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  • Adam Nitti & Friends: Butterfly

    Adam Nitti & Friends: Butterfly

    Adam Nitti sent us a great video of his band performing Herbie Hancock’s “Butterfly” at the Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS in July. The song of course is awesome. The band is tight. And Adam throws in some seriously incredible solos. Enjoy. »

  • Ron Carter Releases Work with WDR Big Band

    Ron Carter Releases Work with WDR Big Band

    Jazz bassist Ron Carter is legendary. His work is on more than 2,500 recordings, including ones with Miles Davis and Gil Evans. And now, the first recordings of his compositions with a big band have been released on My Personal Songbook, credited to Ron Carter and The WDR Big Band, recorded in early 2013 in... »

  • Mesa Engineering Introduces Subway Bass Series

    Mesa Engineering Introduces Subway Bass Series

    Mesa Engineering has gotten into the world of lightweight amplifiers with their new Subway Bass Series. The lineup includes the company’s first ultra-lightweight Class D amplifier and a pair of bass cabinets loaded with neodymium speakers. Heading up the series is the Subway D-800, an 800-watt amplifier that weighs in at five and a half... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: Desert Eagle

    Viaceslav Svedov: Desert Eagle

    Videos by Viaceslav Svedov have been in short supply lately. But that all changed when he shared this “remake” video of him performing Celso Zymon’s “Desert Eagle”. We’re glad Viaceslav is back. »

  • Dead And Company, Featuring Oteil Burbridge, Announce Full Tour

    Dead And Company, Featuring Oteil Burbridge, Announce Full Tour

    After announcing their lineup and a single Halloween concert, Grateful Dead alumni group Dead and Company has revealed a 10-date run this fall. The band will kick things off in Albany, New York at the Times Union Center before a two-night run at Madison Square Garden and several other East Coast dates. Their final dates... »

  • Paul McCartney Offers Free Music Download

    Paul McCartney Offers Free Music Download

    Want some free music? Paul McCartney is getting ready to continue reissuing his solo catalog with remastered versions of Tug of War and Pipes of Peace on October 2nd. To celebrate, the legendary bassist is giving away a free download of the 1982 single “Take It Away.” Though “Take It Away” appears on Tug of... »

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  • Bass Players To Know: Colin Greenwood

    Bass Players To Know: Colin Greenwood

    I must admit, writing the “Bass Player To Know” series can be somewhat self indulgent… I selfishly spend hours listening to and researching some of my favorite players, expanding both my knowledge base and musical collection. Every column rekindles my fascination with a particular player and sparks the desire to investigate others of a similar... »

  • Cheikh Ndoye: Ngoni Bass

    Cheikh Ndoye: Ngoni Bass

    Bassist Cheikh Ndoye shared this awesome video of his work on the African Contrabass, also known as the bass ngoni. The West-African traditional instrument is fretless with three strings. Ndoye, who was born in Senegal, did some of his own modifications to get it to fit his style. “The traditional instruments are very hard to... »

  • Pedalboard Supplies Introduces Pedal-Links Effect Mounting System

    Pedalboard Supplies Introduces Pedal-Links Effect Mounting System

    Bassists using pedalboards have a new option for keeping their effects in place with the Pedalboard Supplies Pedal-Links Effect Mounting System. Pedal-Links utilize the housing screws found on the bottom corners of most pedals to fasten them to your pedalboard. The fasteners are used by removing the housing screws, threading the screw through the Pedal-Link’s... »

  • Groove – Episode #9: John Campbell

    Groove – Episode #9: John Campbell

    Lamb of God was one of the headliners at this year’s three-day hard music festival known as Heavy Montreal. Bassist John Campbell was willing and able to sit down in the blazing sun to talk about everything from why he used to play with only three strings on his bass, to the sad situation that... »