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Archive for November 2020

Pomplamoose: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Bass Videos

Pomplamoose: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Pomplamoose is back with a new video. Joined by guest vocalist KT Tunstall, here’s their cover of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” I especially enjoyed what bassist Nick Campbell did with it.

GrooveTech Introduces the Mini-Multi Guitar and Bass Multi-Tool
Accessories & Strings

GrooveTech Introduces the Mini-Multi Guitar and Bass Multi-Tool

GrooveTech has expanded its line of multi-tools with the Mini-Multi, a compact device loaded with tools for bass and guitar. Sizes are made in both metric and inch to support most makes and models.

Ulrich BassDesign Introduces Retro 57 Bass
Basses

Ulrich BassDesign Introduces Retro 57 Bass

Ulrich BassDesign has unveiled a new line of basses called the Retro 57 Series. Handcrafted in their workshop in Germany, the basses are inspired by the instruments, cars, and lifestyle of the 1950s.

Gev Delano: “Havona” Playthrough
Bass Videos

Gev Delano: “Havona” Playthrough

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover Gev Delano and his videos, but I’m glad I did. After a bit of research, I found that he’s 10 years old. But that didn’t stop him from taking on a monster of a tune: Jaco’s “Havona”.

Riccio and Gunn Publish “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions” Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Riccio and Gunn Publish “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions” Book

Gabriel Riccio and Trey Gunn have teamed up for the mammoth task of creating a new score book called “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions”. The 256-page book features full-band transcriptions from Crimson’s fruitful ’80s era.

The Lightbulb Moment: Low and Slow
The Lightbulb Moment

The Lightbulb Moment: Low and Slow

Ryan Madora is back with a new “Lightbulb Moment” column. In this edition, Ryan talks about the benefits of playing slow - and even ties in a great food analogy.

Zildjian LIVE!: Dennis Chambers and Ghost-Note
Bass Videos

Zildjian LIVE!: Dennis Chambers and Ghost-Note

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Zildjian LIVE! video series, but this is the one I was hoping would happen. In this clip, the legendary Dennis Chambers joins Ghost-Note (with MonoNeon on bass). This one is so great. Even the false start is great!

Kenny James Releases New “Invisiblemann” Album with Bass Giveaway
New Albums

Kenny James Releases New “Invisiblemann” Album with Bass Giveaway

Kenny James has added a new volume to his catalog with “Invisiblemann Vol. 14: Remain Invisible”. In an amazing act of gratitude, the artist is giving away one of the basses he used to record the album.

Black Pumas: I’m Ready
Bass Videos

Black Pumas: I’m Ready

I really got into the self-titled Black Pumas album when it first came out. Then I bought the deluxe edition, which includes some great new material. Here’s the band (with Brendan Bond on bass) performing “I’m Ready”.

Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101: Odd Time Bass Grooves”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101: Odd Time Bass Grooves”

One of the biggest obstacles for musicians is the dreaded odd-time signature. That’s why Marek Bero decided to expand his “Bass Gym 101” series with a new book on the topic.

Jimi Hendrix “Live In Maui” Features Documentary and Rare Performance
New Albums

Jimi Hendrix “Live In Maui” Features Documentary and Rare Performance

The Jimi Hendrix Estate has released another live performance from the vault. “Live in Maui” combines a new documentary with two full sets from July 30, 1970. The guitar legend was backed by drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox.

Scary Goldings: Bondgirl
Bass Videos

Scary Goldings: Bondgirl

Scary Goldings is one of my favorite bands right now. Here’s the band, with Tim Lefebvre on bass, performing “Bondgirl”. Tim is laying it down on his De Armond Star Fire bass. (And I just want to say how much I dig the B3.)