Bass Industry News
  1. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    Jul 15, 2014
    Redlands, CA – July 7, 2014 The result of a questionable hair brained idea, and named after the fellow that had this idea (and it’s very imposing nature) the BigMan pickup is not a subtle animal in the least. Take a music man style cover and jam 2 Big Single pickups into that cover. Don’t bother using shorter magnets or less wire – just go for it! The result is a pickup that is fantastically muscular and unrelentingly powerful. Not for the faint of heart.

    This all new pickup features:

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  2. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    Jun 30, 2014
    AVAILABLE NOW FROM DUNLOP

    Dunlop Super Bright™ Bass Strings are for bass players who want to stand out in the mix with a crisp top end without sacrificing any fundamental.

    Carefully designed and tested by our team of bass players, Super Bright Bass Strings sing with clear, defined highs that are supported by a fat, balanced bottom that keeps your sound full and rounded. Lighter tension provides a superior response to playing nuances, and the silky smooth feel of each string provides superior...
  3. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    Jun 21, 2014
    Montclair, NJ (June 17, 2014) – This updated version of Adrian Ashton’s step-by-step course in playing the bass guitar is the latest addition to Backbeat Book’s popular Handbook Series.
    “Adrian’s book tells you everything you could possibly want to know about instruments, amplifiers, effects, players, setups, and history. It’s all here. Not to mention just plain interesting stuff that even an old hand like myself can find fascinating,” says John Paul Jones in the foreword of The Bass...
  4. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    Jun 5, 2014
    By LA Times Rock Critic Steve Hochman

    There’s an impending arrival in Amos Heller’s life that pretty much overshadows everything else. Home in Nashville between world tours playing bass in Taylor Swift’s band, Heller and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child.

    But another upcoming delivery has him excited too. He’s one of the first artists tapped by Fender to explore the new American Design Experience — creating an instrument to his own specifications via an...
  5. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    Jun 2, 2014
    Vancouver BC - Radial Engineering Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the minisite for the next generation Bassbone, the Bassbone OD,...
  6. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    May 7, 2014


    NEW YORK, NY — Aguilar Amplification, maker of high-quality bass amplification, pickups, preamps and effects pedals for bassists and Fodera Guitars are pleased to announce an Artist Series Master Class with bassist Anthony Wellington (@Ant Wellington). Known for his tenure as second bassist with The Victor Wooten Band and as one of the most in-demand bass teachers on the East Coast, Wellington is sure to deliver a master class that will challenge and...
  7. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    May 7, 2014
    Comprised of pianist Danny Fox, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest, and drummer Max Goldman, the Danny Fox Trio has a jazzy, classical, funk sound, with a bit of everything in-between. The genre-bending band, hailed by WNYC New Sounds as “changing the sound and expectation of a jazz piano trio”, names Ellington, Bartok, and The Meters as examples of some of their influences, and can switch cohesively from improvisation to a classical sound at the drop of a hat. Their CD release party at...
  8. TalkBass
    Created by TalkBass
    Apr 28, 2014
    The brand new Jack Bruce album 'Silver Rails' is out now on Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records

    To celebrate the release of his first album in a decade, Jack Bruce filmed an exclusive set of video interviews, revealing all about the writing and recording process behind Silver Rails. You can catch the full series here:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGc7A7EuvDEoX93BFv_B9eD0sxdIqPZT7

    'Silver Rails' is the eagerly awaited new studio album by the legendary JACK BRUCE, one of...