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Escape From the Dog House: Fender's Bass Revolution

August 19, 2009
When Leo Fender invented the instrument he called a Precision Bass, he had modest goals. As he later told music journalist Tom Wheeler, “We needed to free the bass player from the big doghouse, the acoustic bass. That thing was usually confined to the back of the band, and the bass player couldn’t get up to the mic to sing. And … guitar players would have an advantage if they could have an instrument with frets that would make doubling on bass easier for them.”
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Stratocaster with Individual On/Off Switches

August 19, 2009
How to add individual on/off switches for each pickup to your Strat
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"I'm the rhythm guitarist..."

August 19, 2009
Peter Stroud''s tips to becoming a great rhythm guitarist
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Chops versus Groove

August 19, 2009
How to get in a groove by laying off on a chops extravaganza
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Double Stop Licks: Country-style Dyad Phrases

August 19, 2009
Spice up your country chops with double stop licks
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Stick Men Bass Man, Tony Levin

August 19, 2009
Tony Levin talks about recording tracks on bass and Chapman Stick
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A Walking Tour of Bass Lines

August 19, 2009
Using bass lines in comping for solo or duo situations
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Markbass MoMark Modular Bass Amp System Review

August 19, 2009
Reviewed: MarkBass Pre S1M, Pre T1M, EQ42S, EQ7G and MVVL modules
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Sneak Peek: Line 6 Spider IV

August 19, 2009
Line 6 recently unveiled their new Spider IV line; here''s the details on the amps
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Carvin BX500 Amp and BR410 Neo Cab Review

August 19, 2009
The BX500 features a lot of watts packed into a small package for a portable, flexible bass amp option
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