Weekly Top 10: Phil Lynott Documentary, Brown’stone Bass Lesson, Wonder Women, Robert Trujillo Reunites with Ozzy, New Bass Gear, and More
We’re capping another great week with a top 10 list. Here are the top 10 reader favorite stories and more for the week of November 13-19.
A new documentary examining the life and music of Phil Lynott is now available. “Songs For While I’m Away” tells the story of the Thin Lizzy bassist and frontman, through his bandmates, colleagues, and family members.
Back in 2019, Rod Wray sent us a video by Tokyo Groove Jyoshi and their unique performance of Tower of Power’s “What Is Hip?”. Here’s a video bassist Juna Serita released in October, with the band getting down on “Funk No.1”.
Micro basses have been growing in popularity over the past few years. This week we’re checking out the Tiny Boy TBP-3400BFM, which has a miniature 23-inch scale. The four-string bass still has 22 frets on its ebony fingerboard.
Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Intelligent Harmony Machine, a pitch shifter that can generate single note, diatonic harmonies, intervals, and secondary options.
Boss’s Waza Craft family of pedals has gotten another member with the FZ-1W Fuzz. The new pedal has standard Level, Fuzz, and Tone controls as well as a special switch for Vintage or Modern voicings.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown takes a look at a great way to practice when playing over the II-V-I chord progression. These tips and exercises open up the mind (and the fretboard).
After participating in the Allman Family Revival tour through the end of 2021, the Allman Betts Band has announced they will be hitting the road next year with the “Trippin’ Into Spring 2022” trek.
Prior to landing his current spot in Metallica, Robert Trujillo spent seven years touring the world with rock icon Ozzy Osbourne. Now the bassist and singer will be reunited again on Ozzy’s next solo album.
In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, we’re checking in with Joanna Smith. Joanna started her musical journey in the 2nd grade and has been at it ever since.
Solar Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the AB2.4 Canibalismo. The four-string bass is built with a sungkai body in a distressed red “Canibalismo” finish with a matching headstock.