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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
NEXI Industries has announced the NEXI Bass Pedalboard, a powered pedalboard that has four slots for their effects. Similar to their Solution pedalboard for guitar, the NEXI Bass board offers plug and play convenience.
Luthier Scott French combined his SF2 and SF3 models to create the SF4, featuring a singlecut body with a deep cutaway for reaching the highest notes. This particular SF4, which he built for Ian Hill, is a great example of the design with gorgeous woods to accent its features.