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  • Tunu Jumwa: Malaika

    Tunu Jumwa: Malaika

    I saw a video by my friend Tunu Jumwa on Facebook recently, and I loved it. I asked if we could share it, and Tunu made it available for us. In this clip, Tunu performs an arrangement of the tune, “Malaika,” which she says is “an oldie around here.” »

  • Gospel Chops Bass Sessionz, Vol. 3 Now Available

    Gospel Chops Bass Sessionz, Vol. 3 Now Available

    You don’t have to be a worship bassist to know that the Gospel Chops series features some amazing musicians. Their latest release, Bass Sessionz Vol. 3, follows suit with amazing bass played by four extreme talents. The “2-hour low-end extravaganza” features Justin Raines, Alan “Snoop” Evans, Kenneth Diggs, and Daric Bennett. Each player performs, but... »

  • Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp

    Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp

    Tech 21 has packaged their SansAmp preamp with a Class D power amp and 12-inch driver to create the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp. The rear-ported 200-watt amp is described as lightweight, portable, and offering both vintage and modern bass tones. “Like its pedal predecessors in the SansAmp Character Series, it has a unique, continuously-variable... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra Trio: Silk Road

    Adam Ben Ezra Trio: Silk Road

    Adam Ben Ezra is back with a new video with his trio, and it is excellent as always. “Always a pleasure to get together with my band,” Adam shared. “Here we are performing the song ‘Silk Road’ at Luna studios in Tel Aviv.” »

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  • Stu Hamm Working On New Solo Bass CD, Tour

    Stu Hamm Working On New Solo Bass CD, Tour

    Stu Hamm has announced a new solo bass CD and an accompanying tour. The Diary of Patrick Xavier promises to be an intimate listen, according to the bassist. “My new project [is] a deeply personal Solo Bass CD based on my real life experiences, (and one AMAZING coincidence), that happened to me over the last... »

  • Aguilar Amplification Unveils Grape Phaser Bass Pedal

    Aguilar Amplification Unveils Grape Phaser Bass Pedal

    Aguilar Amplification has expanded their line of effects at the Winter NAMM Show this year with the Grape Phaser bass pedal. The all-analog pedal is designed for tone and simplicity. “The Grape Phaser provides lush, analog phase shifting courtesy of a simple, two-knob layout,” Aguilar writes. “RATE controls the speed of the modulation while COLOR... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Doug Stegmeyer

    Bass Players To Know: Doug Stegmeyer

    If you turn on any classic rock, oldies, or adult contemporary radio station, you won’t make it through the day without hearing a few Billy Joel tunes. With a musical catalog that defined American popular music from the 1970s through 1990s, Billy Joel made hit after hit with the help of his longtime backing band,... »

  • Nathan Navarro: 100 Bass Riffs

    Nathan Navarro: 100 Bass Riffs

    We love a good bass line compilation, and Nathan Navarro’s latest puts a cool spin on it. The bassist plays 100 riffs, but each riff gets faster as he goes. Starting with Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”, he plays them in ascending order of notes per second, which is handily displayed in the... »

  • Slayer Announces Final World Tour

    Slayer Announces Final World Tour

    After 35 years of producing some of the most brutal music ever written, Slayer has announced they’ll be making their exit after one more world tour. The legendary thrash band made the announcement with a YouTube video: While the news was a surprise, it may not be a shock to fans who have been keeping... »

  • Way Huge Electronics Unveils The Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive And Fuzz Pedal

    Way Huge Electronics Unveils The Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive And Fuzz Pedal

    Way Huge Electronics has announced their first bass-specific pedal with the Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive and Fuzz. Tuned for bass frequencies, the pedal combines their Pork Loin overdrive and Russian-Pickle Fuzz into one box. Players can toggle between the two effects with an OD/Fuzz switch. The pedal has three main controls – Volume, Tone,... »