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  • TC Electronic Now Shipping Bonafide Buffer

    TC Electronic Now Shipping Bonafide Buffer

    TC Electronic is now shipping the Bonafide Buffer. The unit, which is their first dedicated buffer pedal, is 100% analog and offers a 1M ohm input resistance and 1K output resistance. This, the company writes, allows for the instrument signal to flow “untroubled through the entire signal chain.” It also has an intelligent relay system... »

  • Nienke Lohuis and Fortheloveofbass: Aiming

    Nienke Lohuis and Fortheloveofbass: Aiming

    Fortheloveofbass, aka bassist Ivo Schot, has released the third bass and vocal collaboration in his video series. This time he teamed up with vocalist Nienke Lohuis to write and record the beautifully atmospheric “Aiming.” “Nienke Lohuis is best known for her own band inlakech. I’ve had the pleasure to study music with her together,” Schot... »

  • Transcriptions of Bacharach/David, Madness and The Jam Available

    Transcriptions of Bacharach/David, Madness and The Jam Available

    Note-for-note bass transcriptions of songs by legendary tunesmiths Burt Bacharach & Hal David and the bands Madness and The Jam are now available, courtesy of Guitar Music Publishing. Peter Croppier transcribed downloadable PDF books for each of the artists, and the combined music you can play as the result of his work is something else.... »

  • Les Claypool and Sean Lennon Team Up for Album, Tour

    Les Claypool and Sean Lennon Team Up for Album, Tour

    Primus frontman and bass wizard Les Claypool has teamed up with Sean Lennon to form a new band called The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and they’re taking the show on the road. The duo has announced their album, Monolith of Phobos, will be released on June 3rd with a three month tour to follow. Claypool and... »

  • KW Cabs Unveils The Super 8 Bass Cabinet

    KW Cabs Unveils The Super 8 Bass Cabinet

    KW Cabs has introduced the Super 8 Bass Cabinet, featuring a pair of 8-inch Ciare ferrite drivers. The cab pumps out 600 watts with just a 18-inch by 18-inch footprint. Its design is built for omni-directional bass spread with a multi-dimensional ported configuration and a frequency filtered downward firing sub. The enclosure is built with... »

  • Snarky Puppy Featuring Jacob Collier and Big Ed Lee: Don’t You Know

    Snarky Puppy Featuring Jacob Collier and Big Ed Lee: Don’t You Know

    Here’s one of the latest videos to come from Snarky Puppy’s new Family Dinner – Volume Two release. In this clip, the band is joined by Jacob Collier and Big Ed Lee, and anchored as always by bassist Michael League. This one is funky! »

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  • Brian Bromberg Returns After Four Years With “Full Circle”

    Brian Bromberg Returns After Four Years With “Full Circle”

    Renowned jazz bassist Brian Bromberg is back with Full Circle, his first album since 2012. In the interim between albums, Bromberg suffered an injury that left him with a back broken in two places and requiring rehabilitation to be able to walk. Full Circle is a testament to his recovery. A desire to play music... »

  • Radial Engineering Adds Mix-Blender to Tonebone Series

    Radial Engineering Adds Mix-Blender to Tonebone Series

    Radial Engineering’s Tonebone family has a new member called the Mix-Blender. The dual function pedal allows for mixing two instruments or effects signals together and then blend in effects like a mixing console. It works for guitar, bass or keyboards, but Radial’s Senior Tech Team Associate Ryan Juchnowski says it’s especially helpful for bass players.... »

  • Entheos: An Interview with Evan Brewer

    Entheos: An Interview with Evan Brewer

    After dropping their Primal EP last year, Entheos is returning with their full-length release The Infinite Nothing on April 1st. The band – comprised of singer Chaney Crabb, guitarist Malcolm Pugh, drummer Navene Koperweis and bass wizard Evan Brewer – have spent the year refining their sound in the studio and on the road. Brewer’s... »

  • Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

    Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

    Here’s another great clip shared by Rick Suchow. This is Miles Davis’ “We Want Miles” band performing “Fat Time” live at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London in 1982. The band features Marcus Miller on bass, Mike Stern on guitar, Bill Evans on sax, Al Foster on drums and Mino Cinelu on percussion. »