August

Bassists

Forgotten Heroes: Carol Kaye

August 10, 2012
Her fluidly picked Fender bass lines have propelled classic songs by the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Joe Cocker, Frank Sinatra (and his daughter Nancy), Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Sonny & Cher, and the Monkees, to name just a few.
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Rig Rundown: Roger Waters' The Wall Live

July 18, 2012
We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters'' The Wall Live, chatting with guitarists Dave Kilminster, G.E. Smith, and Snowy White, along with techs Tim Myer and Colin Lyon.
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Rig Rundown - Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea

June 3, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Rosemont, IL, at the Allstate Arena where she catches up with Tracy Robar, tech for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea. In this Rig Rundown, we get to see what Flea is currently using on the I'm With You Tour, which includes Modulus Basses, Gallien-Krueger amps and cabs, GHS Strings, and various pedals from MXR, Malekko, Moog, and Electro-Harmonix.
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Interview: Steve Hackett and Chris Squire In Harmony With Squackett

May 30, 2012
With their new prog-rock duo, Steve Hackett and Chris Squire discover the joys of retro harmony in A Life Within a Day.
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Warwick Releases Jimmy Earl Signature Series and Streamer LTD 2012 30th Anniversary Basses

April 9, 2012
Germany (April 9, 2012) -- Warwick has announced two additions to its family of basses: the Jimmy Earl Signature Series Bass and the Streamer LTD 2012 Warwick 30th Anniversary Bass.
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Flying Colors: Shredding Stereotypes

April 6, 2012
Supergroup Flying Colors breaks boundaries with its self-titled debut.
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Girl Gone Bad: Esperanza Spalding

March 9, 2012
Grammy-winning, jazz-soul phenom Esperanza Spalding risked everything when she left a 10-year classical career for the jazz scene. Since then, she’s played some of the most prestigious events in the world, including at the White House and Nobel Prize ceremonies. Here she ruminates on fretless bass, friendship, and the fine art of listening.
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Carvin Brian Bromberg B24P Signature Bass Review

February 10, 2012
The new B24P bass is one of the two models resulting from Bromberg''s partnership with Carvin (there’s also a 5-string version of the Bromberg bass), and it’s one hell of a tool for dishing out low-end rumble.
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Mark Evans: Power Load

January 10, 2012
Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans discusses his new tell-all book—Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC— and gives us the lowdown on what it was like to take over 4-string duties from Malcolm Young and lay down the low end on some of the most raging rock tunes ever recorded.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Bryan Beller

November 22, 2011
The gear Beller used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Chickenfoot: For the Birds

November 15, 2011
On the release of rock supergroup Chickenfoot''s sophomore effort, guitarist Joe Satriani and bassist Mike Anthony confess that making it look easy is precisely the point.
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Rig Rundown - Mr. Big's Billy Sheehan

November 9, 2011
Billy Sheehan runs through his live rig used on Mr. Big''s summer tour.
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Rig Rundown - Dream Theater's John Myung

October 25, 2011
See the basses, amps, and effects Myung uses live with video and photos.
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Rig Rundown - Los Lonely Boys' Jojo Garza

September 13, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location Iowa City, Iowa with Los Lonely Boys. In this video Jojo Garza and guitar tech Ish Flores talk to Rebecca about the gear they use while out on the road.
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Rig Rundown - The Mars Volta's Juan Alderete

August 30, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago with bass guitarist Juan Alderete, who talks to Chris about his bass guitars and demonstrates some of his favorite pedals.
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Rig Rundown - Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke & Mark "Sparky" Matejka

August 10, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar techs Louis Williams and Chris Rugulo who give us a look at Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, and Mark "Sparky" Matejka's gear for their Rebels and Bandoleros tour.
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Stanley Clarke: A Bass Man and His Upright Desires

July 19, 2011
Fusion legend Stanley Clarke talks about his double-bass roots, his bevy of Alembic electrics, why all bassists should jam with other 4-stringers, and his recent reunion album with fellow Return to Forever bandmates Chick Corea and Lenny White.
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Rig Rundown - Stanley Clarke

July 11, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bass legend Stanley Clarke for a Rig Rundown segment that has Stanley showing off his Alembic basses, Ampeg amps, and various effects and stompboxes he is currently using on tour.
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Rig Rundown - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

July 1, 2011
Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, where he catches up with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Jason talks to Grace and bandmates Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco about their equipment on their 2011 Summer Tour.
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