Blogs

  • The Big Band Sound of Rufus Reid

    Posted Wed at 7:15 AM by Samy Galí

    On “Quiet Pride,” his expansively drawn recent album, the bassist and composer Rufus Reid pays homage to the great African-American sculptor Elizabeth Catlett, with a large-ensemble suite. He’ll draw partly from that album in this engagement, with a 20-piece band that includes ...

  • The Studio Bass Compressor

    Posted February 16 by Ricky Santiago

    The Studio Bass Compressor is a studio-grade soft-knee compressor designed for bassists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. It's extremely low noise and ha...

  • FENDER® RELEASES MICHAEL LANDAU SIGNATURE AMPLIFIER

    Posted January 23 by Ricky Santiago

      SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (January 22, 2015) – Fender is proud to announce the release of the Michael Landau signature amplifier, the Hot Rod DeVille™ ML.   The Hot Rod DeVille ML amplifier delivers beautiful tube tone with features inspired by instru...

  • SQUIER® RELEASES DELUXE DIMENSION BASS™GUITARS

    Posted January 22 by Melvin Llord

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 22, 2015) – Squier is proud to offer the popular new Dimension Bass guitars as four- and five-string Squier models. Squier fans can now get the great look, sound and playability of Fender’s pro-level Dimension basses in the sleek form of th...

  • Fender announces the new Bassman and Rumble cabinets

    Posted January 22 by Melvin Llord

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (January 22, 2015) – Fender is proud to announce the release of the Bassman® 500, Rumble™ 210 Cabinet and Rumble 115 Cabinet.  The Bassman 500 combines Fender’s world-standard Blackface™ tube preamp with a l...

  • FENDER RELEASES NEW BASSES AT 2015 NAMM SHOW

    Posted January 22 by Melvin Llord

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (January 22, 2015) – Fender is proud to announce the release of several new bass guitars at the 2015 NAMM Show. It’s one of the most common modification requests we get for Precision basses—the remarkable tonal versatility of an added Jazz Bass® br...

  • FENDER RELEASES NEW STEVE HARRIS & GEDDY LEE BASS GUITARS

    Posted January 22 by Melvin Llord

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (January 22, 2015) – Fender is proud to announce the release of several new artist signature bass guitars at the 2015 NAMM Show. Steve Harris’s galloping fleet-fingered basslines have turbocharged U.K. metal titans Iron Maiden for decades and have made him the mo...

  • Ashdown announce B-Social Bass Amplification and Entertainment

    Posted January 22 by Melvin Llord

    Powerful 75W stereo desktop bass amp with wireless connectivity and USB DAW connectivityAshdown are proud to announce the first desktop amp system for bass guitarists - B-Social. B-Social brings Ashdown sound quality and innovative connectivity and collaboration features to the deskto...

  • Clash Bassist Simonon Trades Smashing Guitars for Oils

    Posted January 21 by Samy Galí

    Paul Simonon is famous as the bassist of punk band The Clash, captured destroying his guitar on the cover of the album “London Calling.”  It’s a violent and angry image. So who is this cheeky chappy sitting in front of me, looking very relaxed as he lounges on a chair to...

  • John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts: Leroy Vinnegar & His Deep Beat

    Posted December 28, 2014 by Samy Galí

    WHAT ARE THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR RECORDING A HIT JAZZ–POP crossover album? A well-rehearsed band, good recording conditions, and new material? The 1969 live album Swiss Movement fulfilled none of those requirements, yet it became a million-selling crossover record. Anchored b...