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  • Robert Trujillo: Polar Music Prize Interview

    Robert Trujillo: Polar Music Prize Interview

    Metallica has been awarded The Polar Music Prize for 2018 – considered the Nobel Prize for music. This marks the first time a heavy metal band has received the honor. The award includes one million Swedish kronor, (approximately $126,000), which the band said will be donated to its own “All Within My Hands” organization, which... »

  • The Descendents Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    The Descendents Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    Karl Alvarez and The Descendents have announced a spring tour to continue support for their 2016 album Hypercaffium Spazzinate. The massive tour will take them from April 12th in Tampa, Florida to November 17th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Check out Alvarez’s tasty bass work in the video for “Without Love”: The Descendents 2018 Tour Dates: »

  • Bass of the Week: Majesté Guitars Buckeye 5

    Bass of the Week: Majesté Guitars Buckeye 5

    This week we’re taking a look at another great bass we saw at the NAMM Show: the Majesté Buckeye 5. Majesté’s Willy Abued showed us the bass, which is named after its stunning buckeye maple top. Its striking body shape is made with debitou for the body wings while the five-piece carbon-reinforced azobe and maple... »

  • Talking Technique: Thinking Inside the Box – Upper Structure Pentatonics

    Talking Technique: Thinking Inside the Box – Upper Structure Pentatonics

    Today’s episode is all about thinking inside the box. Pentatonic box shapes only on the G and D string are easy to finger and make for quite the pizzazz when you lay them over a variety of chords. Check out the PDF to guide you along the easy shape and what colors you introduce using... »

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  • Guthrie Govan with Mohini Dey: Wonderful Slippery Thing

    Guthrie Govan with Mohini Dey: Wonderful Slippery Thing

    Today’s video feature a couple of true virtuosos: guitarist Guthrie Govan and bassist Mohini Dey, who perform Govan’s tune, “Wonderful Slippery Thing.” Mohini is laying it down! »

  • Gibson Guitars In Major Financial Trouble

    Gibson Guitars In Major Financial Trouble

    There’s more troubling news abound for industry giant Gibson Guitars. After announcing plans to sell off their downtown Memphis factory, rumors have been flying that they may be facing bankruptcy in the coming months. In an article for the Nashville Post, Geert De Lombaerde laid out the dire state of affairs. “The situation facing the... »

  • Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

    Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

    Hartke launched a pair of new bass amplification products at NAMM this year: the TX300 bass amplifier and the HyDrive 112b cabinet. Both products are lightweight and a good match for each other, with the TX300 weighing in at just five pounds. The TX300 offers 300 watts with Hartke’s 3-band EQ and Shape circuit for... »

  • Brady Watt: “Roots Around My Ribcage” Live in Brooklyn with the Lifetronics

    Brady Watt: “Roots Around My Ribcage” Live in Brooklyn with the Lifetronics

    Brady Watt shared his new live video on Facebook, and I watched it more than a few times. “A live version of ‘Roots Around My Ribcage’ all music heads will dig this performance! On my Fretless Modulus Quantum 5,” Brady shared. Dig that tone! This one grooves. »

  • The Wood Brothers Release “One Drop of Truth”

    The Wood Brothers Release “One Drop of Truth”

    The Wood Brothers have returned with their sixth album entitled One Drop of Truth. The 10-song album deviates from their previous efforts by presenting each song as its own masterpiece, diving into a variety of styles and influences. “Often, when you’re making an album in the traditional way, there will be a unifying concept, whether... »

  • Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

    Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

    Ibanez has expanded their multi-scale bass lineup by adding the SRMS800, SRMS805, and SRMS806 to their Bass Workshop series. Each bass is built with a five-piece jatoba and walnut neck that has fanned frets for consistent tone across open strings, improved intonation, and comfort. The four-string SRMS800, five-string SRMS805, and the six-string SRMS806 all feature... »