Fodera has refreshed their Standard line of basses for 2021 with revamped versions of Yin Yang Standard as well as the Monarch 4, Emperor 5, and Emperor 6 Standards.
Sean Geist sent us this video of his collaboration with pianist Michael Pelz-Sherman and their tribute/cover of Pat Metheny’s “Letter From Home.” I’m always a fan of great fretless bass work, and this fits the bill.
Victor Wooten has just published a new book called “The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues”, which follows up on his 2008 novel, “The Music Lesson”. The book teaches lessons through its storytelling.
January has always been the start of a great run of gear stories, thanks to the Winter NAMM Show. While the show was a virtual one this year, the stories are coming as fast as always. Here are the top 10 reader favorite stories we shared in January.
MG Bass Guitars has a special talent for combining woods and shapes to create functional works of art. This New Extreman is a prime example of that.
These days, bass players are doing way more than just playing bass. From time to time, we may have to take over synth bass for a few songs. In this video, Matt Johnson of Jamiroquai shows us how to design and play a synth bass patch on a Moog.
Stray Cat’s Lee Rocker has just released “Gather Round”, which marks the rockabilly bass icon’s first solo album of all original music since 2007’s “Black Cat Bone”.
VOX has unveiled a new series of headphones crafted for playing instruments. The VGH Series of guitar amplifier headphones comes in three models, including the bass-specific VGH-Bass, that expand on VOX’s amPlug series.
Leonid Vorobyev and his band, Leonid & Friends, are back with a new video, and they’re back to doing an amazing Chicago cover. The entire performance is fantastic. I love the horns on this one.
Dr. Randall Kertz, who has long been an advocate for the bass community, has just released a second book. “The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management, Prevention and Better Health – Volume Two” picks up where his first book left off with new material.
Jackson Guitars has expanded their bass lineup with the Pro Series Spectra series, which includes four and five-string basses. Each model sports the Spectra body shape with enhanced features.
You can always count on Evan Marien for some great music. But this video goes beyond that, with some epic visuals. In this clip, Evan teams up with Button Masher for the tune, “Soccer Match”.