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jeudi 4 avril 2019, 21:30
Billy Cox met Jimi Hendrix while they were serving in the Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 1961. In this episode of Groove, we chat with Billy about those early days and more.
Andrea Balasso shared another video of him playing music from his album, “Time To Leave,” and we’re really digging this one. “Settembre Ottobre” features some funky playing by Andrea on fretless, as well as a beautiful solo.
David Pastorius has released “Radio Gold,” an album that blends various genres all tied together by the bassist’s incredible playing. Whether it’s hip hop, rock, or jazz, it’s all just natural to him.
Positive Grid has just released BIAS FX 2, which is the evolution of their BIAS FX amp and effects software. It’s been “completely re-engineered, with a higher-resolution DSP engine and hundreds of improvements.”
mercredi 3 avril 2019, 21:30
A reader sent Damian a question about the terms that apply to meter and pulse, and the confusion he’s having around this topic. Damian offers up his perspective in this “Ask” column.
Back in 2010, when No Treble was still quite young, we featured a video by Michael Pipoquinha, who was 13 at the time. Here’s a new one, with him performing “Teen Town” with the Latvian Radio Big Band. It has been an amazing journey to watch!
Duff McKagan has announced a set of tour dates to coincide with the release of his upcoming solo album, “Tenderness,” which drops on May 31st.
READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Noemi Sarah Costanzino, a bassist and vocalist from Italy who says, “I just want to play and sing my songs and everyone sings them with me!” Here’s her story...
mardi 2 avril 2019, 21:30
Just in time for the blooming trees, Fodera has revealed the latest in their Masterbuilt series with an instrument called the Cherry Blossom. The one-of-a-kind bass is built using their Monarch design with a multi-piece fanned Flame Maple top with gorgeous inlay work.
Our friends at Bass The World have shared another great video. In this clip, the duo Ailia X, with vocalist Jeliazka Belchilova and bassist Alexander Lekov perform “Beyond The Horizon.”
MonoNeon has released a new single called “Can We Start Over? Unblock My Number.” It’s solidly in MonoNeon’s style, but this is the kind of track fans of Prince and Parliament Funkadelic will be able to sink their teeth into.
This week we’re taking a look at the Thirty, a short scale bass from Marceau Guitars. Sporting a 30-inch scale and flexible options, the bass offers plenty of versatility.
lundi 1 avril 2019, 21:30
In episode #60 of Talking Technique, Ariane Cap breaks down how Geddy Lee uses power chords in Rush’s “Dreamline,” with a quick harmonic run down, tips for fingering, technical execution, and practice.
As I’ve mentioned several times, I’m a huge Ray Brown fan. He set the standard for jazz bass, and while he could get funky from time to time, he never strayed too far from the straight-ahead. That’s why I was blown away to find this recently unearthed video of him...
Black Flag has announced a massive tour for the rest of the year that will cover the US, UK, and Japan. The band, which has had several lineups through the years, is currently anchored by bassist Tyler Smith, who joined the group in 2014.
March was another big month of bass gear news, thanks partly to our continued coverage of news from this year’s NAMM show, and a later addition with the news of the Ernie Ball Music Man Joe Dart Signature Bass. Here are your top 10 favorite gear stories for the month.
dimanche 31 mars 2019, 21:30
Lamb of God’s Mark Morton has released his solo album, “Anesthetic.” Mark has performed with a number of impressive bassists in his career, including on this record. We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, what he looks for in a bass player, and more.
Thundercat took part in the “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert last year, and performed his tune, “Them Changes.” He was joined by two backing bassists - Adam Blackstone and Dwayne Moore - and guitarist John Mayer.
Rockboard by Warwick has updated their lineup of pedalboards with the Rockboard DUO 2.0. The smallest of the series, the unit holds between 3 and 5 effects pedals.
samedi 30 mars 2019, 20:30
Traveler Guitars has expanded their line of portable hollow-body instruments with the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass. The four-string is 3/4 the size of a standard instrument and has a 23.35-inch scale length.
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