6 Podcasts Every Bassist Should Listen To

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Currently podcasting seems to be the new darling form of media.  You can find podcasts focused towards everything from self-help, business, and comedy, to story telling and music production.  I’ve found myself diving deeper and deeper into the world of podcasts for a while now.  For me there’s nothing better than listening to a good podcast on my morning and evening commute.  While I have explored many different types of podcasts, my favorites all revolve around music.  Being a bass player I naturally sought out bass related podcasts first.  While I can’t say I’ve found many devoted specifically to the bass, the couple I have found are truly stellar.  As audio production and songwriting are also areas I have an interest in, I eventually branched out to find more and more interesting podcasts to fill my drive time.  
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Teach Me Bass Guitar – Lesson 17

If you ask me 2016 seemed to be a bit of a musical disaster. We lost way too many incredible musicians and had the craziest election year I have ever witnessed. I myself started the year with several well-intentioned musical goals but sadly did not manage to achieve any of them. Let this be my attempt to kick things into gear again for the new year. I’ve dragged my heels for far too long working through Teach Me Bass Guitar.  2017 is the year that I finish it! read more

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. read more

Sheehan & Wimbush To Appear At Winter NAMM 2016

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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 wide critical acclaim. He is the bass virtuoso who gained fame playing with Mr. Big, David Lee Roth and Steve Vai. read more

Call For Submissions

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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 anything else you think might interest our readers.   read more

Orange Amplification Sponsor The Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2014 In Los Angeles

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For the fifth consecutive year Orange Amplification is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards. The awards will be held at the prestigious Avalon in Hollywood, California on Tuesday 4th November. Now in its tenth year, the event is one of the most highly respected music award ceremonies of the rock and roll calendar,  attracting the biggest names in the business. read more

TMBG Bass Camp 2014 – Day 5

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Our last day of TMBG Bass Camp came much too fast.  I can’t speak for the others but I feel like I’ve learned more in the last week than I have in the past 6 months.  It’s been such a great week, I don’t want it to end.

We started out the morning with a great wrap session with Roy and Tim talking about things we should be working on and thinking about, as well as tips on how to take our playing to the next level.  Both Tim and Roy are such a wealth of information, it was awesome to just pick their brains for a while. read more

TMBG Bass Camp 2014 – Day 4

The last two days of TMBG Bass Camp were so jammed packed that I am just now getting the chance to sit down and blog about them. Day 4 started out with a very informative session with Tim Smith talking to us about groove and feel. From there we moved into a discussion about our current practice habits and why it is important to set goals for ourselves to keep us focused on improving our skills. Next Tim had us play through the songs we will each play at the Rutledge, giving us tips to improve upon our playing. We finished up with some ear training exercises trying to play along with something Tim would come up with, without watching him play it. It was great to get some immediate feedback on the song I plan to play on Friday, and the ear training really made me realize that I have a some work to do in that regard. read more

Lesson 9 Redux – Teach Me Bass Guitar

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I’m not much of a competitive person, but I don’t like to feel defeated.  If you’ve been following along you may recall that Lesson 9 of Teach Me Bass Guitar left me feeling a little bruised and battered.  I don’t know what it was, but I just couldn’t get the feel for playing slap style and eventually gave up and moved on.  I’ve always regretted that and now feel that it has, in some ways, held me back. read more