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byPublished on 12-28-2011 01:20 PM Number of Views: 238
On this day in 2009, Lowell Kiesel, founder of Carvin Guitars, passed away at the age of 94.
Mr. Kiesel was born on a farm in Eustis, Nebraska on February 22, 1915. As a young man, he spent time in Wichita, Kansas, where he developed an interest in musical instruments; specifically, Hawaiian steel guitars, resonators and the newly-emerging electronic aspects of these instruments.
Enjoy the rest of this tribute on the Carvin Website. ...
byPublished on 12-23-2011 06:15 PM Number of Views: 334
It's the time of year when all the Christmas CDs come out! Here are some of my favorites from some of my favorite bassists:
Victor gets down in a Merry Groove with Bela and the Boys!
byPublished on 12-19-2011 07:00 PM Number of Views: 328
Lesson 3 starts with some information on playing with a pick.
Roy gives a rudimentary lesson in the basics of choosing a pick that’s right for you, and the “studio grip” way of holding it. Then he puts the pick in motion with some drills in quarter notes and eighth notes. ...
byPublished on 12-14-2011 07:30 AM Number of Views: 619
Speaking of bringing old faves up to the forefront again, indulge me a moment...
PS...this is an open invitation to all of my Row-mates...take a standard Christmas song and write new lyrics to it...bass related.
This wasn't a Christmas song...but just something I whipped up earlier this year...but you get the idea.
byPublished on 12-14-2011 02:00 AM Number of Views: 607
Speaking of Bass Solos, I thought I'd bring this article around again.
The World's Greatest Bass Solo
by Lane on Bass
The next time you're called on to solo, consider the solo that brought down the house with one note.
byPublished on 12-13-2011 05:00 PM Number of Views: 1083
Check out the Ibanez 30th Anniversary Limited Edition re-issue of their popular Musician Bass from the 1970s. Since only 15 of them were made, I have yet to find out what the asking price is for this specialty ax, but I thought we'd give 'er a day in court anyway.
byPublished on 12-12-2011 01:30 AM Number of Views: 266
Dan "Bee" Spears, who played bass on the road with Willie Nelson for more than 40 years and appeared on many of his classic albums, died unexpectedly late Thursday. Austin, Texas television station KXAN reports Spears slipped and fell after stepping out of his motor home in Nashville Thursday night, according to his friend Dee Pearce. He was found dead, due to exposure. He was 62.