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Archive for August 2019

Charlie Wooton Project Releases “Blue Basso”
New Albums

Charlie Wooton Project Releases “Blue Basso”

Bassist Charlie Wooton has released a new album with his solo project called “Blue Basso.” Named after his well-worn and well-loved bass, the record also helps to pay tribute to one of his idols: Jaco Pastorius.

Mooer Audio Introduces the CT-01 Clip-On Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Mooer Audio Introduces the CT-01 Clip-On Tuner

Mooer Audio has introduced their first clip-on tuner called the CT-01. Made for use with bass and guitar, the unit has a 180° rotatable hinge and a color display for easy visibility.

Khruangbin: Live at LOCKN’ 2019
Bass Videos

Khruangbin: Live at LOCKN’ 2019

Two days ago, Khruangbin took the stage at the LOCKN’ Festival. At one point during their set, the band was joined by Trey Anastasio. Relix has released some of the band’s performance, with Laura Lee lays the foundation for the band’s groove.

In Memoriam: Larry Taylor
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Larry Taylor

Sad news to share: Larry Taylor has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Nicknamed “The Mole,” Taylor was the founding bassist for Canned Heat and played with the band from 1967 to 1970.

Phish Announces Fall Tour, Mike Gordon Teases New Album With Leo Kottke
Concerts & Tours

Phish Announces Fall Tour, Mike Gordon Teases New Album With Leo Kottke

Mike Gordon and Phish have announced a quick jaunt for the fall with seven dates focusing on the East Coast. In other news, Gordon shared a photo of himself with Leo Kottke with the caption “Studio daze” on his Facebook page.

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Announce Second Run of the Life Pedal
Pedals & Effects

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Announce Second Run of the Life Pedal

After selling out the initial run in a matter of hours, SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices have teamed up again for a second edition of the Life Pedal. The unit is an octave fuzz and distortion used to make SUNN O)))’s last album, “Life Metal.”

Sean Fairchild: Unemployable Elite
Bass Videos

Sean Fairchild: Unemployable Elite

Sean Fairchild sent us this video, and it came with a great note about the versatility of the bass. Check out his performance of “Unemployable Elite.”

Frédéric Leclercq Leaves DragonForce
News

Frédéric Leclercq Leaves DragonForce

After nearly fourteen years in the band, bassist Frédéric Leclercq has left the ranks of the power metal band DragonForce. The band made an announcement on their Facebook page thanking him for his musical contributions.

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2

Peat Rains is on the road (again) with You Bred Raptors? Here is Part 2 of his 2019 road diary series.

Custom Shop: Abernethy Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Abernethy Guitars

For this month’s “Custom Shop” column, Jake Serek takes a look into the work of Justin Abernethy of Abernethy Guitars. Justin has had an interesting career, to say the least.