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byPublished on 06-20-2012 05:30 PM Number of Views: 249
From the Fender Website:
"Jumpering" a '59 Bassman®
Normally, you'd play through the venerable '59 Bassman either by plugging into one of its two "normal" channel inputs or one of its two “bright” channel inputs, and then off you go. One or the other.
There is yet another option, though, for which there are no extra inputs or switches or anything, that lets you use both channel types together. It involves a simple technique called "jumpering" in which you can combine the '59 Bassman’s normal and bright channels and blend them to taste.
byPublished on 06-20-2012 05:00 PM Number of Views: 613
Eastwood Introduces the new Stormbird Bass. The original non-reverse model was short lived in a 6-string model, and the Bass was extremely hard to find in the 1960's. This tribute re-issue is a full scale 34" monster and the dual pickups can range from deep P bottom to nasally Ricky 4001 bite. Yes, you could spend thousands on the original, but why not stick your toe in the pool here first?
byPublished on 06-20-2012 12:30 AM Number of Views: 553
By now, everybody knows that renowned bassist, Brian Bromberg, is the creator of Bass On The Broadband, the world’s first radio station devoted to the art of the electric and acoustic bass. If you haven't yet put this page in your FAVES, do so immediately! BotB is the bass player's new best friend on the internet!
Brian gives Thunder Row the lowdown on the new station and its unprecedented success!
byPublished on 06-19-2012 06:35 PM Number of Views: 329
Okay, how's this for memorabilia? Paul McCartney's Hofner violin bass is going on the auction block, for charity. Fortunately, we on the Row have advanced notice so we can tally our assets and notify our accounting firms and fund managers ...
byPublished on 06-18-2012 11:30 PM Number of Views: 338
The 2012 Summer NAMM Public Day opens the show floor to consumers and enthusiasts like you. We hope you'll come come out to see this year's exhibitors and events!
Nashville Convention Center
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now: $10 (June 1–28); $15 (after June 28)
byPublished on 06-18-2012 05:20 PM Number of Views: 4336
There's one vacancy left for a player on Lesson Seven or more at Roy's Fantasy Bass Boot Camp in Nashville, NEXT MONTH! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join your award-winning TMBG instructor and his special guests Brian Bromberg, Bernhard Lackner, Adam Nitti, and Tim Smith! Not only will this be your chance to meet Roy you'll get to work with him and his staff of bass professionals, one-on-one ...
byPublished on 06-18-2012 05:15 PM Number of Views: 793
Dee Murray (3 April 1946 - 15 January 1992) was an English bassist, best known as a member of Elton John's original rock band.
Murray was born David Murray Oates in Southgate, London in 1946. Before joining Elton John as his touring sidemen, Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson were members of the Spencer Davis Group in 1968-1970.
byPublished on 06-18-2012 04:45 PM Number of Views: 346
byPublished on 06-16-2012 09:30 PM Number of Views: 202
In Lesson 6 of TMBG, Roy offers up a session of great Blues shuffling, and the practice song that goes with it ("Shufflin' Along") is one of my faves to play, TMBG band or no band. It's just a jumping little number that was fun to learn. Play it slow and grinding, or fast and punchy, but play it with that Blues attitude!
byPublished on 06-15-2012 10:30 PM Number of Views: 325
When we advertise TMBG has "the most comprehensive, effective, and entertaining program of self-paced bass instruction on the planet," we're not blowin' smoke. TMBG has been out for two years now, and the first (that we know of) to finish all 20 lessons is Rev. Russell Shores. (We know a number of others are hot on his heels!) Granted, the Reverend has been playing professionally for a while, but he credits Roy and TMBG with helping him solidify his skills and his understanding of music. So, how's he doing? Hear for yourself!
My opinion? Well done Rev! You're an encouragement to us all!