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June 30, 2016

Study the trademark songs, licks, tones and techniques of the world's greatest jazz fusion bassist, Jaco Pastorius.

June 29, 2016

When John Patitucci moved from Brooklyn to Northern California in 1972, little did he know that he’d be right in the middle of an East Bay f...

June 29, 2016

After our recent R&B vacation in Miami, let’s once again search the genre for early bass lines that eschewed the familiar walking patterns o...

June 29, 2016

Spies, mathematicians, pro football quarterbacks, chess grandmasters, and bass players are brilliant at recognizing patterns.

June 29, 2016

Any bass player who’s tracked IN a studio or played a club gig knows the vital role a DI plays in getting good tone to “tape” or an audience...

June 29, 2016

Despite the many ways life has changed since 1960, the Fender Jazz Bass continues to be one of the most popular electric bass designs in the...

June 29, 2016

“David came up with the opening theme, starting on E, and Mick thought of starting with the guitar feedback before playing the first note,” ...

June 29, 2016

It didn’t skyrocket to the top of the pops—thanks, in part, to Machiavellian intrigue by a certain artist manager—but David Bowie’s 1970 epi...

June 29, 2016

Each of these Class D amps sports an active/passive input, tuner output, effect loop, XLR direct output, built-in limiter, mute control, and...

June 29, 2016

Through regular appearances at Matt Garrison’s ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, this powerful, exploratory unit has been redefining the jazz tr...

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