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Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions)
Sheet Music & Instruction

Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions)

Hal Leonard’s latest entry in their Bass Recorded Versions book series features the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions) is a 114 page book including complete transcriptions in both standard notation and tab for 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd classics and featuring the bass lines of Leon Wilkeson and Ed King.   Song list: All...

Gear Watch: Ampeg Heritage B-15
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Ampeg Heritage B-15

Among a slew of new gear Ampeg released at NAMM this year is the Heritage B-15, a combo that pays homage to former Ampeg VP Jess Oliver’s original flip-top design. Limited to 50 units, the B-15 is hand-built and hand-wired in the U.S. by George Metropolous and his team at Metroamps. The classic design includes an all-tube head and a...

Jerry Scheff: Elvis Concert Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Jerry Scheff: Elvis Concert Bass Solo

Here’s a classic clip of bassist Jerry Scheff pouring his soul into a blues solo during a taped performance with Elvis Presley.

Gear Watch: Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal

Fishman unveiled their new Fission Bass effects pedal at NAMM; a box that adds harmonies to your bass lines, including octave up, 4th and octave up, octave and 5th up, and an octave, 5th, and second octave up combined. The stompbox utilizes 32-bit signal processing and 24-bit audio conversion. Harmonies selected are visually displayed via four footswitch LEDs. There are...

Jon Smith and Federico Malaman at NAMM 2011: Footprints
Bass Videos

Jon Smith and Federico Malaman at NAMM 2011: Footprints

While checking out the booths at NAMM, we stumbled upon Jon Smith and Federico Malaman jamming on a couple of Ken Smith basses. Here they treated us to a funky duet of the tune “Footprints.”

NAMM Watch: Part 3
NAMM 2011

NAMM Watch: Part 3

We’re still sorting through plenty of photos and notes from our NAMM trip (and missing the warm weather!). There’s no shortage of gear and artist news left for us to cover, so keep your eyes out for that on our NAMM update page. In the meantime, here are some more photos from the trip. Sam Finlay from Dave Gage String...

Gear Watch: BOSS RC-3 and RC-30 Loop Stations
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: BOSS RC-3 and RC-30 Loop Stations

To celebrate 10 years since the release of their Loop Station, BOSS has unveiled the RC-3 and RC-30 loopers, each featuring three hours of stereo looping, 99 on-board memory locations, and USB 2.0 connectivity for importing and exporting audio to your computer. A step up from previous loop stations, the new models have multiple inputs, including 1/4” A and B...

Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo

Maybe he’s not the Rick James you’re thinking of, but this Rick James really lays it down on his 6-string in this bass and drums jam.

Mike Gordon Announces March Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Mike Gordon Announces March Tour Dates

Phish bassist Mike Gordon will be hitting the road again in March in support of his latest solo album, Moss. The 17-date tour will be similar to his November trek, as he begins on the West Coast and works his way across the continental U.S., ending with a show in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont on the 26th. Gordon will...

Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 410 Cabinet
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 410 Cabinet

Aguilar Amplification has unveiled their second super light bass cab, the SL 410, designed as a blend of “modern technology with a classic vibe.” Weighing in at 69 pounds, the SL 410 features 4 custom-voiced 10” woofers with 11 oz. Neodymium magnets and a phenolic tweeter with a variable level control. The cab is rated at 1200 watts RMS and...