar Gear Debuts Pink Panther Guitar Strap to Benefit Susan G Komen Foundation

    Orion Guitar Gear has introduced a new guitar strap to raise money for the Susan G Komen Foundation of Greater New York City. The Pink Panther strap is made of pink leather – in honor of the official color for breast cancer awareness – with a another layer of thick black leather on the back... »

  • Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

    Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

    Fender took a leap last year by introducing a new model apart from their genre-defining Precision and Jazz basses. The Dimension Bass started as a model in their Modern Player Series before branching into their Deluxe and American Deluxe series. But now the double humbucker model has been cemented into the brand’s lineup with an... »