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Red Witch Introduces the Synthotron II Synth Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Red Witch Introduces the Synthotron II Synth Pedal

Red Witch Pedals has unveiled the Synthotron II, a pedal featuring dual analog synth oscillators. Each of the oscillators has independent level, decay, and octave switching.

Opeth Releases “In Cauda Venenum”
New Albums

Opeth Releases “In Cauda Venenum”

The mighty Opeth has returned with their thirteenth studio album, entitled “In Cauda Venenum.” It continues their more experimental trajectory with heavy notes of prog rock rather than their death metal origins. It is, however, still distinctly Opeth.

Hot Tuna Continues 50th Anniversary Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Hot Tuna Continues 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

The dynamic duo of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna in 1969 as an offshoot of Jefferson Airplane. Fifty years and fourteen albums later, they’re still going strong and have announced a new set of tour dates.

Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado String Instruments NaNo Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado String Instruments NaNo Bass

The Guitar Summit in Mannheim took place last month and showcased loads of new instruments from luthiers around the world. Paul Belgrado was on hand with a trio of basses including his new model called the NaNo, which fuses several classic styles.

In Memoriam: Larry Junstrom
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Larry Junstrom

Larry Junstrom, .38 Special’s bassist and an original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. He was 70 years old.

Boss Announces DD-3T and DD-8 Delay Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Boss Announces DD-3T and DD-8 Delay Pedals

Boss has expanded its line of digital delays with two new units: the DD-3T and DD-8. Each of the pedals replaces the company’s previous units by adding new features to their palette.

The Wooten Brothers Announce European Tour
Concerts & Tours

The Wooten Brothers Announce European Tour

Victor Wooten and his brothers Joseph, Roy, and Regi will be taking Europe by storm this November with two weeks of dates spread across the continent.

MXR Unveils the Limited Edition Brown Acid Fuzz Pedal
Pedals & Effects

MXR Unveils the Limited Edition Brown Acid Fuzz Pedal

MXR has added to their Custom Shop fuzz lineup with the Brown Acid Fuzz, a pedal that “delivers psychedelic silicon saturation to guitar and bass players who like it low, slow, and heavy.”

Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison
New Albums

Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

Once again, a new album of jazz icon John Coltrane’s music has been unearthed and released to the public. “Blue World” features Trane’s classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, and Jimmy Garrison.

Trickfish Amplification Introduces the Minnow Bass Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Trickfish Amplification Introduces the Minnow Bass Preamp Pedal

Trickfish Amplification has added a new preamp pedal to their lineup called the Minnow. The new bass preamp features the company’s Bullhead EQ section from its larger amplifiers.