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Archive for January 2019

Steve Jenkins Joins Tony MacAlpine Electric Illusionist Tour
Concerts & Tours

Steve Jenkins Joins Tony MacAlpine Electric Illusionist Tour

Tony MacAlpine has hit the road on his “Electric Illusionist” Tour, and it promises to be a killer show. The guitar virtuoso will be joined by drummer Gergo Borlai, guitarist Emil Werstler, and bassist Steve Jenkins.

Groove – Episode #50: Michael Anthony
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #50: Michael Anthony

What could be more exciting than celebrating the 50th episode of our podcast – live and in person – at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California? Enjoy this conversation with Michael Anthony, who talked about the Van Halen reunion rumors, what he’s up to now, and more.

Consider the Source: Enemies of Magick
Bass Videos

Consider the Source: Enemies of Magick

I was elated to hear that Consider the Source has a new album coming out this year, and even more excited to see this first single. “You Are Literally A Metaphor” is due out on March 1st, and if “Enemies of MagicK” is any indication, it’s going to be epic.

Jeff Hughell Releases “Sleep Deprivation”
New Albums

Jeff Hughell Releases “Sleep Deprivation”

Jeff Hughell has followed up 2016’s “Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations” with his fourth full-length solo album, called “Sleep Deprivation.” The Six Feet Under bassist went beyond his seven-string and performed a majority of the guitar and keyboard parts for the album.

Godlyke Introduces the TWA MiniMorph Dynamic Waveshaper Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Godlyke Introduces the TWA MiniMorph Dynamic Waveshaper Pedal

Godlyke Distributing debuted the new TWA MiniMorph Dynamic Waveshaper at this year’s NAMM Show. The new unit is a pared down version of their DynaMorph and features an envelope-dependent drive circuit.

Is There a Right Way To Set My EQ?
Ask Damian Erskine

Is There a Right Way To Set My EQ?

A reader sent Damian a question asking about all the knobs on his bass (and even more on his amp). The specific question is: “Is There a Right Way To Set My EQ?” Check out what Damian has to say.

Bill Cantos: Drown in My Own Tears (with Abraham Laboriel and Pee Wee Hill)
Bass Videos

Bill Cantos: Drown in My Own Tears (with Abraham Laboriel and Pee Wee Hill)

Here’s a great performance that took place in 2018 with Bill Cantos and other LA-based musicians performing “Drown in My Own Tears.” This one includes two bassists: Abraham Laboriel and Pee Wee Hill.

Reader Spotlight: Peter O’Neill
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Peter O’Neill

Meet Peter O’Neill, a bassist who works as a session bassist and teacher in Queens, NY. (Be sure to check out his videos!) Here’s his story…

Wilkins Guitars Introduces 32-inch Scale Marlin Bass
Basses

Wilkins Guitars Introduces 32-inch Scale Marlin Bass

Wilkins Custom Guitars & Finishes unveiled their new “Marlin” bass model at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Available in four and five-string versions, the Marlin is a medium 32-inch scale bass in their RoadTested series.

Boomtown Trio: Darkness Prowling
Bass Videos

Boomtown Trio: Darkness Prowling

Craig Butterfield has teamed up with the Boomtown Waifs to form the Boomtown Trio. “Darkness Prowling” hearkens back to old fiddle tunes with blazing unison lines by Kristen Harris and Butterfield.