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lundi 15 avril 2019, 18:30
During the 2019 NAMM show, there was an epic jam at the Baked Potato Jazz Club in Studio City, California. Guitarist Alex Skolnick, cellist Tina Guo, along with bassists Mohini Dey and Stuart Hamm, took the stage and lit it up.
The late Ronnie James Dio is returning to the stage this year. Eyellusion has announced the Dio Returns Tour, which will feature a hologram of the singer performing alongside the DIO band, which features Bjorn Englen on bass.
Time for our monthly celebration of some excellent bass. Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass videos from the month of March 2019.
dimanche 14 avril 2019, 21:30
Eastwood Guitars is now shipping the Newport Bass, which is a tribute to a vintage bass from the ’60s. The EPI bass guitar, or EB-S, was manufactured between 1961 and 1969; and this example comes from the middle year, 1965.
The Main Squeeze is back with another cover, and this time they really make it their own. In this clip, they take on Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter”, with Rob Walker on bass.
It’s been 11 years since The Raconteurs released an album, but this year they’re fixing that. “Help Us Stranger” will be released on June 21st, with bassist Jack Lawrence. The band announced a tour in support of the album.
samedi 13 avril 2019, 21:30
Trickfish Amplification has announced the TF212V to their line of bass cabinets. The cab is fitted with a pair of 12-inch Eminence neodymium drivers as well as a HF driver with a 80° conical horn. It is rated at 400 watts RMS/800 watts peak handling.
Steve Di Giorgio’s bass playing always blows me away. The six-string fretless always drives whatever song he’s playing. Case in point: he’s just shared a new playthrough for the song “The Curtain Will Rise” from the band Gone in April.
BecosFX has added to their CompIQ series with the CompIQ PRO Stella Compressor. Designed for bass and guitar, the pedal is described as “highly versatile… providing compression, limiting, and a twist of available harmonic distortion.”
vendredi 12 avril 2019, 21:30
This time around, we’re checking out a unique hybrid of a bass, thanks to Gary Shea, who shares the story of his 1965 L Series Fender Jazz Bass with a 60’s Precision Neck. Gary has been happily playing it for nearly 50 years.
House of Waters just shared a live performance video from their performance the Bremen Jazz Fest last year. As always, bassist Moto Fukushima and the band bring it!
Sego has released their second album, called “Sego Sucks.” The indie-rockers expanded from duo to a quartet between the two releases, adding guitarist Brandon McBride and bassist Alyssa Davey just last year.
Gruv Gear has unveiled the next product in its line of gig bags and cases. The Kapsule will come in single and double case options that will fit most basses and guitars.
jeudi 11 avril 2019, 21:30
No Treble attended the 2019 Winter NAMM Show to get the scoop on the bass gear announcements for the year. While it takes some time to cover it all, we’re thrilled to share this recap from the show.
Technoir is a fresh future soul/electronic band from Italy that has good taste in bass players. They recently released an EP, “AlieNation,” with the song “More Than You Can See.” The track’s thick texture is filled out by bassist Stuart Zender.
DC-based post-punk band Priests have returned with “The Seduction of Kansas,” which marks their second full-length release and sixth album in total. The band continues their politically-leaning themes, starting with the album title.
Warwick’s Rockboard has expanded their product line with the Mod 5 Module. The unit, which fits on all Rockboards except the DUO and DUO 2.1, offers six selectable IR-based mono/stereo speaker simulations with support for user IR - and more.
mercredi 10 avril 2019, 21:30
For this week’s “Ask” column, Damian decided to do it as more of a PSA - on musicianship, serving the song, and a trend he’s seeing that is sometimes counter to those things. Check out what he calls “Mugging for the Camera on Stage”
Elephant Gym performed in Chicago last month for Audiotree Live. The band is described as “an instrumental math/post-rock trio with heavy jazz and classical influences.” Bassist KT Chang’s presence in the band is strong, with some fantastic playing and technique.
Periphery has returned with their fourth album called “Periphery IV: Hail Stan.” It marks the first release since Adam “Nolly” Getgood left the official ranks of the band, though they hired him back on to record the bass lines.
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