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  • Surine Basses Introduces The Lunara NTVII Bass

    Surine Basses Introduces The Lunara NTVII Bass

    Luthier Scott Surine was showing his basses at the NAMM Show this year including a brand new model called the Lunara NTVII. The bass, which is Surine’s second single-cut design, features neck-through construction with a seven-piece Rock Maple and Walnut neck. The Lunara NTVII’s swamp ash body core is sandwiched between a Redwood burl top... »

  • Young Pandas: Down

    Young Pandas: Down

    We first featured Young Pandas back in October, with their “Suspended” video. Bassist Kyle Nagel sent us the latest by the band, and we’re really digging what this band is doing. “It’s one of my most proud bass moments that I’ve recorded,” Kyle said. “I’m playing my Lakland Hollowbody with Bartolini pickups and flatwound strings.... »

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  • Esperanza Spalding Releases Fifth Album

    Esperanza Spalding Releases Fifth Album

    Bassist and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding’s newest album, Emily’s D+Evolution has arrived. The album’s title refers to Spalding’s middle name, Emily. “. . . I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand. My... »

  • Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

    Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

    The Rocky Mountains will be shaking once again at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam on May 15th, 2016. This year the Slam, held in Denver, will be headlined by bass legend Chuck Rainey and funkmeister Doug Johns along with local performers. “The Bass Slam will showcase the Colorado Bass Talent via several different... »

  • Ibanez Introduces SR300E with Upgraded Electronics

    Ibanez Introduces SR300E with Upgraded Electronics

    Ibanez is stepping up their SR300 series with the SR300E basses, featuring upgraded pickups and electronics. The models, which come in four-, five-, and six-string versions, aim to bring a high quality of tone and control to a lower price point. The lineup centers around Ibanez’s new Powerspan dual coil pickups that have stainless steel... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It

    Tedeschi Trucks recently released Let Me Get By, the first to feature bass monster Tim Lefebvre since he joined up nearly three years ago. The band killed it in the studio, but this clip from Austin City Limits goes to show they’re hitting their stride in live situations, too. This clip of “Laugh About It”... »

  • The 1975 Releases Sophomore Album

    The 1975 Releases Sophomore Album

    British art-pop band The 1975’s second album’s title is a mouthful: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. The group, which formed when its members were teenagers, features Ross MacDonald on bass, and has sold more than 1 million singles in the United States and 1... »

  • Gittler Instruments Unveils Bass Models at NAMM 2016

    Gittler Instruments Unveils Bass Models at NAMM 2016

    First introduced in the 1980s, the minimalist Gittler Guitar was reborn in 2013 thanks to musician and titanium expert Russ Rubman. This year Gittler Instruments has unveiled three new bass models, including four-string, five-string, and fretless versions. “Similar to the six string Gittler Guitar, these basses are manufactured of aircraft grade titanium with an optional... »

  • Groove – Episode #15: Divinity Roxx

    Groove – Episode #15: Divinity Roxx

    Who is Divinity Roxx? Musician? Bassist? Rapper? Singer? Producer? Performer? Composer? Musical director? Much more. Divinity Roxx is a true artist. The electric bass is her tool to get her message out. She mixes and crosses genres (from rock to rap to funk to jazz). She was both the bassist and Musical Director for Beyonce... »

  • B’ANG Duet: Whisper Not

    B’ANG Duet: Whisper Not

    We love it when bassists get together to make music. Double bassists Petros Klampanis and Or Bareket teamed up to form the B’ANG Duet (aka the Bass Hang Duet), and it’s a perfect reason why bassists should band together. “B’ANG first appeared at the 2015 International Bass Society Convention in Colorado and received enthusiastic reaction,”... »