Arkham Sound has expanded its line of preamps with the Oracle, a tube-driven preamp centered around their full EQ. That includes a James Tonestack with gain, treble, and bass controls as well as a range knob that sweep’s the tonestacks midpoint.
In the crowded world of aftermarket pickup makers, few continue to explore with as much passion and childlike wonder as Curtis Novak. In this new edition of “Custom Shop,” Jake Serek takes a look into Novak’s work.
Federico Malaman always knocks us out with his videos. In this clip, he doubles up to perform a stunning cover of the Ney Conceição tune “Resposta.”
In a spot of good news, the latest piece of U.S. legislation surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic includes language to provide financial relief to music workers.
Benny Turner’s story is the story of the blues. The younger brother of blues guitar legend Freddie King, Turner grew up in rural Texas during the wake of the Great Depression. Now he’s published a great memoir. We caught up with him to get the scoop.
We’re all dealing with the pandemic lockdowns in different ways, and thankfully that’s creating a lot of great music. Shane Cooper sent us his latest video for “Learn To Levitate,” which features some awesome electric bass work amid an ambient groove.
If you’re looking for some inspiring bass material to watch during your quarantine, director Reto Caduff has you covered. His 2009 documentary, “Charlie Haden: Rambling Boy,” is available for free streaming via Vimeo until April 5th.
G&L is continuing its 40th-anniversary celebrations by introducing a limited edition version of their SB-1 bass. Originally launched in 1982, the company describes the SB-1 as “the magic of Leo [Fender’s] own reinterpretation of a classic design.”
Leland Sklar is making the most of this time of social distancing and giving back to the bass playing community. In this video, the bass legend shows us the bass line on the Phil Collins tune, “Against All Odds.”
Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats have released “Citizens of Boomtown,” which marks their first album in 36 years. Bassist Pete Briquette, who dishes out some dirty tone on the album, also produced the record.
Sonata Marketing has launched a new line of instruments called the Modern Vintage Series, which includes two basses: the MVJ4 and the MVP4.
We can always count on The Main Squeeze to deliver. In this video for “Little Bit,” the band (which once again includes Rob Walker on bass) combines some great videography and music.