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    by Published on 08-28-2012 02:15 AM  Number of Views: 1062 
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    Just in time for Christmas - we have three "Save the World from Mediocrity" T-shirts left! If you (or someone you love) is one of the following sizes, you're in luck!

    XXL - 2
    XL - 1

    Prices: $21 (shipping ...
    by Published on 08-27-2012 06:00 PM  Number of Views: 1119 
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    I found this online: a Richter strap for acoustic guitar/bass. Drop dead gorgeous, but I have concerns. It's made of buffalo leather, and some other unusual filler products. I only hope that in the using of these materials, some reasonable use (food, etc) has come for the entire animal, and that they aren't simply hiding these creatures for guitar straps.

    The green inlay design is salmon leather, and the insert ingredients are listed below. I know people eat salmon, but buffaloes? And what kinds of birds and snakes? The website makes no mention of the situation.

    by Published on 08-27-2012 05:30 PM  Number of Views: 256 

    Read this excerpt from the latest "Blues You Can Use" lesson from BassPlayer.com:

    "WHILE THE ELECTRIFIED, URBAN STYLE IS WHAT most bands on the contemporary blues scene tend to favor, the roots of the music go back to the acoustic country blues of the rural South. Artists like Son House, Robert Johnson, and Blind Lemon Jefferson were musical pioneers with their active guitar style, using the bass strings to provide the rhythmic drive while following the vocal melody with the higher strings.

    by Published on 08-25-2012 05:30 PM  Number of Views: 317 
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    Introducing the brand new WA 300 Bass Head. This workhorse includes a 10 band graphic equalizers, bass and treble controls, adjustable compressors and passive and active inputs for all your tonal needs.

    Classic sound with modern performance. Manufacturing techniques and component quality has improved drastically over the last couple of decades. Noise and hum are no longer unavoidable ...
    by Published on 08-25-2012 05:15 PM  Number of Views: 331 

    From The Bass Player Website:

    "Riding the aftershocks from last year’s Bass Player LIVE!—which saw Larry Graham, Jack Casady, and the late James Jamerson honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards—Bass Player LIVE! 2012 is gearing up for another royal rumble in Los Angeles, on October 20 & 21. The big news is that rock icon Chris Squire and reggae legend Aston “Family Man” Barrett have been confirmed as the event’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients! Both will perform at the Saturday night concert and appear at live interview clinics on Sunday.

    by Published on 08-23-2012 08:30 PM  Number of Views: 267 
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    Our friends at Notreble.com have the lowdown on the new Larry Graham and Graham Central Station album that's about to drop! Woo Hoo!

    Here's an excerpt:

    "Larry Graham and Graham Central Station are back! The slap bass pioneer and his crew have just announced that Raise Up, their first studio album since 1999’s GCS2000, will be dropping on September 25th.

    by Published on 08-23-2012 07:45 PM  Number of Views: 281 

    Excerpt from article on LoudWire:

    "How much is a prize item like one of Les Claypool’s basses worth to you? Now add in the fact that he’s auctioning it off for his ailing two-year-old nephew who is suffering from a rare form of infant leukemia. After putting the bass on the block, the Primus leader found out just how much it could get, as the auction just ended with the winning bid going for $50,599.99.

    by Published on 08-21-2012 06:33 PM  Number of Views: 712 

    "Woody" Wilson - after the attack

    Here's what you've been waiting for - the truth about Roy's Fantasy Bass Boot Camp from people who were actually there. None of that high-gloss, rose-colored-glasses, pie-in-the-sky hoopla from the overpaid hucksters and producers of slick advertising and marketing hype at The Learning Dock's Interdimensional HQ, but tell-it-like-it-is, give-it-to-us-straight, 'warts-and-all' facts from the unfortunate souls who suffered through this horrendous experience...

    Get out your hankies.

    by Published on 08-21-2012 12:45 AM  Number of Views: 525 
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    Our good friend Bryan Beller is October's featured artist in Bass Player Magazine. The cover is Bryan at his monolithic best! Great ...
    by Published on 08-20-2012 09:00 PM  Number of Views: 292 

    Sixteen year old Caleb Beaver, from Saucier, Mississippi, died in Memphis, Tennessee, on Christmas Day in 2011, following two strokes from a problem with his circulatory system - something that had likely been with him since birth. His dream of becoming a doctor was never to be.

    In addition to his love for sports, Caleb was also a budding bass player in his church's P&W band, "Nothing Short of Everything."

    Organ donation allowed Dr. Chuck Shelton, from Lexington, Kentucky, to received Caleb's heart. Like Caleb, Shelton had always dreamed of becoming a doctor, but more than this, he also played bass when he was a teenager.


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