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Custom Shop: L.e.H. Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: L.e.H. Guitars

Jake Serek is back with a new “Custom Shop” column. In this edition, Jake takes a look into the work of L. Ellis Hahn, the creator of L.e.H. Guitars, who has taken the familiar offset body design to whole new heights.

Peter Erskine: Hawaii Bathing Suit (with Cody Wright)
Bass Videos

Peter Erskine: Hawaii Bathing Suit (with Cody Wright)

Cody Wright shared this video on Facebook saying, “This was a career highlight for me!” This video was recorded as part of Vic Firth’s VFJams LIVE! series, and features Peter Erskine and the band performing the drummer’s tune, “Hawaii Bathing Suit.”

Christian McBride and Derrick Hodge Groove on Philip Bailey’s New Solo Album
New Albums

Christian McBride and Derrick Hodge Groove on Philip Bailey’s New Solo Album

Earth, Wind, & Fire co-founder Philip Bailey has released a new solo album. And though it doesn’t feature him fronting the legendary R&B band, it does have him surrounded by some of the world’s best musicians, including Christian McBride and Derrick Hodge.

Fodera Announces the Imperial Select Bass
Basses

Fodera Announces the Imperial Select Bass

Fodera’s latest line of basses, the Select Series, has a new member. The Imperial Select takes the company’s popular singlecut design and builds it in a way to blend the qualities of their Standard and Custom line of instruments.

Sharon Renold: Open Letter
Bass Videos

Sharon Renold: Open Letter

Bassist and vocalist Sharon Renold shared this video of her original tune, “Open Letter.” This laid back tune offers up some killer bass tone and musical textures.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Releases “Servants of the Sun”
New Albums

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Releases “Servants of the Sun”

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, anchored by bassist Jeff Hill, has just released their eighth studio effort, entitled “Servants of the Sun.” Described as “bubbling of vintage keyboards and driving rhythm,” the album was born from bandleader Chris Robinson letting his imagination run wild.

Using the Two Types of Solfege
Ask Damian Erskine

Using the Two Types of Solfege

This week’s “Ask” column is all about ear training. In response to a reader’s question about the “Two Types of Solfege,” Damian breaks down the pros and cons for each, and how to apply it to your routine.

Evgeny Pobozhiy with Mohini Dey: Road to the Himalayas
Bass Videos

Evgeny Pobozhiy with Mohini Dey: Road to the Himalayas

Mohini Dey recently shared this exciting video of her performance with guitarist Evgeny Pobozhiy and his tune, “Road to the Himalayas.” I’m really digging this track, and I especially loved Mohini’s solo around the 3-minute mark.

Nick Jost and Baroness Experiment on “Gold & Grey”
New Albums

Nick Jost and Baroness Experiment on “Gold & Grey”

Baroness has returned with their fifth album, “Gold & Grey,” which expands their sound by incorporating elements of jazz, prog, and math rock - and featuring the work of bassist Nick Jost.

Bass Transcription: Chris Ethridge’s Bass Line on “Hot Burrito #2” by The Flying Burrito Brothers
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: Chris Ethridge’s Bass Line on “Hot Burrito #2” by The Flying Burrito Brothers

Tim Fletcher is back with his sixth entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series. Check out his transcription and analysis for Chris Ethridge’s bass line on “Hot Burrito #2” by The Flying Burrito Brothers.