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  • In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

    In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

    Bassist and vocalist Caleb Scofield has passed away after a car accident in New Hampshire. He was 39 years old. Scofield played bass and sang for the metal bands Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra. Scofield joined Cave in 20 years ago in 1998 – just three years after the band had formed –... »

  • A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

    A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

    We’ve showcased Tony Senatore‚Äôs incredible 12-string playing before, but that’s not all there is to the bassist. He’s spent the better part of 38 years working in the New York scene including sessions in the city’s top studios. Working as a session player requires a high degree of versatility, but that’s no problem considering his... »

  • Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm

    Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm

    Bassist Jon von Boehm has returned with his sophomore solo album, entitled . As opposed to his self-titled debut that featured a large cast of musicians, the new release focuses on the bassist’s unique compositions in a trio format with Michael Green on drums and John Gallo on guitar with guest spots by vocalist Jesse... »

  • In Memoriam: Peter “Mars” Cowling

    In Memoriam: Peter “Mars” Cowling

    More sad news to report today: Peter “Mars” Cowling has passed away. He was 72 years old. Fellow bassist Rodney O’Quinn helped break the news on his Facebook page. “On behalf of The Cowling/Clark Family, with a heavy heart, the music world, and especially the bass community has lost another great one,” he wrote. “Peter... »

  • In Memoriam: Buell Neidlinger

    In Memoriam: Buell Neidlinger

    Sad news to report today: bassist Buell Neidlinger has passed away after a heart attack. He was 82 years old. Born in New York City, Neidlinger’s family moved to Westport, Connecticut when he was two years old. He was a prodigy on the cello, switching to bass at 13. He was a student of Count... »

  • Bass To Infinity: An Interview with Buster Williams

    Bass To Infinity: An Interview with Buster Williams

    With nearly six decades in the business, Buster Williams has just about seen it all. He’s worked with some of the world’s best instrumentalists (Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, and Gene Ammons to name a few) and the world’s best vocalists (Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Dakota Staton, and Carmen McRae, to name a few).... »

  • The Perfect Setup: An Interview with Jason Brown

    The Perfect Setup: An Interview with Jason Brown

    A proper setup on your bass can make a world of difference in the way it responds to your playing. That’s why it’s so important to have gurus like Jason Brown around to figure out exactly what every bass needs. Brown is not only a luthier that specializes in the double bass, he’s a seasoned... »

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  • In Memoriam: Craig MacGregor

    In Memoriam: Craig MacGregor

    Sad news to report today: longtime Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Foghat announced the news on their Facebook page. “On behalf of Craig MacGregor’s family and the Foghat family, it is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we... »

  • Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils the Octave Jawn Pedal

    Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils the Octave Jawn Pedal

    One of the cooler effects we got to check out at NAMM this year was the Fuzzrocious Pedals Octave Jawn. (Jawn is Philly slang for “thing”.) Builder Ryan Ratajski says the new digital octaver will be a drop-in mod for his pedals. “Octave Jawn is a digital octaver specifically made to track faster than many... »

  • In Memoriam: Jim Rodford

    In Memoriam: Jim Rodford

    Sad news to report: Jim Rodford, who played bass with The Kinks and The Zombies, has passed away after falling down stairs. He was 76 years old. Rodford was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1941. He began his musical career in a Skiffle band called Bluetones. He helped his cousin Rod Argent form... »