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  • Viktor Lőrincz: The Loner

    Viktor Lőrincz: The Loner

    Viktor Lőrincz is back, and he’s just shared his latest video with us. Viktor said, “The Loner” is one of his favorite guitar songs after hearing Gary Moore perform it. So he decided to create his own solo bass arrangement of the tune. »

  • Brandi Disterheft Releases “Blue Canvas”

    Brandi Disterheft Releases “Blue Canvas”

    Brandi Disterheft has returned with her fourth album as a leader, entitled Blue Canvas. With veteran pianist Harold Mabern and drummer Joe Farnsworth in tow, the jazz bassist/vocalist goes deep on a mix of classic and original tunes. “Aside from an array of classic standards from Clifford Brown, Bobby Timmons, and Tadd Dameron, I chose... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Competing with the “Virtuosos”, New Bass Lessons, Top Videos, New Gear and More

    Weekly Top 10: Competing with the “Virtuosos”, New Bass Lessons, Top Videos, New Gear and More

    We had a great week last week, with a heavy dose of great lessons and columns. Add to that some new gear, top bass videos and more, and you have this week’s reader favorites. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Competing with the “Bass Virtuosos” A reader wrote in to Damian this week... »

  • Vincenzo Maurogiovanni and Gaia Gentile: Fascino

    Vincenzo Maurogiovanni and Gaia Gentile: Fascino

    We were so knocked out by the bass and vocals duo of Vincenzo Maurogiovanni and Gaia Gentile. In this video, they perform Vincenzo’s tune, “Fascino” – and it is fantastic. »

  • Mike Watt Releases Historic Live Album

    Mike Watt Releases Historic Live Album

    A special piece of history has been released with Mike Watt’s Ring Spiel Tour ’95 album. It was a special time for Watt, who was just beginning his solo work after years of working with The Minutemen and fIREHOSE. His first solo album, Ball-Hog or Tugboat? was released in February 1995, and he took the... »

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  • Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Roger Sadowsky and crew have introduced a vintage version of their Single Cut model, which was introduced earlier this year. The bass retains the specs of the original bass with two key differences: different pickups and the inclusion of a pickguard and control plate. Sadowsky gave us the scoop on the new pickup set, which... »

  • Project B: The Next Generation’s Style

    Project B: The Next Generation’s Style

    Bass the World has shared another video featuring several bassists. Dubbed Project B, the lineup includes Naoki Kobayashi, SHU, Kensuke Harada, Fernando Molinari, Mana Iwanaga, Federico Malaman, Naoki Tozawa, Tomoya Iwaki, Yusuke Morita, Keitaro Sasaki, Kiyomi Kunihisa, and TMMK. The bassists cover rock, hip hop, fusion, and funk. That’s a lot of bass. »

  • Jason Heath Releases “Winning The Audition”

    Jason Heath Releases “Winning The Audition”

    Bassists looking to get orchestral jobs have a new resource thanks to Jason Heath’s new book, Winning the Audition. Heath, who hosts the Contrabass Conversations podcast, interviewed musicians from the world’s top orchestras to get the scoop on what it took to get their gigs. “This book is broken down into eight chapters covering the... »

  • Lake Street Dive Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive have announced an extensive US tour slated to start in February. The tour will kick off February 16th in Boston, Massachusetts before covering the East Coast and heading west to end up in Los Angeles, California on March 21st. The band, anchored by bassist Bridget Kearney, will be continuing their trek in... »

  • The Lightbulb Moment: New Routes

    The Lightbulb Moment: New Routes

    If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s traffic. Anyone living in, visiting, or planning to move to Nashville has become burdened by the time wasting, frustrating, 4-hour rush hour that is seemingly inescapable. I’m no stranger to the woes of metropolitan areas, the growing pains of urban development, and the high concentration of oversized... »