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  • Groove for Thought: Spain

    Groove for Thought: Spain

    Tim Carey is back with a new video – and a new lineup with him. ‘You might remember last year I did a few videos with the vocalist Amanda Taylor. This is the band we play in together, Groove for Thought,” he shared. “This is our first video featuring the rhythm section.” This is Groove... »

  • James Jamerson Bass Up For Auction

    James Jamerson Bass Up For Auction

    A bass guitar owned and played by Motown legend James Jamerson will be up for auction later this month. It’s not his infamously stolen Funk Machine, but it is a 1961 Fender Precision that he owned from 1962 until 1967 or 1968. It was then that the instrument was bestowed by the bass legend to... »

  • Matthews Effects Announces The Alchemist

    Matthews Effects Announces The Alchemist

    Matthews Effects has released the Alchemist, a pedal that allows you to split a mono signal or to sum a stereo signal to mono. It does so by utilizing a pair of independent buffers that also help to restore high-end frequency loss from pedalboards and cables. The Alchemist has two inputs and two outputs. Using... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Joe Osborn

    Bass Players To Know: Joe Osborn

    If you’re familiar with ‘The Wrecking Crew,” the group of session musicians that dominated the LA recording scene in the 1960s and ’70s, you’ve probably heard of Carol Kaye and our latest bassist to feature, Joe Osborn. These players jumped from session to session, providing the sonic backdrop to popular culture and racking up credits... »

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  • Miki Santamaria: Black Hole Sun

    Miki Santamaria: Black Hole Sun

    The news of Chris Cornell’s passing shocked music fans everywhere, as evidenced by the massive outpouring of comments and shares across the social web. Bassist Miki Santamaria decided to pay honor to the Soundgarden frontman with a solo bass arrangement of band’s hit, “Black Hole Sun.” “Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of singer... »

  • Bootsy Collins Shares Health Update

    Bootsy Collins Shares Health Update

    Last week, we reported on funk legend Bootsy Collins being forced to cancel his upcoming tour dates due to a medical emergency. Collins has now had surgery to remove a tumor that was in his ear and took to Facebook to update his fans. “Ahh, Funkateers! We made it out of surgery by the Grace... »

  • Earthquaker Devices Launches the Erupter Fuzz Pedal

    Earthquaker Devices Launches the Erupter Fuzz Pedal

    Earthquaker Devices has announced the Erupter, a classic fuzz with big sounds distilled into a single knob. Designed by Jamie Stillman, the stompbox is described as having “a big low end, but not too mushy, and a biting top end without being too harsh.” “In developing the Erupter, Stillman ‘[used] every trick [he] ever learned’... »

  • Sky Trails: An Interview with Mai Agan

    Sky Trails: An Interview with Mai Agan

    Mai Agan is a bassist with an incredible story. Like every good story, it comes from tons of hard work and a little good timing. Born in Estonia, Agan started her musical career as a child, picking up the bass as a teenager. She studied music in Estonia before moving to Stockholm, Sweden to continue... »

  • North Innergy: Naked Truth

    North Innergy: Naked Truth

    Bassist Jan Urbanec is in a new band, and he recently shared one of their videos. North Innergy is a tech-prog-fusion band from North Bohemia. Here’s their tune, “Naked Truth,” which lives up to the band’s description. We’re looking forward to seeing more from these guys. »

  • Phil Jones Bass Hosts Second Solo Bass Competition

    Phil Jones Bass Hosts Second Solo Bass Competition

    Calling all solo bass players! Phil Jones Bass, La Bella Strings, MTD Basses, and Tsunami Cables are teaming up for a solo bass competition to be held June 3rd in Brooklyn, New York. The day-long event will also include a Bass Expo showing off all the best gear from the sponsors. “In the previous competition,... »