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Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals will be hitting the road this year for the “Best Teef In The Game” tour. The tour will be anchored by bassist Kelsey Gonzalez, along with Thundercat providing support for the entire run.
Reverend Guitars and New Bohemians bassist Brad Houser have teamed up once again for a new signature bass called the Basshouser Fatfish 32. The 32-inch scale bass features a semi-hollow body and set-neck construction with a raised center section.
Snarky Puppy has returned with a new studio album called “Immigrance.” The new record lets the 19 band members let loose in places, but bassist and bandleader Michael League says their focus this time around was on the groove.
Spector has expanded their Euro Series this year with three new models: The Euro LT, the EuroBolt, and the Euro4 LE 1979. Each of the basses is hand-crafted in the Czech Republic.
Guitarist Oz Noy’s new album, “Booga Looga Loo,” is now available. Noy’s impressive guitar work is supported by an unbelievable cast of musicians, including Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci.
West Co Pedals and drummer Curt Bisquera have teamed up to create a new envelope filter called The Grease Juicer. The pedal comes in two versions with one for guitar and one for bass.
Ibanez is marking several milestones this year with anniversaries of their flagship models, and now they’re bringing back a part of their past from nearly 30 years ago. The new Affirma series of basses reintroduces the model that started their more unique designs.
Jazz bassist Jeff Andrews has passed away. A cause of death has not been announced, although he was battling double pneumonia earlier this year. He was 59 years old.
Shinedown bassist Eric Bass has a new signature model coming out from Prestige Guitars this year. The instrument will feature an offset, double cutaway solid ash body with a one-piece bolt-on maple neck.
In this edition of “Custom Shop,” we chat with Jake Serek of Serek Basses on his musical start, his ideas on bass design, the importance of trying to be a little better every day, and more.