Ken Bebensee is known for building unique designs inspired by the works of Stradivarius and D’Aquisto, but he also takes his cues from nature. This week we’re checking out an instrument that he literally took from nature called the Magical Root Bass.
I’m such a huge fan of The Tedeschi Trucks Band. So it is always exciting to see a new video from the band. “This clip connects behind-the-scenes footage during the band’s 3-night run at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on the ‘Signs’ tour with the studio version of ‘High & Mighty,’” the band shared.
The Pixies have added a handful of tour dates for December that will bring the band to intimate venues. Currently anchored by bassist Paz Lenchantin, the band is supporting their latest album “Beneath the Eyrie.”
Massive Unity has announced the T.A.E 10th Anniversary Preamp, designed by Danny Gomez for guitarists and bassists. The unit utilizes Tube Amp Emulator technology to create realistic amp sounds in a compact design.
A 2004 video recently surfaced on Youtube of the Billy Cobham Spectrum performing in Italy. The band featured Cobham along with Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, and Tom Coster. It is amazing.
Robbie Robertson has returned with a new solo album entitled “Sinematic” that is a darker, more intimate look at the famed guitarist from The Band. The majority of the tracks feature Pino Palladino, while two include Reggie Hamilton.
Audibotics has announced the PlayX, which they call the “world’s first and only smart audio platform.” The device is open for use to any instrument in a variety of settings.
Rush’s 2007 album “Snakes & Arrows” included an awesome instrumental, entitled “The Main Monkey Business.” From the R40 tour, here’s a great clip of Geddy Lee and the band performing it.
Phish keyboardist Page McConnell’s supergroup Vida Blue has returned with their first new album since 2003. “Crossing Lines” reunites the trio of McConnell, drummer Russell Batiste, and bassist Oteil Burbridge, while adding guitarist Adam Zimmon.
After a five year hiatus, LeCompte Electric Basses is back. Luthier Bud LeCompte made the announcement via email and social media.
Creating your own arrangement of an existing song is a great way to explore your bass, challenge yourself musically, and establish your personal voice. That’s the topic of Ryan Madora’s new “Lightbulb Moment” column.
I’ve been spinning YYNOT’s new album, “Resonance,” a lot lately. So it was cool to see another video released by the band this morning. Take a listen to Tim Starace’s massive tone on “Wildest Dreams.”