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Bass of the Week: Carbonetti Guitars Constantine
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Carbonetti Guitars Constantine

Mitch Friedman recently shared photos during the creation of his new bass by Carbonetti Guitars. Even in its rough forms, I knew it was going to be a monster. Now the bass, dubbed “Constantine,” is finished.

Garik Sharoyan with Panagiotis Andreou: Energy
Bass Videos

Garik Sharoyan with Panagiotis Andreou: Energy

Bassist Panagiotis Andreou sent in a new clip, and you know that means I’ve watched this a bunch of times in a row. The world music master linked up with a young pianist from Armenia named Garik Sharoyan to record his song “Energy.”

Olivier Babaz Releases “Fragments”
New Albums

Olivier Babaz Releases “Fragments”

Olivier Babaz has just released a new album, which is the first record on his new label, Midnight Caffeine Music. “Fragments” marks the bassist’s fifth album and is filled out by percussionists Patrick Graham and Noam Guerrier Freud.

Kenneth “Kaybass” Diggs: Amazing Grace Gospel Bass Solo Medley
Bass Videos

Kenneth “Kaybass” Diggs: Amazing Grace Gospel Bass Solo Medley

I’ve been hooked on listening to Kenneth “Kaybass” Diggs lately. He has insane chops, but his sensitive touch is what makes the music. That’s on display in this clip where he does a gospel bass medley centered around “Amazing Grace.”

Cattle Decapitation Release “Death Atlas”
New Albums

Cattle Decapitation Release “Death Atlas”

Extreme metal band Cattle Decapitation has returned after a four-year gap in albums with “Death Atlas.” The record, which marks their longest to date, is the first to feature new guitarist Belisario Dimuzio and bassist Olivier Pinard.

Amptweaker Introduces Limited Edition Tim Lefebvre TightFuzz Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Amptweaker Introduces Limited Edition Tim Lefebvre TightFuzz Pedal

Amptweaker has released a new version of their TightFuzz pedal with bassist Tim Lefebvre. The Limited Edition Lefebvre TightFuzz is voiced to give his favorite settings when the knobs are all set straight up.

Rotosound Previews Ultramag Bass Strings
Accessories & Strings

Rotosound Previews Ultramag Bass Strings

Rotosound is already looking to 2020 with the announcement of a new set of bass strings. The new Ultramag series is made with Type 52 Alloy and is described as a high-end string.

The Bass Centre Unveils the Guy Pratt “Betsy” Bass
Basses

The Bass Centre Unveils the Guy Pratt “Betsy” Bass

Guy Pratt has teamed up with The Bass Centre to introduce the Guy Pratt Betsy Bass. A part of their British Bass Masters series, the instrument is based on Pratt’s 1964 Jazz Bass he named “Betsy,” which he originally bought from John Entwistle in 1987.

John Ferrara: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Plush”
Bass Videos

John Ferrara: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Plush”

As bassist for the Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source, you may not have expected John Ferrara to drop a Stone Temple Pilots cover. But that’s exactly what he just did.

Prong Releases “Age of Defiance”
New Albums

Prong Releases “Age of Defiance”

Prong has released a new EP, “Age of Defiance,” featuring two new tracks and three live cuts. Prong’s current lineup includes drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Jason Christopher, who has been working with the group for most of the decade.

Wampler Pedals Introduces the Terraform Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Wampler Pedals Introduces the Terraform Pedal

Wampler Pedals has expanded its effects lineup with the Terraform, a modulation stompbox that offers multiple routing options, true stereo, presets, MIDI control, and eleven custom-designed modulation effects.

David Sutkin, Lukas Kuban & Adrian Maruszczyk: Kashmir
Bass Videos

David Sutkin, Lukas Kuban & Adrian Maruszczyk: Kashmir

Led Zeppelin’s classic “Kashmir” features an epic arrangement filled out with strings, horns, and a mellotron. David Sutkin, Lukas Kuban and Adrian Maruszczyk decided to take things the other way by rocking it out with two basses and a drumset.