Win a BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Pedal

Win a BBE Mind Bender Vibrato bass pedalYou guys have been great so I thought, “Why not take a pedal off my rig and GIVE IT TO ONE OF YOU GUYS!”. To enter, simply subscribe to the Mark Marxon You Tube Channel, Like the Mark Marxon’s Bass Channel page on Facebook and share this post. Mark’s YOUTUBE channel - youtube.com/user/TheMarkMarxon Mark’s Facebook page […]

John Myung: The Progression Towards Excellence – Bass Musician Magazine, April 2014 Issue

John Myung - Bass Musician Magazine - April 2014There are few players that can be attributed to having pushed the boundaries in their respective genres. Not only in sheer influence but also in technical mastery of their instruments. Among bassists, we have known one man who has held down the foundation for the band that has reshaped progressive rock as we know it […]

RapScallions Release New CD, In My Head, Featuring Bassist Chris Clemence

RapScallions Release New CD, In My Head, Featuring Bassist Chris ClemenceRapScallions recently released their new record “In My Head” (produced by Wendy Starland who discovered and developed Lady Gaga) which has garnered over 1,300,000 hits on YouTube in only a months time. The song is currently in rotation on 65 Clear Channel radio stations nationwide via iHeart Radio and was selected as featured “Music You […]

Bassist Gabe Crisp and Band, Whitechapel, Release CD

Bassist Gabe Crisp and Band, Whitechapel, Release CDDeathcore giants Whitechapel are releasing their latest album “Our Endless War”.  The album is going to be released on 4/29 via Metal Blade Records.  The band once again worked with producer Mark Lewis (who produced their last self-titled album).  Bassist Gabe Crisp (a founding member) continues his exceptional bass playing on what is the band’s […]

Bassist, Vocalist, Songwriter Lisa Mann Releases New Rhythm & Blues CD, Move ON

LisaMann-MoveOn-Cover-275x246Lisa Mann’s new CD “Move On” is her most stylistically adventurous work yet. R&B aficionados will appreciate Mann’s reverent mining of the royal musical archives of Stax, Motown, and Muscle Shoals to create an impressive modern homage to her rhythm and blues forebears.  Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey […]

John Patitucci, Nathan East and More to Judge Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Music Competition

Bassist-John-Patitucci-Bass-Musician-MagazineLee Ritenour has brought together a host of talented musicians friends to judge the applicants of his Six String Theory competition in guitar, bass, piano and drums. This ‘who’s who’ of incredible talent include: Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Daryl Stuermer, Joe Satriani, Dave Grusin, John Scofield, Dave Weckl , Harvey Mason, Sonny Emory, Will Kennedy, […]

Bassist Polly O’Keary Releases New CD, Compass

PollyOKearyPolly O’Keary, award-winning and world-touring bass player, vocalist and songwriter, is back in the northwest with a new album titled Compass. Polly has had a long career in blues, and brings 25 years of experience to the stage. Pollyquickly caught the attention of Pacific Northwest blues fans, playing top venues and festivals and winning many […]

Fender Announces the American Design Experience – Design Your Own Electric Bass

Fender is Announces the American Design Experience - Design Your Own Electric BassFender is pleased to announce the American Design Experience, an innovative new offering on Fender.com that allows consumers to design electric guitars and basses based on Fender’s iconic instruments – the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. Consumers’ personalized designs are then built by hand in Fender’s flagship Corona, Calif.-based facility and delivered to their door within 90 days. The Fender American Design […]

Warwick Announces BassCamp 2014

Steve_Bailey_1Warwick’s BassCamp in cooperation with Gitarre&Bass is entering its third year – and never before has the event sold out as quickly as this time! The 80 spots for bassists from all over the world were filled within weeks after applications opened, and bass enthusiasts will be traveling from as far as Japan and Australia […]

Freekbass Unleashes Retro-Modern Funktronica Grooves with New CD, Everybody’s Feelin’ Real

Freekbass Unleashes Retro-Modern Funktronica Grooves with New CD, Everybody's Feelin' RealFreekbass Unleashes Retro-Modern Funktronica Grooves with New CD ‘Everybody’s Feelin’ Real’, Offers Free Download of New Track and Spring Tour Dates Announced to Support CD Release  New Album Produced by Duane Lundy (Ben Sollee, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James) Featuring Contributions From Members of Bootsy’s Rubberband, Parliament-Funkadelic & Trey Anastasio Band Freekbass Offers New Album Track […]

Warwick Open Day

Warwick Open DayOpen Day is back! On September 6th, 2014, Framus & Warwick is opening the doors to its famous manufacturing facility in Markneukirchen, Germany. For one day, inquisitive music-lovers and enthusiasts can check out how our fine Framus guitars and Warwick basses are crafted! Naturally, we are also offering a high-class entertainment program: Worldwide renowned artists […]

