Royal Blood Goes Beyond Drums and Bass Guitar

Royal Blood is a two piece band comprised of bassist and lead singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher - but that's not the whole story. There have been other two piece bass and drum outfits including Death From Above 1979 and Clatter, but Royal Blood pushes the boundaries of a duo little farther.If you […] ...

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Ghosts by Big Wreck Features Killer F Bass Tone

I recently heard a song with a great bassline that I wanted to share with you.The song has a rock-vibe but with a sort of retro-80s kind of sound to it and one of the things that jumped out right away for me was the bassline. It's sort of minimal but has some cool fills […] ...

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Commodore 64 Electric Bass Guitar Unveiled at Maker Faire

Nerds from the 1980's can now rejoice - as there is now a true "Franken-bass" that takes the idea of bass modification to a whole new level.A self taught computer chip designer by the name of Jeri Ellsworth carved up a "junk" bass guitar and a non-functional Commodore 64 computer - cost: $50. Then she […] ...

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Slingshot - New Album Preview by The Jason Raso Quartet

I've been listening to some great tunes by an amazing local bassist in my town by the name of Jason Raso. He's the composer and bassist of note in the Jason Raso Quartet and they just happen to have a brand new CD called Slingshot that Jason was kind enough to slip me an advanced […] ...

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Bass Guitar Lessons Online with JamPlay (Preview)

Looking for bass guitar lessons? It doesn't matter whether you're just starting out or if you've been playing for years - but most bassists eventually look into getting lessons of some kind. Even if you have a lot of talent, getting lessons allows you to tap into the knowledge of other players and their collective […] ...

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Jason Newsted Returns to Metal Roots with New Band

Jason Newsted is back to making metal with bass in hand and this time around he's also handling the lead vocals in his new band aptly called 'Newsted'.The new EP that is dropping January 8 is simply called 'Metal' ensuring that there's no mistake about the style of music Jason is creating this time around.The […] ...

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F Bass jumps into Bass Cabinet Market with 2x10H

Wow - is this just me or did F Bass come out of left field with this one?I'm a huge fan of their instruments but didn't ever think that they'd go so far as to build their own cabinets one day.A while back they put out their preamp in a stompbox version which wasn't a […] ...

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Dave Ellefson of Megadeth to release New Book In March

I just found out that Dave Ellefson, bassist and co-founder of Megadeth is going to be releasing a new book in March called Unsung.According to Loudwire.com the book will feature Dave's lyrics set to images rather than to music:“As a musician, my past lyrical work has always been set to music,” Ellefson says about ‘Unsung.’ […] ...

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