EMG Pickups announces the Robert Trujillo Signature ‘Rip Tide’ Set. Trujillo has been using the EMG J Set since before his days in Metallica. And now he is truly metal, trusting his original tone combined with a modern look. Because of these custom stainless steel caps, these pickups maintain their original sound used in the […]
Author Frederick Zimmerman played principle double bass for the NY Philharmonic, and taught at Juilliard, Columbia, Manhattan School of Music, and NYU. Through many helpful exercises and patterns, this book teaches double bassists techniques to help them master the fingerings and bowing patterns needed to play this instrument.
Celestion has added two new bass speaker impulse responses, the BN15-400X and BL10-100X, to its collection of Bass Impulse Responses. The new Bass IRs are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus. The Celestion BN15-400X has often been a go-to bass speaker for those looking for a thunderous low-end performance. For those looking for a […]
Professional bassist Rob Thorsen shares insight on bass while demonstrating finger techniques—in this example using an F-minor dorian scale….
Bass Chops by Jon Liebman covers a cross section of musical genres with a unique step-by-step approach for strengthening your overall facility on the instrument. The lessons in this book include standard notation, tab, fingerings, and video demonstrations, and are presented in theme-and-variation format –– a highly effective approach to learning bass that has become […]
The Zoom B1X FOUR’s onboard drum machine lets you play your bass to 68 different drum patterns in a variety of time signatures, such as 4/4, 3/4, and more. For live performances, two performance modes allow you to switch patches and effects seamlessly. At home or in the studio, put your pedal on the desktop […]
From the Making Music archives, 2007 With so many projects on his plate, it’s a wonder that comedian, author, writer, actor, blogger, radio host, and voice talent Harry Shearer has any time to himself. But he makes sure he does, and when he wants to relax or share quality time with his wife, he picks […]
If you’re new to the bass, you are probably eager to learn some songs. This book provides easy arrangements in tab with lyrics for the most popular songs bassists want to play. Includes: American Girl • Billie Jean • Blister in the Sun • Crossfire • Hey Joe • I Got You (I Feel Good) • Livin’ on […]
The FretWrap from GruvGear is a professional string dampener / muting accessory that every studio, session player, and tapping aficionado should have. Slide on a FretWrap to effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance during recording, live performance, two-hand tapping, or any creative situation where you need that extra muting hand for cleaner takes without the […]
The Total Funk Bassist by David Overthrowis a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of funk bass. At the heart of great funk playing is rhythm, and this book helps you fully understand that concept. Included are exercises and examples that will help you solidify your command of sixteenth notes, syncopation, and other […]