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byPublished on 06-29-2012 07:30 AM Number of Views: 457
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: 459
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: 287
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: 1944
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: 767
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: 424
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.
byPublished on 06-21-2012 07:00 AM Number of Views: 483
iGuitar, the online magazine for guitarists, takes a look at the Dingwall Blackburst Afterburner ABZ 6. Very in-depth and thorough.
Visit iGuitar online! Mostly lead guitar, but some tasty bass bits, too!
byPublished on 06-20-2012 05:30 PM Number of Views: 250
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.