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Taurus Announces the Vandall-500 Bass Amp
Amps

Taurus Announces the Vandall-500 Bass Amp

Taurus has expanded their lineup of bass amps with the Vandall-500, a 500-watt RMS head with dual inputs and both solid state and tube preamps.

Jonathan Camps and Nicola Moneta: Amazing Grace with an Octobass
Bass Videos

Jonathan Camps and Nicola Moneta: Amazing Grace with an Octobass

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume knew that you can never have too much bass, which is precisely why he created the octobass. Jonathan Camps and Nicola Moneta perform a beautiful version of “Amazing Grace” with the instrument. Boost your subs for this one.

The Nett Duo, featuring Charnett Moffett, Releases “Overtones”
New Albums

The Nett Duo, featuring Charnett Moffett, Releases “Overtones”

The Nett Duo has released their debut recording, called “Overtones.” The duo, which consists of guitarist Jana Herzen and virtuoso bassist Charnett Moffett, put together a free-form program that blends jazz, rock, folk, and classical music.

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2018
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2018

January is always the big month for gear news, thanks to the NAMM Show, but December brought some gear news that generated a ton of views. Here are your top 10 favorite bass gear stories for December 2018.

Dumpstaphunk: “Water” Live (2013)
Bass Videos

Dumpstaphunk: “Water” Live (2013)

This version of Graham Central Station’s “Water” by Dumpstaphunk is stellar – AND it has two bassists. Nick Daniels and Tony Hall share Larry Graham’s bass line as they lead the band in this 2013 performance.

Anthony Wellington Announces Bassology at Sea 2019
Events

Anthony Wellington Announces Bassology at Sea 2019

Bassist and world-class educator Anthony Wellington has announced the second Bassology at Sea cruise, which will take place November 9th through the 16th.

Groove – Episode #49: Christian McBride
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #49: Christian McBride

Christian McBride is the renaissance man of the bass. The six-time Grammy-winning bassist is powered by a relentless drive, and he works at a frenetic pace in a myriad of ways. We chat with him in this episode of Groove.

Nick Schendzielos: Bass Playthrough of Havok’s “Hang ’Em High”
Bass Videos

Nick Schendzielos: Bass Playthrough of Havok’s “Hang ’Em High”

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a new Nick Schendzielos video, but this is totally worth the wait. The bassist tears through Havok’s “Hang ‘Em High” in this playthrough video.

Bootsy Collins Announces Retirement from Live Bass Playing
News

Bootsy Collins Announces Retirement from Live Bass Playing

William “Bootsy” Collins has been funking on stage for 50 years, but now his days of performing on bass seem to be over. The former Parliament-Funkadelic bassist shared that he will no longer be playing the bass live due to health issues.

How Much Music Theory Do I Really Need To Know?
Ask Damian Erskine

How Much Music Theory Do I Really Need To Know?

A reader emailed Damian describing his struggles with music theory and asked for his thoughts on the importance of it. While there are lots of ways to look at this, Damian breaks describes some paths to take in your musical growth.

Pomplamoose: A Better New Year
Bass Videos

Pomplamoose: A Better New Year

Pomplamoose is kicking off 2019 with a great original tune, with a great message. “A Better New Year” features bassist Nick Campbell, and a killer band all around.

Dezron Douglas Releases “Black Lion”
New Albums

Dezron Douglas Releases “Black Lion”

Bassist, composer and bandleader Dezron Douglas has released a six track EP entitled “Black Lion” with his ensemble of the same name. The bassist, who has worked with artists from Cyrus Chestnut to Pharaoh Sanders, says the album is straight from the heart.