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  • Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz sent me his latest video, and once again, he blew my mind. He calls this “Crazy Little Groove”, and he’s playing it on his new MLP Lőrincz Viktor Signature Bass. Wow. »

  • AC/DC Keeps It Classic With “Rock or Bust”

    AC/DC Keeps It Classic With “Rock or Bust”

    2014 proved to be a rough year for AC/DC, with illness pulling founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young’s out of the stalwart Australian hard rock band as it prepared to release its 15th studio internationally-released album. Legal problems have also left the position of drummer Phil Rudd unclear, heading into a 2015 tour to support the... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

    AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

    Scottish bass company AC Guitars has unveiled the Krell E Type singlecut model, a riff on company’s Krell bass. Designed with Ewan Beck, the bass is denoted by a swamp ash body topped with a flame maple top and a Faded Black finish. The bass is built with bolt-on construction with a 5-piece purpleheart, wenge,... »

  • Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

    Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

    Miki Santamaria is back with a new solo bass arrangement – and his first with his new Fodera Yin Yang Standard. The tune is John Legend’s “All of Me”. The arrangement and performance, as always, is top notch. Enjoy! »

  • Jack Bruce’s 50th Birthday Concerts Released on CD and DVD

    Jack Bruce’s 50th Birthday Concerts Released on CD and DVD

    When Jack Bruce wanted to celebrate that he had turned 50, he decided to throw a party. A really big musical party. The shows put together by the legendary bassist were held over two days in Cologne, Germany on Nov. 2nd and 3rd, 1993. His former Cream bandmate, Ginger Baker played drums at the show,... »

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  • Aguilar Unveils Limited Edition SL112 in Bass “Cabernet”

    Aguilar Unveils Limited Edition SL112 in Bass “Cabernet”

    Aguilar Amplification has announced a limited edition of their SL 112 bass cabinet for 2015. Limited to 250 units, the cab will have a “Bass Cabernet” color finish as well as a limited edition label for the crossover. The Bass Cabernet SL 112 will retain the features of the SL series with a lightweight design... »

  • The Process: An Interview with Bill Laswell

    The Process: An Interview with Bill Laswell

    Being on the cutting edge of music in itself is no easy task, but Bill Laswell has been doing it for over three decades. A man of many hats, Laswell has been pushing the boundaries of music as a bassist, a producer, an engineer, and a record label owner. While he’s worked in nearly every... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Villanova Junction” Solo Bass Performance

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Villanova Junction” Solo Bass Performance

    November 27th is Jimi Hendrix’s birthday. Bassist Viaceslav Svedov decided to share his “small tribute to a big legend” on that day, which would have been Hendrix’s 72nd birthday. The tribute is a solo bass version of Hendrix’s Woodstock version of “Villanova Junction”, which Viaceslav does in his terrific style. »

  • King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour

    King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour

    The legendary progressive rock band King Crimson is promoting its The Elements of King Crimson tour with a limited edition two-CD “tour box” set of performances — some previously unreleased on CD — from the entirety of its long, storied career. The performances are culled from a wide variety of sources — everything from alternate... »

  • Fitting It All Together: Reading, Listening and Playing Through the Changes

    Fitting It All Together: Reading, Listening and Playing Through the Changes

    Last week, we wrapped up the series on Breaking Down Harmonic Substitutions. After that, I had a great moment with a student where there was a small distinction made that seemed to have a great impact in the student’s playing. An immediate impact. We were running the Wayne Shorter tune “Juju”, primarily because it has... »