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  • Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

    Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

    Growing up in what he describes as “the wildest and weirdest parts of West Wales,” Liam “Leroy” Owen lived in a home without a TV signal. “So music was what we did,” he shares. His dad – a guitarist – had plenty of instruments around, and when it came time for Liam to choose one,... »

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  • Phil Jones Bass Announces the Bass Pulse One and Cab 47

    Phil Jones Bass Announces the Bass Pulse One and Cab 47

    Phil Jones Bass is introducing a handful of new products this year including the new Bass Pulse One bass amp and the Cab 47. Debuted at the NAMM Show, both the amp and cab are lightweight and carry on the PJB tradition. The Bass Pulse One pumps out 350 watts at 4 ohms while weighing... »

  • Bokanté: O La

    Bokanté: O La

    Bokanté’s debut album is coming next month, and the band has just shared another video to preview the project. As we said in the last video, 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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Something (or maybe everything) about this Century Standard Plus from Roscoe Guitars really caught my attention while sifting through my Facebook feed. Between its slick headless design and dynamic cocobolo top, it stopped me dead in my tracks. The five-string was also built with an alder body and pau ferro fingerboard with 24 frets. I... »

  • Talking Technique: Speed Permutations

    Talking Technique: Speed Permutations

    Up for part 2 of our challenge? In part 1 we explored pivot permutations and using the mirror image of permutations. As if that wasn’t tough enough, we are going for speed in this episode! You know I love the power of slow and recommend practicing slowly with your attention rotating (my PORA technique), but... »

  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

    In August 2016, Chris Robinson Brotherhood stopped by the SiriusXM studios and performed their cover of Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.” Laying down the low end is Jeff Hill, who took over after founding bassist Mark “Muddy” Dutton left the band earlier that year. What a great cover. »

  • Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates

    Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates

    Just a month after wrapping a three-month world tour, bass phenom Thundercat is gearing up to do it all over again. The bassist will be flying between North America, Europe, and Japan starting at the end of May and going through November. Many of the summer performances will be festival appearances, though he will start... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Hindsight

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Hindsight

    If you’ve been here a while, you’ve seen videos we’ve shared by Jesús Rico Pérez. Some of his viewers asked if he could do a video without the Xtender keys, so he wrote this song a couple of days ago. Jesús said it isn’t ready yet, but as far as we’re concerned, it sure sounds... »

  • 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th

    10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th

    The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in style. Dubbed “A Decade of Bass Celebration,” the annual event will take place June 4th in Golden, Colorado with a host of incredible bassists including two legends. “In 2017 the RMBS will be featuring two national bass performers in the Legendary Chuck Rainey and... »

  • Bass Transcription: Ben Shepherd’s Bass Line on Soundgarden’s “Pretty Noose”

    Bass Transcription: Ben Shepherd’s Bass Line on Soundgarden’s “Pretty Noose”

    The unfortunate passing of Chris Cornell is a devastating loss for music. It is especially poignant for those of us that grew up listening to grunge music in the ’90s and 2000s. “Pretty Noose”, the first track from Soundgarden’s Down On The Upside, is a personal favorite of mine. On this track, Ben Shepherd performs... »