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  • Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars W Minor 5

    Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars W Minor 5

    This week we’re checking out the W Minor 5 by Wreck Guitars. Introduced late last year, the model can be fitted with a number of woods and pickup configurations. “This is a modern bass for light right arm playing with bridge moved more to the end of an instrument,” the company writes. “[The W Minor... »

  • Practice Slow/Practice Fast

    Practice Slow/Practice Fast

    “Slow practice is fast practice” they say. To be sure, slow practice is a powerful strategy. Used by itself, however, it is incomplete. Ultimately, to perform fast passages well, we will need to have practiced them at full speed. In fact, if we are not careful, solely practicing a passage under tempo can drive us... »

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  • Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    I love bass and vocal duets, but this one is special. John Patitucci sat down with his daughter Gracie, who goes by Gra Music, for a gorgeous cover of the Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Patitucci lays down the perfect groove and fills to flesh out the arrangement while allowing Gracie to sing... »

  • Mike Kunka & The Melvins Complete, Release 1990s Collaboration

    Mike Kunka & The Melvins Complete, Release 1990s Collaboration

    Sometimes, those long-lost albums are actually released. Case in point: Mike & The Melvins’ Three Men and a Baby. The album, from bassist/vocalist Mike Kunka (godheadSilo, Enemymine) and The Melvins, who toured together in 1998 and decided to record an album together in 1999. A great number of things – everything from whooping cough to... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Talking Style, Talking Technique, Expert Columns, Top Videos, New Gear and More

    Weekly Top 10: Talking Style, Talking Technique, Expert Columns, Top Videos, New Gear and More

    Time for your weekly dose of the best of the best from the world of bass. I was thrilled to see readers’ response to our how to columns and lessons – the list starts out with three of them – including the debut of Ted “Blyss” Gould’s “Talking Style” lesson. Of course, the list also... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces K-115 Bass Cabinet

    TC Electronic Introduces K-115 Bass Cabinet

    TC Electronic has expanded their new K-series bass cabinets with a new 1×15″ model. The K-115 Bass Cab is fitted with a custom-made 15-inch driver and a one-inch titanium tweeter to pump out up to 400 watts. Similar to the rest of the lineup, the cab is built as a lightweight design for gigging musicians.... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

    Solo bassist Jesús Rico Pérez is back with a brand new video. This one is different than ones we’ve heard from the past, but equally strong in the composition and performance. »

  • In Memoriam: Joe Skyward

    In Memoriam: Joe Skyward

    Joe Skyward, born Joe Howard, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 57. The former Posies and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist’s passing was announced on the Posies Facebook page. “Joe Skyward, aka Joe Bass, left us last night,” the post read. “He had been fighting cancer for the last 2 years.... »

  • Dwarfcraft Introduces Necromancer Fuzz Pedal

    Dwarfcraft Introduces Necromancer Fuzz Pedal

    Dwarfcraft’s latest offering is the Necromancer Fuzz, a pedal molded out of their Silver Rose model with several mods. “The Necromancer started as the Super Fuzz style circuit from the Silver Rose v2,” the company shared. “We added a middle band was added to the EQ. The Mids knob is tuned to the deepest frequency... »

  • Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

    Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

    We love the videos coming out of Berklee, in large part because of their diversity. Here’s bassist/vocalist Naty Hernández performing her original composition “Manos De Agua” in Studio A. Naty’s bio tells the story: “Her music represents the amalgamation of the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombian with jazz and sonorities of world music.”... »