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”.
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.
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 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.)
After previewing it at the NAMM Show earlier this year, Markbass has revealed the full details of the Mark Vintage Pre. A big part of the pedal’s creation came from a suggestion by Marcus Miller, who was looking for a compact recording unit.
Zander Zon is back with an incredible new bass arrangement, and a return to an instrument we haven’t seen in a while: his harp bass. In this clip, Zander performs his arrangement of “The Wayfaring Stranger” from “1917” on the 16 string beast.
Thundercat’s bass is as unique as his playing, so this week we’re taking a look at his signature model from Ibanez. The massive six-string hollow body is made in the company’s Japanese custom shop with curly maple for the back and sides and quilted maple for its top.
Melissa Petitto emailed me over the weekend to share an exciting new video she’s released. Joined by guitarist Maurizio Solieri and drummer Flaviano Pennisi, the trio performs Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”.
David Ellefson is keeping things rolling with a new solo album called “No Cover”. Although his name takes top billing, the Megadeth bassist tapped his huge pool of talented friends to cover some of his favorite rock and metal songs from the 70s and 80s.
Another giant of the music industry is being marked as a casualty of 2020 as Guitar Center is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The 61-year old company, which has 269 locations, is the largest music instrument retailer in the United States.
John Mayer Trio’s “Try” is one of my favorite records in my collection. Pino Palladino is an absolute monster throughout, so it was great to spot this video by EuBasss, who plays along to “Good Love Is On The Way” and shares the transcription.
Bergantino Amplification has once again expanded their Forté line of bass amps with a new model. The 800-watt Forté D builds upon the original version with the company’s Big Fat Tube (BFT) technology.