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Bass Videos

Adam Ben Ezra: upright bass solo

Bassist Adam Ben Ezra put together two well known Latin pieces (Orpheus Negros and Besame Mucho) to create this solo piece for double bass. Well, maybe not exactly solo… he had some help from the birds.

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Warwick unveils two new basses: Bootsy Collins and Corvette $$ Special Edition

The hard working bass builders at Warwick have announced two new bass models: The Bootsy Collins Infinity Signature bass, and the Corvette $$ Special Edition Macassar. The Bootsy Infinity Signature bass is a variation of the company’s Infinity line, with some funky designs added to boot. It’s available as the Black Star or Orange Star models, depending on your color...

New Albums

Deftones announce new album

In an interview with AOL’s Noisecreep, Deftones has announced their next album will release on April 27th, 2010. Before bassist Chi Cheng‘s car accident that left him in a coma in November 2008, the band had nearly finished an album, Eros. Since then, the band has since decided to start over with new material and with bassist Sergio Vega. The...

Concerts & Tours

moe. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of moe., the band consisting of bassist/vocalist Rob Derhak, guitarists/vocalists Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier, drummer Vinnie Amico, and percussionist Jim Loughlin. The group is gearing up for a busy year, with a focus on the band’s “commitment to their fans, their community, and their planet.” For starters, the group will hold a two-night...

Bass Videos

Two Bass Jazz

What’s better than one bass jazz? Check out this video recommendation we received, featuring a performance of “Snapshot” by Barry Sahagian on bass, Aram Bedrosian on bass, and Micah Carbonneau on drums. This recording took place at the “Barry Sahagian Concert with 2 Basses” on March 22nd, 2009 at the Catamount Arts Center in Vermont.

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: the Windmill Biajero travel bass

When Chilean bassist Luis Cheul needed a practice bass for his travels, Windmill designed created the Biajero bass for him. The concept for the bass was based on Cheul’s 6-string bass, and they will soon be offering a 7-string version as well. Specs: Body: Walnut Finish: High gloss or matte Neck: 5 piece Walnut/maple Fingerboard: 15 frets, Maple, rosewood, or...

In Memoriam

RIP Chris Feinstein

Chris Feinstein, who found success as the bassist for Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, has passed away at the age of 42. The cause of death is still unknown, but it was reported that he was found in his Manhattan apartment on Monday morning. His label, Lost Highway Records, issued this statement: “It is with great sadness to report that...

An Interview with Stanley Clarke

An Interview with Stanley Clarke

When bassists list people who constitute legends, there is one name that is continually mentioned: Stanley Clarke. There are very few bassists who have been as innovative, who have crossed styles and musical barriers, and who have changed the way we approach the bass in the way that Stanley has over his still-flourishing career. Was this an intentional guided evolution?...

Bass Videos

Miroslav Vitous: My Foolish Heart

Here’s a nice video of Miroslav Vitous performing a solo piece, “My Foolish Heart”, in Vienna in 2005.

Player News

Bachman-Turner 2.0

Fred Turner, a former member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has come out of retirement to reunite with guitarist Randy Bachman for an album and 2010 tour. In their former band, they sold millions of albums in the 1970’s, with hits such as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” and “Takin’ Care of Business.” Turner has found a breath of fresh air in...