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Posted on 29 Mar 2013

Diggin’ That Funky Blues – Andy...

Possibly one of the smiliest men in music, Andy Irvine’s bass playing star is clearly in the ascent.  A sponsorship deal with Warwick, a planned 2013 bass clinic tour, follow-up album to this one already in the can, he’s a man who is going places, and on the strength of this release it is easy to see why. Firstly, he... Read More »
Posted on 28 Mar 2013

Robbie Gallant

Robbie Gallant is originally from Prince Edward Island. Growing up in a musical family, Robbie began playing the bass guitar at the age of eleven. He received his first Lylon 4 string bass guitar for his eleventh birthday. Robbie started playing Gospel music with his father and older brothers and continued that circuit until he was 18. Robbie has... Read More »
Posted on 27 Mar 2013

Winners Play Your Bass In A Weird Place

We have announced our winners for contest. We would like to take this time to thank you for voting, you made it very and your support. You all did an amazing job with your videos, and we hope to be able to do more contests like this in the future! 1st Place- Laura Andy 41.93%  (1,675 votes) 2nd Place-... Read More »
Posted on 27 Mar 2013

Practicing With A Metronome PT III –...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2013

Play Your Bass In A Weird Place- Voting

Place your vote on who you think most deserves to win the contest- Play Your Bass In A Weird Place. Poll ends March 28th. Read More »
Posted on 15 Mar 2013

2013 London Bass Guitar Show

London Bass Guitar Show 2013 Three years in and the London Bass Guitar Show has become a hotly anticipated diary fixture for many bass players, be they young or old, experienced or novice. It’s a mixture of trade show hustle and up-close performances (in the shape of masterclasses and live acts); an opportunity to try and buy the latest... Read More »
Posted on 13 Mar 2013

Gear Review – Fender Rumble 350

The Fender Rumble 350 is a 350 Watt bass combo with 2X10″ Fender® Special Design Speakers. Controls include Volume, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive On/Off, Overdrive Blend, Punch EQ Preset, Scoop EQ Preset, Bass, Semi-Parametric Mid with Level & Frequency controls, and Treble. Also included is a Horn On/Off Switch, XLR Line Out with Ground LIft, Aux in, Headphone Jack, Effects... Read More »
Posted on 12 Mar 2013

Andy Waldeck

Born in Milwaukee Wisconsin with a strong affection for music, Andy has been playing bass from the age of ten. Andy currently plays with the band Daughtry, and we caught up with him and what it was like coming into the band. BPU:How did you start playing bass? AW:I started playing bass at age 10. I had seen a... Read More »
Posted on 05 Mar 2013

Gear Review – Markbass CMD 102P Bass...

The extremely versatile Markbass CMD 102P combo seems to have all of the features many bass players are looking for in a bass combo.  Featuring 2 x 10″ speakers, plus a piezo tweeter, this combo pushes 300 watts (500 watts with an 8 Ohm extension cab) of clean, articulate power.  The built in VLE and VLF filters provide a... Read More »
Posted on 02 Mar 2013

True Drew-Drew Davidsen

Smooth jazz is a much derided musical genre. Considered unchallenging by many jazz fans, it is the MOR of the improviser’s world, an instrumental cousin to the easy listening genre; one which is polite in performance, but often lacking in emotional depth. Cruelest of all, it is considered by many to be music to be talked over rather than... Read More »