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  • Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

    Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

    Positive Grid has expanded their BIAS amplifier processing technology into the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal. The tone-matching distortion pedal works for guitar and bass by emulating the circuitry of any distortion. “With BIAS Distortion pedal, users can easily match their favorite distortion, overdrive, fuzz, and boost pedals’ tones,” the company writes. “BIAS Distortion integrates with... »

  • The Lightbulb Moment: Muscle Memory

    The Lightbulb Moment: Muscle Memory

    I’m an avid radio listener. The preset buttons in my car are heavily worn, the numbers barely legible after years of searching for the perfect song and attempting to dodge commercial messages. Sometimes it’s nice to drive in silence, but usually, the radio is what truly fuels my time spent behind the wheel. I always... »

  • Jan Urbanec: Funk Jam

    Jan Urbanec: Funk Jam

    It has been a while since we were able to feature a new video by Jan Urbanec. That’s changing today with a new funky jam he created after getting a new bass (a Sandberg California II TM4). Jan sent us this video, saying “It’s been a while I made anything, so here goes…” Glad you’re... »

  • Donny McCaslin Releases Beyond Now, Featuring Tim Lefebvre

    Donny McCaslin Releases Beyond Now, Featuring Tim Lefebvre

    The team of Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana, Jason Lindner and Tim Lefebvre is a force to be reckoned with. Their musical prowess and ability to seamlessly morph grooves is so strong that David Bowie chose them to be the band for his final album, Blackstar. Now McCaslin and crew have released Beyond Now, an album... »

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  • Jason Scheff Leaves Chicago

    Jason Scheff Leaves Chicago

    After 31 years of playing in the band, Jason Scheff has left the ranks of Chicago. Scheff has been on a leave of absence since May due to family health reasons, but the departure seems permanent now as the band announced a new bassist. “Chicago would like to officially welcome bassist / vocalist Jeff Coffey... »

  • Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

    Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

    Fodera has unveiled the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III, a new take on the bass guru’s signature instrument. The bass, which is his third signature fretted Yin Yang, is designed to have a broader and unique range of tones with different woods and electronics. “Earlier this year Victor visited the shop to demo... »

  • Evan Marien: Phoenix

    Evan Marien: Phoenix

    Evan Marien has shared another video featuring a song from his upcoming album EP2​-​Live. On “Phoenix”, Evan is joined by Isamu McGregor on keys and Devin Collins on drums. »

  • J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases SOS Buffer Pedal

    J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases SOS Buffer Pedal

    J. Rockett Audio Designs has added the SOS Buffer pedal to their Tour Series line. The simple pedal is made for use in conjunction with other pedals to save your tone. “Buffers balance out your impedance and get the loss of highs back on track, especially with multiple pedals and long cable runs,” the company... »

  • Playing Ahead or Behind the Beat

    Playing Ahead or Behind the Beat

    Q: I hear people talk about playing “behind the beat” of “ahead of the beat”. How can I work on that? A: I call this micro-timing. I think that phrase helps because many students I have tend to overdo it when they play intentionally behind or ahead of the beat. It is a very subtle... »

  • Vulfpeck: Daddy, He Got a Tesla

    Vulfpeck: Daddy, He Got a Tesla

    Vulfpeck has just released a video for their seventh track on The Beautiful Game, as a follow up to “Dean Town“. And this one gets funky. This one was written by Jack Stratton, who plays guitar on the tune which features a few guests: Pegasus Warning on vocals, Jamire Williams on drums and Joey Dosik... »