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Archive for June 2012

Legacy Releases Stanley Clarke: The Complete 1970’s Epic Albums Collection
New Albums

Legacy Releases Stanley Clarke: The Complete 1970’s Epic Albums Collection

Once again, it is time for a new wave of box sets for music buffs who love their collections of music with added memorabilia, new music (and updated versions of the old stuff). None of them can be more exciting than the limited edition box set featuring the music of Stanley Clarke. Stanley Clarke: The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection,...

3Leaf Audio Introduces The Enabler Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

3Leaf Audio Introduces The Enabler Preamp Pedal

3Leaf Audio’s newest pedal, The Enabler, offers a dynamic bass preamp which combines an EQ, a D.I. and a headphone amp in pedal form. The pedal, which was over a year in the works, also has an aux in with level control. The EQ section of The Enabler includes Bass, Mid, and Treble knobs as well as deep switch and...

Steps Ahead with Richard Bona & Mike Stern: Jazz Vitoria Live (2005)
Bass Videos

Steps Ahead with Richard Bona & Mike Stern: Jazz Vitoria Live (2005)

Steps Ahead took the stage at the 2005 Jazz Vitoria with Richard Bona and Mike Stern, and performed some amazing music, like this. The band also features Bill Evans on sax, Mike Mainieri on vibraphone and Steve Smith on drums. Enjoy.

ArtistWorks Opens Online Bass School with John Patitucci, Nathan East and Missy Raines
News

ArtistWorks Opens Online Bass School with John Patitucci, Nathan East and Missy Raines

ArtistWorks has extended their online music-based learning community with the announcement of a new Bass Campus. The company has recruited three renowned bassists to offer up a wide range of bass education, with John Patitucci (Jazz Bass School), Nathan East (School of Rock & Pop Bass) and Missy Raines (Bluegrass Bass School). Like all of ArtistWorks education programs, the Bass...

Verellen Amplifiers Introduces Meatsmoke Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Verellen Amplifiers Introduces Meatsmoke Preamp Pedal

Verellen Amplifiers is now offering a pedal version of their Meatsmoke preamp. Aimed at bringing their signature tube tone to a budget more players could afford, the Meatsmoke Preamp Pedal has outputs that can run into the front of your amp or directly into a power amp. “We realized there was a growing group of people who were really interested...

New School: Or Lubianiker
New School

New School: Or Lubianiker

YouTube has helped us discover many talented bassists we may not have found otherwise. One great example is Or Lubianiker, aka Rule of Thump. The Israeli bassist has a wicked sense of groove matched with a wicked sense of humor that combine perfectly in his songs, instrument demos, and video lessons. Besides his “fingerlickin’” playing, Lubianiker is a positive force...

Geddy Lee Interview: Clockwork Angels, Writing, Touring and Breaking Through
Bass Videos

Geddy Lee Interview: Clockwork Angels, Writing, Touring and Breaking Through

Rush’s new label, Road Runner Records, recently interviewed bassist Geddy Lee to coincide with the trio’s latest album, Clockwork Angels. Geddy shares the story behind the album, his thoughts on the band’s Time Machine tour, writing music and breaking through as a musician. I was surprised to hear Geddy share that he had some real breakthroughs as a musician on...

Kill Devil Hill Plots North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Kill Devil Hill Plots North American Tour

Kill Devil Hill has unveiled a boatload of new North American tour dates set to kick off August 1st at the Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band is trekking to support their self-titled debut, which came out in May and landed at #9 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums Chart. The group has a solid foundation as...

Bass of the Week: Aries Basses Senes Custom Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Aries Basses Senes Custom Bass

Aries Basses is a custom shop producing some pretty incredible instruments out of Varazdin, Croatia, including their Senes bass model. The Senes bass sports a singlecut design with a unique hole in the upper horn, offering a distinct look. The bass is completely custom, and can be built with a variety of top woods. Standard options for the Senes includes...

John Scofield with Gary Grainger and Dennis Chambers: “Pick Hits”, Live
Bass Videos

John Scofield with Gary Grainger and Dennis Chambers: “Pick Hits”, Live

Here’s a winning formula for you: let bassist Gary Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers back you up. That’s exactly what John Scofield did for this live performance. Holy smokes.