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

Getting Back into the Groove

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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 a span of almost 2 months. 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

The New Cool – Bob James and Nathan East

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Long time collaborators Bob James and Nathan East have created a true jazz masterpiece with their latest effort “The New Cool”.  Yamaha Entertainment Group label president Chris Gero equipped a state-of-the-art Nashville studio with Yamaha gear and gave the two free reign to create.  The result is an unexpected classic jazz album showcasing the amazing talents of these two Grammy recognized artists.

Throughout the The New Cool, East’s silky meandering bass lines interplay perfectly with James’ pastoral piano wanderings.  From sparsely arranged duets to complex orchestrations, The New Cool truly explores the outer limits of strait-ahead jazz. read more

Timothy J Wilson: Artist Spotlight

Meet Timothy J Wilson; Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist.  Hailing from White Plains, NY, Wilson is currently based in Atlanta, GA where he has quickly made a name for himself.

On his latest release, “Lovesongwriter”, Wilson lays down some serious bass grooves, ranging from silky smooth to full-out funk.  A true musician, his talents don’t end with just the bass.  Wilson plays all of the instrument on the “Lovesongwriter” EP and his powerful vocals bring each track to life. read more

Tonic: The Music Improvisation Card Game

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Tonic: The Music Improvisation Card Game is finishing up it’s Kickstarter campaign this week, having more than doubled its original pledge goal.

Created for all musicians, playing any style, on any instrument.  Tonic is a new card based game, developed as a new way for musicians to learn & practice improvisation in a way that emphasizes freedom and fun.  For most of us the idea of improv can be intimidating, and the goal of Tonic is to break through that barrier and make it more accessible.  The game can be played either alone or with a group and requires no experience or knowledge of music theory.   read more

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

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Lately I’ve been feeling like I have hit a plateau in my learning.  You know the place, you keep practicing but don’t seem to make any progress.  This is a frustrating place to be, to say the least. I’ve been here many time and have learned to recognize it as such, but still, I have been struggling with finding the motivation to sit down and practice.
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