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Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am The Moon – Episode II. Ascension
Bass Videos

Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am The Moon – Episode II. Ascension

Ever since the Tedeschi Trucks Band dropped Episode I of their “I Am The Moon” project, I’ve been looking forward to the next installment. Episode II debuted last night, with Brandon Boone holding down the low end on seven tunes.

Christian “Speesy” Giesler Joins Bonded
News

Christian “Speesy” Giesler Joins Bonded

Former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler has a new gig. The thrash metal hero has joined the supergroup Bonded, which also features ex-Sodom guitarist Bernemann Kost.

Spector Adds New Colors To NS Dimension Series
Basses

Spector Adds New Colors To NS Dimension Series

Spector’s NS Dimension Bass Series has gotten a refresh with new color options. The basses now come in Black & Blue and Inferno Red, which have high gloss finishes.

Julia Hofer: Best of Bass Lines – Forget Me Nots
Bass Videos

Julia Hofer: Best of Bass Lines – Forget Me Nots

Thomann’s Guitars & Basses recently shared a new “Best of Bass Lines” video by Julia Hofer. In this episode, Julia focuses on Freddie Washington’s excellent bass line on Patrice Rushen’s “Forget Me Nots”, including a transcription.

Violent Femmes Announce Fall Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Violent Femmes Announce Fall Tour Dates

Violent Femmes have unveiled a new set of tour dates for the fall that will focus on the Midwest and East Coast. The band, featuring the acoustic bass stylings of Brian Ritchie, will kick things off on October 2nd.

Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Bidai Multi-Scale 7-String
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Bidai Multi-Scale 7-String

This week we’re taking a look at a less-than-traditional design with this Egilegor Basses Bidai, with its wide 7-string neck headless multi-scale design.

Scary Pockets: Sledgehammer
Bass Videos

Scary Pockets: Sledgehammer

Scary Pockets took Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” and made it their own. The funky cover was made with the help of guest vocalist Ben Barnes, along with Nick Campbell on bass, Abe Laboriel Jr. on drums and background vocals.

Esperanza Spalding Shares 2022 Summer Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Esperanza Spalding Shares 2022 Summer Tour Dates

Esperanza Spalding has announced a set of tour dates for July that will see her collaborating with choreographer, dancer, and director Antonio Brown. Spread across the U.S., the concerts will pull from the last few of her albums.

Ashdown Celebrates 25 Years With ABM-400 Ltd Edition Bass Amp
Amps

Ashdown Celebrates 25 Years With ABM-400 Ltd Edition Bass Amp

2022 marks the 25th Anniversary since Ashdown Engineering set up shop, and they’re celebrating with new bass gear. In addition to unveiling the newest evolution of their ABM line, they’ve also announced a limited edition of their ABM-400 head.

Mohini Dey and Marco Minnemann: Konnakol Games
Bass Videos

Mohini Dey and Marco Minnemann: Konnakol Games

Bassist Mohini Dey and drummer Marco Minnemann visited Sweetwater’s and put on a show. The duo plays a fun game involving konnakol.

Weekly Top 10: Mingus at 100, More News from NAMM, Lemmy Memorialized, Blues Bass Lesson, and More
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: Mingus at 100, More News from NAMM, Lemmy Memorialized, Blues Bass Lesson, and More

Our top 10 roundup this week includes some more gear news from NAMM, a terrific interview from the bassists of the Mingus Dynasty, Ryan Madora’s latest “Keep It Groovy” lesson, a story about Lemmy being memorialized, and more.

Jackson Introduces X-Series CBXNT DX V Bass
Basses

Jackson Introduces X-Series CBXNT DX V Bass

One of the most talked-about basses from NAMM 2021 was the Jackson CBXNT DX IV, which seemingly draws on several vintage basses with Jackson’s own spin. For NAMM 2022, they rolled out the five-string version of it.