Andreas Eastman Model 105 basses are a great balance of superior tone and stability. With a fully carved top and back and laminated ribs, Model 105 basses have a rich and powerful sound with enhanced stability. Each bass is finished with a hand-applied, shaded, antique-style varnish. These basses are great for touring musicians and school […]
In this month’s video column of “Playing Well with Dr. Randall Kertz,” Dr. Kertz discusses and demonstrates the ergonomics of staying healthy as a bass player. This includes looking at common problems bassists face in their hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, etc. You can find more on this topic in Dr. Kertz’s book, “The Bassist’s Guide […]
The Not-Doings of an Insomniac —Partita for Solo Double Bass with spoken texts — composed by Philip Glass, was premiered by Robert Black at the International Society of Bassist Convention at the Griffin Concert Hall in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Not-Doings of an Insomniac developed as a result of Glass’s frequent travels to unfamiliar cities […]
Professional bassist, Edgar Pagan shares a few options in A-minor that are sure to bring depth to your playing and color to your arrangements….
A comprehensive new edition based on major revisions to Rufus Reid’s The Evolving Bassist and Evolving Upward. Contains more transcriptions of Reid’s recorded solos, original compositions arranged as duets, new etudes, and additional ways to learn tunes and conceive better bass lines. The Evolving Bassist will continue to be an all-inclusive bass player’s reference book […]
The Martin BC-16E acoustic-electric bass is ideal if you love to write and practice on an unplugged bass but also need the option to plug it in to record or play live with your band. The BC-16E includes a solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and forward shifted scalloped bracing to […]
Interview with Leland (Lee) Sklar, among the busiest electric bass guitarists and session musicians today.
Perfect for beginning to advanced players, this book with online audio access by world-renowned bassist and educator Jon Liebman provides a 52-week, one-exercise-per-week workout program for developing, improving and maintaining bass guitar technique. Liebman teaches chromatics, scales and arpeggios, string-crossing and advanced patterns, slapping and popping, and more – all in styles ranging from rock, […]
The short answer to the question in the title is “not as much as you think.” To get up and running recording professional-standard bass guitar tracks you need—at least—the following. Bass Guitar Don’t get a six string bass. So much recorded music has featured a Fender Precision bass and that’s the sound many people […]
At the 2020 NAMM Show, Orange Amplification unleashes the Bass Butler, an entire Bi-Amp bass rig in a pedal. The new pedal splits the bass guitar signal, at input, into completely separate, parallel, analogue signal chains, just like a real bi-amp rig — without an amp in sight. The always active ‘Clean’ Bass Channel can […]