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  • Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

    Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

    The Travis Larson Band recently released a new DVD called , and it’s got some fantastic bass playing on it thanks to Jennifer Young. Here’s a great clip of the power trio laying it down on the classic ballad “Georgia On My Mind.” Young opens things up with a lush two-handed tapping intro before laying... »

  • Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar

    Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar

    Welsh singer/songwriter Judith Owen is teaming up again with bass legend Leland Sklar for a handful of U.S. tour dates. Dubbed the “After Party” Tour, the trek will see the duo performing at theaters in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York during mid-September. Sklar has been playing with Owen since recording her... »

  • G&L Adds MJ-4 Bass To Tribute Series

    G&L Adds MJ-4 Bass To Tribute Series

    G&L Guitars is expanding their tribute series with a new version of the MJ-4 bass. The Tribute Series MJ-4 Active Bass features many of the same features as its made-in-Fullerton counterpart while coming in at a lower price point. The new model is equipped with a pair of G&L’s Bi-Coil Alnico V pickups that, while... »

  • Earth, Wind, and Fire: Shining Star, Live 1975

    Earth, Wind, and Fire: Shining Star, Live 1975

    Bass legend Verdine White is celebrating his birthday today, and we’re celebrating with an awesome clip of Earth, Wind, and Fire on the Midnight Special from 1975. “Shining Star” is one of the coolest bass lines of all time, and White makes it even funkier with some added rhythm and slick fills. And of course,... »

  • Rockready Introduces Volo Bass Gig Bag

    Rockready Introduces Volo Bass Gig Bag

    Rockready has unveiled the Volo series of gig bags including a model specifically for basses. The Volo Bass Gig Bag measures in at 50 inches high, 18 inches wide, and 4 inches deep to fit most basses. Featuring a durable outer covering, its design includes integrated ABS panels, a reinforced padded base, and a padded,... »

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  • The Lightbulb Moment: Man VS Metronome

    The Lightbulb Moment: Man VS Metronome

    Scales, scales, scales. Why does my teacher always make me play scales? If I have to play the C Major scale one more time, I think I’ll puke. And with a metronome? Why can’t I just learn songs and jam with my friends? Ah, the war between playing and practicing. I know this battlefield well;... »

  • Adam Stevens: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” for Solo Bass

    Adam Stevens: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” for Solo Bass

    Adam Stevens has shared another great solo bass arrangement of great tune. This time around, he tackles “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”, which was written by Billy Taylor and “Dick Dallas” in the early ’60s and made popular by Nina Simone in 1967. »

  • Performance by Jazz Legend Oscar Pettiford Released 57 Years After the Show

    Performance by Jazz Legend Oscar Pettiford Released 57 Years After the Show

    Newly unearthed modern jazz recordings from a Nov. 14, 1958 Hamburg, Germany performance by Oscar Pettiford Quartet have been released on the collection, We Get the Message. Pettiford, a highly influential double bassist/cellist, was known for saying that the center of his work was “to pass on the message.” Sadly, he was able to do... »

  • EBS Introduces Black Label Studio Edition Pedals

    EBS Introduces Black Label Studio Edition Pedals

    Swedish amp company EBS has announced their Black Label series of bass pedals will be getting overhauled with the Black Label Studio Edition lineup. The series updates six pedals – the MultiComp SE, the DynaVerb SE, the UniChorus SE, the OctaBass SE, the MetalDrive SE and the MultiDrive SE – with several improvements for studio... »

  • Revolución: An Interview with Marco Mendoza

    Revolución: An Interview with Marco Mendoza

    Many bassists are lucky to find success with a single band. Marco Mendoza, on the other hand, has found it with several. His resume includes stints with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Blue Murder, Bill Ward, and many more. Now he’s joined fellow veteran musicians in The Dead Daisies, a band that hearkens back to... »