Ibanez will be exhibiting at the 2022 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California next week, and they’ve unveiled some of the new instruments they’ll be bringing along. That includes a new acoustic bass guitar model named the AEGB24E.
I always look forward to videos from Playing For Change, and this one is special. In this one, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G, Tito Puente, Jr., Tal Wilkenfeld, Rubén Rada, and 20 other musicians perform “Oye Como Va”.
Ron Carter has been a definitive voice on the bass in jazz for many reasons: his note choices, his reharmonizations, his feel, and his swagger. Now you can learn his bossa style directly from the master in his new book, “Carter-isms.”
This week we’re checking out the new Mighty Magma from Maurizio Über Basses, which is a medium-scale headless five-string. Built with a padauk body and thick pistachio top, the bass gets a big tone from a pair of Nordstrand BigMan pickups.
Berklee recently shared another fantastic “Two Track” video. In this clip, bassist Nikos Chatzitsakos is joined by saxophonist Salim Charvet and vocalist Alexandria DeWalt on two tunes.
Rammstein bassist Oliver Riedel has announced that he is selling off two of his signature Sandberg basses as part of the Gear For Hope music auction. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to aid organizations in Ukraine.
Lehle has introduced the Mono Volume S, a volume pedal that is wear-free thanks to evolving technology.
Bassist Henry James just released a single called “MMT (Mass Math Trend)”, which features a monster groove inspired by Tower of Power, Marcus Miller, and Jamiroquai.
It is time for your weekly roundup of the top stories from the world of bass, from Primus’s epic cover of “Xanadu”, some new gear, learning how to play an Albert Collins funky blues, our interview with Susan Hagen, and more.
Two Notes Audio has introduced the ReVolt series of analog amp simulators. The lineup includes a guitar and a bass version, each featuring 12AX7 tubes.
I was thrilled to see this new video by House of Waters hit. I was even more excited to learn they have a new album coming. From “Where I Wander”, here’s the band performing “Moon.” Moto Fukushima’s playing on this is as smooth as silk (as always).
Seven years after their self-titled album, Def Leppard has returned with “Diamond Star Halos”. The iconic English rock band’s twelfth studio album delivers their unmistakable sound with special guests Allison Krauss and Mike Garson.