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Alberto Rigoni: The Net
Bass Videos

Alberto Rigoni: The Net

Here’s a cool video for the mesmerizing track “The Net” from Alberto Rigoni’s 2011 album, Rebirth. The song is built entirely of harmonics, which gives it a floating kind of feeling.

Metallica’s “Beyond Magnetic” EP Released on CD
New Albums

Metallica’s “Beyond Magnetic” EP Released on CD

Metallica is following up to their digital-only release of the band’s new EP, Beyond Magnetic with the CD edition. The four-track EP includes songs recording during the band’s Death Magnetic sessions, but didn’t make the record. The band issued a statement with the digital release, saying “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, we originally recorded 14...

ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses
Basses

ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

ESP has unveiled a pair of new Frank Bello Signature basses at NAMM this year. The new ESP Frank Bello Bass and ESP LTD FB-4 models are based on the company’s Vintage-4, but customized to the Anthrax bassist’s liking. Both versions share the same specifications, though they are built in different factories and carry different price points. The new Bello...

Speakers and Power Amps: Don’t Blow That Cabinet
Ask Damian Erskine

Speakers and Power Amps: Don’t Blow That Cabinet

Q: I’ve been thinking about getting a new amp head, and I want to make sure that it will work properly with my current cabinets. How do I make sure that the head I’m getting won’t blow a speaker or ruin my shiny new head? A: While I’m not a super “techy” guy, I have learned about some of this...

Doug Alexis: The Chicken
Bass Videos

Doug Alexis: The Chicken

Facebook friend Art Araya shared this remarkable and unique video of bassist Doug Alexis performing his own take on “The Chicken”. The tune, written by Pee Wee Ellis, was made popular of course by Jaco Pastorius. This has to be the most creative version we’ve heard yet.

Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian Release “Further Explorations”
New Albums

Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian Release “Further Explorations”

In a fitting tribute to Bill Evans, Chick Corea teamed up with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Paul Motian – both alumni of Evans’ trios – to record a new album. Further Explorations is a double CD set featuring the trio’s takes on tunes from Evans book as well as a few new originals, recorded over a two week set...