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New Bass Transcriptions of Classic Tunes Available for Download
Sheet Music & Instruction

New Bass Transcriptions of Classic Tunes Available for Download

Bassist and bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has assembled quite a series of bass transcription books, many of which include some of the most notable, but sometimes un-transcribed, bass lines in popular music. The downloadable, PDF titles, released by Guitar Music Publishing, focus on a wide range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, ABBA, Foo Fighters, and Michael Jackson, with the bass...

Teye Guitars Unveils Super Coyote Bass Prototypes
Basses

Teye Guitars Unveils Super Coyote Bass Prototypes

After relaunching the brand earlier this year, Teye Guitars has unveiled the prototypes for a new bass model called the Super Coyote Bass. The instrument, which feature the company’s signature acid-etched aluminum artwork, was designed with AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams. “When Cliff Williams received his first Teye-bass, a superb Master series ‘La Mora’, his immediate reaction was to order two...

Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live
Bass Videos

Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live

Rage Against the Machine came together in 2010 to perform a special free concert at London’s Finsbury Park, and it was a night to remember. Luckily, the band is releasing the entire performance in an upcoming DVD, aptly named Live at Finsbury Park. Here’s a killer version of “Bulls on Parade” taken from the event. Rage is in rare form...

ZÜE Engineering Releases The 9V Backpack Power Adapter
Accessories & Strings

ZÜE Engineering Releases The 9V Backpack Power Adapter

When ZÜE Engineering used a 9-volt center negative plug to battery adapter to demonstrate their On TIMER pedal, they didn’t realize they had already created their next product. The 9V Backpack external power adapter plugs into your pedal’s power supply input and connects to a 9-volt battery. The device comes in two styles: The Right Angle 9V Backpack and the...

The Lightbulb Moment: Never Have I Ever…
The Lightbulb Moment

The Lightbulb Moment: Never Have I Ever…

Ah, there’s nothing like a 4:30 load in for a 7pm show. At a local club. With backline. That means that you arrive at the gig, hope that all of the other band members show up, watch the soundman set up the stage, and do a quick check before the doors open. In other words, hurry up and wait. This...

Song Exclusive: Mike Garnica’s Bass Playthrough of Chemical Burn’s “Raining Anvils”
Bass Videos

Song Exclusive: Mike Garnica’s Bass Playthrough of Chemical Burn’s “Raining Anvils”

Chemical Burn’s latest album Raining Anvils is full of heavy grooves and crushing riffs, so we asked bassist/vocalist Mike Garnica to show us how it’s done. “We poured all we had into making these songs just right,” the bassist stated. “Every part was written with the intent to set the world on fire. Then we took them to [producer Juan...

Mastodon Adds Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Mastodon Adds Tour Dates

If you were hoping to see one of the shows Mastodon cancelled earlier this year due to an undisclosed family matter, you’re in luck. The progressive metal band has added some dates to its The Missing Link tour schedule, which sees the band, featuring bassist/singer Troy Sanders, playing dates with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity. Mastodon will also open dates...

Providence LTD Announces 20th Anniversary Platinum Link V206
Accessories & Strings

Providence LTD Announces 20th Anniversary Platinum Link V206

Providence has introduced the 20th Anniversary Platinum Link V206, an instrument cable that features the company’s compact NP-21 and NP-21L connectors. Described as “the world’s smallest original plugs,” the connectors have a loosening prevention feature that helps prevent loosening the plug cp from slight vibration while traveling. Other features include a VLK1 OFC conductor and tin-plated, super-high-density braided shielding, and...

In Honor Of Jack: An Interview With Jeff Berlin
Interviews

In Honor Of Jack: An Interview With Jeff Berlin

It may be impossible to measure a musician’s influence on music as a whole, but when Jack Bruce passed away last year, the world felt it. Best known for his work in Cream and subsequent solo work, the legendary bassist was remembered by his fans and colleagues with outpourings of love and respect on every form of media. Bass players...

Ri Vinogradova & Pavel Vinogradov: Just 4 U
Bass Videos

Ri Vinogradova & Pavel Vinogradov: Just 4 U

Bassist Pavel Vinogradov shares this video with us of his duet with vocalist Ri Vinogradova. This song, “Just 4 U”, is one of their originals, with Pavel laying down a nice foundation on bass behind Ri’s terrific vocals.