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Pedulla Guitars and Basses Celebrates 40 Years

Pedulla Guitars and Basses Celebrates 40 Years

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Pedulla Guitars and Basses Celebrates 40 Years
Article by Eric Larson, © Copyright 2015 FretlessBass.com

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I’ve been working with the fine folks at Pedulla Guitars to learn more about their basses, and to learn more about their story. This year, 2015, happens to mark their 40th anniversary in business. The story is a very interesting one, starting with Michael Pedulla in the early 1970’s making banjos and guitars as a new luthier in the Boston area, and switching to building basses after being in the instrument repair business for quite some time. One of my favorite stories is Continue Reading

Featured Song – Jaco Pastorius and Joni Mitchell – “Overture-Cotton Avenue” – Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter -1977

Featured Song – Jaco Pastorius and Joni Mitchell – “Overture-Cotton Avenue” – Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter -1977

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Featured Song – Jaco Pastorius and Joni Mitchell – “Overture-Cotton Avenue” – Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter – 1977 Article by Eric Larson, © Copyright 2015 FretlessBass.com A dissection: Many people consider Jaco Pastorius to be one of the best bass players to ever live, if not the best. Though his life was short, his impact is…Continue Reading

Nathan East Article In WSJ – Bassist Nathan East’s California Castle

Nathan East Article In WSJ – Bassist Nathan East’s California Castle

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Check out this great article posted in the Wall Street Journal Jan 2015 on Nathan East, his home, his family, and his career. http://www.wsj.com/articles/bassist-nathan-easts-california-castle-1420739563 Also check out our page on Nathan East (which we hope to update soon) and other fretless bass players. http://nathaneast.com And don’t forget to check out his latest solo album!    …Continue Reading

Pedulla Guitars at NAMM 2015, January 22-25, Anaheim, CA – Schedule and Details

Pedulla Guitars at NAMM 2015, January 22-25, Anaheim, CA – Schedule and Details

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Pedulla Guitars at NAMM 2015, January 22-25, Anaheim, CA – Schedule and Details Article by Eric Larson, © Copyright 2014 FretlessBass.com If you’re going to NAMM 2015 be sure to check out Pedulla Guitars. The folks at Pedulla sent us some details on their schedule and attractions. We have been told that Michael Pedulla has…Continue Reading

Mark Egan Interview – “About Now” Album, Tour, and More – Part 1

Mark Egan Interview – “About Now” Album, Tour, and More – Part 1

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Mark Egan Interview – About Now Album, Tour, and More – Part 1 Article by Eric Larson, © Copyright 2014 FretlessBass.com I recently interviewed Mark Egan, focusing on his latest solo album About Now, but also covering some new projects that he is working on. This particular project was released in the spring of 2014,…Continue Reading

John Taylor Book “In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran”

John Taylor Book “In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran”

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John Taylor Book: In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran Article by Eric Larson, © Copyright 2014 FretlessBass.com         Sitting at an airport bar in Kansas City, MO, I hear the faint sounds of a Duran Duran song come on the radio. It happens to be from the one Duran…Continue Reading

Michael Manring with Blue Eternity Live December 15, 2014 at Yoshi’s Oakland, CA!

Michael Manring with Blue Eternity Live December 15, 2014 at Yoshi’s Oakland, CA!

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Reminder: Michael Manring with Blue Eternity Live December 15, 2014 at Yoshi’s Oakland, CA! Reminder about this show which is Monday night. Tell us if you go by replying to our post here! http://fretlessbass.com/board/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=274 Michael Manring recently alerted us to an upcoming live show in Oakland, CA. He will be playing with Blue Eternity in…