August

Bassists

The Gear Behind SXSW

April 21, 2015
Get familiar with some hot, new bands and their road-tested rigs.
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Bass Bench: A Funky Tool

April 10, 2015
Inspired by a Peter Gabriel session, Tony Levin’s Funk Fingers bring a drummer’s touch to the bass.
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GALLERY: SXSW 2015

March 27, 2015
See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!
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Rig Rundown: moe.’s Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey & Rob Derhak

March 18, 2015
The jam-band vets show us their boutique pedals, rad amps, and silver-finished instruments built to commemorate their 25th anniversary.
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Hyundai and the GRAMMY Awards Launch the 2015 GRAMMY Amplifier

February 19, 2015
An innovative online music initiative aimed at mentoring emerging artists.
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Echoes of Sweden: The Amazing’s Reine Fiske

February 19, 2015
The Amazing’s Reine Fiske uses vintage gear to take classic guitar vibes into new realms.
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Rig Rundown: Umphrey's McGee [2015]

February 18, 2015
The prog-jam heroes take us inside their “more is more” gear approach.
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Rig Rundown: Comeback Kid

February 4, 2015
The Canadian hardcore band travels light and loud.
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The Prolific Robert Pollard

February 3, 2015
The Guided by Voices frontman and indie icon still writes songs at light speed, with two new releases under his new guise, Ricked Wicky, and another solo album by summer.
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GALLERY: People of NAMM, Part 1

January 30, 2015
Whether giving blistering gear demos or autographs, these well-known artists drew crowds in Anaheim this year.
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Rig Rundown: Four Year Strong

January 28, 2015
The melodic hardcore pop-punkers dish the dirt on dirty gear.
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On Bass: Advice for Guitarists … from a Bassist

January 19, 2015
Savvy advice for guitarists—from a bass-playing musical director’s perspective.
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'Nathan East: For the Record' Movie Review

January 12, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the low-end legend's career and the making of his latest solo album.
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10 Things We Learned from Maroon 5’s James Valentine

January 9, 2015
The chart-topping lead guitarist opens up about singing in front of Beatles, failing at guitar design, and why he suffers from G.A.S. just like you.
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Rig Rundown: Lucinda Williams, Stuart Mathis, and David Sutton

December 17, 2014
The Americana-meets-blues band shows off their classic gear while Williams boasts a minimalist setup that reflects her rootsy songwriting approach.
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Maggie Björklund: Visions of Longing and Light

November 27, 2014
The Danish pedal-steel songstress talks about 10-strings, Jack White, and her masterful new album, Shaken.
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Rig Rundown: Mastodon (2014)

November 26, 2014
The prog-metal juggernauts’ setup epitomizes straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll.
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Forgotten Hero: Ollie Halsall

November 20, 2014
The rise and fall of one of the most original guitar players to emerge from the 1960s British Invasion.
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Rig Rundown: Death From Above 1979

November 19, 2014
Vintage pawn shop-type gear has become the sound of the Canadian punk duo.
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Jack Bruce: 1943–2014

October 27, 2014
Instead of just playing bass, he defined it, carving out a legacy that will endure as long as we keep archives of recorded music. Godspeed, Mr. Bruce.
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