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NAMM 2013, It’s a Wrap

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raul amadorAt this moment, the ache of my feet from walking the entire Anaheim Convention Center at Winter NAMM 2013 is wearing off and we are hunkering down to process the huge amount of images and video from the Show.

The whole NAMM experience is very exciting and rewarding as we explored new bass gear and accessories, chatted with great musicians, ran into our good friends and supporters and enjoyed some amazing, spontaneous music. Since the Show is not open to the general public, we are happy to bring what we capture to our readers worldwide, I appreciate the interest and comments we have been getting so far on our social media posts; please feel free to continue to add your two cents.

And did we ever capture some great stuff at the NAMM show! We have an exclusive interview with the very talented Gerald Veasley and much, much more. (And yes, we had to include the Zombie Apocalypse video from Mackie. It is just too cool, and was a great way to begin an early press conference!)

One of the strengths of being a totally virtual magazine is the ability to add content throughout the month. This way you don’t have to wait until March to see what happened in January. So make sure you keep checking back with us as we continue to post. Or better yet, make sure to subscribe for free and have new content delivered directly to your email.

We have a solid cover interview with Jennifer Young, the recording and touring bassist for rock fusion trio, the Travis Larson Band! Congrats to Eric Parsons on a great job with his first cover interview!

I am sure you have already noticed that we recently launched our signature Bass-T shop and many of you saw us at NAMM sporting the new bass T-shirts in the pictures and video we shot at Anaheim. Join us and others who have ordered their very own BMM shirts and get one (or more) of your own… Show the world your commitment to bass and to YOUR magazine! Better yet, take a photo of yourself in your shirt and share it on Instagram @bassmusicianmag.

And looking ahead to March… are you going to the London Bass Show? If you are, look for our very own Biscuit on March 3rd who will be doing demos on Hartke amps! Take a picture of the two of you and post it on our social media areas (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)!  It is kind of like playing where’s Waldo… just Where’s Biscuit!

Lastly, I want to remind you that Bass Musician Magazine is (and has been for quite some time) mobile responsive so you can enjoy your bass updates wherever you are on your smart phones and devices.

Well that is all for now… time to get to work on all that NAMM material so you all can enjoy it!

Keep it Low!

 

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Working-Class Zeros: Episode #3 – John Patitucci IG Video, The Summer Festival Gig, iPads on Stage

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WORKING-CLASS ZEROS With Steve Rosati and Shawn Cav

In this episode we cover John Patitucci’s IG video about saying ‘no’ to the gig, the Summer Festival gig, and iPads on stage (sure it’s awesome but is it necessary?)

These stories from the front are with real-life, day-to-day musicians who deal with work life and gigging and how they make it work out. Each month, topics may include… the kind of gigs you get, the money, dealing with less-than-ideal rooms, as well as the gear you need to get the job done… and the list goes on from there.” – Steve the Bass Guy and Shawn Cav

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Interview With Bassist Curly Hendo

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Interview Wity Bassist Curly Hendo

Bassist Curly Hendo…

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, bassist Curly Hendo has been super busy. Starting with dance from a young age, Curly took up bass shortly after and has been going strong ever since. She has collaborated with numerous acts worldwide and is an in-demand session/touring bassist and musical director.

Join me as we learn about Curly’s musical journey, how she gets her sound, and her plans for a very bright future.

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This Week’s Top 10 Basses on Instagram

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TOP 10 Basses of the week

Check out our top 10 favorite basses on Instagram this week…

Click to follow Bass Musician on Instagram @bassmusicianmag

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New Album: Ben Mortiz, MORENO

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New Album: Ben Mortiz, MORENO

The Chilean bassist, producer and sociologist, Ben Mortiz, celebrates the launch of his latest studio work, “MORENO” an album that mixes jazz, soul, and funk following the characteristic Latin style of  Mortiz. The artist completely produced the album under the label “Fallen Lab Records” in the south of Chile.

“MORENO” brings deep and smooth sounds, expressing a sophisticated and elegant Latin vibe. You will find meditative harmonies and joyful melodic voices. The record’s core is the human vibration that Mortiz feels from the Latin American music. The Caribbean rhythms and strong Latin percussions are the musical glue in every song that emerges with the force of the electric bass.

“MORENO” creates a real connection between corporal reactions and mind sensations, always in reference to the originality of Mortiz to fuse modern and classic Latin sounds.

For more information, visit online at danielbenmortiz.com/

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New Gear: Phil Jones Bass X2C Dual Compressor/Effects Loop

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New Gear: Phil Jones Bass X2C Duel Compressor/Effects Loop

Step Into X2C With Phil Jones Bass Dual Compressor/Effects Loop…

Phil Jones Bass latest pedal innovation is the X2C Dual Compressor with Dual Effects Loop for performance and recording. The X2C incorporates advanced compressor circuit technology and provides comprehensive tone control with a dual crossover feature which divides the signal into frequency bands ranging from 100Hz to 500Hz, ensuring exceptional clarity and dynamics in tone refinement. 

With insert jacks on each band, the X2C unlocks limitless creativity, enabling players to use various FX pedals for custom tone sculpting. Additionally, it functions as an electronic crossover, ideal for driving high-performance, 2-way bass rigs.

PJB’s Dual-Band compression design is more flexible than standard single-band compressors and provides a more natural and transparent sound. It also provides greater control over shaping and managing dynamics where standard compressors affect the entire frequency spectrum of an audio signal.  

PJB’s dual compressor enables the player to shape specific frequency ranges of an audio signal which allows for compressing the low frequencies while preserving the high frequencies, or vice-versa. Treating the low-end with a dedicated band also allows for heavy compression without affecting the midrange frequencies, which carry the attack of the sound. 

Effects can be plugged into the insert jacks on the X2C and controlled separately. As an example, the lows can be adjusted separately for an overdrive pedal while the highs can be controlled for a chorus. 

Dividing the audio spectrum into fundamental frequencies and harmonics is also effective in the enrichment of slapping techniques. The low frequencies can be compressed without changing the dynamics of the “slap”. By controlling the low frequencies and focusing the attack on the slap the amplifier will sound louder while avoiding overloading of the amp or speakers. The low band can be compressed without the harmonics being affected. In addition, the send jacks can go to different amplifiers/speakers for a bi-amplification set up.

Compact and potent, the X2C embodies studio-grade excellence, setting a new standard for dynamic processing in an uncompromising, portable pedal. The street price is $359.99.

Visit online at www.pjbworld.com

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