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  • Bass of the Week: Anka Custom Guitars Hathor Deluxe 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Anka Custom Guitars Hathor Deluxe 5-String

    This week we’re taking a looking at fiery bass called the Hathor Deluxe from Anka Custom Guitars and Basses. Built with an alder body, the model features a striking AAAAA Quilted Maple top and walnut veneer that will make you look twice. The bass’s ovangkol neck is matched with a wenge fingerboard sans inlays. Anka... »

  • Dead & Company Announce Fall Tour Dates

    Dead & Company Announce Fall Tour Dates

    Dead & Company will be hitting the Golden Road once again this fall with bass guru Oteil Burbridge manning the low end. The group – which also features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir as well as John Mayer and Jeff Chimenti – will be starting the trek on November 12th... »

  • Siegmund Amplifiers Unveils the Big Boy 300 Watt Bass Amp

    Siegmund Amplifiers Unveils the Big Boy 300 Watt Bass Amp

    Tube amp fans have a new option to check out with the Siegmund Amplifiers Big Boy 300. The 300-watt bass amp is hand wired point-point and described as being simple in design and function to create “the purest and most musical bass tones.” “The Big Boy has silky smooth big warm lively tube sound packing... »

  • Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass

    Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass

    Elrick Guitars has teamed up with bassist Daric Bennett to introduce the Platinum Series e-volution DBS (Daric Bennett Signature). The new model, which is part of their U.S. hand-carved basses, is designed to fit the bassist’s wide style. “A respected player and educator, Daric is well known for his unique percussive style, and for combining... »

  • Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”

    Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”

    The wait is over: Victor Wooten’s new album Trypnotyx is now available! Featuring the core trio of Wooten, drummer Dennis Chambers, and saxophonist Bob Franceschini, the record is packed tight with sick grooves and overflowing musicality. From the blazing unison riffs of “Dc10” to the floating melody of “Cruising Altitude” to the gritty title track,... »

  • Scott and Evan Varney: Subterranean Homesick Alien

    Scott and Evan Varney: Subterranean Homesick Alien

    Everyone loves a good Radiohead tune. Here’s a cool version of “Subterranean Homesick Alien” performed by bassist Scott Varney with his son Evan on tenor saxophone. Scott sings and fills out the song with the bass line and harmony while Evan adds melodies from the song. “This version is inspired by David Ryan Harris and... »

  • Wolfgang Van Halen Gives Sneak Peak of New Solo Album

    Wolfgang Van Halen Gives Sneak Peak of New Solo Album

    Wolfgang Van Halen has released a new preview of his upcoming solo album. While the record doesn’t have a projected release date, we do know that he is performing all of the instruments and singing all the vocals. Get a taste of what he’s working on here: The bassist, who also plays for the band... »

  • Vox Amps Announces the VX50 BA Tube Bass Combo Amp

    Vox Amps Announces the VX50 BA Tube Bass Combo Amp

    Vox Amps has unveiled the VX50 series of amps including the VX50 BA, a compact vacuum tube bass amp. The 50-watt amp is fitted with a new tube called the NuTube. “By using Nutube, the new vacuum tube, this amp achieves 50W of high output power while being more compact, lightweight, and power-efficient,” Vox writes.... »

  • In Memoriam: Holger Czukay

    In Memoriam: Holger Czukay

    Holger Czukay, who co-founded and played bass in the experimental rock band Can, has died from unknown causes. He was 79 years old. Czukay was born in what is now GdaƄsk, Poland in 1938. He worked at a radio repair shop where he became interested in electrical engineering and the sound of radio broadcasts. This... »

  • Truetone Announces the 1 Spot Pro CS6 Power Supply

    Truetone Announces the 1 Spot Pro CS6 Power Supply

    Truetone has expanded their 1 Spot line of power supplies with the 1 Spot Pro CS6. The new unit is billed as the “first low-profile power brick to be able to put out up to 1600mA of pure, silent power.” Its thin profile allows it to be mounted under flat pedalboards like the Pedaltrain Nano... »