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  • Playing Etiquette While Subbing

    Playing Etiquette While Subbing

    Q: While I am stoked that I have been asked, I am a wee bit apprehensive. I have been asked to be a substitute bassist for a classic rock cover and original band by the band leader. My current gig is as a bassist in a trio which plays punk and alternative originals. The slight... »

  • Zander Zon: Misty Mountains

    Zander Zon: Misty Mountains

    Zander Zon loves film scores, and he loves arranging them for solo bass. In this new video, Zander takes on “Misty Mountains” from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s soundtrack, using his fretless bass and EBow. »

  • Yes Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

    Yes Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

    Yes will be back on the road in 2018 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The legendary prog-rock outfit, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year, will feature the lineup of Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, and bassist Billy Sherwood. Sherwood, of course, was personally chosen by... »

  • Anthony Wellington Announces Bassology At Sea

    Anthony Wellington Announces Bassology At Sea

    Renowned bass educator Anthony Wellington has announced Bassology At Sea, a six-day cruise that will be both a vacation and an education. The cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 10th and return November 15th. “This camp will be open to all electric bassists. It’ll also be open to other musicians who want... »

  • Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick has expanded their Alien Bass series of acoustic bass guitars with a new thinner model aimed at the touring musician. The Warwick RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid will be available as a 4-string or 5-string in both fretted and fretless versions. “[The bass was] designed to be thinner for more ergonomic comfort,” Warwick’s Marcus... »

  • John Ferrara: Opening

    John Ferrara: Opening

    When I was in college, one of my best friends turned me onto the composer Philip Glass and I was hooked. His minimalist style entranced me with its use of repeated themes and overlapping rhythms. It seemed mind-bending to be performed on the piano, which is why my jaw hit the floor when John Ferrara... »

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  • Spirit Fingers, featuring Hadrien Feraud, Releases Debut Album

    Spirit Fingers, featuring Hadrien Feraud, Releases Debut Album

    The amazing bass playing of Hadrien Feraud is featured on the debut album from Spirit Fingers, a jazz supergroup led by pianist Greg Spero and filled out by drummer Mike Mitchell and guitarist Dario Chiazzolino. The band’s unique and intense sound is forged by Feraud’s bass. “Hadrien’s technical and harmonic capabilities are beyond any other... »

  • Dwarfcraft Devices Announces Ghost Fax Phase Computer

    Dwarfcraft Devices Announces Ghost Fax Phase Computer

    Dwarfcraft Devices has expanded their line of modulation pedals with the Ghost Fax Phase Computer. They call it “a digital powerhouse that adds exciting new abilities along with the tried and true phaser effects.” The Ghost Fax has four modes – Standard, Manual, Envelope Up and Envelope Down – with three knobs to control the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ash Instruments Singulus

    Bass of the Week: Ash Instruments Singulus

    This week we’re checking out the Singulus by Ash Instruments. Russian luthier Andrey Shevchenko made the bass with a 30-year old pine body capped with a beautiful slab of poplar burl in a “Flying Blue” frosted transparent finish. The five-string bass’s three-piece padauk neck is also topped with padauk for its fingerboard, which holds 24... »

  • Petros Klampanis: Pes Mou Mia Lexi

    Petros Klampanis: Pes Mou Mia Lexi

    Double bassist Petros Klampanis is back with another groove with a view. “Pes Mou Mia Lexi” is the third video in his Rooftop Story series. This time he’s above the bustling streets of Havana, Cuba. “I have always been fascinated by the music and culture of this part of the world. The way that Western... »