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  • MTD Kingston Announces Saratoga Deluxe Jazz Bass

    MTD Kingston Announces Saratoga Deluxe Jazz Bass

    MTD Kingston is introducing the Saratoga Deluxe Jazz bass at Winter NAMM 2015. A riff on their Saratoga bass, the Deluxe model includes active/passive operation with a bypassable 3-band EQ. The Saratoga Deluxe comes in three finishes: limited edition satin honey burst, satin dark cherry burst, or gloss transparent black. Its maple neck sports an... »

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  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Farewell

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Farewell

    We’ve been lucky to know bassist Jesús Rico Pérez for a couple of years now. Over that time, Jesús has shared some pretty incredible videos showcasing his technique – but a technique that is about delivering the music, not a fireworks show. In this new video, Jesús plays both a piccolo bass and fretless with... »

  • Omer Avital Back with a “New Song”

    Omer Avital Back with a “New Song”

    Israeli bassist and bandleader Omer Avital continues to delve into the linkages between jazz and Middle Eastern music on his latest album, New Song. New Song is a follow-up record to 2012’s Suite of the East, and features his longtime band of Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Joel Frahm on tenor saxophone, Yonathan Avishai on piano,... »

  • Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

    Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

    Over the course of 2014, we featured more than 300 stories on new basses hitting the market. As with everything gear related, these stories brought more than half a million readers to the site, despite our warnings that these stories may cause GAS. Here are the top 10 most read and most shared stories in... »

  • Niacin: No Man’s Land

    Niacin: No Man’s Land

    I was watching the video of Niacin’s live performance of “Blood, Sweat & Beers”, and it made me want to look for more. Here’s the trio of Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers and John Novello performing “No Man’s Land” at the same show… »

  • Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

    Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

    If anyone has a signature sound, it’s Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, and now he’s got a signature line of Custom Shop pickups from Seymour Duncan. Designed for use with Rickenbacker basses, the pickups were modeled after the ones on the bassist’s signature instrument and tweaked for more attack and punch. The Seymour Duncan Lemmy Custom... »

  • Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Videos

    Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Videos

    Almost every day of the year, we share our favorite bass video of the day. We love the job of watching and choosing, and we especially love the ones you share with us. Of the nearly 365 videos we’ve shared in 2014, these 10 were the most popular. Thanks as always for sharing videos with... »

  • Bass Players to Know: Chris Wood

    Bass Players to Know: Chris Wood

    Each week, as I scroll through the list of bass players hoping to settle on a new subject, there are a few things I tend to look for: superior technical skill, boundless imagination, and reverence for traditional and modern styles. This time, I jumped to the end of the alphabet. There was Victor Wooten, Willie... »

  • Zander Zon: Steven Spielberg Movie Medley for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: Steven Spielberg Movie Medley for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon’s appreciation for composer John Williams is on full display with his latest video. Zander took several of the Williams-penned soundtracks on Steven Spielberg films and arranged them for solo bass. I’m sure you’ll recognize each one, but here’s the list of the soundtracks performed in this video: Jurassic Park E.T. Hook Indiana Jones... »

  • Bruno Tauzin Releases Solo Bass Album 12 Miniatures

    Bruno Tauzin Releases Solo Bass Album 12 Miniatures

    Bruno Tauzin, a bass teacher known for video lessons and his work, The Art of Solo Bass, has continued to explore his creativity outside the teaching realm and come up with an album. The new release, 12 Miniatures features original music without bass instruction. Tauzin’s solo six-string bass is the star of 12 Miniatures. Here’s... »