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  • Genzler Amplification Expands Bass Array Cabinet Series with 2×10

    Genzler Amplification Expands Bass Array Cabinet Series with 2×10

    Genzler Amplification’s Bass Array cabinet series has gotten a little bigger. Building on the 12-3 design, the BA210-3 features two 10-inch neodymium drivers in a vented bass reflex enclosure and four 3-inch neodymium drivers in a line array element. The company says the combo of drivers helps deliver full, deep, low frequency response from the... »

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  • Parliament-Funkadelic: Give Up The Funk / Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples

    Parliament-Funkadelic: Give Up The Funk / Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples

    We were saddened by the news of the passing of Parliament-Funkadelic founding member Bernie Worrell. In honor of his music and life, here’s Parliament-Funkadelic performing “Give Up The Funk” and “Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples” live at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ in November, 1978. Cordell “Boogie” Mosson Jr. and William “Billy Bass” Nelson Jr.... »

  • Jonathan Moody Releases EP with Sheet Music

    Jonathan Moody Releases EP with Sheet Music

    Bassist Jonathan Moody drew on his classical background for his seven-song EP, Music for Our Hands. Moody, also known in the music industry as GHS Strings’ social media manager and a bow tie aficionado (which he nods to on the EP’s cover), also taps twenty years of gigging in the southwest Michigan music scene for... »

  • Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

    Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

    Providence has expanded their line of bass preamp pedals with the Brick Drive BDI-1. The comprehensive unit brings together a 3-band EQ with sweepable mids and Presence control, an overdrive, and a DI featuring their Vitalizer B circuit. The overdrive is engaged via footswitch and is blended with the clean signal with a mix knob.... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Chris Wolstenholme

    Bass Players To Know: Chris Wolstenholme

    Again spotlighting the anchor of a power trio, this Bass Players To Know features Chris Wolstenholme, bassist for Muse. Since the mid-90’s, Muse has released innovative and intelligent music that continues to push the boundaries of rock. Their larger-than-life stage presence, persistence in the industry, and brilliant multi-instrumentalism continues to result in hit records and... »

  • YYNOT: Kingdom Come

    YYNOT: Kingdom Come

    My good friend – and excellent bassist – Tim Starace sent me this clip of YYNOT’s latest Rush-inspired original. This one is called “Kingdom Come”, and features Tim on bass, Rocky Kuner on vocals, Billy Alexander on guitar, keys and vocals, and Anthony Morra on drums. »

  • Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Vibraphonist/composer Warren Wolf has released his third solo album, Convergence. The record features the work of virtuoso bassist and five-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride and other big names in modern jazz, including drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, pianist Brad Mehldau and guitarist John Scofield. McBride also produced the album and serves as a mentor to... »

  • Prophets of Rage Announce Make America Rage Again Tour

    Prophets of Rage Announce Make America Rage Again Tour

    Guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine fame have teamed up with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage. The politically themed band blends elements of each of the members’ respective groups. If you’re wondering what that sounds like, check this... »

  • Claus Freudenstein Introduces US Made Minibass

    Claus Freudenstein Introduces US Made Minibass

    Claus Freudenstein has unveiled the US version of his Freudenstein Minibass, a miniature contrabass designed for teaching children as young as five years old. It has a 70cm string length and comes in multiple colors. The bass is made of plywood and is braced inside. Freudenstein also has an accompanying book, entitled “Mini Bass”, for... »

  • Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live

    Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live

    The first time I saw Victor Wooten perform live, it was with this line up of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. So it was cool to find this clip from the 2006 Heineken Jazzaldia festival. Here’s a great showcase of Victor and saxophonist Jeff Coffin from that show. »