Daring Audio Announces BassLoops Contest

Daring Audio Announces BassLoops ContestDaring Audio announces today their new, innovative online music sharing service delivered through the “BassLoops” Facebook page. This new service showcases players’ recorded bass instrument music loops for massive distribution to promote the musicians themselves and the use of Daring Audio pedals to global audiences. BassLoops gives any Facebook fan the opportunity to listen, download and […]

NAMM – Bootsy Collins, Verdine White and Bernie Worrell Help The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Celebrate 15th Anniversary

NAMM - Bootsy Collins, Verdine White and Bernie Worrell Help The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Celebrate 15th AnniversaryTHE JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY AT THE 2012 NAMM SHOW! Performance by Bootsy Collins & special guests including Verdine White, and Bernie Worrell Event to be streamed live on LENNONBUS.ORG Hosted by Avid, with Neutrik, DR Strings, Fishman, Ampeg, and Mix Magazine Wanna Play? Stage / Arena Plaza on Friday, January 20th from 6pm-7:30p  […]

Elixir Strings Introduces New Stainless Steel and Improved Nickel-Plated Coated Bass Strings

Elixir® Strings, the pioneer in coated string technology, announces two changes to its bass string line. Elixir Strings for bass are now available in coated stainless steel, with the bright, clear tone typical of stainless bass strings, but easier on the fingers and with a much longer tone life. The original nickel-plated Elixir Strings for […]

Aguilar Unveils Tone Hammer 350 at NAMM

Aguilar Unveils Tone Hammer 350 at NAMMAguilar’s Tone Hammer® 350 will make its public unveiling this week at booth #5956 at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Sporting the legendary “Aguilar Sound” in a tiny package, the Tone Hammer 350 is a TKO (Tonal Knockout)! Following on the heels of the massively successful Tone Hammer 500 amplifier, the Tone Hammer 350 […]

Esperanza Spalding Announces World Tour Dates

august2010-esperanza-spalding-small-coverEsperanza Spalding has announced world tour dates beginning April 18, 2012, as the bassist, vocalist and composer unveils the brilliant compositions of her new release, Radio Music Society into a dynamic “big band” format. It has not taken Spalding long to emerge as one of the brightest lights in the musical world. Listeners familiar with her stunning 2008 […]

CATCH IGOR SAAVEDRA’S NAMM BOOTH APPEARANCES

Igor Saavedra-bio-jan2012CATCH BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE’S IGOR SAAVEDRA’S NAMM BOOTH APPEARANCES -Thursday the 19th 5:00pm La Bella Strings. Bass Clinic. Booth #5729, Hall B. -Friday the 20th 4:30pm Nordstrand Pickups. Bass Clinic. Booth #3398, Hall D. -Saturday the 21st 12pm Nordstrand Pickups. Bass Clinic. Booth #3398, Hall D. -Saturday the 21st 4:30pm Markbass Amplification. Bass Clinic. Booth […]

Ritter Instruments Presents R8-Singlecut Bass

Ritter Instruments Presents R8-Singlecut BassJens Ritter of Ritter Instruments Presents R8-Singlecut Bass… It’s a bold-on-construction singlecut body shape with a very dynamic and fine balanced design.It features his new Electronics RITTER C-3-S, and active/passive switchable 3-Band with custom adjusted frequencies and integrated boost which can be controlled by the musician. You can see the R8-Singlecuts live at NAMM Show at booth location: HALL C – Booth […]

NAMM Performances and Appearances by Bass Musician Magazine Staff and Artists

namm-logoLooking ahead to Winter NAMM 2012, we wanted you to keep an eye on great performances and appearances by Bass Musician Magazine Staff and Artists… Steve Adelson  will be freelancing and is sponsored by Mel Bay Publications; he will be performing with Jeff Berlin, Danny Gottlieb, Ben Lacy and others. Kilian Duarte can be found playing and […]

Kala Introduces New Electric Acoustic U-Basses

Kala Introduces New Electric Acoustic U-BassesKala Introduces New Electric Acoustic U-Basses… Kala adds more bass with less space with the addition of five new models to the U-BASS™ line of Acoustic Electric 21” scale bass instruments. New models include Sunburst, Gloss Black, Solid Spruce Top HH (Hutch Hutchinson Model), Spalted Maple, and Exotic Mahogany. The Sunburst, Spruce Top HH, and Gloss […]

ArtistWorks School of Bass Offers Bass Lesson at NAMM with Missy Raines Bass

ArtistWorks School of Bass Offers Bass Lesson at NAMM with Missy Raines BassArtistWorks School of Bass Offers Bass Lesson at NAMM with Missy Raines Bass… ArtistWorks will be unveiling its fourteenth online music school at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California,19-22 January. The leaders in online music education will announce new online schools for Dobro and Latin Percussion to join their twelve existing schools and two academies […]

FENDER INTRODUCES BASSMAN PRO SERIES HEADS AND CABINETS

FENDER INTRODUCES BASSMAN PRO SERIES HEADS AND CABINETSFender is thrilled to introduce new Bassman Pro series of heads and cabs that will tug at the heartstrings of bass players worldwide. Decked out in ’60s blackface, and supercharged with monstrous sound and rock-solid strength, the six new members of the Bassman Pro series are designed with world-tour ready features and enormous Fender tone. […]

Backbeat Books Publishes The Home Recording Handbook by Dave Hunter

The Home Recording HandbookBackbeat Books, publisher of books for performers and fans who are passionate about music, has published The Home Recording Handbook ($29.99) by Dave Hunter, and is now shipping to retailers and customers. Gone are the days when home recording was limited to four tracks of tape hiss on a cassette porta-studio. Now, limitless digital multitrack recording and […]

