EarthQuaker Devices has announced The Plumes, which is a low to medium gain overdrive “based on the trusty lime-green overdrive that has been an industry staple since its inception.”
Making money making music can be a tough road. Sometimes, some of the options might feel like "selling out," which is exactly the focus (and question) for Damian's latest "Ask" column.
Our friend Dwane Woodard shared something on our Facebook Group earlier today, and it was something I completely missed – apparently for the last 10 years or so. Check out Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo playing upright bass with Nickel Creek.
The Aristocrats have just released their fourth album, entitled “You Know What…?” Although the trio – consisting of Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann, and Bryan Beller – are already musically adventurous, they say this may be their wildest.
Meet Arnaud Court, a bassist from France who got his start thanks to the inspiration of Steve Harris and Cliff Burton. He later expanded his list to Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, James Jamerson, and many others. Here’s his story…
Two famous Seattle companies have teamed up for something special. Verellen Amplifiers and record label Sup Pop have announced the Sub Fuzz Pop Drive, an effects pedal housing both an overdrive and a fuzz circuit that can be used separately or together.
David Pastorius is currently touring with Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, filling in for Simon Fitzpatrick. This fan-shot clip by Larry Rulz III was great to see. Here’s the band performing “Hoedown.” David rips it up during his solo!
The start of a new month means that we get to celebrate the top gear stories from the previous one. Here are your top 10 favorite bass gear stories we shared in June 2019.
This week we’re checking out a cool four-string bass by CP Thornton Guitars. Luthier Chuck Thornton built this bass, numbered B-034, with a swamp ash core with killer slabs of 5A Eastern Maple for the top and back.
Here’s another “Chromatic Acrobatic Phantasy” for you to shed your technique. Chromatic approaches sound exciting and driving. How can you use them in your grooves? Can you pull off the fast version while staying relaxed? Have a go at it, it’s worth it.
Our friends at Bass the World shared this one a while back, with the title “FUNKY BASS PLAYER.” Philippe Gonnand grooves hard with the band on his tune, “Réglons nos comptes.” Funky indeed!
Marcus Miller’s 2015 album “Afrodeezia” was yet another powerful collection of soulful music and incredible bass playing. Now you can get some of that bass playing in written format with a new release from Bassline Publishing.