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- Alain Johannes plays bass on Them Crooked Vultures’ “Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I,” while John Paul Jones rocks slide guitar.
- Alain plays an otherworldly EBow guitar solo with Chris Cornell.
- Johannes performs “Endless Eyes” on a cigar-box guitar at Pukkelpop 2010.
- Check in with Marcus and his Soul of the Movement project.
- The Marcus Shelby Orchestra kicks off a tribute to Harriet Tubman with “Ashanti Stomp.”
- Butch Warren with Thelonious Monk in Japan.
- Head to bassplayer.com for a lesson on two classic Butch Warren bass lines: “Blue Bossa” with Joe Henderson and “Una Mas” with Kenny Dorham.
- Watch a recent profile of Butch produced by drummer and Antoine Sanfuentes of NBC News.
Cover Story: The Ampeg B-15
Check out the official—and unofficial—Ampeg websites:
- Watch a video interview with Jess Oliver from www.namm.org
- Take advantage of Stu’s absolutely free $50 lesson on counter-sliding harmonic chords.
- Visit stuhamm.com to check out all the latest Hamm happenings.
- Victor Wooten and Stu Hamm NAMM jam? Oh, man!
Cort A5-Custom Z
Ampeg Heritage B-15
- Learn more about Carvin’s BX500 head.
- Paul Rueda plays a sweet Mozina Glowbass through a BX500.
- A product demo from Carvin.
Set Yourself Up
- Stock up at Stewart-McDonald, which sells all the tools you’d need to work on your bass.
- Take a tour of the Carrothers Guitars workshop.
- What the Plek? Learn about the latest in setup technology.
Rhythm & Meaning
- Contemplate The Jazz Suite, a book of prints by Henri Matisse.
- Check out Dennis Irwin (1951–2008), an unsung hero of New York jazz rhythm sections for over 30 years.
- Listen to Steve Swallow on his custom-made Citron AE5, dancing over a funky groove from John Scofield and Bill Stewart.
The Bass In Latin America—Dominican Merengue & Bachata
- “Weo” by Pedro Valdez.
- Tribute to Joe Nicolas, the father of Dominican Bass Playing.
- Check in with Max Santos and Aventura.
Transcription—Beck, Bogert & Appice’s “Lady”—Tim Bogert’s Complete Bass Line
- Play along with the original recording of “Lady.”
- Check in with Tim Bogert.
- BBA Takes on Stevie Wonder's "Superstition."