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  • Dave Young, with Oscar Peterson: Nigerian Marketplace

    Dave Young, with Oscar Peterson: Nigerian Marketplace

    Pianist Oscar Peterson was known for keeping good company in bassists, and Dave Young is no exception. “Nigerian Marketplace” first appeared on Peterson’s album of the same name featuring bass giant Niels Hennig Orsted-Pederson, but here Peterson and Young are joined by guitarist Joe Pass and drummer Martin Drew for a beautiful and grooving rendition... »

  • Alex Webster: Cannibal Corpse to Record New Album This Year, Release DVD

    Alex Webster: Cannibal Corpse to Record New Album This Year, Release DVD

    In a recent interview with Rocksins, Cannibal Corpse founder Alex Webster revealed that the group is working on new material and will going into the studio this September. Don’t expect to see them live this year, though. When asked what the death metal band has lined up for the year, Webster replied, “We have no... »

  • Jennifer Young with Travis Larson: Good and The Bad

    Jennifer Young with Travis Larson: Good and The Bad

    Jennifer Young plays a beautiful melody in this duet with guitarist Travis Larson. The song, “Good and the Bad,” comes from Larson’s 2005 album, Rate of Change. »

  • Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips

    Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips

    While making the rounds at NAMM, we came upon the Von Saint booth, where the company was displaying its innovative bass guitar grips. The concept is that bass stands are awkward and take up floor space, which is important, especially on stage. The Crewsader Grip, Rogue Grip, and Renegade Grips are designed to hook onto... »

  • Victor Wooten Offers Remastered “Me & My Bass Guitar” as Free Download

    Victor Wooten Offers Remastered “Me & My Bass Guitar” as Free Download

    As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Victor Wooten has launched his own record label, VIX Records. His first release is A Show of Hands-15, a remastered version of his solo debut album from 15 years ago. Vic has just announced his iconic track, “Me & My Bass Guitar” is being offered in its... »

  • Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD

    Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD

    Warwick announced they will be releasing Warwick Live: Fuss on the Buss, a DVD release which documents the coming together of 11 bassists on a bus under the Manhattan Bridge. The group includes T.M. Stevens, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Norwood Fisher, Divinity Roxx, Jonas Hellborg, Ryan Martinie, John B Williams, Brandino, Hansford Rowe and Steve... »

  • Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic

    Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic

    For NAMM 2011, Peterson released the StroboStomp Classic, a retro stomp box tuner modeled after their Conn ST-11 Strobotuner from the ‘70s. The new pedal boasts .1 cent note detection and the company’s “Sweetened Tunings,” which are presets for specific instruments. A USB input allows for you to drop in your own presets and update... »

  • Jeff Ament Speaks on Pearl Jam’s Anniversary, Film and Future

    Jeff Ament Speaks on Pearl Jam’s Anniversary, Film and Future

    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament revealed the band’s future, including a documentary on their time together, directed by Cameron Crowe. Crowe, whose films include Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire, is a long-time friend of the group. On the film, Ament said, “I just saw a rough cut. It was... »

  • Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez has unveiled a new take on their SR series with four new models. The SR Premium basses are built at Ibanez’s premium factory and all feature USA Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups, a first for any of the company’s basses. Each model also includes their EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ that has a Mid frequency switch and... »

  • Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System

    Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System

    Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled a new patent-pending pickup switching system called the Game Changer that will be available on their Reflex HH bass. By choosing the coils in any order, whether they are in series or parallel, and whether they are in or out of phase, the system allows for 250,000 pickup combinations without... »