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EBS Announces Limited Edition 30th Anniversary HD360 Amp

EBS has been in the business for 30 years now, and they’re celebrating in part with a limited edition of their HD360 bass amp. The EBS HD360 Anniversary model will be limited to fifty units and ships with a copy of the EBS 30 Year Anniversary book. “This amplifier is a true collector’s item and at the same time a...

Bass Videos

Polyphia: Crush

Our friend Iain Hodges sent us this video, along with this note: “I noticed that you haven’t yet featured anything from the band ‘Polyphia’ yet. They have been evolving from the Progressive Metal/Djent scene as an instrumental band, moving through genres and developing their own distinct niche. I’m only a fan and have no connection with the band. I thought...


Geddy Lee Reveals More Details on Upcoming Bass Book

Ever since it was announced, we’ve been dying for more details about Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass. Now we know a little more, thanks to an Instagram post from the Rush bassist. “Hey! Guess what? I wrote a book! No, not about birds… It’s about basses, basses, and more basses!” Lee quipped. “Amongst the 408 pages of glorious...

Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Introduces the True Spring Reverb Pedal

Source Audio has expanded their pedal lineup with the True Spring Reverb. The compact, stereo pedal is described as pairing spring reverb simulations with organic tremolo effects. “Our two-man engineering team of Bob Chidlaw and Jesse Remignanti put years of collective man-hours into capturing every nuance and idiosyncrasy of the spring reverb and tremolo effects from some of the music...

Ask Damian Erskine

The Plucking Pinky: A Lesson for Bass Players

In this video, we’ll take a quick look at the usefulness of one of the lesser used fingers… the plucking hand’s pinky!

Bass Videos

John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo: A.D.D.

Our friend Jody Miller shared another great video with us. “I was able to get a couple hours with John Ferrara (bass) and Seth Moutal (Tablas/drums) while they were on tour coming through Chicago,” Jody shared. “You are already familiar with John’s work, I’ve seen interviews that you have done together. Hope you like it.” The video is short, but...

New Albums

Revocation Releases “The Outer Ones”

Technical death metal band Revocation has just released The Outer Ones, which takes their heavy sound into the realm of sci-fi. “The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created,” says guitarist/vocalist David Davidson. “Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections...

Pedals & Effects

Foxgear Pedals Unveils Guy Pratt Signature Knee Trembler Bass Tremolo Pedal

Guy Pratt has teamed up with Foxgear Pedals to create the Knee Trembler, a signature bass tremolo in their Professional Compact series. The Pink Floyd bassist worked with the company to create the pedal with a unique LFO to nail the intro to “One of These Days.” “If you miss the days when amps came with onboard tremolo, you’ll love...

Bass Videos

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio: Ay Mama Ines

I love it when Panagiotis Andreou checks in with us, because he’s bound to have something incredible to share. After he sent his last email, I watched this video three times in a row. “I’ve been touring a lot with various projects and the following is a video from Quincy Jones birthday celebration playing with Alfredo Rodriguez trio,” Andreou shared....

New Albums

Elvis Costello and the Imposters Release “Look Now”

Elvis Costello and The Imposters have returned with a new album called Look Now. The 12-song release, which is his first recording with the band since 2008’s Momofuku, was conceived while on the road during his “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” tour last year. “I knew if we could make an album with the scope of ‘Imperial Bedroom’ and some...

Pedals & Effects

Lounsberry Pedals Introduces the Tall Fat & Wide Pedal

Lounsberry Pedals has introduced the Tall Fat & Wide, a pedal that expands on their Tall & Fat pedal by adding stereo capability. Designed for organ, keyboard, bass, and guitar, the new stompbox has Tall and Fat knobs that set the level and drive, respectively. “It is a three stage FET preamp with gain staging,” Lounsberry explains. “It adds compression...

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Alpine Guitar Black Bison

Julien Pluvinage wrote in to share the details of his new bass, and it’s a beauty. The Black Bison by Alpine Guitar is a take on the classic P-bass that is crafted in France using only local woods. This bass comes from Alpine’s custom shop Delachapelle series. Although Alpine is a newer company, their chief luthier is the very talented...