Blogs

  • Wye Oak hangs up the guitar for bass

    Posted Thu at 9:25 AM by Ezra Carias

    Wye Oak hangs up the guitar for bass and synth on new record    "If all we could do is be a guitar band doing neo-folk, I don't think we'd still be a band. I think we would've just called it a day." Still cathartic: Wye Oak WYE OAK with BRAIDS.   ...

  • Maxwatt B20 10 Review

    Posted Thu at 9:22 AM by Ezra Carias

      Ease of Use: Very easy to use. want a decent sound just put all knobs at 12 o'clock and work from there. The sound seems to fairly responsive to turning the knobs, the treble and bass seem to make more of a difference than the presence and mid knobs however. With some good quality pedals y...

  • Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Pastorius Documentary

    Posted Wed at 8:15 AM by Ezra Carias

        To non-musicians, it might seem surprising that Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo is producing ‘Jaco: The Film,’ a documentary about jazz legend Jaco Pastorius. But as he pointed out during a recent interview, musical inspiration transcends genre boundaries.   &...

  • Man plays bass at night, works on veins by day

    Posted Tue at 8:30 AM by Ezra Carias

    Ogden man plays bass at night, works on veins by day     OGDEN - When he's not dealing with narrowed arteries and blood vessels, John Diemel spends his time plucking, slapping, popping, tapping, thumping and pic...

  • Bringing bass guitar to the Lebanese music scene

    Posted Mon at 11:16 AM by Ezra Carias

    Lebanese bass guitarist Ramy Daaboul is Fender's new representative for Lebanon and the Middle East.    Since childhood, Lebanese musician Ramy Daaboul has loved the bass guitar, an instrument that today plays a very important role in his life. Daaboul's bass-playing recently ...

  • Barker Bass Inventor Retiring

    Posted April 18 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 April 17 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 April 16 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 April 15 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 April 14 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 ...