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  • Keeley Electronics Introduces the Omni Reverb Pedal

    Keeley Electronics Introduces the Omni Reverb Pedal

    Keeley Electronics has expanded their pedal lineup with the Omni Reverb, which they describe as “a powerful two control Reverb that gives you all the classic sounds with set-and-forget Room, Spring, and Plate reverb effects.” The streamlined pedal has two knobs- Dwell and Level – as well as a three-position switch for toggling between Room,... »

  • Sting Releases New Video, “Live At The Olympia Paris”

    Sting Releases New Video, “Live At The Olympia Paris”

    Sting has released a new live video from a recent concert in Paris in a film called Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris. Taken from his performance in April 2017, the concert showcases the gamut of his career with tracks from his latest studio album, 57th & 9th, as well as hits from The Police... »

  • Dunable Guitars Unveils Jeff Matz Signature Bass

    Dunable Guitars Unveils Jeff Matz Signature Bass

    High On Fire’s Jeff Matz has a new signature bass from Dunable Guitars. The JM Bass is the product of several years of custom builds for the bassist, leading to an instrument with his exact specs. “Basically, [Matz wanted] what would be his dream instrument, fit for both tracking a High On Fire record, as... »

  • Bryan Beller Joins Satriani’s G3 Tour, Promises Solo Album

    Bryan Beller Joins Satriani’s G3 Tour, Promises Solo Album

    Bryan Beller has announced that he’ll be joining guitar icon Joe Satriani for his G3/What Happens Next tour in 2018. Alongside bandmates Mike Kenneally and Joe Travers, the bassist will provide backup for Satriani and fellow guitarists John Petrucci and Phil Collen as the G3 State-side, with Uli Jon Roth replacing Collen on the European... »

  • Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    After previewing it at the Summer NAMM Show, Fender is now shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. Modeled exactly after the Beck bassist’s own 1966 Daphne Blue Mustang, the short-scale bass features a maple neck, a road worn finish, and a custom-spec pickup. “As a player and producer, I feel strongly about the... »

  • Black Sabbath’s Final Concert Documented in “The End”

    Black Sabbath’s Final Concert Documented in “The End”

    Black Sabbath ended their career on a high note in Birmingham earlier this year in a tour they aptly called The End. Now the band’s final concert – featuring original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler – is available to fans who couldn’t be there. Available in DVD, CD, and vinyl formats, the... »

  • Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore is a 12-string bass expert, which is why he released his DVD, A 12-string Bass X-ploration several years ago. Diving into lessons on how to utilize the instrument in bass and melodic functions, the footage also includes three music videos. Senatore recently released one of the music videos for “Shapla,” and it’s a... »

  • G&H Plugs Introduces GreyBLES: Expressionz Cables

    G&H Plugs Introduces GreyBLES: Expressionz Cables

    G&H Plugs has unveiled the GreyBLES: Expressionz line of cables. Described as having an “expressive sound that’s highly responsive,” the cables are a mix of traditional and modern design. “This cable has been traditionally designed with soldered sound technology, minimizing signal loss and distortion as sound passes through the plugs copper core into the copper... »

  • Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

    Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

    Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has been turning heads for years, including when he debuted his signature Ibanez hollow-body bass on stage a few years ago. Now Ibanez and the bassist have teamed up to release the bass as a model in the company’s lineup. Made in the company’s Japanese workshop, the TCB1006 is a six-string built... »

  • Iron Maiden Releases “The Book of Souls: Live Chapter”

    Iron Maiden Releases “The Book of Souls: Live Chapter”

    Iron Maiden has been busy touring the world for the last two years. Now fans can relive the experience with The Book of Souls: Live Chapter, featuring fifteen songs recorded during the tour in 2016 and 2017. Anchored and co-produced by Steve Harris, the band plays through six songs from their album Book of Souls... »