Bass is more than just a guitar with two fewer strings. It has a different tone, scale length, feel and musical role, and in many cases it requires a different conceptual and technical approach. Guitarists who are new to playing bass will often double the guitar part one octave lower. There is certainly a place octave doubling — just listen to Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean" and Pantera's "I'm Broken." But there is so much more that can be done with the bass guitar.
Throughout the entire phenomenal history of the band, the music of U2 has been underpinned by the gracefully muscular bass work of Adam Clayton. His impeccable groove and expansive tone form the sonic foundation of one of the biggest bands in the history of rock music, never more powerfully than today.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of "Now That You’re Gone"—the song and the music video—by guitarist and frequent Guitar World contributor Glenn Proudfoot. The song is from his new album, Ineffable, which is available now through glennproudfoot.com and iTunes.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the December 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
Monday night, Foo Fighters and Zac Brown ripped into Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" on 'Late Show With David Letterman.' Last night, they were joined by Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson for a performance of Heart's classic single, "Kick It Out."
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the official playthrough video for "This Song Made Me Think of You" by Capsize. The song is from Capsize's debut album, The Angst In My Veins, which is available now via Equal Vision Records.
PRS has expanded its Archon guitar amp line with the Archon 25 Combo. From the company: The Archon 25 brings the king of PRS high-gain amplification to the world of small, low wattage tube amps. The Archon’s lush distortion and singing clean channel tones are all here in a 25-watt package (switchable to 13 watts via the back panel).
PRS Guitars has introduced its new Dustie Waring Limited Edition Floyd Custom 24 guitar. From the company: Between the Buried and Me have a sound that is heavy yet melodic, lush but menacing — a tone that rhythm guitarist Dustie Waring achieves with PRS guitars and amps.