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  • Diego Tarantino: Self-Portrait in Three Colors

    Diego Tarantino: Self-Portrait in Three Colors

    Diego Tarantino has shared another impressive video with us. This time around, Diego takes on Charles Mingus’s excellent “Self-Portrait in Three Colors,” on double bass, electric bass, and keys. »

  • Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Juan Alderete is the king of pedals and effects, and he’s proven that once again with his new group Halo Orbit. The band, which includes Japanese guitar whiz suGar Yoshinaga and drummer Mark Guiliana, released their debut album earlier this month and it’s filled with the bassist’s unreal tonal palette. Halo Orbit’s self-titled debut is... »

  • Viktor Lőrincz: Grinder Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz: Grinder Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz’s creativity always astounds me, and his latest video is no different. “This video was made with drummer Steven Oravecz, who made a ‘grinder drum’ video on the Facebook,” Lőrincz explains. “When I heard it, I felt the groove, and I made my bass line and video, and I mixed them.” Dig it: »

  • Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

    Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

    Electro Harmonix has expanded their line of synthesizer pedals with the SYNTH9. Suited for bass and guitar, the stompbox emulates classic electronic synthesizers with nine settings: OBX, Profit V, Vibe Synth, Mini Mood, EHX Mini, Solo Synth, Mood Bass, String Synth, and Poly VI. “Using the same innovative technology that powers the award-winning B9 and... »

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  • The Bottom 40 Band: Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

    The Bottom 40 Band: Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

    The Bottom 40 Band describes themselves as a band that “reharmonizes and funkifies covers you’ve heard in a creative new way.” That’s an understatement. Here’s the group – with Adam Nitti on bass – doing their unique cover of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.” The track is included on the The Bottom... »

  • The Descendents Announce 2017 Tour

    The Descendents Announce 2017 Tour

    Punk legends The Descendents have announced a massive headlining North Amercian tour that will kick off in April and continue throughout December. Anchored by Karl Alvarez, the band will start in Santa Cruz, California and make their way East and then South to cover most of the U.S. with a handful of Canadian dates mixed... »

  • Who is the Best Bassist?

    Who is the Best Bassist?

    So it happened. A reader sent Damian this question: “In your opinion, who is the best bassist?” Damian decided to answer, without it becoming another one of those “Best Bassist”-type columns that cause an uproar. Check out what he has to say on the subject... »

  • Cody Wright and Elise Testone: Black or White

    Cody Wright and Elise Testone: Black or White

    Cody Wright shared this video on Facebook, and it is blowing up. Cody teamed up with vocalist Elise Testone (who made the finals on the eleventh season of American Idol) for this terrific arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.” »

  • Zoom Introduces B3n Multi-Effects Processor

    Zoom Introduces B3n Multi-Effects Processor

    Zoom revealed their latest bass product at the Winter NAMM Show with the B3n, a multi-effects processor that can model individual effects or chains of effects plus amps and cabs. It’s pre-loaded with 67 stompbox DSP effects including 19 dynamics and filter effects, 15 overdrive and distortion effects, 17 modulation effects, 11 delay and reverb... »

  • Boisse: Danii

    Boisse: Danii

    The duo of bassist Hector Baños and vocalist Majo Saenz, aka Boisse, released a new video for their song “Danii.” Featuring an ambient harmonic groove and soulful vocals, this one is beautiful. »