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byPublished on 07-01-2012 06:00 PM Number of Views: 898
byPublished on 06-29-2012 11:00 PM Number of Views: 381
Hey, all y’all! I hope you’re not broiling in the heat. I’ve been very lucky; the weather in Sacramento has been somewhat mild, except for about two days when it topped 100°. But that’s not why I’m writing. I wanted to do a Show & Tell about my new straps.
For several years I have endorsed LM Products, a wonderful Indiana company that makes straps. They do everything from the basic nylon jobbies to full-on custom leather straps. I love them because they do extremely high quality work, and for a very reasonable price.
byPublished on 06-29-2012 07:30 AM Number of Views: 443
Brian Bromberg's Bass On The Broadband has its first Gear Column up and ready to enjoy.
Here's an excerpt:
"Hi, my name is Mick Donner and I’m very happy that Brian has asked me to write a regular column for Bass on the Broadband.
I’ve been a working bass player for over 40 years and have been a builder/repairman for the last 30. I did my first apprenticeship with an acoustic guitar builder named Lyle Haldy in 1981. In 1986 I continued my instruction with a very creative builder named John Allison when I joined the ranks of the Music Products Industry as a member of the service department at Washburn Guitars.
byPublished on 06-27-2012 09:30 AM Number of Views: 453
Laney Amplification out of the UK offers several models of practice amp. The RB2 (Richter Bass - 2) is just as portable as its baby brother - the RB1 - but offers more power for your rehearsal sessions. It also features a line level input, a DI and external speaker output for versatile connection options.
byPublished on 06-26-2012 04:30 PM Number of Views: 283
From Adam Nitti's Website:
Course Description: Bass Improvisation Vol. 2:
A second level improvisational course for bass players that begins where the “Volume 1 Improvisation” course leaves off. This 6 week program explores such concepts as harmonic substitution, harmonization of the melodic minor scales, pentatonics, triad concepts, phrasing concepts for jazz and other styles, analyzation of tunes, and building a repetoire. Establishes scale/chord relationships and helps the aspiring improviser to understand and imply various tonalities. Recommended for intermediate to advanced level players wishing to further their improvisational skills.
byPublished on 06-26-2012 02:30 AM Number of Views: 1838
The Black "Bison" bass was originally produced in the UK between 1962 and 1964. At that time, it featured a sycamore body passive electronics, a bound ebony fingerboard and maple neck. The scale was 33.5 inches.
The bridge was fully adjustable, and the tuners were Van Ghent open style, with black plastic buttons.
Pickups: Three Burns Ultra Sonic Bass units
Controls: Volume, tone, 2-way selector (A/B) & 4-way tone selector (Wild Dog, Treble, Tenor, Bass)
byPublished on 06-24-2012 06:00 PM Number of Views: 730
Our good friends at notreble.com have the lowdown on this incredibly versatile bass!
Here's an excerpt from their report:
"Bass legend Bob Daisley has teamed up with Mad Music Management to create his new Black Beauty Signature Bass, designed by the bassist himself and built in Italy by the luthiers at Utopia Custom Shop.
Daisley went all out with the concept, which includes two interchangeable pickup drawers that essentially make it two basses in one."
byPublished on 06-23-2012 10:30 PM Number of Views: 423
Edgar Meyer (born November 24, 1960) is a prominent contemporary bassist and composer. His styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz. Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of various chamber groups, a composer, and an arranger. His collaborators have spanned a wide range of musical styles and talents; among them are Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Sam Bush, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Mark O'Connor, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the trio Nickel Creek.