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Nate Wood: Sides
Bass Videos

Nate Wood: Sides

We featured a jaw-dropping video by Nate Wood back in February, which was part of his “fOUR” project. Nate records the videos in this series with no overdubs or pre-recorded backing tracks – and in one take, while simultaneously handling all the instruments. Here’s the fourth entry in his series, called “sides”.

Gov’t Mule Returns with “Revolution Come… Revolution Go”
New Albums

Gov’t Mule Returns with “Revolution Come… Revolution Go”

After 15 studio and live albums, Gov’t Mule has returned with Revolution Come… Revolution Go. The band, anchored by Jorgen Carlsson, proves their staying power in the release, which blends several genres to create their unique sound. “The main thing for us is to always have our personalities shining through,” frontman Warren Haynes explains. “When someone has an idea, we...

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass

BasstheWorld.com just released a new demo of the GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass, and it’s too cool not to share. Made in Slovakia, the bass’s design revolves around the steampunk aesthetic of blending old-time and modern looks. They achieve this with an alder body wrapped in carbon fiber against a full rosewood neck as well as cool gear inlays on fretboard...

Sven Lindvall: Comparing 17 Vintage Basses
Bass Videos

Sven Lindvall: Comparing 17 Vintage Basses

Who doesn’t love a good vintage bass? Our friend Jan Östlund sent us this video of studio bassist Sven Lindvall playing a riff over 17 of the most iconic vintage basses. It’s so cool to hear all the subtle (and not so subtle) differences in each of the instruments. Lindvall plays through each axe twice: once with a finger-style riff...

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Tone Corset Compressor
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Tone Corset Compressor

Electro-Harmonix has expanded their dynamic range with the Tone Corset, an analog OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier) compressor pedal. The pedal has a four-knob layout with Volume, Sustain, Attack, and Blend controls. Blend mixes the compressed and dry signals for a fatter sound. It also has a pad switch for padding down the input signal, which the company says is especially...

What A Day: Donyiti Ahla
Bass Videos

What A Day: Donyiti Ahla

Bass and vocal duo What A Day is back with a new video. This time the minimalistic, experimental French jazz-pop lounge duo of Jonathan Joly and Leah Gracie tackle the song “Donyiti Ahla” by Lebanese singer Nora Rahal. Joly lays down bass and harmony while Gracie sings and uses a typewriter for cool percussion.

Old Blood Noise Endeavours Announces Fault Overdrive/Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Old Blood Noise Endeavours Announces Fault Overdrive/Distortion Pedal

Oklahoma’s Old Blood Noise Endeavours has unveiled the Fault, a flexible overdrive/distortion pedal. It features dual gain stages, with a footswitch to kick in the second gain. The Fault also has a three-band active EQ for further tonal tweaking. Check out this clip of the Fault on guitar, bass, drums, and synth: The Old Blood Noise Endeavours Fault has true...

Leonid & Friends: I’m A Man
Bass Videos

Leonid & Friends: I’m A Man

Last December, we featured bassist Leonid Vorobyev and his band Leonid & Friends doing an excellent cover of Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” They’re back with another excellent Chicago cover, “I’m A Man.” Nailed it.

Sandberg Announces Steamed Oak Fingerboards
Basses

Sandberg Announces Steamed Oak Fingerboards

To keep up with the new CITES regulations on rosewood, Sandberg Guitars has turned to a new fingerboard option: steamed oak. The innovation was first shown at NAMM this year as a prototype. “Oak is a very eco-friendly and sustainable wood with very desirable sonic qualities and dynamic response,” the company wrote in a press release. “Sandberg has adopted a...

Bass Players To Know: Berry Oakley
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Berry Oakley

After the recent passing of Gregg Allman, it was only fitting to binge listen to some Allman Brothers records. Swept away by the lengthy jams, slide guitar solos, and beautifully in-sync double drummers, this band helped define Southern Rock and usher in a new era of blues. The man keeping it all together was Berry Oakley, whose bass lines to...