After recently postponing his UK tour due to health issues, Glenn Hughes has announced the rescheduled dates for his “Classic Deep Purple Live” tour. The bassist and singer, who was in Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976, also added a string of new performances to the list.
TheGigRig has introduced a new switching pedal called the Wetter Box Parallel Effects Mixer. The device allows you for blending effects in parallel with both mono and stereo operation.
Paul Gilbert’s “Behold Electric Guitar” was released earlier this month, and from what I’ve heard so far, it is fantastic – and pretty unexpected. Here’s the clip for the track “Blues For Rabbit,” with bassist Roland Guerin laying it down.
Between his time with The Police and his solo catalog, Sting has had plenty of hits. His new album, “My Songs,” celebrates this fact with new versions of the bassist/vocalist’s most famous work.
TASCAM has announced a new set of monitoring headphones designed for enhanced bass response. The TH-06 Bass XL headphones are aimed at lovers of the low end.
Karl Clews sent me this very cool video of him performing Stanley Clarke’s “Lopsy Lu”, but with a twist. Karl switches between all four of the headless, carbon-fiber neck basses in his collection, to compare and contrast the tones of these instruments.
The Experience Hendrix Tour is returning again this fall to celebrate the life and music of Jimi Hendrix. The musical event gathers some of the best guitarists alive to play on one monster show, plus bassists Billy Cox, Kevin McCormick, and dUg Pinnick.
Innovation Bass Strings, a brand of double bass strings that have been manufactured in the UK up until now, will now be produced by GHS Strings in the USA. The brand’s unique designs will be matched by GHS to retain their qualities.
Payson Bass has been making strings designed for multi-scale basses for several years. Now, after two years of prototyping, they’ve announced the Payson Fanned SuperCharger series of basses is ready.
My bucket list includes attending a GroundUP Music Festival one day. Here’s a clip they just shared of violinist/vocalist Andrew Bird’s band performing at this year’s festival, with bassist Alan Hampton (and one cool bass.)