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Ariane Cap is Giving Away 25 Copies of “The Pattern System for the Bass Player”
News

Ariane Cap is Giving Away 25 Copies of “The Pattern System for the Bass Player”

Ariane Cap is giving away 25 free copies of her book “The Pattern System for the Bass Player” to 25 dedicated and deserving bass players.

Warwick Introduces Gnome Bass Cabinet Series
Amps

Warwick Introduces Gnome Bass Cabinet Series

Warwick’s compact Gnome bass amplifier now has a matching set of cabinets. The new Gnome Cabinet series includes five models that are ultra-portable and can be used with the Gnome or any other manufacturer’s amp.

In Memoriam: Alan Lancaster
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Alan Lancaster

Former Status Quo bassist and founding member Alan Lancaster has died of complications from multiple sclerosis, the band’s management confirmed. He was 72 years old.

Bass of the Week: Stoll Guitars The Legendary Acoustic Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Stoll Guitars The Legendary Acoustic Bass

This week we’re checking out The Legendary Acoustic Bass by Stoll Guitars, which they say offers the sound of a double bass in a bass guitar format. That big sound comes in part from a big body.

Carl Martin Introduces New Envelope Filter, “The Ottawa” Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Carl Martin Introduces New Envelope Filter, “The Ottawa” Pedal

Carl Martin has announced a new optical envelope filter called the Ottawa, which they say mimics the sound of a wah pedal without needing to actually step on a wah.

Scott Kinsey & Mer Sal Host Top Shelf Bassists on “Adjustments”
New Albums

Scott Kinsey & Mer Sal Host Top Shelf Bassists on “Adjustments”

Scott Kinsey and Mer Sal have teamed up for a new album called “Adjustments”, which sees the duo joined by a phenomenal set of supporting musicians. That includes Tim Lefebvre, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Haslip, Junior Braguinha, and Michael Janisch.

Spector Introduces Euro RST Bass Series
Basses

Spector Introduces Euro RST Bass Series

Spector has unveiled a new line of basses with the Euro RST series. The 4- and 5-string basses feature the company’s classic design with updated tonewoods, enhanced electronics, and exclusive stain options.

Tomáš Kedzior, Ester Švábková, & Veronika Coganová: Alvarado
Bass Videos

Tomáš Kedzior, Ester Švábková, & Veronika Coganová: Alvarado

Our friend David Alfred sent in this great video of Czech bassist Tomáš Kedzior’s song “Alvarado,” which features the percussionist Ester Švábková and clarinetist Veronika Coganová. Starting with solo bass, the song continues to evolve.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce World Tour
News

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce World Tour

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be touring for the first time since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the band in late 2019. Bassist Flea and the group revealed the trek in a spoof news segment.

In Memoriam: Bob Moore
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bob Moore

Bob Moore, whose enormous tone underpinned countless country hits, has passed away at the age of 88. Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young released a statement following the bass legend’s death.

Geddy Lee Reveals New Memoir
News

Geddy Lee Reveals New Memoir

When Rush called it a day in 2018, Geddy Lee took up collecting basses and eventually wrote “Geddy Lee’s Big, Beautiful Book of Bass”. With even more time on his hands during the pandemic, he took to writing a memoir.

Cort Revamps Artisan B4 and B5 Element Basses
Basses

Cort Revamps Artisan B4 and B5 Element Basses

Cort has revamped their Artisan B4 and B5 Element basses with new features for 2021. The instruments, which are four- and five-string models, have been upgraded with high-mass MetalCraft bridges with a dual-string loading system, and more.