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  • Bryan Beller Joins Satriani’s G3 Tour, Promises Solo Album

    Bryan Beller Joins Satriani’s G3 Tour, Promises Solo Album

    Bryan Beller has announced that he’ll be joining guitar icon Joe Satriani for his G3/What Happens Next tour in 2018. Alongside bandmates Mike Kenneally and Joe Travers, the bassist will provide backup for Satriani and fellow guitarists John Petrucci and Phil Collen as the G3 State-side, with Uli Jon Roth replacing Collen on the European... »

  • Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    After previewing it at the Summer NAMM Show, Fender is now shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. Modeled exactly after the Beck bassist’s own 1966 Daphne Blue Mustang, the short-scale bass features a maple neck, a road worn finish, and a custom-spec pickup. “As a player and producer, I feel strongly about the... »

  • Dylan DeBiase: Sick Of This Earth

    Dylan DeBiase: Sick Of This Earth

    Dylan DeBiase sent us this video saying, “I wanted to send you a video of an original song that is very near and dear to my heart.” The tune is “Sick Of This Earth,” which features some terrific bass playing and vocals. »

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  • Black Sabbath’s Final Concert Documented in “The End”

    Black Sabbath’s Final Concert Documented in “The End”

    Black Sabbath ended their career on a high note in Birmingham earlier this year in a tour they aptly called The End. Now the band’s final concert – featuring original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler – is available to fans who couldn’t be there. Available in DVD, CD, and vinyl formats, the... »

  • Steve Lawson: The Legacy (Fretless Funk)

    Steve Lawson: The Legacy (Fretless Funk)

    My good friend Steve Lawson shared this video a couple of days ago, which is the first to feature his new Signature Elrick Gold Series SLC 6-string fretless bass. “Something a little funky for you – the full video introducing my beautiful new Elrick Bass Guitars, Ltd. Fretless – this also makes pretty extensive use... »

  • How To Play Relaxed While Getting a Good Sound

    How To Play Relaxed While Getting a Good Sound

    Q: When I listen to people playing bass, I always notice two things: 1) They play relaxed with their right hand and don’t use a lot of force and 2) while they do this, they STILL get a good volume and tone. When I play bass, I use quite a bit of force with my... »

  • Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore is a 12-string bass expert, which is why he released his DVD, A 12-string Bass X-ploration several years ago. Diving into lessons on how to utilize the instrument in bass and melodic functions, the footage also includes three music videos. Senatore recently released one of the music videos for “Shapla,” and it’s a... »

  • G&H Plugs Introduces GreyBLES: Expressionz Cables

    G&H Plugs Introduces GreyBLES: Expressionz Cables

    G&H Plugs has unveiled the GreyBLES: Expressionz line of cables. Described as having an “expressive sound that’s highly responsive,” the cables are a mix of traditional and modern design. “This cable has been traditionally designed with soldered sound technology, minimizing signal loss and distortion as sound passes through the plugs copper core into the copper... »

  • Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

    Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

    Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has been turning heads for years, including when he debuted his signature Ibanez hollow-body bass on stage a few years ago. Now Ibanez and the bassist have teamed up to release the bass as a model in the company’s lineup. Made in the company’s Japanese workshop, the TCB1006 is a six-string built... »

  • Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things

    Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things

    Kevin has been filling my inbox with some stellar bass videos lately. Here’s another, with bassist Christian McBride and vocalist Melissa Walker performing “Just One of Those Things” on WBGO’s “Singers Unlimited” show. Christian is such a beast. »