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  • Aaron Gibson: Hand in Hand

    Aaron Gibson: Hand in Hand

    We’re big fans of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. We’d love them even more if they had one with a solo bassist. Aaron Gibson just created his video entry for submission to NPR with his tune, “Hand in Hand.” “I just realized this was happening, so I grabbed my camera, plopped it on the desk and... »

  • Thundercat Announces New Album, Releases Single

    Thundercat Announces New Album, Releases Single

    Bass monster Thundercat has announced his third studio album, entitled Drunk, will be released on February 24th. The release will have a host of guest artists including Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar as well as Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The latter two are featured on the track “Show You The Way”, which the... »

  • Schecter Unveils CV Series Basses

    Schecter Unveils CV Series Basses

    Schecter announced the CV Series of basses at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Available in four and five-string versions, the model centers around its electronics with a new set of the company’s Diamond J-Bucker pickups. The pickups, which visually resemble guitar humbuckers, can be switched between series, split, and parallel operation. Instead of a... »

  • Bokanté: Jou Ké Ouvè

    Bokanté: Jou Ké Ouvè

    Bokanté is a new band and experiment by Snarky Puppy founder and GroundUP Music creator Michael League. For the most part, League plays baritone guitar in this group, but he also doubles on bass. “The word bokanté means “exchange” in Creole, the language of vocalist Malika Tirolien’s youth growing up on the Caribbean island of... »

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  • Miles Mosley Releases “Uprising”

    Miles Mosley Releases “Uprising”

    Miles Mosley’s long awaited album, Uprising, is now available. The monster double bassist created the album with his band the West Coast Get Down during the intense month-long recording session that also yielded The Epic for saxophonist Kamasi Washington. Mosley utilizes his distinct bass playing to serve each song, either with a solid groove or... »

  • Taylor Adds Bass Model to GS Mini Series

    Taylor Adds Bass Model to GS Mini Series

    Taylor expanded their GS Mini series with a new compact bass model called the GS Mini-e Bass. The instrument has a small 23.5-inch scale, which the company explains is about 10 inches shorter than a standard bass guitar. Even with the reduced scale, the bass’s setup creates deep tones. “Part of the magic is the... »

  • Dmitry Lisenko: Illusion Of Change

    Dmitry Lisenko: Illusion Of Change

    Dmitry Lisenko shared his latest video with us, which is a sneak preview of his upcoming solo album. “Illusion Of Change” once again showcases his interesting percussive fingerstyle bass technique. We can’t wait for the album to drop. »

  • Dot Hacker Releases “N°3”

    Dot Hacker Releases “N°3”

    Dot Hacker has released their third album, aptly entitled N°3. The L.A.-based experimental rock group is fronted by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and anchored by bassist Jonathan Hischke, who provides thoughtful bass lines to accompany the band’s airy atmosphere. N°3 is available on , and as a digital download ( and ).... »

  • Trace Elliot Unveils ELF Micro Bass Amp

    Trace Elliot Unveils ELF Micro Bass Amp

    Trace Elliot is back in a big way in a tiny package. The ELF bass amplifier weighs in at just 1.6 pounds and produces 200 continuous watts RMS at 4 ohms. Its input section has three regions of operation: uncompressed, variable multiband compression, and overdrive. The three-band EQ section has the company’s proprietary filters with... »

  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass

    After introducing the American Professional line in December, Fender has unveiled the Limited Edition Exotic Collection. The series includes the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass FMT, which combines the features of the Professional model with a figured maple top. The bass is built with an alder body, quartersawn maple neck, and rosewood fretboard.... »