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  • Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass

    Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass

    Fodera has always been known for their gorgeous boutique instruments, but now they’re stepping things up with the Masterbuilt Series. Limited to four instruments per year, Fodera calls the series the pinnacle of what their shop can produce. “More specifically, these instruments are all theme instruments and draw inspiration from companies, artists, and craftsmen outside... »

  • Bryan Ladd, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: Cold Duck Time

    Bryan Ladd, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: Cold Duck Time

    Bassist Bryan Ladd is back with another great video with keyboardist Aaron Swinnerton and drummer Jason Patterson. The trio covers Eddie Harris’ “Cold Duck Time”, with some sweet lyrical bass to kick things off before the song kicks into a higher gear. »

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  • Lita Ford Plucks Previously Unheard Music From the Past for “Time Capsule”

    Lita Ford Plucks Previously Unheard Music From the Past for “Time Capsule”

    Guitarist/vocalist Lita Ford, best-known for her time The Runaways (which also produced Joan Jett) and her solo career peak in the late 1980s, has released Time Capsule, an assortment of songs recorded with a host of famous friends back in the ’80s. Ford says she rediscovered the 24-track analog recordings in her Caribbean home. “This... »

  • Cog Effects Revamps Tarkin and Grand Tarkin Fuzz Pedals

    Cog Effects Revamps Tarkin and Grand Tarkin Fuzz Pedals

    Cog Effects has expanded their tonal offerings with an update to their Tarkin fuzz range, consisting of the Tarkin and Grand Tarkin mk2. The pedals are hand-built in Sheffield, England. Based on the Green Russian, the Tarkin is now housed in a smaller chassis with a pair of new LPF and HPF switches, which the... »

  • Bass on a Budget: 10 Basses Under $1,000 for 2016

    Bass on a Budget: 10 Basses Under $1,000 for 2016

    Tax season is finally over and it’s time to figure out how to spend that sweet refund from Uncle Sam. Of course, if you’re reading this site you’ve probably already decided on a bass. That’s why we put together this list of 10 new basses for 2016 under $1,000. The list is in no particular... »

  • Zander Zon: Game of Thrones

    Zander Zon: Game of Thrones

    Zander Zon is back with another stunning arrangement, this time covering the theme from Game of Thrones. I feel as though I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t watch Game of Thrones, so after I listened to Zander’s arrangement, I went back and listened to the original. »

  • Ace Frehley Releases “Origins Vol. 1”

    Ace Frehley Releases “Origins Vol. 1”

    Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has released Origins Vol. 1, an album almost completely comprised of rock covers. His onetime Kiss bandmate Paul Stanley guests on the album, as does Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, as well as vocalist/guitarist Lita Ford and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. Chris Wyse (The Cult, Owl, Ozzy Osbourne, Mick... »

  • Form Factor Audio Launches Bi Bass Amplifier Series

    Form Factor Audio Launches Bi Bass Amplifier Series

    Form Factor Audio has announced the launch of the Bi 1000 and Bi 400 bass amps. Rated at 1000 and 400 watts respectively, the California-made Class D amps are packed with tons of connectivity and a 3-band EQ. The company describes their new preamp as “designed from the ground up to deliver the type of... »

  • Ask Damian Erskine: Mailbag

    Ask Damian Erskine: Mailbag

    As readers send in questions, one of three things happens: a) I turn it into an “Ask Damian” column, or b) I respond directly, because the question doesn’t quite warrant an entire column (I do try to respond to everybody) or c) it gets put into the folder of questions that I’d like to answer... »

  • Jason Everett: Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality, Part One

    Jason Everett: Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality, Part One

    Bassist Jason Everett, aka Mister E, has unleashed part one of an epic 22-minute bass driven sonic story called “Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality”. This clip captures three movements of the world-jazz-fusion saga, which includes Everett’s slick 7-string fretless work and a diverse cast of musicians. ”’Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality’ is the... »