Barefaced Audio Announces New Generation 3 Bass Cabs

Barefaced Audio  Announces New Generation 3 Bass CabsBarefaced Audio have just announced their brand new Generation 3 bass cabs with the introduction of updated versions of their flagship best sellers the ‘Big Baby II’ and ‘Big Twin II’. The full range 800W ‘Big Baby II’ is potent enough to punch and thunder through any loud rock gig, yet being only 12kg, this […]

Brazilian Bassist Isaias Elpes Releases CD

Brazilian Bassist Isaias Elpes Releases CDAfter two years of study with the bass master Abraham Laboriel, Brazilian bassist Isaias Elpes has composed and produced his latest self-titled album; extraordinary Cuban drummer Jimmy Branly collaborated on this project. The Album has eight songs with a refreshing fusion of Brazilian, Cuban and jazz music. If you are looking to explore new interesting […]

Alberto Rigoni Announces New Alusonic Aluminum Hybrid Signature Bass

AlusonicAlbertoRigoniHybidSignatureAlberto Rigoni is proud to announce the new Alusonic Aluminium Instruments Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature. Here’s the 3D rendering, with more details  unveiling soon…we will keep you updated! www.albertorigoni.net www.ladyandthebass.com www.twitter.com/albertorigoni www.facebook.com/albertothebassrigoni Alberto Rigoni’s new album fundraising campaign About Raul AmadorRaul Amador serves as the Executive Editor of Bass Musician Magazine and is the Co-founder of […]

Aguilar 4M and 5M Music Man-style Pickup Demo {Video}

Aguilar 4M and 5M Music Man-style pickup demo videoAguilar just released a demo video for their AG 4M and AG 5M Music Man-style pickups. The video features Dave Boonshoft and Jerry Barnes (Chic, Chaka Khan) exploring some of the tones that are possible with these pickups. The AG 4 and 5M pickups recreate the classic Stingray® tone while adding all of the characteristics […]

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SOLOS {Bass Book}

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SOLOSFestival Performance Solos features a collection of 24 classical solo performances arranged for Bass. Excellent resource for contest/festival or recital performance. Each arrangement is progressively graded to challenge the students as they improve. Written in standard notation (no TAB). 38 pages. FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SOLOS available at BassBooks.com About Dave TuckmanDave is the owner and founder […]

Jermaine Hall – Ideology, Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Jermaine Hall - IdeologyI first learned of the extraordinarily exotic talent of Atlanta-based bassist Jermaine Hall when I was introduced to his project ZON3 a few years ago. Since then, I have watched closely as he honed his already unbelievable chops and writing ability into a living, breathing entity that boggles and arouses the mind, in addition to […]

Steve Jenkins – Steve Jenkins And The Coaxial Flutter, Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Steve Jenkins And The Coaxial FlutterBassist/Composer Steve Jenkins is my hands down favorite addition to my “bass diet” to come to my attention in the past few years. Steve ably takes deep rock concepts and marries them to noise, ambient, house, break-beat, and purest rock to form a creation that is completely unique to his brilliantly articulated and presented view […]

Q-Tuner 25th Anniversary Neodymium Bass Pickups

Q-Tuner 25th Anniversary Models for Bass and GuitarQ-tuner, the manufacturer of the world’s first neodymium guitar and bass pickups, has just launched a completely revamped website.  The site features the Q2.0 25th anniversary models for guitar and bass. Originally, the Q2.0 was designed in 1989 as the neodymium powerhouse for what later was to become the Q-tuner pickup. During the last years, […]

Randy Hoexter – Fromage, Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Randy Hoexter - Fromage, Review by B.A. JohnsonIn these days of confused and restless musical remorse, it is good to find something that is actually supposed to bring a rye smile and a knowing wink to one’s hectic and relentless lifestyle! I must begin by saying I laughed hysterically while simultaneously rocking out to the arrangements of a collection of hits by […]

IMPROVISING AND SOLOING: IN THE POCKET – BASS CLEF EDITION {Bass Book}

IMPROVISING AND SOLOING - IN THE POCKET – BASS CLEF EDITIONStretch your improvisation and play along with a ‘first-call band’. In the Pocket offers nine original pieces in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine – professionally […]

ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITAR {Bass Book}

ULTIMATE TAPPING BASS GUITARUltimate Tapping for Bass Guitar covers all elements of the tapping technique from the absolute basics through to advanced two handed contrapuntal techniques. The book also includes a detailed history of the tapping technique across all instruments and biographies and interviews of the main contributors to the technique. Written in standard notation and TAB. MP33 […]

Jimmy Haslip and Joe Vannelli – Nightfall, Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Jimmy Haslip and Joe Vannelli - Nightfall, Review by B.A. JohnsonBass guitarist and producer extrordinaire Jimmy Haslip delivers a bona fide smash with his 3rd solo release, in 18 years, Nightfall! If you’re keeping track, Jimmy released Arc (GRP) in 1993, and then followed it with Red Heat (Unitone) in 2000. This is Jimmy’s first release since leaving the Yellowjackets, in 2011, after 30 years […]