STANLEY CLARKE’S BASS NATION

Stanley Clarke has just launched his new video education series titled Stanley Clarke’s Bass Nation. STANLEY CLARKE LIVE… Let’s start by showcasing this hour long live performance from 2016: Here is the Bass Nation official mission statement: Check out the first episode on being prepared: The Alembic BASS that i want… Stanley is known for…

MICHAEL MANRING MANTHING SOLO BASS GURU

In 1992, I was teaching at Ron’s Music in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, when I had the opportunity to meet Michael Manring. Michael was in town doing a clinic at Ron’s that was sponsored by Zon Guitars, where I also met Joe Zon. I managed to get to Ron’s first to set up a camera and tripod…

TONY FRANKLIN IS A FRETLESS BASS MONSTER

In 1973, there was this incredible foundation established by George Harrison (of The Beatles fame) called the Material World Foundation. Recently, the Material World Foundation donated $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities, which are providing much-needed aid and care during this COVID-19 pandemic….

MIKE LULL BASS LUTHIER DIES AT 66

I was saddened to hear of the loss of one of the best bass builders that the world has ever seen.  Mike, as reported in the Seattle Times, had “died Feb. 12 after a brief battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, while he was healing from back surgery. He had just turned 66.” I found out a…

MARILYN MANSON BASSIST JUAN ALDERETE NEEDS HELP

Hey All, If you have not heard, Marilyn Manson bassist Juan Alderete was in a severe accident where he sustained a brain injury. There is a “GoFundMe” page with all the info: Fundraiser: Juan Alderete Brain Injury Check out Juan in this 2015 Earthquaker Devices demo. I just discovered (and purchased) this cool release that Juan…