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  • Vulfpeck: Animal Spirits

    Vulfpeck: Animal Spirits

    Vulfpeck has released another video from their most recent album, The Beautiful Game. The track is “Animal Spirits,” with Theo Katzman “singing in a high voice,” and Joe Dart laying down the funky low end. »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Piccolo Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Piccolo Bass

    Last year we featured a gorgeous singlecut bass from AJR Guitarmods that wowed readers. Now, builder Andy Rogers has finished a new instrument in a different direction: a semi-hollow piccolo bass. The elegant model was built for his band’s bassist, Pete. “Pete wanted a bass that he could practice with, and sort new riffs out,... »

  • Talking Technique: Efficient Practice Hacks #5: Mnemonics – Part 2

    Talking Technique: Efficient Practice Hacks #5: Mnemonics – Part 2

    More memory tools for bass players! This is part two in my mini series on Bass Mnemonics. Mnemonic – hard to say the word – but endlessly useful! You can take a look at part 1. Here is more… and a time-limited bonus for you at the end! Eartraining: Song beginnings are a great way... »

  • Alex Al and Darryl Williams: Funky Bass Duet

    Alex Al and Darryl Williams: Funky Bass Duet

    Bassists Darryl Williams and Alex Al got funky at Spaghetinni during NAMM week. Dig it. »

  • Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

    Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

    After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved... »

  • Diego Tarantino: Overjoyed

    Diego Tarantino: Overjoyed

    Diego Tarantino sent us another one of his excellent solo bass covers. This time around, Diego performs Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed,” using two bass tracks. »

  • Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

    Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

    Master luthier Gerald Marleaux unveiled a brand new model at the NAMM Show this year called the Tiuz. Named after the mythological German god, the bass is designed to be lightweight, customizable, and flexible. That flexibility is due in part to Marleaux’s new pickups and preamp. “The heart of the TIUZ lies in a brand... »

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  • Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)

    The first time we featured Snarky Puppy was back in 2011, with their video for “Skate U.” Here’s the Michael League and the band performing that tune live at Jam Cruise 14, in January 2016. »

  • Bass Players To Know: Tommy Shannon

    Bass Players To Know: Tommy Shannon

    Austin, Texas, here we come! As the plane takes off, I think about everything that I want to experience on my short visit. Tacos, BBQ, and of course, blues. Austin has an incredible live music scene and, in addition to popular festivals such as SXSW and Austin City Limits, an equally impressive list of musicians... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Hide and Seek

    Adam Ben Ezra: Hide and Seek

    Bassist – and one man band – Adam Ben Ezra is back with another video. In this clip, he performs “Hide and Seek” live at Sofar Sounds in London. »