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  • Muse Unveils 2017 North American Tour Dates

    Muse Unveils 2017 North American Tour Dates

    Bassist Chris Wolstenholme and Muse will be hitting the road this year for an 18-date tour of North America. Beginning May 20th in West Palm Beach, Florida, the trek will take them across the U.S. and Canada with performances scheduled out as far as September 20th. Tour support will be provided by 30 Seconds To... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Century Series II

    Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Century Series II

    This week we’re checking out a cool new bass from Lorita Basses. The Century Series II carries the same singlecut body shape as the Century model, but with a solid body construction and a bolt-on neck. This particular bass has a headless setup and is constructed with a swamp ash body, burl elm top, hard... »

  • Chris DeAngelis: All Bass Cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”

    Chris DeAngelis: All Bass Cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”

    Chris DeAngelis is back with another killer looping bass cover. This time he knocked it out of the park with Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It.” After setting up a percussive groove, he lays out the melody and bass line at the same time. Then he loops the groove and kicks off an ear-bending solo.... »

  • D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico introduced the Premier version of their Mott acoustic/electric bass at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The affordable bass features a cutaway design with a 16-inch-wide body and solid Sitka spruce top. Its mahogany neck has a slim C-shape, which the company says allows for maximum comfort and playability. Similar to the rest of... »

  • Craig Butterfield and Jesse Jones: Lulu’s Theme

    Craig Butterfield and Jesse Jones: Lulu’s Theme

    Craig Butterfield first caught our attention with a burning note-for-note playalong of Charlie Parker’s “Donna Lee.” but he can do more on the upright than shred. Here’s a beautiful tune called “Lulu’s Theme,” written by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Jones, who accompanies on guitar. Butterfield brings tons of emotion to the gorgeous, sweeping melody to pull on... »

  • Mike Lull Custom Guitars Introduces Short Scale P430 Bass

    Mike Lull Custom Guitars Introduces Short Scale P430 Bass

    Mike Lull introduced a new short-scale version of his P-style bass called the P430 at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The P430 will carry the same features of the full-size P4 – such as an alder, swamp ash, or mahogany body – but it will have a short 30-inch scale. That’s something Lull was... »

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  • The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

    The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

    We first featured The Lemon Twigs here in January. We’ve been checking out more of their music ever since. Here’s another clip from their KEXP studio appearance, with Megan Zeankowski on bass. »

  • Fuzzrocious Unveils Baxstabber and Blast Furnace Pedals

    Fuzzrocious Unveils Baxstabber and Blast Furnace Pedals

    Fuzzrocious Pedals unveiled two new creations at the 2017 NAMM show with the Baxstabber and Blast Furnace pedals. Both pedals, which are made in New Jersey, will be shipping later this year. We caught up with Fuzzrocious’s Ryan and Shannon Ratajaski at the show to get the scoop. “The Baxstabber is a tone shaper and... »

  • Talking Style: Mardi Gras Mambo

    Talking Style: Mardi Gras Mambo

    Mardi Gras Day, also known as “Fat Tuesday” is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is the last big blowout before Lent starts and fasting begins. Mardi Gras is actually a season in New Orleans, Carnival Season. Interesting factoid – the word “Carnival” loosely translates to “Farewell to the flesh”. An iconic song played... »

  • Ray Riendeau: Fire and Rain

    Ray Riendeau: Fire and Rain

    It’s a solo bass day around here at NT HQ. We just spotted this new one by Ray Riendeau, who took James Taylor’s iconic folk hit, “Fire and Rain,” and made it his own. “This song always reminds me of the loved ones who have passed away, and I miss so dearly,” Ray shares. “I... »