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  • Levy’s Leathers Releases Utopia Magnolia and Lawless Guitar Straps

    Levy’s Leathers Releases Utopia Magnolia and Lawless Guitar Straps

    Levy’s Leathers has launched two new guitar straps: the Utopia Magnolia and the Lawless. Designed by Danica Levy, the new straps are inspired by the magnolia and the Navajo tribe. “I wanted to design a more gentle and feminine counterpart to the wild rose [for the Utopia Magnolia],” she wrote. ” The pinks, purples and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

    Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

    Adam Clayton is a bassist with style. He’s an avid collector of fine watches, and now he has just the instrument to match. H. Moser & Cie teamed up with Wild Customs to gift the U2 bassist with a gorgeous custom bass that brings his passions together. “A founder member of U2 who writes about... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of... »

  • Hercules Introduces Guitar Hanger and Stand for Extended Range Instruments

    Hercules Introduces Guitar Hanger and Stand for Extended Range Instruments

    Hercules has expanded their AGS, or Auto Grab System, of stands and hangers with the GS414B Plus and the GSP38WB Plus. The two new models feature a wider mounting area that is designed to accommodate extended range instruments up to 2.05 inches in nut width. The GS414B Plus is a stand and also has an... »

  • ViGitarS2dio: Rock Cover of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic”

    ViGitarS2dio: Rock Cover of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic”

    Daft Punk’s 2001 album Discovery is chockfull of catchy grooves. Here ViGitarS2dio and company cover the song “Aerodynamic” in a rock band setting. Laura Lāce lays down the hypnotic groove on the bass, taking a quick solo version of it at the 2-minute mark. »

  • Nicki Gonzalez with Hadrien Feraud: Black or White

    Nicki Gonzalez with Hadrien Feraud: Black or White

    Vocalist Nicki Gonzalez started the year with a bang. She’s just released a killer version of Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” featuring an incredible cast of musicians, including bassist Hadrien Feraud. “HAPPY 2018, EVERYONE!,” she writes. “‘Thank you’ just doesn’t cut it. I owe this video to the talents, loyalty and dedication of Kamil Rustam... »

  • Dallon Weekes Leaves Panic! At The Disco

    Dallon Weekes Leaves Panic! At The Disco

    Bassist Dallon Weekes has announced he has left the ranks of Panic At The Disco after eight years with the band. He made the announcement on Instagram. “For the last eight years I’ve had the incredible opportunity to perform in Panic! At The Disco,” he wrote. “While I’m sad to announce that my time with... »

  • Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass

    Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass

    Cort’s Artisan Series has expanded with the introduction of the B6 Plus AS electric bass. The six-string, open-pore model features bolt-on construction and a “warm open sound with excellent sonic dispersion,” the company says. Cort builds the instrument with a swamp ash body and a five-piece neck made with panga panga and walnut. The fretboard... »

  • Dino Fiorenza: Biondology

    Dino Fiorenza: Biondology

    Metal bassist Dino Fiorenza pulls out all the stops in this playthrough for the song “Biondology”. Beginning with some intense two-handed tapping, he incorporates sweep arpeggios, slap, and more to fill the song out. »

  • Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Tour, Tease Album

    Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Tour, Tease Album

    Stone Temple Pilots will be hitting the road in 2018 for the first time since announcing their new singer Jeff Gutt back in November. Gutt won the job after initially having his music introduced to bassist Robert DeLeo in the summer of 2016. “The guy’s through and through a great singer, and he’s a good... »