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Palmer Introduces the Acoustic Pocket Amp
Pedals & Effects

Palmer Introduces the Acoustic Pocket Amp

Palmer has announced the Acoustic Pocket Amp, a compact preamp for used with acoustic instruments. It has three instrument modes – Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass, and Magnetic Pickups – with three basic sound settings.

D’Angelo & The Vanguard: “Betray My Heart” & “Spanish Joint”
Bass Videos

D’Angelo & The Vanguard: “Betray My Heart” & “Spanish Joint”

Can you ever get enough Pino Palladino? My vote is no. Case in point: check the bass master in concert with D’Angelo from the 2015 North Sea Jazz Festival.

Stanley Clarke Sets Out on Worldwide Tour
Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke Sets Out on Worldwide Tour

Stanley Clarke is embarking on a worldwide summer tour with his band that will take him to the U.S., Europe, and Africa.

Peavey Now Shipping the MAX 300 Bass Amp
Amps

Peavey Now Shipping the MAX 300 Bass Amp

Peavey has expanded its MAX series of bass amps with the 300-watt MAX 300 combo. The new unit is the most powerful amp in the series and has features to beef up its sound while remaining portable.

Chris Zantioti & Friends: Crazy
Bass Videos

Chris Zantioti & Friends: Crazy

Euripides Dionysiadis sent me this video featuring a cover of Seal’s “Crazy” he co-arranged for his band. The outcome is fantastic.

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons Release “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House”
New Albums

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons Release “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House”

Ron Carter has teamed up with painter and poet Danny Simmons for a new album called “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House.” The album features Simmons performing readings from his 2014 book with Carter accompanying him on bass.

Sidewinder Introduces New “Twist-Proof” Straps
Accessories & Strings

Sidewinder Introduces New “Twist-Proof” Straps

Sidewinder Guitar Straps has launched their product line with an innovative new guitar strap that fights twisting. The Sidewinder strap features a swivel coupling that resists twisting.

Vulfpeck: Disco Ulysses
Bass Videos

Vulfpeck: Disco Ulysses

I’ve been hoping Vulfpeck would release the video for “Disco Ulysses”, and they did just that. The track is one of my favorites on their album, “Hill Climber,” and another great showcase for the grooves and moves by Joe Dart.

The Breeders Bassist Josephine Wiggs Releases Solo Album
New Albums

The Breeders Bassist Josephine Wiggs Releases Solo Album

Josephine Wiggs has released a solo album, entitled “We Fall.” While she is known for her work in the alt-rock band The Breeders (especially for the bass line for “Cannonball”), the new record takes a much different direction.

Where To Start with Music Theory
Ask Damian Erskine

Where To Start with Music Theory

A reader sent Damian one of the most honest questions we've seen, focused on his lack of understanding theory and his desire to change that. Check out what Damian has to say on “Where To Start with Music Theory.”

Tal Wilkenfeld: Counterfeit (Live)
Bass Videos

Tal Wilkenfeld: Counterfeit (Live)

Tal Wilkenfeld is currently on tour in support of her new album, “Love Remains.” Here’s a live performance of “Counterfeit,” the album’s second track.

Matt Deis Leaves CKY
News

Matt Deis Leaves CKY

With a European tour just ahead, CKY has announced that bassist Matt Deis has left the band. The group posted a statement from Deis on their Facebook page.