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  • Gear Watch: VOX Pathfinder Bass 10

    VOX Amplification has added a new product to it Pathfinder amplifier series. The new Pathfinder Bass 10 is a portable combo that boasts 10 watts of power with its two 5-inch VOX Bulldog speakers. Along with its treble and bass controls, the amp has a Bright switch, which adds an edgy boost to upper harmonics.... »

  • Victor Wooten offering free library concerts in L.A. this week

    The ever busy Victor Wooten will be launching his first ever library tour around Los Angeles, California this week (the tour started yesterday and runs through the 23rd). Wooten will be performing for library goers and talking about his own book, The Music Lesson. Admission to the events is free. RSVP at the Los Angeles... »

  • Gear Watch: Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner

    Boss has announced the newest version of their stompbox tuner, the TU-3 Chromatic Tuner. The pedal is an update from their TU-2 and has all the same features and then some. Built in a tough stompbox chassis, this pedal is tough. A new high-brightness meter mode allows for better visibility under bright sunlight, and it... »

  • Gear Watch: Digitech JamMan Stereo and JamMan Solo Looper Pedals

    Loopers rejoice! Digitech has introduced the new JamMan Solo and JamMan Stereo Looper pedals. The Stereo looper features true stereo loops as well as reverse playback, and the Solo is designed “for the guitarist or bassist looking for a full-featured looper in a compact form.” The pedals feature storage of up to 35 minutes of... »

  • Joy Division/New Order’s Peter Hook to open new club

    Bassist Peter Hook of New Order (formerly Joy Division) is opening a new music venue in his hometown of Manchester. The venue, called FAC251: The Factory, features 3 floors and a 350-person capacity, is set to launch on January 29. Interestingly enough, the actual building is where Joy Division’s old label, Factory Records, had its... »

  • Rumors of System of a Down reunion fly after bassist’s post

    Will System of a Down be added to the growing list of reuniting bands this year? Bassist Shavo Odadjian has caused some controversy on the subject this week from his Twitter account. On January 11th, he posted “Are u guys ready for System???” leading readers to believe that the band will be returning from its... »

  • Walter Payton Suffers Stroke

    Walter Payton, bassist for the famous New Orleans based Preservation Hall Jazz Band, suffered a stroke on January 8, just before a gig in Washington D.C. The jazz band was set to perform with the Blind Boys of Alabama that night, when one of the band’s road crew members found Payton in his room. He... »

  • Gear Watch: Warwick’s Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass

    Adam Clayton has teamed up with the Marcus Spangler and the makers at Warwick to create a bold new bass: the Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass. With a unique body design and high quality features, this bass is sure to turn heads. The body, which is a Warwick Stryker reversed, is made of Khaya Mahogany... »

  • Hole to tour again after 11 years

    Courtney Love has reformed her 90’s alt rock band, Hole, and will perform its first shows in almost 11 years. The new line up included bassist Shawn Dailey, guitarist Micko Larkin, and drummer Stu Fischer. Courtney is the only original member of the band. The band was originally formed by Love with bassist Eric Erlandson,... »

  • Gear Watch: Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion Pedal

    Source Audio will be introducing the Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass distortion pedals at the upcoming NAMM show. The pedals feature multiband processing which is a technique that breaks a signal into multiple band and distorts them individually, allowing for more clarity and articulation. The pedal also features 23 presets and an additional clean boost/EQ mode.... »