This week we’re checking a bass that luthier Shawn May calls a “super secret fun project.” This version of his DCM4 features a medium 32-inch scale and an amazing flame maple and ebony theme.
1983 was definitely a good year. A shift in music was happening. David Bowie and Nile Rodgers hooked up to produce one of the biggest records of the 80s, “Let’s Dance”. Here’s Carmine Rojas’s isolated bass track layered with synth bass.
Nick Cageao has announced he is no longer in Mutoid Man. The bassist, who is featured on both of their full-length studio albums, shared the news in an Instagram Story.
TC Electronic has unveiled the Zeus Drive, an overdrive boost circuit in the style of the classic Klon pedal. The compact pedal is described as having a luxurious warm tone and an astonishing dynamic response.
10-year-old bassist Áron Hodek continues to amaze. In this clip, Áron plays along with Majid Jordan’s “Waves of Blue”. The way he adds to these songs is so cool.
Back in January, Marko Hietala parted ways with Nightwish after two decades in the band. The announcement came ahead of their world tour, and now the pioneering symphonic metal outfit has revealed who will be holding down the bottom for the trek.
Days after being ousted from Megadeth, David Ellefson has made a statement about his firing. Ellefson sent his response to Rolling Stone.
The Bob Marley Youtube channel shared this incredible video of Jacob Collier performing “Three Little Birds” for the Bob Marley Sessions. I always love it when Jacob grabs the Ubass, as well as his vocal harmonies.
After being cooped up for a year, bass virtuoso Brian Bromberg is ready to hit the open road. That’s clear from his new album, “A Little Driving Music”, which evokes the feeling of a free-spirited joy ride.
Six years after its initial release, Bergantino Amplification has updated the B|Amp with a new version. The B|Amp Mk2 takes the original’s flexibility and adds to it.
Our friend Dave Bois shared this video (via Laughing Squid). Bassist Bart Soeters and multi-instrumentalist Joris Holtackers got together to perform an original composition to showcase the distinct sounds of 34 different basses.
If you can’t get enough bass talk, then you’re in for a treat. Dunlop has just launched a new podcast called Bass Freq’s, which will feature weekly conversations with bass players. They kicked things off with Doug Wimbish.