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Archive for June 2019

Gwar Announces “Use Your Collusion” with New Bassist
Concerts & Tours

Gwar Announces “Use Your Collusion” with New Bassist

Gwar is hitting the road again this fall for the “Use Your Collusion” tour. The tour will be the first without bassist Jamison Land portraying Beefcake the Mighty, but fans of the band will have a familiar overlord laying down the low end.

Gallien-Krueger Legacy Series Amps Now Shipping
Amps

Gallien-Krueger Legacy Series Amps Now Shipping

Back in April, we shared the news about Gallien-Krueger’s new line of amps called the Legacy Series. Now the amps, which coincide with fifty years of bass amp designs by founder Bob Gallien, are available and shipping.

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Signs, High Times (Live)
Bass Videos

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Signs, High Times (Live)

Tedeschi Trucks Band rocked the Orpheum in Los Angeles as part of their tour in support of Signs. Here’s a clip from that show, with their performance of “Signs, High Times.”

Charnett Moffett Goes All Electric on “Bright New Day”
New Albums

Charnett Moffett Goes All Electric on “Bright New Day”

Charnett Moffett has returned with “Bright New Day.” The exploratory release pushes the bassist in a new direction on his own instrument, as well. Moffett, who is best known for his virtuosic double bass playing, opted to record the whole album on his fretless electric.

Fender Announces the Vintera Series Basses
Basses

Fender Announces the Vintera Series Basses

Fender has added a new line of instruments called the Vintera series. The lineup includes vintage-style guitars and basses made in Ensenada, Baja California in Mexico that draw their features from the company’s first three decades.

Huw Foster: “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” 3x Bass Cover
Bass Videos

Huw Foster: “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” 3x Bass Cover

Huw Foster sent us this terrific video the other day, and we’re digging it. He took Jeff Buckley’s “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” and turned it into a three-bass arrangement. Huw shared the story behind it as well.

Consider the Source Announce New Tour Dates, Release Vinyl Album
Concerts & Tours

Consider the Source Announce New Tour Dates, Release Vinyl Album

Consider the Source have announced a new batch of tour dates in support of their latest release, “You Are Literally A Metaphor.” The trio of guitarist Gabriel Marin, drummer Jeff Mann, and bassist John Ferrara will spend the summer on tour in the U.S.

Bass Players To Know: Jimmy Johnson
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Jimmy Johnson

Keeping good company is a common theme of Ryan Madora’s “Bass Players To Know” column. Her latest BPTK - Jimmy Johnson - does just that. Check out what Ryan has to say (including some of her favorite tracks) and add your own to the list.

Linda May Han Oh: Speech Impediment
Bass Videos

Linda May Han Oh: Speech Impediment

We normally see Linda May Han Oh behind a double bass, but this clip of her song “Speech Impediment” shows she’s great on electric, too. The song begins with a syrupy chordal riff on the bass before playing with the time feel.

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Introduce the Life Pedal
Pedals & Effects

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Introduce the Life Pedal

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices have teamed up to release an effects box called the Life Pedal. The pedal, which is limited edition and hand numbered, includes an octave fuzz and distortion with boost.