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  • Federico Malaman & Rossana Carraro: Bang Bang

    Federico Malaman & Rossana Carraro: Bang Bang

    Bassist Federico Malaman and vocalist Rossana Carraro teamed up to create this terrific cover of “Bang Bang” – the tune recorded by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. It is making the rounds on Facebook now – with over 600,000 views. Federico shared the video with us to get it even more attention. As... »

  • The Aristocrats Show What They’ve Learned on “Tres Caballeros”

    The Aristocrats Show What They’ve Learned on “Tres Caballeros”

    Instrumental rock/fusion trio The Aristocrats’ third studio album, Tres Caballeros, reveals a young band of pros, who have learned a great deal in the band’s four years together. Here’s a few ways information manifested itself for Tres Caballeros, according to guitarist Guthrie Govan: “The decision to road-test our new material in front of a live... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mia Webster

    Reader Spotlight: Mia Webster

    Meet Mia Webster, a bassist who has as much personality coming through as any I’ve seen in the Reader Spotlight series. Mia also has the right attitude when it comes to bass and music. Here’s her story. Bio: I’m Mia, I’m 25 and I live in Norwich, UK. I’ve been playing bass for a few... »

  • Bass Lick Series: Funky Bass Breakdown in E

    Bass Lick Series: Funky Bass Breakdown in E

    Here’s another lick to add to your bag of tricks. Once again, I’m using open strings as described in past lessons. This one is a groovy bass line you can play over a E7, E9 or E13 chord using the Em dorian scale with the Major 3rd added (G#). Omit the G# and use it... »

  • Petros Klampanis: Blue Cave

    Petros Klampanis: Blue Cave

    Here’s another great example of how versatile the double bass is as an instrument. Greek bassist Petros Klampanis paints a vivid picture with his bass on “Blue Cave,” a song inspired by an area on his home island of Zakynthos. Utilizing looping and effects, Klampanis builds a haunting and beautiful backdrop to build a melody... »

  • 1971 Marquee Club Show Latest Rolling Stones’ “From the Vault” DVD Release

    1971 Marquee Club Show Latest Rolling Stones’ “From the Vault” DVD Release

    The “From the Vault” series, issuing previously unreleased live performances from The Rolling Stones, continues chugging along with The Marquee Club — Live in 1971. The legendary rock band played the show — recorded for American television —at the now-defunct Marquee Club on March 26, 1971, just about a month before the release of the... »

  • SolidGoldFX Introduces Sasori Fuzz Pedal

    SolidGoldFX Introduces Sasori Fuzz Pedal

    SolidGoldFX has released the Sasori Fuzz, a pedal they describe as “brimming with rich brassy overtones and a unique buzz saw grind.” The pedal, which takes its name for the Japanese word for scorpion, is designed for both bass and guitar. The Sasori is set up with Fuzz, Level, and Tone controls to dial in... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Mayones Prestige Classic

    Bass of the Week: Mayones Prestige Classic

    This week we check out the Mayones Prestige Classic, a bass the company calls “a tempting luxurious instrument for connoisseurs with clear yet rich tone of modern Nordstrand Fat Stack pickups.” The bass, which comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, features neck-thru construction with several layers of wood. The body wings have an ash... »

  • Project RnL: Latin Dream

    Project RnL: Latin Dream

    Bassist Or Lubianiker shared the new Project RnL video with me over the weekend. What he didn’t know is that I had already seen it and had already decided to share it. Humble as always, Or asked me to let him know what I thought. I said, “I didn’t even need to watch it to... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Andrew Gouché Interview, Quick Left Hand Exercises, Top Bass Videos, Gear, Discussion and More

    Weekly Top 10: Andrew Gouché Interview, Quick Left Hand Exercises, Top Bass Videos, Gear, Discussion and More

    If you like bass, you’ll love this… the latest edition of our weekly top 10, otherwise known as the best in bass this week. As always, these lists are tallied based on reader views. So thank you for reading, commenting, watching and sharing. 1. Multiple Basses or Just One? A Discussion for Working Bass Players... »