Kiesel Guitars launched a new line of headless basses at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show with the Thanos Series. The instruments come in four and five-string versions with options for standard or multi-scale necks.
We’re all dealing with the effects of self-isolation, even our bass heroes. John Patitucci just shared this new solo bass song, “Peace At Home,” which he just wrote during our current pandemic.
As the world deals with the massive impact of COVID-19, we’ve been extremely worried about the impact it is having on the bass playing community. We came up with an idea we hope will help.
This week we’re checking out a new model by Enfield Guitars called The Belladonna. Clad in all white, the bass has a medium scale, very lightweight, and flexible pickup system.
Tim Lefebvre shared this clip of his last performance in Europe before he had to leave for the States earlier this month. “Don’t Be Scared” begins with a free jam including otherworldly sounds from Lefebvre. They then kick in to a groove and build in intensity.
Former Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson’s band Azusa has announced they’ll be following up their debut, “Heavy Yoke,” with a new album called “Loop of Yesterdays.” Here’s a preview, with the track “Kill/Destroy.”
TC Electronic’s TonePrint technology allows users flexibility in their pedals by beaming presets and tweaking parameters. So far it’s been available for most of their pedal types, but now they’ve created the Plethora X5 pedal board that centers around the technology.
Nenad Vasilic has released a new video to accompany the beautiful song “Ti bi hteo pesmom da ti kazem” from his latest album, “Bass Room.” The song is a Serbian ballad of unrequited love.
Hunstmen have released a new album called “Mandala of Fear,” which is described as “storytelling through metal dynamically melded with elements of folk and country.” The Chicago-based quintet features the bass work of bassist Marc Stranger-Najjar.
Rombo Picks has introduced a new line of strap blocks for securing your strap. The company updated its previous strap blocks by adding a tongue to make changing easier, plus it’s been reshaped for a tighter fit.
Each year, Warwick presents a special limited edition bass featuring their top specs. This year is a limited version of the Thumb NT, which will come in both Masterbuilt and Teambuilt versions.
A few days ago, Jambase shared this video of Prince performing at The Aladdin in Las Vegas. In this clip, Prince and his band - which includes Rhonda Smith on bass (and backing vocals) - perform the Led Zeppelin hit “Whole Lotta Love.”