Blogs

  • Barker Bass Inventor Retiring

    Posted Fri at 8:26 AM by Ezra Carias

    Innovative vertical bass guitar maker to leave workshop   Lee Barker is a low frequency kind of guy. His appearance is affable and ordinary, his wit comes at you from the side, sneaky-like, and his musical instrument of choice is the bass guitar, which provides the rhythmic foundation for ...

  • Guitar and Bass Monster Reunion at Iridium

    Posted Thu at 8:11 AM by Ezra Carias

    Guitar and Bass Monster Reunion at Iridium, NYC April 17th & 18th Bass master Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) makes a rare New York appearance with two virtuoso guitarists.   Stuart Hamm   Hamm’s repertoire of originals and covers is extraordinarily varied, from bone...

  • Let's Go Amp Shopping

    Posted Wed at 10:08 AM by Ezra Carias

    On Bass: Let's Go Amp Shopping      The features and power getting packed into today’s micro heads are pretty astounding. My first bass amplifier cost me about two bucks. With my pawnshop bass already secured, I went to the local electronics store and bought a ...

  • Afghan Whigs' bassist balances family, rock stardom

    Posted Tue at 8:32 AM by Ezra Carias

      Afghan Whigs' bassist balances family, rock stardom   Musician and recording engineer John Curley owns and operates Ultrasuede recording studio in Camp Washington and plays bass in the Afghan Whigs.   Recording engineer and Afghan Whig...

  • Hofner changes Violin Bass names

    Posted Mon at 9:16 AM by Ezra Carias

    Hofner changes Violin Bass names Model names changed to reflect Beatles lineage Hofner has redesignated the model names of its famous Violin Bass to reflect the iconic bass's Beatles lineage. The three German-made models have been the cause of some confusion among McCartney connoisseurs due to ...

  • Musician Reunited With Expensive Bass Guitar

    Posted April 11 by Ezra Carias

    Musician Reunited With Expensive Guitar, Three Men Arrested  Jeff He says he had just returned from playing a gig on Sunday night, when his prized guitar was stolen while he was sleeping.  All three men were arrested. And inside their truck, police found several more items of inter...

  • The Mars Volta members form Antemasque with Flea on bass

    Posted April 10 by Ezra Carias

        The Mars Volta, seen here at the Monolith festival in 2009, have formed a new supergroup called Antemasque with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea, and Dave Elitch on drums.   Mars Volta members Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez seemed to have made amend...

  • Bluegrass Innovator and Pioneer George Shuffler has Died

    Posted April 9 by Ezra Carias

    Bluegrass Innovator and Pioneer George Shuffler has Died   Bluegrass Hall of Fame Recipient, George Shuffler passed away yesterday, April 7th, just shy of his 89th birthday. Shuffler was born in Valdese, North Carolina on April 15, 1925. Affectionately known as "The Third S...

  • A headphone designed by and for bass players

    Posted April 8 by Ezra Carias

      A headphone designed by and for bass players Phil Jones, a top audiophile speaker designer and an accomplished bass player, designed the H-850 headphones for anyone who likes great sound.   The PJB H-850 headphones Phil Jones Bass   One of my audiophile pals couldn't s...

  • Bassist Ronan Guilfoyle

    Posted April 7 by Ezra Carias

    Bassist Ronan Guilfoyle is at home with both structured and improvised music.     When one thinks of Ireland in the context of music, one’s thoughts naturally tend towards the Celtic side of the entertainment business. Then again, there are several jazz clubs around the country,...