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Yannick Koffi: Nine Year Old Bass Wonder
Bass Videos

Yannick Koffi: Nine Year Old Bass Wonder

Nine year-old Yannick Koffi is barely big enough to hold up a bass guitar. But when he’s on stage, his sound is as big as anyone’s. Born in 1999, Yannick was singing – in tune – before he was a year old. He got a drum kit for his fifth birthday, and six months later added keyboard. As soon as...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool tour dates

Les Claypool is gearing up for a new tour with percussionist Mike Dillon, drummer Paulo Baldi and cellist Sam Bass. 3/04/09: San Diego, CA at House Of Blues (with Yard Dogs Road Show) 3/06/09: Las Vegas, NV at House Of Blues (with Yard Dogs Road Show) 3/07/09: Los Angeles, CA at Palladium (with Mutaytor, Saul Williams, Yard Dogs Road Show)...

Bass Gear

Citron’s new J Bass

Citron unveiled their new 4-String J Bass at NAMM this year. The 2″ thick Jazz has a Maple top over a honeycombed Ash body, a three-piece laminated Maple neck and a pau ferro fingerboard. Electronics include a volume control for each pickup, a passive tone, and treble and OPB1 bass boost by Aguilar. The company reports that it’s “the most...

Bass Gear

Guitar Storage introduces Session Guitar Rack

You can only lean so many basses up against a wall before they start falling. The new Session Guitar Rack by GuitarStorage.com solves that problem nicely. About 3 1/2 feet long and 2 feet deep, it cradles your basses (and the odd banjo or guitar) in felt-lined, cushioned comfort. It’s made with hardwood rails and melamine sides, and costs less...

Bass Gear

New Peavey Cirrus Series Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Cirrus bass, Peavey has brought out a limited edition hand-crafted Rudy Sarzo signature model. The Cirrus series features exotic woods, resonant neck-through-body design, and studio-quiet active electronics that make it a showcase of craftsmanship and technology. The Sarzo model is a four-string, and has a glossy, hand-stained maple top on an alder...

Bass Gear

NAMM Bass buzz from across the web

Here’s a nice roundup of stories we missed during the NAMM show. The new Ashbory Upright is the “the tiny bass that thinks it is a giant upright. It does deliver that URB acoustic bass sound, but in a most unusual way.” MarkBass pedals give you foot-switched control over a single effect. These new boxes are discussed in a blog...

Asataka’s Bass Session
Bass Videos

Asataka’s Bass Session

Today’s featured player is Asataka “King” Bass rocking a Mark King-like duo with his teacher. Check it out:

Bass Gear

Peavey introduces three new bass amps

Peavey has announced three new amplifiers, two solid-state combo models available now and a tube unit available by mid-year. The redesigned TNT amp boasts 600 watts, and its sibling, the TKO powers at 400 watts. Both have the same 7-band EQ, an XLR direct interface, and most other controls. Special to the TNT are foot switchable optical compressor and crunch....

Concerts & Tours, New Albums

Bryan Beller record release gig announced

Bryan Beller is celebrating his Thanks In Advance release with a gig at The Baked Potato on January 22nd. In his email announcement, Bryan said “This kind of gig doesn’t happen very often… last one was four years ago. So, you know, don’t miss it! Rehearsals are rocking. It will be epic. Hope to see you there.” Details: Thursday, January...

News

Krist Novoselic needs some Rock Band practice

On a recent trip to the mall, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic spotted a Rock Band demo and decided to give it a whirl. He chose the Nirvana tune “In Bloom”, a song he’s played hundreds of times in the studio and on stage. But Rock Band’s controller and format stumped the bassist. As Novoselic put it, “I knew the bass...

Christian McBride Plays “Havona”
Bass Videos

Christian McBride Plays “Havona”

Today’s featured video features Christian McBride playing electric bass on Jaco Pastorius’ “Havona”. Originally a two-parter video, Part 1 has been lost into the ether. But that’s okay, part 2 is killer: McBride originally recorded “Havona” on his Sci-Fi album.

Bass Gear

Marshall introduces new MB Series bass amps

Marshall Amplification’s MB series now includes eight featured models: four combo amps, one head and three cabinets. The new amps join the existing MB15 and MB30 models. Each amp features two independent, foot-switchable channels: Classic and Modern (a footswitch is supplied with each model). The Modern channel offers a crispness and crystal clarity that is ideal for slap and other...