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byPublished on 06-11-2013 10:00 AM Number of Views: 230
If you keep up with Facebook bassists, you might have heard that a gorgeous twelve-string bass was stolen from bassist Scott Fernandez.
Read some of the posts there about how his beautiful bass was pilfered. ...
byPublished on 06-09-2013 08:00 PM Number of Views: 355
Have you read Stanton Lawrence's latest product review? Here's an excerpt:
"The Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer "Instantly add more sustain and awe-inspiring tone to your instrument with the Fender Fatfinger. By clamping the Fatfinger on the headstock of you instrument it will enhance the overall tone and note-to-note response of any electric or acoustic guitar or bass", at least thatís what the packaging claims. But does it actually work? I picked one up recently to find out.
Read his entire review HERE.
byPublished on 06-09-2013 07:20 PM Number of Views: 296
Bassplayer.com features a tutorial on Jack Bruce's British Blues. Here's an excerpt:
"WHILE EXAMINING THE WORK OF GREAT BLUES BASSISTS of the past, letís not forget our brethren from across the pond, in particular, the contributions of British blues players. The influence of American blues on the U.K. music scene was pivotal in the development of rock & roll; virtually every famous British rock band got its start by copping tunes by Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, as well as the first wave of American rockers such as Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley."
Read the rest of the article, and get the lesson HERE.
byPublished on 06-09-2013 07:15 PM Number of Views: 235
"The iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES have announced their first-ever festival--YESTIVAL, a day-into-night musical adventure in full quadraphonic sound--for Saturday, August 3 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. The multi-platinum progressive rock titans--performing their classic albums 1971ís The Yes Album and 1972ís Close to the Edge in their entirety and more--will be joined by like-minded artists such as The Musical Box, Renaissance featuring Anne Haslam, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and other acts TBA.
byPublished on 06-06-2013 01:00 PM Number of Views: 283
We often mention that members of the TMBG Band are top-flite Nashville studio musicians. To prove the point, here's an excerpt from a track called Deep Blue Grass from keyboardist Tim McDonald's album Tim McDonald II. On stand-up (double) bass? Roy Vogt, for those of you who've been asking to hear him 'slap the heavyweight'.
Enjoy this download! Deep Blue Grass.mov
byPublished on 05-28-2013 10:00 AM Number of Views: 223
There have been a few posts lately concerning picking versus finger-style. Lucky us! BestBassGear.com has just posted an article on the art of picking! Timely to our discussion.
Here's an excerpt:
"Yeah, I know, there are a whole crop of bass players out there who are very anti-pick (or plectrum, if you prefer). If youíre one of those, donít do one of those ďreal bass players donít use picksĒ things. Some players use picks and itís not a sin to do so."
To read the entire article, click HERE.