Van Halen to Release First Live Album with David Lee Roth and Wolfgang Van Halen – Tokyo Dome Live in Concert

Van Halen to Release First Live Album with David Lee Roth and Wolfgang Van Halen - Tokyo Dome Live in Concert

Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth and Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double […]

dUg Pinnick News: King’s X and Living Colour Frontmen Join Forces For Duel Solo Project Tour

dUg Pinnick, NAMM 2015

dUg Pinnick and Corey Glover to Perform Exclusive Shows… Two of music’s most influential frontmen – dUg Pinnick (King’s X) and Corey Glover (Living Colour) are banding together for, what is sure to become one of the hottest tours of the spring. This once-in-a lifetime, co-headlining run kicks off April 30 at the Tavern Music Hall in Marietta, GA […]

NYC Prog Trio Consider The Source To Release 23-Minute Opus “World War Trio EP (Part 1)”

NYC Prog Trio Consider The Source To Release 23-Minute Opus World War Trio EP

NYC Prog Trio Consider The Source To Release 23-Minute Opus “World War Trio EP (Part 1)”… Much to the anticipation of Prog fans worldwide, NYC trio Consider the Source are releasing their first studio material in four years; A 3-disc collection titled World War Trio, which has launched with the debut of a 23-minute opus […]

JJ Grey & Mofro, Featuring Bassist Todd Smallie, Release Ol’ Glory

JJ Grey and Mofro, Featuring Bassist Todd Smallie, Release Ol’ Glory

JJ Grey & Mofro, Featuring Bassist Todd Smallie, Release Ol’ Glory… On JJ Grey & Mofro’s latest release, Ol’ Glory, bassist Todd Smallie expertly navigates a low-end journey that contains equal parts soul groove session, southern funk jam, and gospel revival. (Click to view Todd’s Bass Musician Magazine cover interview from January 2014) JJ Grey […]

John Patitucci Releases Electric Bass Lessons for Jazz Bass School

John Patitucci - Artistworks

John Patitucci Releases Electric Bass Lessons for Jazz Bass School… “For a long time I’ve been hearing from a lot of my students on my Jazz Bass School that they would like to see some electric bass curriculum. I’ve been thinking about it a long time, because I wanted to make sure I did it […]

5-String SUB U-Basses Go Even Lower

5-String SUB U-Basses Go Even Lower

5-String SUB U-Basses Go Even Lower… Kala recently introduced a 5-String SUB Series of Solid Body U-Basses, the latest addition to Kala’s revolutionary line of short scale bass instruments. Since 2011, the S-U-B Series has offered an affordable four string alternative to Kala’s USA manufactured solid body basses. Fans of the four string models have consistently […]

Review: Hal Leonard’s John Coltrane Omnibook

JOHN COLTRANE OMNIBOOK

Review: Hal Leonard’s John Coltrane Omnibook… Hal Leonard’s John Coltrane Omnibook is essential for any library. The bass clef version is for all instruments and the transcriptions are exact to his recordings. There are more than fifty transcriptions including popular ones such as “All Blues”, “Body and Soul”, the ever popular “Giant Steps”, “Mr. P.C.”, […]

Review: Ray Brown, Legendary Jazz Bassist Artist Transcription Series by Matthew Rybicki

Ray Brown – Legendary Jazz Bassist

Review: Ray Brown, Legendary Jazz Bassist Artist Transcription Series by Matthew Rybicki… Ray Brown, Legendary Jazz Bassist Artist Transcription Series by Matthew Rybicki, published by Hal Leonard contains eighteen transcriptions from some of Ray’s most classic performances. I don’t know of any bassist that doesn’t love and want to learn from Ray Brown’s performances over […]

Schecter Model-T Session 4-String Bass Review

Schecter Model-T Session 4 string Bass

New in the Session Bass Series from Schecter is the Model-T Session 4-string Bass. If you love the classic basses, you are gonna love this one just as much, as I know I do. From the classic look of an early 50’s precision style body to the classic tones of everything from bright and crisp […]

Warwick Machine Heads and Truss Rod Cover Now Made from Wood

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Warwick Machine Heads and Truss Rod Cover Now Made from Wood… All “Hand Crafted Warwick Custom Shop” basses now have an even more sophisticated appearance. As of January 2015 these noble instruments are fitted with wooden machine heads. In addition, the model name is engraved in the wooden truss rod cover of these instruments. Material […]