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  • Vulfpeck: Birds of a Feather, We Rock Together

    Vulfpeck: Birds of a Feather, We Rock Together

    Vulfpeck has announced their 2017 album, Mr Finish Line and released the first track from the upcoming release. Joe Dart lays down a groovy line behind this mellow tune, which also appears to feature Jack Stratton on the pancakes. For more on the album (and how to get it), check out Vulfpeck’s website.. »

  • Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Hot on the heels of Emperor of Sand, Mastodon has returned with a new EP entitled Cold Dark Place. Anchored by bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, the four-song album is compiled from previously unreleased tracks. Three of the four songs are from the album were recorded during the sessions for 2014’s Once More ’Round the Sun while... »

  • D’Addario Introduces Bass Tool Kit

    D’Addario Introduces Bass Tool Kit

    Bassists looking to take care of their own instrument have a new set of tools to choose from. The D’Addario Bass Maintenance Kit includes a set of tools and cleaning equipment to keep your bass in shape. The case itself contains individual component compartments with pockets for extra strings and a magnet to hold loose... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Crom Custom Shop Romantic Warrior

    Bass of the Week: Crom Custom Shop Romantic Warrior

    Matias Crom sent us photos of his Romantic Warrior model, and I dropped everything I was doing. The 34-year-old, Italian-Argentinian luthier has been making baroque instruments like lutes and viols for the past 10 years, but he started making basses when he was 18 after hearing Primus. His unique influences are melded together in the... »

  • King Curtis: Soul Serenade

    King Curtis: Soul Serenade

    I love all the footage from this 1971 performance by King Curtis & The Kingpins. The whole band is fantastic, and Jerry Jemmott shows us how it’s done. Here’s “Soul Serenade”. Be sure to also check out “Ridin’ Thumb” (my favorite of this excellent concert) and “Memphis Soul Stew“. »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2017

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2017

    September was a great month for new bass gear stories, as evident by all the reader interest in what we covered during the month. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for September. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Chowny Bass Retrovibe EVO Davie 504 Signature Chowny Bass has introduced another artist signature model... »

  • Han Beyli: Jeyran

    Han Beyli: Jeyran

    I just discovered the music of Han Beyli thanks to this video. Han recently went into the studio at Berklee to record his original composition, “Jeyran,” which offers up some tremendous bass, vocals, horns, and more. »