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  • Clutch Announces Winter Tour Dates

    Clutch Announces Winter Tour Dates

    Clutch will be getting into gear this winter with more tour dates on their Psychic Warfare tour. Anchored by Dan Maines, the band will be continuing support for their latest album of the same name, though a press release says they will be entering the studio in early 2018 to begin work on their next... »

  • Gizmodrome: Man In The Mountain

    Gizmodrome: Man In The Mountain

    Gizmodrome – the new project from Stewart Copeland, Mark King, Adrian Belew and Vittorio Cosma – is getting ready to release their new album. We’ve just gotten a better idea of the group’s sound with this new performance video for the song “Man in the Mountain”. King doesn’t shred his distinct slapping lines for the... »

  • Gator Cases Unveils LED-Equipped Bass Cases

    Gator Cases Unveils LED-Equipped Bass Cases

    Digging around in your bass case can be a hassle in the dark. That’s why Gator Cases has unveiled a new series of hardshell cases called the LED Edition. Featuring two bass cases, the line adds an interior LED light fixture that automatically turns on when you open your case. It can also be adjusted... »

  • Off Beat: An Interview with Katie Thiroux

    Off Beat: An Interview with Katie Thiroux

    Bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux is having a good year, to put it mildly. She just spent the summer in residence at Quincy Jones’s new jazz club in Dubai, and her sophomore album, , was released in August. Now she’s supporting the album with a U.S. trek followed by a tour of Denmark. Produced by... »

  • Cusack Music Introduces the Tap-A-Delay Deluxe Delay Pedal

    Cusack Music Introduces the Tap-A-Delay Deluxe Delay Pedal

    Cusack Music has introduced a new delay pedal called the Tap-A-Delay Deluxe. Expanding on their original “TAD” pedal, it adds a third “float” footswitch that acts as a momentary hold function on the feedback control. They also included a new micro switch that determines whether new notes played after the float switch is engaged are... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces Ampeg SVX 2

    IK Multimedia Introduces Ampeg SVX 2

    IK Multimedia and Ampeg have collaborated again to update the SVX collection of modeling software with the Ampeg SVX 2. The virtual amp series includes amps and cabinets from the Ampeg Heritage and Classic series for use with AmpliTube for Mac and PC. The amps and cabinets in the collection include the SVT-VR, the V-4B,... »

  • John Ferrara: Song For Ramida

    John Ferrara: Song For Ramida

    John Ferrara has been wowing us with his killer bass playing in his trio Consider the Source, but now he’s stepping out with a new solo project. The first piece available is “Song for Ramida,” named for his god daughter. “It’s my first solo venture outside of Consider the Source,” he explains. “My main interest... »

  • Dmitry Lisenko Releases “minimalist”

    Dmitry Lisenko Releases “minimalist”

    Bassist Dmitry Lisenko has released a new solo album entitled minimalist. The aptly titled record was made only with his acoustic bass guitar. “Minimalism is the practice of making space for the things you value most in life, by removing the excess that distracts you from happiness. In other words: Less is More,” Lisenko writes.... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal

    Earlier this year, Darkglass Electronics unveiled a new dual distortion pedal called the Alpha Omega. Now they’ve unveiled a new take on the circuit with the Alpha Omicron. “With the Alpha Omega’s popularity and momentum, we decided it was time for an uncompromising option to those in search of the same bone-crushing sound and flexibility... »

  • Jason Everett: Awakening

    Jason Everett: Awakening

    Jason Everett plays through his epic solo bass composition “Awakening” in this new video. Utilizing a six-string acoustic bass and his seven-string fretless, the bassist creates a mood drawing from Eastern sounds. If you like what you hear, Everett is currently crowdfunding a new live recording featuring master musicians from India and the U.S. Check... »