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Weekly Top 10: Pentatonic Scale Patterns, Jaco Pastorius Documentary, New Gear, Top 10 Bass Videos, and More
Top Ten

Weekly Top 10: Pentatonic Scale Patterns, Jaco Pastorius Documentary, New Gear, Top 10 Bass Videos, and More

Happy Sunday! As we close out another week, we look back at the top 10 reader favorites, including a great bass lesson, top videos, new gear, and stories.

Celestion Announces Bergantino Bass Cabinet Impulse Responses
Bass Gear

Celestion Announces Bergantino Bass Cabinet Impulse Responses

Celestion has announced a collaboration with Bergantino Audio Systems to release a line of Impulse Responses based on the company’s NXT and NXV series bass cabinets.

Leland Sklar: “Everyday” Playthrough and Discussion
Bass Videos

Leland Sklar: “Everyday” Playthrough and Discussion

It has been a while since we shared one of Leland Sklar’s videos. In this one, Lee plays along to one of his favorite tracks (“Everyday”) from James Taylor’s 1985 record, “That’s Why I’m Here”, and shares the story behind it.

Iron Maiden Releases First New Music in Six Years
News

Iron Maiden Releases First New Music in Six Years

Up the irons! For the first time in six years, Iron Maiden has released new music. The band has dropped a new single called “The Writing on the Wall”, along with an epic animated music video.

Orange Teams with Glenn Hughes for Limited Edition Crush Bass 50 Combo Amp
Amps

Orange Teams with Glenn Hughes for Limited Edition Crush Bass 50 Combo Amp

Purple is the new Orange, or should we say the new Orange is Purple. The British amp giant has unveiled a new signature combo amp for Dead Daisies member and former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.

Julia Hofer: Do I Do
Bass Videos

Julia Hofer: Do I Do

Julia Hofer is back with another great video showcasing one of the great bass lines. In this one, Julia Hofer plays along with Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do”. If that’s not enough, Julia shows off her multi-tasking skills to David504.

Dezron Douglas Joins the Trey Anastasio Band, Tour Dates Announced
Concerts & Tours

Dezron Douglas Joins the Trey Anastasio Band, Tour Dates Announced

Trey Anastasio has announced a new tour with his solo band that will mark the group’s first tour since February 2020. He’s also announced a new bassist - Dezron Douglas - who will take the spot of the late Tony Markellis.

In Memoriam: Arthur “Juini” Booth
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Arthur “Juini” Booth

Jazz bassist Arthur “Juini” Booth has passed away after his health deteriorated following a fall at home last month. He was 73 years old.

Travis Dykes: The Life of a Touring Musician
Bass Videos

Travis Dykes: The Life of a Touring Musician

Live music is coming back, and bassist Travis Dykes gives us an inside look as a touring musician in his new series, “Doing That”. This VLOG provides an excellent perspective on what musicians go through.

Circles Around the Sun Announce Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Circles Around the Sun Announce Tour Dates

Circles Around the Sun will be making circles around the States again with a newly announced tour. It will be the band’s first extensive outing with Scott Metzer, who is now an official member and permanent replacement for the late Neal Casal.

Consider The Source Sets 2021 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Consider The Source Sets 2021 Tour Dates

Consider the Source has announced tour dates, including several festival spots and a tour with Moon Hooch. The Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band will be focusing their efforts on the East Coast and Midwest from July to December.

Cort Introduces the Artisan C5 Plus OVMH and C4 Plus OVMH Basses
News

Cort Introduces the Artisan C5 Plus OVMH and C4 Plus OVMH Basses

Cort is upgrading their Artisan series again this year with the introduction of the Artisan C5 Plus OVMH and C4 Plus OVMH. The new basses build on the lineup with a rounder body shape and more.