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Markbass Unveils CMD Little Mark IV Combo Series
Amps

Markbass Unveils CMD Little Mark IV Combo Series

Markbass is continuing its 20th anniversary celebrations by updating its CMD combo series. Each model is fitted with the company’s Little Mark IV combo amplifier, which has several new features.

Pete O’Neill: I Remember My Name
Bass Videos

Pete O’Neill: I Remember My Name

Pete O’Neill sent us this video in celebration of Halloween. He said he wanted to try something different this year, so he recorded his version of “I Remember My Name” from Episode 6 of “Squid Game”.

Boss Unveils the RC-600 Loop Station
Pedals & Effects

Boss Unveils the RC-600 Loop Station

Boss’s line of loopers has gotten even bigger with the introduction of the RC-600 Loop Station. The floor unit has multiple inputs with six stereo phrase tracks, nine assignable footswitches, three pedal modes, and loads of connectivity.

Mr. Big: Billy Sheehan’s Isolated Bass on “To Be With You”
Bass Videos

Mr. Big: Billy Sheehan’s Isolated Bass on “To Be With You”

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Mr. Big’s “Lean Into It”, here is a very rare opportunity to hear Billy Sheehan’s legendary isolated bass tone on their Billboard #1 hit song “To Be With You”.

In Memoriam: Bill Conklin
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bill Conklin

It’s another sad day in the bass community as we mourn the loss of Bill Conklin of Conklin Guitars. The renowned luthier was an innovator and pioneer in the world of extended range instruments.

Ed Sheeran: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Bass Videos

Ed Sheeran: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Ed Sheeran was just featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) concert. While Sheeran is mostly known as a solo artist, the talented Adam Blackstone is the musical director and bassist for the band in this one.

The Wood Brothers Unveil 2022 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Wood Brothers Unveil 2022 Tour Dates

The Wood Brothers have announced a new round of tour dates that will focus on the Northeast and Mountain states. The 19-date trek will run from January 25th to March 5th.

Wonder Women: Kirby Barber
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Kirby Barber

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, we’re checking in with Kirby Barber. I first met Kirby at the Solo Bass Competition at NAMM, where she competed against an impressive lineup and came in second-place.

Frank Brunot: Friday Night
Bass Videos

Frank Brunot: Friday Night

One of my favorite bass players, Frank Brunot, has released a new single entitled, “Friday Night.” I really love the catchy melody line. There is also a really nice breakdown with a Wurli solo.

“Bass Gym – 101 Essential Slap Bass Grooves” Now Available
Sheet Music & Instruction

“Bass Gym – 101 Essential Slap Bass Grooves” Now Available

Start getting warmed up, because it’s time to hit the gym. Marek Bero has released the eighth book in his “Bass Gym” series, this time focusing on slap. “Bass Gym – 101 Essential Slap Bass Grooves” teaches five slap techniques.

Keep It Groovy: How To Play Eighth Notes On The Bass: Pulse vs. Pedal Feel
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: How To Play Eighth Notes On The Bass: Pulse vs. Pedal Feel

In this new “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson, Ryan Madora is here to help you with varying eighth-note feels, to help you contribute to the overall feel of a song.

Miki Santamaria and Fernando Lamadrid: Haiku
Bass Videos

Miki Santamaria and Fernando Lamadrid: Haiku

Over the years, we’ve featured some amazing videos by Miki Santamaria and Fernando Lamadrid, but never together. That changed with this bass duet of “Haiku”. This is about as stunning a performance as I’ve seen.