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- See Vera rock out in the video for Arch/Matheos’ “Midnight Serenade.”
- Check in with Joey at joeyvera.com.
- Hear Karl get his fuzz on with Earth in “Hell’s Winter.”
- Karl gets buzzy on “The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull” with Earth. Sweet!
Meet Your Maker: Bill Conklin of Conklin Guitars
- Watch Jeff Corallini fly through “Flight of the Bumblebee” on a 7-string Conklin.
- Bill Dickens takes his Conklin for a stroll through “Cissy Strut” with the Meters Experience. (Hey, that’s BP sales rep Albert Margolis on organ!)
Cover Story: Esperanza Spalding
- Check in with Esperanza at esperanzaspalding.com.
- Dig into some “Black Gold.”
- Esperanza plays “I Know You Know” with the Roots.
Ashdown LB-30 Drophead 15H
Tech Bench: Get Loopy
- Quality “Slang” time: Pastorius plays Berlin in 1979.
- Watch Michael Manring go to town on a Jaco favorite at Bass Day ’98.
- Steve Lawson gives a lesson/demo on looping.
Harmonic Awareness, Part 2
- Watch Damian with the Peter Erskine New Trio.
- Watch Damian use his favorite chord exercise to play through “Falling Grace.”