Abraham Laboriel and Hutch Hutchinson At U-Bass NAMM Booth

Abraham Laboriel and Hutch Hutchinson will make an appearance at the U-Bass boothAbraham Laboriel and Hutch Hutchinson At U-Bass NAMM Booth  at 11:00 on Saturday at the U-BASS Booth Hall B 5492 About Bass Musician MagazineValery serves as News Editor and Tech/Designer Goddess for BMM. She is the Co-founder of V.I.E., LLC, publisher of virtual magazines, viethrive.com.Web | Twitter | Facebook | More Posts (1135)

JHS Gears up for NAMM and the Worldwide Unveiling of Fret-King Black Label

Fret-King Black Label Elise 'GG', designed in cooperation with Gordon GiltrapJHS gears up for NAMM 2012 and the worldwide unveiling of Fret-King Black Label… Worldwide trade distributors John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. is gearing up for a massive NAMM 2012 with the international release of a brand new electric guitar and bass range, Fret-King Black Label, and a showcase of its full range of guitars and basses now distributed […]

TC Electronic Presents World-class Artists at the 2012 NAMM Show Inclusing Nathan East, Rocco Prestia and More

01-2011-Nathan-East-Bass-Musician-MagazineTC Electronic Presents World-class Artists at the 2012 NAMM Show Inclusing Nathan East, Rocco Prestia and More… More than 20 top artists will perform at the TC Electronic NAMM booth this year… In recent years, TC Electronic has built up very strong relationships with many high-profiled guitar and bass artists. Therefore this year TC has […]

Dean Markley Love Potion #9

Dean Markley Love Potion #9Dean Markley Love Potion #9…  Dean Markley announced the reintroduction of their original guitar care polish, Love Potion #9.  The polish is available to all retailers and distributors worldwide and will be officially launched during the 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show January 19 in Anaheim, California. Gentle enough for daily use, […]

Bass Legend Jeff Berlin Records New CD

jeff-berlin-june09-intBass Legend Jeff Berlin Records New CD… Insiders who have heard bass legend Jeff Berlin’s newest CD are buzzing about the forthcoming release – a release that they are saying could possibly be among the greatest bass album of all time! The word is that Jeff Berlin has recorded a jazz CD so astonishing that […]

Squier by Fender Releases All-New Signature Models Including Mikey Way

Mikey Way Mustang BassSquier by Fender Releases All-New Signature Models Including Mikey Way… Models honor pop-rock star Avril Lavigne, metal stalwart Jim Root, alt-rock bassist  Mikey Way, and Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil and James Johnston Squier is excited to introduce three new artist signature models, the Avril Lavigne Telecaster®, the Jim Root Telecaster®, and the Mikey Way Mustang® Bass. […]

Rotosound announce Duff McKagen, Billy Sheehan and RATT NAMM 2012 Artist Appearances

billy-sheehan-aug09-2Rotosound are at the Winter NAMM 2012 with a select group of endorsees making an appearance on their booth on Saturday 21st January. Joining them fresh from his European tour with Loaded is the legendary metal bass player Duff McKagan at 1pm. Famed for his roles in Guns ‘n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Duff has […]

L’il Brats Bass Method by Brian Emmel

L'il Brats Bass Method by Brian EmmelL’il Brats Bass Method by Brian Emmel… A private bass instructor for more than 20 years, Brian Emmel has written this cool book/CD pack so bass students age 9 and up can have a great time learning to read notation and tablature. The exercises use real bass lines from classic rock songs, not outdated, un-fun […]

Building a Solid Improvisational Concept Part 3 by Igor Saavedra

Igor Saavedra-bio-jan2012Hi my friends, it’s great to be writing for you on this very first 2012 issue. I hope you had great holidays and that you are prepared to work and to improve on your musicality.  I can tell you that I’m already studying new things because I’ve got a lot to learn! On the previous […]

NAMM John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Features Performance by Bootsy Collins and Special Guests Verdine White and Bernie Worrell

bootsy-collins-bootzillaTHE JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY AT THE 2012 NAMM SHOW! Performance by Bootsy Collins & special guests including Verdine White and Bernie Worrell… Event to be streamed live on LENNONBUS.ORG  Hosted by Avid, with Neutrik, DR Strings, Fishman, Ampeg, and Mix Magazine Wanna Play? Stage / Arena Plaza on Friday, January 20th from 6pm-7:30pm The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, the premier non-profit mobile […]

Alfred Music Publishing Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary with a Kickoff Celebration at Winter NAMM 2012

Alfred Music Publishing Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary with a Kickoff Celebration at Winter NAMM 2012Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, proudly commemorates its 90th anniversary with a year-long celebration to be launched at the winter NAMM Show, January 19-22, 2012, in Anaheim, California. Esteemed dealers, honored guests, and the entire music community are invited to celebrate Alfred’s 90th Anniversary at booth 4822 […]

Auralex Unveils ProMAX Panels at NAMM

Auralex Unveils ProMAX Panels at NAMMAuralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, officially introduces its new ProMAX Panels — stand-mounted, portable StudioFoam® absorbers — at Winter NAMM 2012 (Hall A, Booth 6798). Auralex’s new ProMAX panels are designed as a portable, lightweight, yet highly effective absorption treatment for such run-and-gun recording and performance applications as studio rentals, live events and […]

Fender Select Series Guitars and Basses

Fender Select Series Guitars and BassesFender is very proud to introduce its new top-of-the-production-line best: the Fender Select series. Designed as “Select instruments for select individuals,” the five guitars and two basses in the series are true players’ instruments that put more than six decades of Fender experience and expertise on outstandingly appointed display and bring a wealth of high-end features […]