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  • Warwick Adds Corvette Taranis Model to RockBass Line

    Warwick Adds Corvette Taranis Model to RockBass Line

    Warwick introduced the RockBass Corvette Taranis at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. The four-string bass features an extra long 35-inch scale for better use with drop tuning. The bass is built with an ash body, a bolt-on maple neck, and a wenge fingerboard. Warwick fits it with a pair of active EMG DC35 soapbar pickups... »

  • Alex Lofoco: “The Spear” NAMM Performance

    Alex Lofoco: “The Spear” NAMM Performance

    Alex Lofoco released his debut solo album, Beyond, late last year and was on hand at NAMM to play through some of it. Here’s a killer version of “The Spear” taken from the Gruv Gear booth. Lofoco utilizes several extended techniques to vary the song’s tonal palette as it moves through different sections. “The album... »

  • Corcoran Holt Releases “The Mecca”

    Corcoran Holt Releases “The Mecca”

    After honing his craft with some of the top jazz musicians in the world, bassist Corcoran Holt has released his debut solo album called The Mecca. Holt, who is a regular with sax legend Kenny Garrett’s band, dishes out a mix of original songs and standards with unshakeable bass lines. Besides a solid foundation, Holt... »

  • G&L Guitars Announce the CLF Research L-2000 Bass

    G&L Guitars Announce the CLF Research L-2000 Bass

    G&L Guitars have introduced the CLF Research L-2000 Bass, an instrument that harkens back to the Leo Fender’s original innovations with his CLF Research company in the late 1970s. Fender’s creations with CLF went on to be the foundation of G&L’s instruments, including the Magnetic Field Design pickup and saddle lock bridge. “The new CLF... »

  • Roosevelt Collier with Michael League: Supernatural Encounters

    Roosevelt Collier with Michael League: Supernatural Encounters

    I’m super excited about the upcoming release of Roosevelt Collier’s new album, Exit 16, which drops on March 9th. Collier has released a new video for one of the tracks on the album, which features Michael League on bass. »

  • Christoph Luty Anchors Jeff Hamilton Trio’s “Live From San Pedro”

    Christoph Luty Anchors Jeff Hamilton Trio’s “Live From San Pedro”

    As a former member of both Oscar Peterson’s and Ray Brown’s bands, jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton knows how to make the piano trio format work. That’s evident in his latest release, Live From San Pedro. The album features pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Christoph Luty, who Hamilton writes “is known for his big, natural sound,... »

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  • Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    A year after launching the head and preamp pedal, Ashdown has expanded their OriginAL range with two kick-back bass combo amps: the OriginAL C112-300 and the OriginAL C210-300. Both units are rated at 300 watts with the main difference being different woofer combinations. “Each OriginAL combo is loaded with Ashdown Whiteline speakers, proven to deliver... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Neil Stubenhaus

    Bass Players To Know: Neil Stubenhaus

    There are a handful of legendary West Coast session cats that most of us are familiar with… Carol Kaye, Joe Osborn, Leland Sklar, Abraham Laboriel Sr., Nathan East, and Chuck Rainey, just to name a few. Dig a little deeper and you may come across the work of Neil Stubenhaus and the hundreds of records... »

  • Fishbone: Kung Fu Grip, Live on KEXP

    Fishbone: Kung Fu Grip, Live on KEXP

    Sometimes you just need some raw, unfiltered energy, and you can always get it from a little Fishbone. Here’s a blazing clip of the band playing “Kung Fu Grip” on KEXP in late 2016. Bassist Norwood Fisher tears through the song with his signature slap style and some insane double-thumbing. »

  • Sons of Apollo – with Billy Sheehan – Announce World Tour, New Video

    Sons of Apollo – with Billy Sheehan – Announce World Tour, New Video

    Ever since we first featured the band back in October, we’ve been psyched about Sons of Apollo. The supergroup is made up of Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Jeff Scott Soto, and the amazing bass work of Billy Sheehan. They released their debut, Psychotic Symphony, last year and now they’ve announced an international... »