Stradi is known for their beautiful blend of modern and classical elements in their designs, but this week we’re taking a look at a more traditional electric bass called the Reformer - our bass of the week.
Here’s a fantastic clip from the “Old Grey Whistle Test”, which was recorded around 1973 but wasn’t aired until 1978. Steely Dan performs “Reelin’ in the Years”, with the late, great Walter Becker on bass.
Three years ago, bassist Lorenzo Feliciati met guitarist Richard Hallebeek and drummer Niels Voskuil to perform at the 2017 North Sea Jazz Festival. Now they’ve released “Bumerang”, which was recorded over two years.
Aguilar Amplification has unveiled a second limited edition color run of their SL cabinets for 2020. The new Poseidon Green Special Edition SL Cabinets carry the same features as their standard versions with the special cover.
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 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 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.
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”.
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.
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.
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 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.