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Peter Hook Releases “Substance: Inside New Order” Audiobook
News

Peter Hook Releases “Substance: Inside New Order” Audiobook

Peter Hook has plenty of great stories, as evidenced by his three hit books. Now, you can hear the inside scoop of New Order straight from Hooky’s mouth. His 2016 book, “Substance: Inside New Order”, is now available on audiobook.

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 2
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 2

Rich Brown is back with the second installment in his “Brown’stone” lesson series. In this lesson, Rich expands on the Metronome Study Series, taking two-note phrases through the 16th note subdivision in a very simple (but very hip) way.

Janek Gwizdala: Factor 1000
Bass Videos

Janek Gwizdala: Factor 1000

We’ve featured some great videos of Janek Gwizdala using looper pedals before, but this is just next level. “Factor 1000” is a song built from the bass guitar and a plethora of pedals.

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Cirque Du Soleil Musicians
Events

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Cirque Du Soleil Musicians

This week’s free webinar from the Berklee Bass Department with Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be covering a different type of gig. The trio will be hosting bassists that have performed for Cirque Du Soleil.

Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe

Meet Liza Carbe, who started on classical guitar before discovering – and falling in love with – the bass. Liza has had an incredible journey so far. Here’s her story...

Geezer Butler Is Writing An Autobiography
News

Geezer Butler Is Writing An Autobiography

Heavy metal pioneer Geezer Butler is working on writing a memoir. The Black Sabbath bassist revealed the news in an interview with Gary Graff.

Louis Johnson: Live Clinic (1994)
Bass Videos

Louis Johnson: Live Clinic (1994)

I’m still going down my Louis Johnson rabbit hole, and I keep finding cool stuff! In this clip from 1994, most likely in Japan, Louis looks to be holding a clinic of some sort.

Source Audio Shipping the Ultrawave Multiband Bass Processor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Shipping the Ultrawave Multiband Bass Processor Pedal

After releasing a beta version last month, Source Audio has unleashed the Ultrawave Multiband Bass Processor. The company calls the pedal a “flexible multiband processing toolbox”.

Bass of the Week: Swan Guitars Swan Special
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Swan Guitars Swan Special

This Swan Special by Swan Guitars is a real treat for the eyes as well as the ears. The five-string model has a two-piece ash body topped with a beautifully complex flame maple top.

Gabriel Severn: Looping on Stega 6
Bass Videos

Gabriel Severn: Looping on Stega 6

Gabriel Severn’s mom Vivian reached out to me with a new video. In this clip, Gabriel explores another looping creation and using different bass notes under simple chords. We’re digging this sound!

Buster Williams Documentary Now Available for Streaming
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Buster Williams Documentary Now Available for Streaming

After premiering in 2019, the Buster Williams documentary “Bass to Infinity” is now available via major streaming platforms. The film follows the jazz legend’s life and career with interviews, jam sessions, and brilliantly animated stories.

The Wood Brothers Announce June Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Wood Brothers Announce June Tour Dates

While we’re not out of the woods quite yet, live music is starting to come back. The Wood Brothers are getting back on the bus for a handful of socially distanced dates in June.