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Gallery: Mountain Jam Moments

The Allman Brothers headlined the 10th Annual music festival atop Hunter Mountain in the heart of the majestic Catskill Mountains.

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With red-hot shades to match his red-hot signature Vox Custom Shop guitar, Robinson played an inspired set with his Brotherhood band at Mountain Jam—even using a garden gnome figurine as a pick. He describes his band’s sound as “classic California space boogie.”

“Bill Bass” Nelson’s playing on Fred Wesley’s Say Blow by Blow Backwards is distinct from that of his other P-Funk bassmates.

When columnist Bill Leigh played bass behind trombonist Fred Wesley, he got an up-close look at how P-Funk bassists helped define a sound.

Most of us are continually working to broaden our bass skills, from fretboard familiarity and technical mastery to specific musical competencies, like bass-line construction and development, walking, and soloing. Along the way, we may try to incorporate the tone and techniques of specific bassists into our playing, sometimes while learning their parts from songs they played on.

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With new features like the Aguilar Cabinet Suite, dual XLR outputs, and upgraded power sections, these amplifiers are designed to meet the exacting standards of today’s bassists.

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Cage the Elephant Rig Rundown
Rig Rundown: Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz, Daniel Tichenor, and Nick Bockrath [2024]

See how three different gear philosophies—powered by crunchy combos, classic guitars, piles of pedals, studio outboard gear, and a Beatles DI console fuzz—work together to bridge the band’s brash, punkified roots with their polished pop hooks.

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