Louis Johnson was one of the most dynamic bassists of all time. Here’s a great clip of him performing “Silly Fightin'” with the George Duke Band in Tokyo during a 1983 concert - complete with a killer bass solo.
Electro-Harmonix has announced a new pedal to their lineup with the EHX-2020, a compact tuner designed to save space on your pedalboard.
After confirming a reunion for two shows, Oysterhead has added several new performances for 2020. These are the first concerts Trey Anastasio, Stewart Copeland, and Les Claypool have performed together since 2006’s Bonnaroo Festival.
After attending a recent Wilco performance, Ryan decided it was time to feature John Stirratt in her “Bass Players To Know” series. Check out what Ryan has to say about his playing, along with some notable tracks from Wilco and The Autumn Defense.
We’re gearing up for the 2020 NAMM Show and looking back at some of the cool videos from past shows. In this clip, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter performs Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” with Nathan East, live at the 2016 TEC Awards.
Our bass lessons and transcriptions get a lot of views, which means you all are staying busy. And that’s awesome. Here are the top 10 reader favorite lessons and transcriptions we shared over the course of 2019.
Bassist Dave Riley has passed away from throat and lung cancer. He was 59 years old. Riley first played with Static while also working as a sound engineer for bands like Parliament. In the ’80s, he joined Steve Albini’s punk rock band, Big Black.
Kiesel Guitars has expanded its Vader bass lineup with five and six-string models of their multi-scale version of the bass. The new headless basses, dubbed the VBM5 and VBM6, come with lots of options.
Scary Pockets just shared a new video for their Scary Goldings project with organist Larry Goldings, in support of their new record, “The Ego Trap.” In this clip, Sam Wilkes handles the bass part. This one grooves!
Throughout 2019, we covered nearly 100 new bass pedals and effects stories. This list makes up the top 10 reader favorites for the year.
This is a tradition we love! This year, it almost didn’t happen, but Steve Bailey came through with a video for us to share, with Ron Carter, Justin Chancellor, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Janek Gwizdala, and Freddie Washington.
On-Stage has announced a new series of wall-mounted guitar hangers. The GS8730 Series, which will debut at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, has an EVA foam-padded yolk and a locking mechanism that engages when a bass is hung in it.