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Reader Spotlight: Toby Webb
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Toby Webb

Meet bassist Toby Webb, our player in the spotlight for March 2, 2010. Bio: Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, I’ve been been playing since 1979 and toured and performed as a session player with many top Asian acts. I’ve produced a couple of CDs for independent artists as well as my own band, OSS. Location: Kulua Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia Day gig:...

An Interview with Miles Mosley

An Interview with Miles Mosley

We first discovered the music of Miles Mosley a year ago thanks to Youtube, with his performances of Voodoo Child and Shine. Since then, we’ve wanted to learn more about this unique bassist who is pushing the upright to new heights, who studied with legendary bassists John Clayton, Ray Brown, and Al McKibbon, and who has one of the best...

Player News

Eric Avery Quits Janes Addiction

Though it may not come as a surprise, it is official: Eric Avery has once again quit Jane’s Addiction. The bassist, who rejoined the band in 2008, announced it via his Twitter profile. “That’s it,” He writes. “With equal parts regret and relief, the janes addiction experiment is at an end.” This came just hours after Jane’s Addiction finished its...

Bass Videos

Oscar Peterson: On Danish Shore, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

Check out this smoking live video from 1983 of the amazing Oscar Peterson Big 4 band featuring this lineup: Piano: Oscar Peterson Guitar: Joe Pass Double Bass: Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Drums: Martin Drew The tune is called “On Danish Shore” and starts with NHØP laying down the melody and soloing like only he could.

Concerts & Tours

Sublime with Rome Announce Tour Dates

Sublime fans will be pleased to hear that the controversy surrounding the band’s name has been resolved, and original members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh will be hitting the road in April with new frontman Rome Ramirez, under the banner “Sublime with Rome”. Fourteen years after the death of founding member Bradley Nowell, the group is excited to be officially...

The Lowdown with Dr. D

Upright Slap Bass (Rockabilly/Psychobilly): Instrument Setup and Equipment

This is the final installment of Dr. D’s 3-part Slap Bass series. Check out part 1 and part 2. In addition to having its own specialized musical and technical considerations, Playing Upright Slap has its own particular instrumental setup issues. Here are some basic things slap players need to think about when customizing their bass for their specific situation. String...


RIP Tom “T-Bone” Wolk

Billboard reports that long-time Hall and Oates bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, died Saturday, February 27th, of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was scheduled to perform with Hall and Oates this week as part of Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” show’s one year anniversary. In addition to his work with Hall and Oates, Wolk also recorded with Elvis Costello and Billy Joel....

Bass Videos

Wester Desamours: Hope for Haiti (Espoir pour Haiti)

Wester Desamours has posted his latest video, a nice groove called “Hope for Haiti (Espoir pour Haiti)”. Check out Wester’s album, First Step.

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: The top ten stories for the week of Feb. 21-27

1. Video: Fretted or fretless? Make it a convertible From the archives: Our Facebook friend Kirk Dickison shared a video with us featuring this odd, “convertible” bass that allows fast switching between fretted and fretless modes. So we decided to dig around and find out some more. 2. Gear Watch: Gear Watch: Warwick Thumb SC Single Cutaway Warwick has announced...