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This week we’re checking out a new model by Enfield Guitars called The Belladonna. Clad in all white, the bass has a medium scale, very lightweight, and flexible pickup system.
Tim Lefebvre shared this clip of his last performance in Europe before he had to leave for the States earlier this month. “Don’t Be Scared” begins with a free jam including otherworldly sounds from Lefebvre. They then kick in to a groove and build in intensity.
Former Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson’s band Azusa has announced they’ll be following up their debut, “Heavy Yoke,” with a new album called “Loop of Yesterdays.” Here’s a preview, with the track “Kill/Destroy.”
TC Electronic’s TonePrint technology allows users flexibility in their pedals by beaming presets and tweaking parameters. So far it’s been available for most of their pedal types, but now they’ve created the Plethora X5 pedal board that centers around the technology.
Nenad Vasilic has released a new video to accompany the beautiful song “Ti bi hteo pesmom da ti kazem” from his latest album, “Bass Room.” The song is a Serbian ballad of unrequited love.
Hunstmen have released a new album called “Mandala of Fear,” which is described as “storytelling through metal dynamically melded with elements of folk and country.” The Chicago-based quintet features the bass work of bassist Marc Stranger-Najjar.
Rombo Picks has introduced a new line of strap blocks for securing your strap. The company updated its previous strap blocks by adding a tongue to make changing easier, plus it’s been reshaped for a tighter fit.
Each year, Warwick presents a special limited edition bass featuring their top specs. This year is a limited version of the Thumb NT, which will come in both Masterbuilt and Teambuilt versions.
Arkham Sound has expanded its line of preamps with the Oracle, a tube-driven preamp centered around their full EQ. That includes a James Tonestack with gain, treble, and bass controls as well as a range knob that sweep’s the tonestacks midpoint.
In a spot of good news, the latest piece of U.S. legislation surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic includes language to provide financial relief to music workers.
Benny Turner’s story is the story of the blues. The younger brother of blues guitar legend Freddie King, Turner grew up in rural Texas during the wake of the Great Depression. Now he’s published a great memoir. We caught up with him to get the scoop.
We’re all dealing with the pandemic lockdowns in different ways, and thankfully that’s creating a lot of great music. Shane Cooper sent us his latest video for “Learn To Levitate,” which features some awesome electric bass work amid an ambient groove.