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  • Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

    Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

    Fodera revealed their fourth and final Masterbuilt bass for the year, and it’s incredible. The Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid combines two signature instruments to pay tribute to their respective owners: Victor Wooten and Anthony Jackson. “Not only are these two artists pioneers in their craft, but also in instrument design through our collaborative relationship,” the... »

  • Snarky Puppy Announces 2018 Tour, GroundUp Music Festival

    Snarky Puppy Announces 2018 Tour, GroundUp Music Festival

    Michael League and Snarky Puppy have announced a U.S. tour for 2018 with support from fellow GroundUP artists Forq, Alina Engibaryan, Sirintip, and Banda Magda. The Grammy-winning band will begin their trek in Atlanta, Georgia on February 14th before heading north to Maryland then west. It is currently slated to wrap up March 4th after... »

  • Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Funk master Bootsy Collins has returned with World Wide Funk, a star-studded album with guest artists ranging from Chuck D. to Dennis Chambers to Buckethead. It’s the former James Brown bassist’s first album in six years. Like any good funk album, World Wide Funk has some killer bass thanks to Collins himself as well as... »

  • Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”

    Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”

    The wait is over: Victor Wooten’s new album Trypnotyx is now available! Featuring the core trio of Wooten, drummer Dennis Chambers, and saxophonist Bob Franceschini, the record is packed tight with sick grooves and overflowing musicality. From the blazing unison riffs of “Dc10” to the floating melody of “Cruising Altitude” to the gritty title track,... »

  • Victor Wooten: FretTraX MIDI Bass Demo

    Victor Wooten: FretTraX MIDI Bass Demo

    Back in March, James Ross created this video for Jross-tv. I don’t know how I missed it, but it has been blowing up recently on Facebook. In this video, Victor Wooten demos FretTraX MIDI’s mod of one of his Fodera basses, by Lee Young. The mod was pretty extensive, as the neck had to be... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour

    Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour

    Get ready: Victor Wooten has announced he will be releasing a new solo album this fall. TRYPNOTYX will be available on September 5th and will be his first solo record since 2012. The bass guru will is joined by his latest trio featuring monster drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Guest artists will include... »

  • Victor Wooten to Record Bass for Revived Nitro Glam Metal Band

    Victor Wooten to Record Bass for Revived Nitro Glam Metal Band

    Founding members Michael Angelo Batio and frontman Jim Gillette announced last year that they’d be reforming their ’80s glam metal band Nitro for a new album. They also announced that Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler would be filling the group out, though the question of who would play bass on the record has been... »

  • Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister

    Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister

    Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones played the Mountain Jam VII back in 2011. Here’s the band – with Victor Wooten – performing “Sinister Minister” during that performance. Vic gets the crowd going with a solo around the 3:17 mark. »

  • Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D

    Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D

    Victor Wooten and his trio with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini warmed up for their recent Blue Note Club residency with another gig: the halftime show at a Knicks game. The three musicians performed the song “Funky D”, blowing away the enormous crowd in Madison Square Garden. Luckily there was a video made.... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #3: Victor Wooten

    2016 Reader Favorites – #3: Victor Wooten

    No Reader Favorites list would be complete without Victor Wooten. Vic ignited the bass playing world this year with his appearance on progressive metal band Octavision’s tune “Three Lives.” Fodera announced the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass in October, followed by Vic’s announcement of a 2017 tour. 1. Victor Wooten Joins Progressive... »