Mar 29 2016

Teach Me Bass Guitar – Lesson 16

Having completed Lesson 16 of Roy Vogt’s Teach Me Bass Guitar has me feeling like I am in the home stretch.  It’s been a longer journey than I anticipated, but I can’t say I regret a second of it. Just 4 more lessons to go! Lesson 16 of TMBG takes us into what Roy refers …

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Mar 09 2016

GHS Strings Bass Guitar Tension Charts

GHS Strings has added a very cool bass string tension guide PDF to their website.  The guide features information on how to calculate string tension, a frequency chart, tension specifications for all of their bass string sets and singles, plus a few other GHS Strings facts.   Bass Guitar String Guide Official Press Release: Battle Creek, …

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Feb 25 2016

Interview: Collyn McCoy of Sugar Fly

Bassist Collyn McCoy lays down some heavy grooves with a huge helping of funk and soul with Los Angeles based rock and soul group Sugar Fly. Sugar Fly was conceived by Collyn McCoy (bass) and Grammy nominated producer  Noah Lifschey (aka Stereo Lif), after performing together on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s TV show, HitRecord. Fueled by a steady diet …

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Feb 02 2016

Teach Me Bass Guitar – Lesson 15

Lesson 15 Lesson 15 of the Teach Me Bass Guitar focuses mainly on the technique of two-handed tapping. Roy refers to this technique as a “Spice”, meaning a little is okay, but too much can be a bad thing. Two-handed tapping is more of a “Look at me” style of playing, not something you would make a …

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Jan 22 2016

Orange Amplification Unleashes The O Bass

Orange Amplification unleashes the O Bass, the latest brainchild of Ade Emsley, Technical Director and Lead Designer. It first made an appearance at the 2014 Winter NAMM as a demonstrator piece, hidden from view backstage. However Orange has been inundated with production requests following videos of prototypes posted online.   With its impeccable smooth lines …

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Jan 16 2016

Sheehan & Wimbush To Appear At Winter NAMM 2016

Arguably two of the most respected bass players in the world today, Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbush will be appearing together on the Rotosound booth at Winter NAMM 2016.   Billy is one half of the dynamic rhythm section of super rock trio Winery Dogs who have just released their second album ‘Hot Streak’ to …

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Jan 13 2016

Getting Back into the Groove

For the past couple of months I have gotten way off track with my writing and bass playing and desperately need to get back into the groove. It is evident here as I haven’t written a new post in quiet some time. My bass studies have, unfortunately, suffered the same fate.  Truthfully I hardly touched my bass for …

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Oct 01 2015

Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions Looking to get your album reviewed?  Want to be featured in an “Artist Spotlight”?  Got a new piece of gear and want to write-up a review for it?BassRamblings is always on the look out for quality content to feature.  I invite you to submit your Music, Bio, Post Ideas, Guest Postings, or …

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Sep 23 2015

Grooving with Hybrid Techniques – Enrico Galetta

Grooving with Hybrid Techniques is an all new bass instructional book by Italian bassists Enrico Galetta.  The 55 page book covers five techniques:  Standard Slap, Double Thumb, Flamenco Slap, Muting and the Hybrid Style.  “Grooving with Hybrid Techniques” includes 100 exercises, plus 72 audio tracks and is available in standard book form or digitally as …

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Sep 02 2015

Brian Wroten: Artist Spotlight

Brian Wroten is an American acoustic bass guitarist and composer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of Tasmania, Hobart.   Wroten’s debut album “Tasman” was written and recorded while earning his Master’s Degree in Composition at the University of Tasmania.  Recorded at …

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