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  • YYNOT: Something for Nothing

    YYNOT: Something for Nothing

    Our favorite Rush-inspired band is back with a new cover: “Something for Nothing,” which appeared on Rush’s 2112 album. As always, the tune features the monster tone by bassist Tim Starace, along with vocalist Rocky Kuner, guitarist Billy Alexander, and drummer Chris Moore. So good. »

  • David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”

    David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”

    The legendary David Crosby is continuing a prolific period in his solo career with the release of Sky Trails. Featuring the bass talents of Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Mai Agan, and Andrew Ford, the album leans towards more jazz vocabulary and has some bass highlights. Among the original songs is a fantastic take on Joni... »

  • Dr. No Effects Introduces the Mini Turd Fuzz Pedal

    Dr. No Effects Introduces the Mini Turd Fuzz Pedal

    Dr. No Effects has released a smaller version of their Turd fuzz, aptly called the Mini Turd Fuzz. The compact pedal retains the exact same circuit and adds a bonus Fuzz volume to adjust the fuzz gain. Similar to the larger version, the knob is a custom-made foam turd. “It is a heavy and dirty,... »

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  • John Ferrara & Seth Moutal: Jackie Chan

    John Ferrara & Seth Moutal: Jackie Chan

    Consider the Source bassist John Ferrera has just released the first video from his duo with percussionist Seth Moutal, and it’s a killer. An ode to martial arts master Jackie Chan, the song features Ferrara laying down a bass line with his homemade midi foot pedal, tapping the harmony, and playing the melody on his... »

  • Gibson To Sell Downtown Memphis Factory

    Gibson To Sell Downtown Memphis Factory

    Eighteen years after opening their downtown Memphis factory, Gibson Guitars has announced they will be moving the operation to move to a smaller location. The company says it plans to stay in the current location for the next 18 to 24 months while it finds a new facility in the greater Memphis area. “We are... »

  • Remember The Story: An Interview with Scott Reeder

    Remember The Story: An Interview with Scott Reeder

    The Los Angeles-based metal outfit Fireball Ministry is back with their fifth studio album. Remember The Story, which is their first since their 2010 self-titled release, is also the first to feature the monster bass work of Scott Reeder. Reeder was 25 when he joined the recently reformed The Obsessed, with whom he recorded two... »

  • René Flächsenhaar and Lars Lehmann: 15 Basses in 7 Minutes

    René Flächsenhaar and Lars Lehmann: 15 Basses in 7 Minutes

    BassTheWorld.com’s Gregor Fris and collaborators René Flächsenhaar and Lars Lehmann teamed up to make this cool video featuring fifteen basses over seven minutes. The bassists play different styles to accent the voice of each bass ranging from gnarly grooves to woody fretless singing. “This video shows all the current BassTheWorld studio Basses,” Fris explains. “In... »

  • Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler shocked fans this weekend when he shared the news of his new signature amp from Ashdown. The Black Sabbath legend posted a promo shot of his new Head of Doom while writing, “This amp is the closest I have found to emulate the old school sound I had in the 70s with its... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Updates Microtubes B3K and Microtubes B7K Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics Updates Microtubes B3K and Microtubes B7K Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics has refreshed their flagship B3K and B7K pedals for 2017. The Microtubes B7K v2 and Microtubes B3K v2 retain their core circuitry for the Darkglass tone while upgrading features. “Fundamentally the Microtubes B3K is the same pedal we designed nearly a decade ago, aimed to give you a perfect combination of brutality and... »

  • Should I Study Music Written For Other Instruments?

    Should I Study Music Written For Other Instruments?

    Q: I was recently talking to a guitar player friend about feeling bored with practicing, and he recommended that I try to incorporate studies from different instruments into my routine. You’ve talked about using drum rudiment books to practice rhythm, and that totally makes sense, but what could I gain from studying a book on... »