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Lorin Cohen Announces “New Shapes for Bass” Instructional Package
Sheet Music & Instruction

Lorin Cohen Announces “New Shapes for Bass” Instructional Package

Lorin Cohen has just released a new digital instruction package called “New Shapes for Bass”. Centered around a 71-page ebook, the package includes twelve exercises for electric and double bass with fingerings for both instruments in every key.

Kate Gillespie: Eucalyptus
Bass Videos

Kate Gillespie: Eucalyptus

Kate Gillespie sent us her latest video, and we dig the vibe. Inspired by the CAKES tune, “Eucalyptus”, Kate decided to create her own musical interpretation with double bass and vocals.

Japan Releases “Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982”
New Albums

Japan Releases “Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982”

A new live album from the English new wave band Japan called “Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982” is now available. Mick Karn’s sublime fretless playing is all over the record, which spans their career’s output.

Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass

It’s been six decades since Fender first introduced the Jazz Bass, and now they’re celebrating with a special 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass model. The limited-edition bass replicates the original design of the Jazz.

The Main Squeeze: Layla
Bass Videos

The Main Squeeze: Layla

The Main Squeeze, like the rest of us, is stuck at home. But that’s not stopping the band from bringing some great new videos our way, live from The Squeeze House. In this clip, they perform their take on the Derek and the Dominos tune, “Layla.”

In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey

Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 47 years old. Rumsey co-founded the influential post-hardcore band in 1991.

Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses
Basses

Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses

Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.

Glecio Nascimento and Paulinho Fonseca: Fonkera
Bass Videos

Glecio Nascimento and Paulinho Fonseca: Fonkera

A lot of the funk comes from our right hand, which is why Glecio Nascimento is so good at it. Glecio lets it all out in this video with Jota Quest drummer Paulinho Fonseca (aka Fonk).

New Miles Davis Album Documents “The Lost Septet”
New Albums

New Miles Davis Album Documents “The Lost Septet”

Miles Davis had several important eras over his long career. Now, a newly unearthed live recording captures what is called his “Lost Septet” from his rock and fusion period. Recorded in Vienna in 1971, the band included Michael Henderson on bass.

Groove – Episode #68: Gord Sinclair
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #68: Gord Sinclair

Episode #68 of Groove is here! Enjoy this month’s conversation with The Tragically Hip’s bassist, Gord Sinclair, who released his first solo effort earlier this year.

Amos Heller: Fortune
Bass Videos

Amos Heller: Fortune

Nashville-based player Amos Heller is back with another solo bass creation. Entitled “Fortune,” the hard-rocking piece came from a popular gear pairing for heavy music. Heller gets a monstrous tone and puts it to use across the span of the fretboard.

NOFX and Frank Turner Collaborate for “West Coast vs. Wessex”
New Albums

NOFX and Frank Turner Collaborate for “West Coast vs. Wessex”

NOFX and Frank Turner have teamed up to release a new split LP called “West Coast vs. Wessex”, which sees the two camps covering five of each other’s songs.