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Katsuji Morioka at Bass Bash: Bright Size Life
NAMM 2010, No Treble Originals

Katsuji Morioka at Bass Bash: Bright Size Life

The first night of Bass Bash at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, CA (during NAMM 2010) was a great time. Here’s Japanese bassist Katsuji Morioka, performing Pat Metheny’s “Bright Size Life”:

Bass Videos, NAMM 2010

Live from NAMM: Jeff Berlin & Danny Gottlieb

Here’s Jeff Berlin at the Markbass booth, performing with drummer Danny Gottlieb (on one cymbal!) The guys at Markbass have been very cool, and very busy this year… We’ll be posting coverage on their new lines soon.

Live from NAMM: Seth Horan
NAMM 2010, No Treble Originals

Live from NAMM: Seth Horan

We’re at the NAMM show this week, and to kick it off, here’s a video of bassist Seth Horan, performing with guitarist Petteri Sariola at the Marriott main stage.

Events

Rotosound announces guest appearances at NAMM Show

String manufacturer Rotosound has announced a line-up of bassists who will be making appearances at their booth at NAMM 2010 on Saturday, the 16th of January. Five guests are scheduled for that day, including Duff McKagan of Guns & Roses/Velvet Revolver, James Lomenzo of Megadeth, Eva Gardener, who has been touring with Pink, Robbie Crane from Ratt, and the formidable...

Events

NAMM announces School Jam USA

This year, there will be the ultimate battle-of-the-bands: School Jam USA 2009. School Jam USA is sponsored by NAMM, the not-for-profit association of the international music products industry, and its promotional partners MENC: the National Association for Music Education, Music For All, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and InTune Monthly magazine. Anyone with a band ages 13-18 can enter....

Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey: Mercy Mercy Mercy live at NAMM 2009
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey: Mercy Mercy Mercy live at NAMM 2009

Check out Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey performing Joe Zawinul’s “Mercy Mercy Mercy”, along with David “Fingers” Haynes, at the PreSonus booth.

Bass Gear

NAMM Watch: MF-105M MIDI MuRF

Bob Moog has designed yet another unique effect pedal shown at this years NAMM, the MF-105 MIDI MuRF. The MF-105 is the latest addition to the Moogerfooger family. If you’re not familiar with them, MuRF is short for Multiple Resonance Filter Array and “provides sequenced filter effects that have not been heard before!” The MF-105M is the synthesis of the...

Events

The Low Show II at Nashville NAMM

July 17th 2009 will mark the second installment of The Low Show at this year’s Nashville NAMM show, at The Rutledge from 7:30 to 11:00pm. Bassists Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok), Doug Johns (Buddy Miles), Sean O’Bryan Smith (Billy Ray Cyrus, Rebecca St. James) and Roy Vogt (Dickey Betts, Jerry Reed) will be performing with their bands in a bass-focused...

Bass Gear

TC Looking for “Test-Pilots” of New RebelHead450 Bass Head

After decades of producing revolutionary music electronics, TC Electronic debuted its entry into the bass amp market at the 2009 NAMM show in Los Angeles. Says Uffe Kjems Hansen, head of TC Electronics’ instrument amp section, and bass player since the early 80s: “I’ve always loved bass so much, so when opportunity knocked and we got a chance to do...

Bass Gear

Citron’s new J Bass

Citron unveiled their new 4-String J Bass at NAMM this year. The 2″ thick Jazz has a Maple top over a honeycombed Ash body, a three-piece laminated Maple neck and a pau ferro fingerboard. Electronics include a volume control for each pickup, a passive tone, and treble and OPB1 bass boost by Aguilar. The company reports that it’s “the most...

Bass Gear

New Peavey Cirrus Series Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Cirrus bass, Peavey has brought out a limited edition hand-crafted Rudy Sarzo signature model. The Cirrus series features exotic woods, resonant neck-through-body design, and studio-quiet active electronics that make it a showcase of craftsmanship and technology. The Sarzo model is a four-string, and has a glossy, hand-stained maple top on an alder...

Bass Gear

NAMM Bass buzz from across the web

Here’s a nice roundup of stories we missed during the NAMM show. The new Ashbory Upright is the “the tiny bass that thinks it is a giant upright. It does deliver that URB acoustic bass sound, but in a most unusual way.” MarkBass pedals give you foot-switched control over a single effect. These new boxes are discussed in a blog...