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Archive for February 2018

Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals
Amps, Pedals & Effects

Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

After releasing the BPA-01 floor bass preamp, Bassics took to the Winter NAMM Show this year to unveil a host of new products designed by renowned studio engineer Malcolm Toft. The range includes the A900 power amp, the AH900 bass amp head, and four new pedals: a compressor, a distortion, an EQ, and a preamp. Bassics describes the A900 as...

Recording Audio and Video
Ask Damian Erskine

Recording Audio and Video

Q: I want to record audio/video simultaneously that I can easily post to social media. I’d want the range to go from solo bass pieces or pedal reviews recorded at home to live coffeehouse/house party “warts and all” mono live duo/trio recordings. I’d want to use two cameras for close-ups on the solo pieces/demos and two/three angles of video for...

Lake Street Dive: Good Kisser (Live)
Bass Videos

Lake Street Dive: Good Kisser (Live)

Good news! Lake Street Dive’s new album, Free Yourself Up, is releasing on May 4th. Even better, we get a sneak peek with this new video from the band performing the track “Good Kisser” live. As always, Bridget Kearney masterfully handles the bass and backing vocals. The album is .

Danielle Nicole Returns with “Cry No More”
New Albums

Danielle Nicole Returns with “Cry No More”

Singer/bassist/songwriter Danielle Nicole’s new album Cry No More is a step in a new direction. The 14-song collection is her most personal yet while adding new elements to her style. Of course, the former Trampled Under Foot bassist is still steeped in the blues. “I’m definitely taking more chances now,” she says. “I grew up playing the blues, and the...

Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses
Basses

Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

Dean expanded their Edge bass lineup with two new iterations: the Edge 4 Flame Top Fretless and the Edge 6 Flame Top. The basses share many of the same attributes, including a mahogany body, a flame maple top, a maple neck, and a killer transparent black satin finish. Both basses also have a pau ferro fingerboard. The main differences lay...

Lorenzo Feliciati: Grey and Red
Bass Videos

Lorenzo Feliciati: Grey and Red

Lorenzo Feliciati always impresses me with his sense of space and texture. Here’s a great example of that with a video for “Grey and Red.” Feliciati builds the song with loops and effects to create an atmosphere like a movie soundtrack.

Radiohead Announces North American Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Radiohead Announces North American Tour Dates

Although guitarist Ed O’Brien suggested they would limit performances this year, Radiohead will be touring North America in 2018 after all. They’ll start July 7th in Chicago before a three-night stay at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Other performances focus on the Northeast and Midwest including Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Philadelphia. The band hinted that...

Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V

Luthier Sergey Poedinko sent us the details on his latest build and it’s a real beauty. The Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V is a five-string that imagines a bass guitar from 200 years ago. “Like our other instruments, it’s balancing between classics and modernity,” Poedinko writes. “But unlike others, it’s much more smooth and fluent. Style and aesthetics came when I...

Marcelo Yakko: Summer Loop
Bass Videos

Marcelo Yakko: Summer Loop

I always enjoy receiving new videos from Marcelo Yakko, and he once again showed me why with his latest, “Summer Loop.” Marcelo describes it as a “Simple theme with idea of development for loop… that belongs to a collection I will present in video clips … only with the electric bass and the loopera.” The song and the video are...

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns for 2018
Events

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns for 2018

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp is back for 2018! Set for March 16th through the 18th in Philadelphia, the weekend-long bass camp features hands-on workshops, masterclasses, and performances. Every year the camp has an incredible lineup of instructors, and this year is no different. Veasley will be teaching alongside David Dyson, Chico Huff, Michael Manring, Patrick Pfeiffer, Divinity Roxx, Rob Smith,...