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The brand new Warwick Stu Hamm Signature Bass impressively combines the over 30-year's of experience within the Warwick Custom Shop team and the experience of well-known American bass icon Stu Hamm. It took two years to develop this unique signature instrument. This bass guitar is based on the popular Warwick Streamer Broadneck. Compared with the Streamer Broadneck, the upper body horn has been shifted slightly toward the 12. fret. At the same time, the lower body horn has been altered to make access to the upper frets even more comfortable.
Also Stu Hamm asked for decreased distance between the body and strings to facilitate his unique playing style. For this reason, the instrument incorporates a cavity in the area of the bridge, which has been set deep in the body to create the necessary string pressure. This unique detail introduces a new playing feel many bassists will find interesting.
Stu Hamm has published several solo CDs and played with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank...
Kala recently introduced a 5 String SUB Series of Solid Body U-Basses, the latest addition to Kala's revolutionary line of short scale bass instruments. Since 2011, the S-U-B Series has offered an affordable four string alternative to Kala's USA manufactured solid body basses. Fans of the four string models have consistently asked about the possibility of a five string model. Kala has answered that request with four new models for 2015.
The new 5-string SUB models are equipped with Kala's proprietary polyurethane strings, a Shadow active pickup system with volume control and 2 band EQ, Custom Hipshot Licensed Tuners, and Graph Tech Black Tusq self-lubricating nut.
Five string fretted versions are available in Sunburst, Cherryburst, Red, and Black finishes. All Kala U-Basses are very portable and meet most airline carry on requirements. A Custom Deluxe Logo Gig bag is included in the price of each instrument. List price is $619.
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Nerve, the legendary live electronic band, brainchild of drummer Jojo Mayer and bassist John Davis, has finally released their highly anticipated full length live album: Live In Europe. Recorded during their fall 2014 European tour, the album features songs from their latest releases, as well as lots of improvisation and re-imagining of older material. All the music was performed live, in real time, with no backing tracks, sequences, or click tracks....
Instructor Andrew Ford guides you on an illuminating exploration of 8 versatile Walking Bass Performance Studies. The bass lines, techniques and harmonic approaches that you’ll learn across these 8 studies can be used in your own original compositions, arrangements, vamps, jams and creative development.
For each Performance Study, Andrew will give you an overview of the approach, describes its harmonic characteristics and then perform the study. In the breakdown section of each study, Andrew will break it down measure-by-measure emphasizing the techniques you’ll need to perform the walking bass lines as written and then use those techniques and approaches to craft your own lines.
Designed for intermediate and advanced students, these performance studies include tab, notation and practice rhythm tracks...
From bassist Jonathan Dimond:
"On 11 July 2014 Charlie Haden, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, who inspired innumerable musicians (not only bassists!) passed away. I am delighted to announce that the new tribute album to Charlie Haden is now fully released.
50 artists have each contributed a bass solo each (including myself), mostly recorded at Pughouse Studios.
The entire album is now available for sale for a mere $10 charitable donation, with all profits going to Medicins Sans Frontieres.