Kala Brand Music Co. and bass legend Bakithi Kumalo have collaborated on a new signature model solid body U-BASS™ that is being manufactured by Kala in the U.S. Bakithi Kumalo is the revered longtime bassist for Paul Simon, who discovered Bakithi while seeking musicians in South Africa for his legendary Graceland album.
Bakithi, a U-BASS endorsee since 2009, has found the U-BASS to be an extension of his unique and distinctive playing style. The B.K. U-BASS is a 21” scale solid body electric 4-string fretless bass strung with Kala’s proprietary polyurethane strings. Other features include a select ash body with strong grain Espresso Brown finish, a black single-ply pickguard and Bakithi Kumalo’s signature on the headstock.
“A surprising and stunning album.” Christian Science Monitor
“Allison’s best yet. Truly sublime.” Huffington Post
“Audacious sci-fi jazz.” Denver Post
We're excited to announce the full release of Ben's 11th album, The Stars Look Very Different Today (Sonic Camera Records). CDs are now available at benallison.com/music.
For the audiophiles among you, the 24-bit "Studio Masters" version of the album is also available exclusively on the site, along with 320k mp3s, FLACs, AACs and a unique "musicians" package which contains the full album plus sheet music (full scores and parts) for all the compositions.
The Stars Look Very Different Today features Ben's brilliant working band of Brandon Seabrook (guitar and banjo),... [Read More]
Risskvov, Denmark, December 3rd 2013 – TC Electronic is announcing the immediate availability of a free TonePrint package centered around Danish musicians called Great Danes. The Great Danes is available immediately and completely free of charge at www.tcelectronic.com/great-danes-toneprints or through the free TonePrint app for iOS and Android.
Comprising this package are Jacob Binzer, Mika Vandborg, Sune Rose Wagner, Søren Andersen, Stefan Schakinger, MarloweDK, Chris Minh Doky - people who have helped shape the Danish and International music scene for over 3 decades - have delivered a package that is equally inspiring and great sounding.
Looking for your fix of bass goodness? Look no more. The London Bass Guitar Show, sponsored by Bass Guitar Magazine, returns on 1-2 March 2014 with a stellar cast of bass players and exhibitors, upping the ante on the previous years' events by bringing you amazing performances and gear exhibitions from all areas of the bass world. Held at London's prestigious Olympia venue in Kensington, the LBGS offers a huge exhibition area where visitors are encouraged to get their hands on the coolest and newest basses, amps, effects and accessories, plus two stages for live shows and Masterclasses.
Although we're still signing up artists, we can reveal that Frank Bello of Anthrax, Roger Glover of Deep Purple, funkmaster general Freekbass, Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree and Lorenzo... [Read More]
The latest edition of The Self-Promoting Musician lets you take charge of your music career with crucial do-it-yourself strategies. If you are an independent musician, producer, studio owner, or label, you should own this book!
Written by Peter Spellman, director of the Career Development Center at Berklee College of Music, this updated guide will teach... [Read More]
November 19, 2013 – NAPA, CA – ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, today announced an expansion of high definition lessons in their Online Electric Bass School with Nathan East.
Nathan East filmed more than two dozen new chops-building lessons in October, including a full series on building speed for the right and left hands and arpeggios, as well as new songs from his extensive library of Platinum performances.
In addition, the upgrade includes new live performances with East (Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins) and former Mr. Big/Racer X member and ArtistWorks Rock Guitar teaching artist Paul Gilbert. The performances represent over two hours of material and include analysis and comment by these... [Read More]
Hevos new 400S bass amplifier is an ultra compact amplifier of hxwxd 7x23x20 cm, with a total weight of 2 kgs and a continues power of 400 Watts. The 400S is suitable for both bass guitar and double bass.Thanks to the application of the newest technics the 400S is completely quiet, even at full power. Class-D technics takes care of the absence of heat dissipation, resulting in a very compact design.
The Hevos 400S is a completely Dutch product, so “Made in Holland”.
Type: transistor class-D with UcD technics, switched power supply, high end
Power: 400 Watts/4 Ohms
Damping: >2000/1 kHz/4 Ohms
Inputs: 2x, independent gain
Tone control: 4 band active
Protection: short circuit, open output, DC-protection... [Read More]
Addressing the desire of modern bassists to utilize the entire range of the fretboard, GHS Strings introduces the Big Core Bass set, providing strings that continue to be articulate up to the 24th fret across all strings.
A combination of stainless steel and nickel-iron wraps allows for a clear and articulate tone with solid fundamental bass note accuracy. With the addition of a tapered E string, the Big Core Bass set has a consistent sound from string to string, with outstanding performance past the fifth fret on up.
Currently available exclusively in medium gauge (45-65-85-105), the core-to-cover ratio has been optimized for those musicians that may want to play in drop tunings, but not have to switch to a heavier... [Read More]