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  • Jericho Guitars Introduces the Alpha Bass

    Jericho Guitars Introduces the Alpha Bass

    Jericho Guitars has introduced the Alpha Bass, a 35-inch scale bass that comes in two colors: Black and Blacker. The Alpha Black sports a maple fretboard and a chrome hardware while the Blacker model has a Macassar ebony fretboard, black hardware, and a matching headstock. Both versions are built with a one-piece maple neck, rounded... »

  • Overdriver: Three Little Birds

    Overdriver: Three Little Birds

    It has been a while since we featured an Overdriver video. The duo of Fabi Terada and Evandro Tiburski recently shared their fun cover of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” which features some nifty bass by Fabi, and a Spongebob themed ukulele. »

  • Death From Above Release New Album, Announce Tour

    Death From Above Release New Album, Announce Tour

    Death From Above (aka Death From Above 1979) has released their third studio album, entitled Outrage! Is Now. Comprised of the duo of vocalist/drummer Sebastien Grainger and bassist/keyboardist Jesse F. Keeler, the band’s new release is an exploration of pushing the limits of their sound. “We both wanted to see how far we could take... »

  • Hartke Now Shipping the HD500 Bass Combo Amp

    Hartke Now Shipping the HD500 Bass Combo Amp

    Introduced earlier this year, Hartke’s new HD500 Bass Combo is now shipping. The 35-pound combo is loaded with a pair of their HyDrive 10-inch drivers for 500 watts of power. “The HD500 features Hartke’s patented HyDrive speakers that transformed speaker technology by blending paper and aluminum materials into a speaker cone that produces an exceptional... »

  • Binkbeats: Little Nerves

    Binkbeats: Little Nerves

    I just discovered the artist known as Binkbeats, and I was glad I did. The producer/multi-instrumentalist handles bass, keyboards, and percussion on this tune, “Little Nerves,” and is joined by keyboardist Niels Broos on the tune. If you did this, you might want to check out his album, P.M.P.U. Part 1, which comes out next... »

  • Mike Gordon Releases OGOGO, Readies Fall Tour

    Mike Gordon Releases OGOGO, Readies Fall Tour

    Mike Gordon’s fifth solo album, OGOGO, is now available. The Phish bassist tapped longtime partners Scott Murawski (guitar/vocals), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Morgan Kimock (drums) and Craig Myers (percussion) for the record, although it wasn’t the same old recording session for the musicians. Producer Shawn Everett helped to coax new sounds out of them. “All... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Superego+ Synth Engine / Multi Effect Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Superego+ Synth Engine / Multi Effect Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has added some features to their Superego pedal to create the Superego+. The new unit takes the synth engine and adds a multi-effects section with 11 built-in effects plus an expression input and an external jack for a three-button controller. The 11 effects are Detune, Delay, Echo, Flange, Phase, Mod, Rotary, Trem 1, Trem... »

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  • Jaco Pastorius: 30 Years Later

    Jaco Pastorius: 30 Years Later

    Today marks 30 years since Jaco Pastorius passed away. Though three decades have come and gone, his approach to the bass and singular voice on the instrument is still strongly felt. We remember him today with a collection of reader favorite videos and transcriptions from our archives »

  • Franck Hermanny: Georgy Porgy

    Franck Hermanny: Georgy Porgy

    Bassist Franck Hermanny always impresses with his incredible facility and musicianship on the bass. This video once again showcases all of that, with an all-bass arrangement of Toto’s “Georgy Porgy.” “Here’s my little tribute to the Porcaro Brothers, and this great tune… YES, I know, Mike Porcaro didn’t play bass on the original but listening... »

  • Wayne Jones Audio Introduces the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp

    Wayne Jones Audio Introduces the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp

    Australia’s Wayne Jones Audio has unveiled the bass amp builder’s latest creation: the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp. The comprehensive unit has two independent channels with the second channel having the option of phantom power. “Listening to endorsees Scott Colley & André Berry I designed this new edition for the endorsee family,” designer Jones writes.... »