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  • Parker Guitars Introduces New Maxx Fly Bass

    Parker Guitars Introduces New Maxx Fly Bass

    Parker Guitars announced their newest bass, the Maxx Fly Bass at the NAMM show earlier this month, one the company says is the “culmination of Parker Guitars’ finest work in a bass.” The new Maxx Fly sports a swamp ash body with Parker’s trademark carbon glass epoxy wrap. Electronics include an EMG P-style split-neck pickup... »

  • Peavey Unveils All-New MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps

    Peavey Unveils All-New MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps

    Peavey debuted their new MAX Series of bass amplifiers during the Winter NAMM Show earlier this month. This is a redesigned lineup of amps from the company, with power ratings of up to 300 watts and Peavey’s DDT speaker protection and exclusive tone enhancements. The Peavey MAX 115, MAX 112 and MAX 110 bass combo... »

  • The Aristocrats: Erotic Cakes (Plus Smartphone Jam) – Live

    The Aristocrats: Erotic Cakes (Plus Smartphone Jam) – Live

    Recorded live at Musicians Institute just five days ago, here’s The Aristocrats tearing it up during a private concert for students. Bryan Beller lays down the low end for the group, with Guthrie Govan on guitar and Marco Minnemann on drums. Now that’s a power trio! Be sure to stick around for the 2:13 mark,... »

  • New Jeff Berlin Album Coming In February

    New Jeff Berlin Album Coming In February

    Jeff Berlin will be following up his 2010 release, High Standards with the ironically titled album, Low Standards. Besides the pun, the moniker comes as the group will feature Richard Drexler on upright bass as well as piano. Rounding out the trio is drummer Mike Clark, who spent time playing for Herbie Hancock in the... »

  • Ampeg Announces 2012 Run of Limited Edition Heritage B-15 Amps

    Ampeg Announces 2012 Run of Limited Edition Heritage B-15 Amps

    Last year, Ampeg paid their respects to their legendary B-15 flip-top combo with a special run of 50 hand-built and hand-wired units. This year, they’ve announced a second run of 100 units. The new Heritage B-15 features the circuit paths of both the 1964 and 1966 models, including the classic Baxandall EQ controls. That, matched... »

  • Source Audio Unveils Soundblox 2 Series at NAMM

    Source Audio Unveils Soundblox 2 Series at NAMM

    Source Audio debuted their new Soundblox 2 line of pedals at NAMM last week, including the Multiwave Bass Distortion and the brand new Dimension Reverb, designed by Bob “The Chid” Chidlaw. Described as “boldly anti-retro,” the new pedals are housed in compact cast-aluminum housings and have multi-function inputs to support MIDI, an expression pedal, or... »

  • Anthony Crawford: Solo from Bass Bash 2012

    Anthony Crawford: Solo from Bass Bash 2012

    The Bass Bash is an annual concert coinciding with NAMM, and it’s a great hang to meet bassists and listen to some killing music. Here’s a great clip from the first night of the event of Anthony Crawford’s solo while his band played “Whatever It Is” by Soulive. His band is rounded out by Ron... »

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  • In Memoriam: Dick Kniss

    In Memoriam: Dick Kniss

    Longtime Peter, Paul and Mary bassist Richard “Dick” Kniss has passed away from pulmonary disease at the age of 74. The bassist was referred to as the fourth member of the trio and performed with the folk outfit for nearly 50 years. He also made waves as John Denver’s bassist and co-writer of the hit... »

  • Tech 21 Unveils Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal

    Tech 21 Unveils Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal

    Tech 21 has expanded their Boost Series effects pedals with the Bass Boost Fuzz. The stompbox features a boost section, offering up to 21dB of clean boost, and a fuzz section with Level, Tone, and Drive controls to dial in the amount of grit you want. Each effect has a dedicated footswitch and can be... »

  • New School: Nathan Navarro

    New School: Nathan Navarro

    Nathan Navarro has been experimenting with the bass’s role in different genres for some time now, but his recent exploration into electronica and dubstep bass have captured the attention of the bass community. His band’s live cover of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” has reached over 2.5 million hits on YouTube. We caught up... »