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  • Gear Watch: Epiphone Zenith Bass

    Gear Watch: Epiphone Zenith Bass

    Epiphone has released the new Zenith bass, an instrument that pays homage to the jazz guitar tradition. Available as fretted or “lined” fretless, the key to this bass is its unique NanoFlex and NanoMag pickup combination. Designed by Shadow Germany, the NanoFlex is fit underneath the saddle to sense the vibrations of the strings as... »

  • Railroad Earth Announces Tour Dates

    After recruiting Andrew Altman on bass earlier this year, Railroad Earth has announced their extensive tour dates for the spring and summer. The group will be based mostly on the east coast, with several festival dates, including Summer Camp, All Good, and FloydFest. Railroad Earth Tour Dates 2010: April 23 Asheville, NC— The Orange Peel... »

  • Gear Watch: Gruv Gear V-Cart Solo

    Tired of hauling your rig over several trips from your car? Gruv Gear has introduced their new V-Cart Solo, a versatile cart designed for transporting heavy gear and equipment while staying ergonomic and maneuverable. Featuring a multi-position handle and sliding support arm, the V-Cart solo morphs into 3 configurations to fit your transportation needs. The... »

  • Paul McCartney Breaks Ties With EMI

    Former Fab-Four member Paul McCartney has broken his ties with EMI, the record company with which he has been associated for 50 years. Though the Beatles catalog is still in EMI’s control, McCartney has made a licensing deal with Concord Music Group to reissue his solo works, including his albums with Wings and various other... »

  • Gear Watch: Kala uBass 2 and Solid Acacia Models

    Kala Brand Music has increased it’s uBass line by adding the uBass 2 and Solid Acacia models. The uBass is an instrument that fuses the strings and sound of a bass with the shape and size of a ukulele. Both new models feature proprietary Polyurethane strings, a passive pickup system, a mahogany neck, and a... »

  • Nikki Sixx Announces New SIXX: A.M Album, Talks About New Book

    Nikki Sixx has announced that he is working on a new concept album with his trio, SIXX: A.M., which also features James Michael and D.J. Ashba. The group is “getting close” to deciding on the first single from what will be their sophomore album, and the follow up to their debut, The Heroin Diaries. According... »

  • Ben Allison Forced to Cancel European Tour

    Bassist/composer Ben Allison has been forced to cancel his band’s European tour due to “massive flight cancellations” caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland. The trek, which was scheduled from today through April 24th, would have included stops in Italy, Spain, and Netherlands. The next scheduled appearance of the Ben Allison band is set for... »

  • Mingus Big Band Release New Album With CD Release Party

    The Mingus Big Band will be celebrating the release of their new album, Live at Jazz Standard with a CD release concert. The concert will also take place at Jazz Standard in New York City, on April 19th. The CD is released only three days before Charles Mingus’ 88th birthday, and was recorded on New... »

  • Jason Newsted’s Art to Be Exhibited in Gallery

    Ever wonder what Jason Newsted has been up to lately? After leaving Metallica in 2001, the bassist has worked on various projects including EchoBrain and Voivod, but a shoulder injury in late 2006 brought about a new artistic outlet: painting. In a recent interview with Dunlop, Newsted explained that while he could not play he... »

  • Gear Watch: Warwick Corvette NT Limited Edition 2010 Bass

    Warwick has unveiled the Corvette NT “Neck-Through” Limited edition 2010 bass, which was designed to combine a modern ergonomic design and the tone of a vintage J-bass. The production of the bass is limited to 300 units. This Corvette’s body is made of light swamp ash with a dark ziricote top accompanied by a matching... »