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  • Chris Dave Trio: Criss Cross

    Chris Dave Trio: Criss Cross

    As bass players, we know the groove is paramount. That’s why this clip of Foley laying down a killer bass line while drum master Chris Dave changes the feel over and over is incredible. Foley, who played with Miles Davis from 1987 to 1991, gets into a trance on his line while Dave and saxophonist... »

  • Suicidal Tendencies Album with Bassist Ra Diaz Released

    Suicidal Tendencies Album with Bassist Ra Diaz Released

    California hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies has released its first studio album in three years, World Gone Mad. The album, the band’s twelfth studio album, includes Ra Diaz (Drogatones, Tiro de Gracia and Ritmo Machine) on bass. Diaz talked about his career and joining Suicidal Tendencies on No Treble in July. The lineup also includes... »

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  • Reader Spotlight: Noah Laniakea

    Reader Spotlight: Noah Laniakea

    Meet Noah Laniakea, a bassist who followed an interesting path in his musical journey. Noah picked up the bass in elementary school, continuing through high school. Then he found a bass teacher, who turned him on to Edgar Meyer. That game changing moment put him on a whole different path. Noah is this week’s No... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Unveils Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has made a bass version of their Small Clone chorus pedal called the Bass Clone. While the core circuitry is nearly identical to the original, the new pedal has been tweaked to add special features for bassists. Most notably it allows for more control over the affected parts of the signal. Besides Depth and... »

  • VoBa Sound Experience: Eleanor Rigby

    VoBa Sound Experience: Eleanor Rigby

    The last time we featured VoBa Sound Experience, they performed Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”. Bassist Roberto Pace shared the duo’s latest, with them performing their unique take on The Beatles tune “Eleanor Rigby”. Roberto is joined by vocalist Chiara D’Emilio, who also handles the loops on this tune. »

  • Care Fund Set Up for Bob Cranshaw

    Care Fund Set Up for Bob Cranshaw

    A care fund has been set up for bass legend Bob Cranshaw, who is battling stage 4 cancer. The 83-year old bassist has been receiving support, but recent events have led to a sharp increase in costs. “Bob is bravely battling stage 4 cancer that is aggressive and relentless,” the GoFundMe page states. “While his... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bassart Guitars Phönix

    Bass of the Week: Bassart Guitars Phönix

    The Bassart Guitars Phönix is a handmade bass from Braunschweig, Germany created by master luthier Matthias Meyer. This week we’re checking out a Phönix (German for Phoenix) in a dazzling blue sparkle finish. It’s built with a curly maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and an alder body, although the model can also be built with a... »

  • My Double Bass Setup: Part 3 – String Spacing and String Height

    My Double Bass Setup: Part 3 – String Spacing and String Height

    String Spacing My string spacing at the nut is approximately 8 millimeters between each string and my string spacing at the bridge is about 22 millimeters between each string. By contrast a more traditional setup might be 10 mm at the nut and 28 mm at the bridge. Although this particular change may seem small... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Live in Vienne)

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Live in Vienne)

    When I grow up, I want to play bass just like Tim Lefebvre. His lines are just fantastic, and check out his massive tone on this clip of the Tedeschi Trucks Band performing “Made Up Mind”. This performance took place at the Théâtre Antique in Vienne, France on July 4, 2014. »

  • Charred Walls of the Damned Releases Third Album

    Charred Walls of the Damned Releases Third Album

    Metal band Charred Walls of the Damned has released it third studio album, Creatures Watching Over the Dead, which bandleader Richard Christy (drums) composed over the past five years. “When I write for Charred Walls I never really plan anything out. I just start playing riffs and if something sounds really cool, I’ll build a... »