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  • Fuzzrocious Pedals Now Shipping Blast Furnace Fuzz Pedal

    Fuzzrocious Pedals Now Shipping Blast Furnace Fuzz Pedal

    One of the coolest new pedals we saw at NAMM this year was the Fuzzrocious Blast Furnace, an original gated fuzz circuit with a short-timed delay. The pedal, which is a collaboration with Lehigh Mining & Navigation, is now available. “Blast Furnace expands the sound possibilities by adding a short-timed delay (via the left momentary... »

  • Mastodon: Show Yourself

    Mastodon: Show Yourself

    I’m a longtime Mastodon fan, so I can safely say that is one of their best albums. Anchored by Troy Sanders, it’s chock-full of killer riffs and melodies that will stick in your head. Here’s a nice clip of the band performing “Show Yourself” live on Jimmy Kimmel. Sanders delivers his big, fat tone that... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces the PolyTune 3

    TC Electronic Introduces the PolyTune 3

    TC Electronic has updated their Polytune stompbox tuner with the Polytune 3. The polyphonic tuner now incorporates their BonaFide buffer for preserving your tone over complex pedal setups. It still retains the true bypass as well, and the company added a switch to toggle between true buffer and true bypass modes to suit all players.... »

  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Paris

    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Paris

    Yesterday’s video of Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones performing at Mountain Jam VII took me down the rabbit hole. That brought me to Grace Potter & The Nocturnals performing “Paris” at the previous year’s jam. Catherine Popper is laying it down with some sweet, fat P-bass tone on this one. Put your headphones on... »

  • Fender Adds Options to Mod Shop Instruments

    Fender Adds Options to Mod Shop Instruments

    Fender’s online Mod Shop has expanded their set of options for 2017 with new colors, a new neck profile, and new pickups. Users can pick a model to begin with (Jazz and Precision for bassists), then choose colors, hardware, woods, and more. The instruments are built in Fender’s Corona, California factory and shipped out within... »

  • Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister

    Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister

    Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones played the Mountain Jam VII back in 2011. Here’s the band – with Victor Wooten – performing “Sinister Minister” during that performance. Vic gets the crowd going with a solo around the 3:17 mark. »

  • Victor Bailey’s Basses Up For Auction

    Victor Bailey’s Basses Up For Auction

    The world lost one of its great bass players in November with the passing of the legendary Victor Bailey. His work with artists ranging from Weather Report to Madonna as well as his own solo albums influenced a whole generation of bassists. Now, as part of his wishes, his estate is placing several of his... »

  • Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. That means it’s just about time to pack up the van and take your jams on the road. Before you start pounding the pavement, it’s probably a good idea to take a few notes on what to expect and what to be prepared for on... »

  • Jacob Collier: Eleanor Rigby

    Jacob Collier: Eleanor Rigby

    We’re used to featuring videos with multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier playing bass (among other things). In this video, Jacob turned to Robin Mullarkey to put together one funky version of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” The session took place at Maida Vale for BBC Introducing, and also includes drummer James Maddren. »

  • Paul McCartney Announces New U.S. “One on One” Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney Announces New U.S. “One on One” Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney fans rejoice: the former Beatle has announced a new 14-show leg of his “One on One” tour. The trek will kick off with a string of dates in July forcusing on the South and Midwest before covering New Jersey, New York, and Michigan in September and October. It will include McCartney’s first visit... »