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New Albums

Victor Little: Inner Portrait [new release]

For over twenty years, Victor Little has been a go-to session and touring bassist Patti Austin, Billy Preston, Angela Bofill, Charlie Musselwhite, Mickey Hart, and Booker T. Jones. Now Little is about to release his first ever solo CD, Inner Portrait. The CD features an impressive supporting cast, including drummers Dennis Chambers and Thomas Pridgen, and keyboardist Ruslan Sirota. “I’m...

Bass Gear

New AXL bass: the Marquee Capricorn

AXL Guitars just announced their new bass, the AXL Marquee Capricorn, will be available this summer. The new bass features an offset Alder body with a 34″ scale maple neck with rosewood fretboard, and two single-coil Alnico pickups (designed by EMG). Finishes include classic black, Olympic white, Lake Placid blue, electric red, sunburst and natural. The Marquee Capricorn (model AJ-800)...

Events

NorCal Bass Day to feature Michael Manring

Bassist Wade Craver is starting a new bass event in northern California, and he’s starting it off with a bang. The first annual Bass Day is taking place at Music Max in Palo Cedro, California and will feature bassists Stew McKinsey, Andres Cervantes, Craver, and a special performance by Michael Manring. The event runs from 12 to 6pm on May...

Rocco’s School of Funk
Bass Videos

Rocco’s School of Funk

Time to learn some fingerstyle funk. Tower of Power’s bassist Rocco Prestia shows us the way.

News

Berklee announces new online bass courses

Berklee School of Music is offering three online bass courses for their Spring term. Jazz Bass, taught by Jim Stinnett, is a 12-week course focusing on constructing and improvising jazz bass lines, studying standard chord progressions, and studying the work of jazz bass legends including Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter and Christian McBride. Anthony Vitti is teaching Rock Bass,...

News

Metallica’s HOF bass drama continues

Let’s see if we can keep this straight… First, Robert Trujillo was playing with the Metallica for the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (we think). Later, it was Jason Newsted. In fact, Newsted shared in an interview that he was playing and Trujillo was sitting. Not so, according to a Warner Bros. Records spokesman, who...

Nathan Hughes: Glove
Bass Videos

Nathan Hughes: Glove

We thought Geddy Lee was the master at the whole playing-bass-while-singing thing. But that was before we stumbled upon this video of Nathan Hughes. Holy smokes.

New Albums

Performing This Week: Jeff Beck DVD with Tal Wilkenfeld [new release]

Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott’s, a DVD performance filmed during a series of 2007 performances at Ronnie Scott’s club in London. The band includes Tal Wilkenfeld on bass, with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, and Jason Rebello on keyboards, and guest appearances by Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton. Interviews with each of the band members are included...

Bass Gear

New F-Light Bass from Rees

Cambridge, England-based Rees Electric Guitars is releasing a new, lightweight bass guitar. The Rees F-Light bass is a 4-string, 34-inch scale bass guitar, weighing in at just 6 pounds. The bass uses Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P-Bass pickups and comes in a variety of wood colors and fretboard wood options. Rees is promoting this as a highly portable bass, perfect...

Events, News

Billy Sheehan joins Rotosound for Musikmesse

Rotosound has just announced Billy Sheehan is making a guest appearance at their booth next month at the musical instrument trade fair, Musikmesse, in Frankfurt, Germany. Billy will meet fans and sign posters for three days, from April 2nd through the 4th. Billy is also promoting his new album, Holy Cow, releasing on April 14th.