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  • Bass of the Week: Rick Turner Guitars Model 1 Bass

    Bass of the Week: Rick Turner Guitars Model 1 Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Model 1 Bass from the legendary luthier Rick Turner. The instrument is a take on the Alembic co-founder’s Model 1 guitar and features a medium 32-inch scale. Described as “incredibly acoustic and detailed with a modern full-bodied tonal range,” the deluxe version of the bass is built with a... »

  • NYC Ska Orchestra: Mood Indigo

    NYC Ska Orchestra: Mood Indigo

    I just got back from spending the week at the International Society of Bassists convention, and it was a double bass heaven. One of the many great bass players I got to see was Paul Nowinski, who spent years playing with Les Paul and is featured on the latest Keith Richards album. He shared this... »

  • Ibanez Releases Big Mini Pedal Tuner

    Ibanez Releases Big Mini Pedal Tuner

    Ibanez has introduced a new line of MINI pedals, including the Big Mini pedal tuner. The compact pedal features a large LED display with Needle or Strobe tuning modes. It offers up to ± 1 cent accuracy with a tuning range of A0 (27.50Hz) to C8 (4186Hz). A push button allows for drop tuning down... »

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  • TC Electronic Unveils the Hall of Fame 2 Reverb

    TC Electronic Unveils the Hall of Fame 2 Reverb

    TC Electronic has expanded their line of effects with the Hall of Fame 2 Reverb. The new edition of the company’s stompbox adds a Shimmer reverb to its tonal palette. Even more interesting is a new type of footswitch they call the MASH. The MASH footswitch reacts to pressure, so the more you lean on... »

  • Marcus King Band: Jealous Man – Live In Sun King Studio 92

    Marcus King Band: Jealous Man – Live In Sun King Studio 92

    One of my favorite tracks on the Marcus King Band’s is “Jealous Man.” Here’s a stripped-down version of the tune, with King on guitar and vocals, Stephen Campbell on bass and Jack Ryan on percussion. »

  • Peter Dominguez Releases “Groove Dreams”

    Peter Dominguez Releases “Groove Dreams”

    Peter Dominguez has released Groove Dreams, an intimate and jaw-droppingly beautiful new solo double bass album. While the 10-song collection varies in content from jazz standards to new compositions to pop ballads, there is one common thread throughout: the late, great jazz legend Milt Hinton. Dominguez, who is a professor of jazz studies and double... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Battalion Bass Preamp

    Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Battalion Bass Preamp

    Electro-Harmonix is sending reinforcements for bassists with the new Battalion bass preamp and DI. The comprehensive unit features a four-band EQ, fully-featured MOSFET distortion section, a compressor, a noise gate, and flexible connectivity. Its distortion section has its own footswitch with Level, Blend, Drive, and Tone knobs for dialing in your grit. It also has... »

  • Tom Walker Trio: Miss You

    Tom Walker Trio: Miss You

    Sandwiched between the many political posts on Facebook are a few gems, like this one. Here’s the Tom Walker Trio’s “Suitcase Sessions” cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.” Deano Bass handles the low end on this excellent cover. »

  • Simon Sammut Returns With “Crossing”

    Simon Sammut Returns With “Crossing”

    Bassist Simon Sammut has released his sophomore solo album called Crossing. Following up on 2011’s Bassic Attitude, the effort is an evolution of his sound, which he describes as “fluid in texture and inspiration.” “The musical score and complimentary paintings are based on a common theme of ‘crossing,'” he writes. “Essentially it is about crossing... »

  • Mu-FX Introduces the Phasor 2X Pedal

    Mu-FX Introduces the Phasor 2X Pedal

    Mu-FX has expanded their line of effects with the Phasor 2X. The pedal is an enhanced reissue of the Musitronics Mu-Tron Phasor II from the 1970’s and was designed by Musitronics co-founder Mike Beigel. “The Phasor 2X features the same analog electro-optical phase-shift circuitry as the original Mu-Tron Phasor II, with many enhancements,” a press... »