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Spun Loud Effects Announces Blister & Peel Fuzz Drive V.2 Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Spun Loud Effects Announces Blister & Peel Fuzz Drive V.2 Pedal

Spun Loud Effects has updated its Blister & Peel dual fuzz pedal with a new version. The V.2 edition was switched to a PCB build for consistency while adding capacitors to improve and extend gain sweep.

Marek Bero Releases “Bass Gym 101: Basslines for Beginners”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Marek Bero Releases “Bass Gym 101: Basslines for Beginners”

Marek Bero has expanded his line of Bass Gym 101 series with a new instructional book. “Bass Gym 101 Basslines for Beginners” features 101 exercises and lessons that condenses essential bass knowledge while focusing on playing bass lines.

Sinasoid Cables Introduces the Sable Series Cables
Accessories & Strings

Sinasoid Cables Introduces the Sable Series Cables

Sinasoid Cables has introduced a new product to its lineup with the Sable series. Named after its sleek black appearance and matte finish, the cable has a subtle grip to its wrap that eliminates the need to constantly move it.

Bass of the Week: Hofner Green Line 500/1 Violin Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Hofner Green Line 500/1 Violin Bass

Hofner’s Green Line is a series created to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Started with classical guitars, the series now includes a version of their 500/1 violin bass. It carries all of the features of the original version with some interesting differences.

Taylor Lee, Hadrien Feraud, Steve Bailey, Bubby Lewis, & Mike Bendy: Quarantine Bass Shred Sessions
Bass Videos

Taylor Lee, Hadrien Feraud, Steve Bailey, Bubby Lewis, & Mike Bendy: Quarantine Bass Shred Sessions

One of the best aspects of the quarantine period has been all the amazing collaborations. Case in point: this video put together by monster bassist Taylor Lee. Hadrien Feraud, Steve Bailey, Bubby Lewis, and Mike Bendy all play a big part in this collab as well.

New Book on Ned Steinberger Now Available
News

New Book on Ned Steinberger Now Available

Ned Steinberger has been pushing the boundaries of musical instrument creation for decades. Now, we can all get a deeper look into his history and concepts with a new book called “Steinberger: A Story of Creativity and Design” by Jim Reilly.

Primus Reschedules Rush Tribute Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus Reschedules Rush Tribute Tour

It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for Primus fans this year. The band’s highly anticipated “A Tribute to Kings” tour, which will feature Les Claypool and the gang performing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings” in full, has been rescheduled for 2021.

TC Electronic Unveils the Ditto+ Looper Pedal
Pedals & Effects

TC Electronic Unveils the Ditto+ Looper Pedal

TC Electronic has expanded its line of Ditto looper pedals with the Ditto+. The new generation of looper expands the Ditto’s simple format with new features like 99 loop slots, 60 minutes of record time, and an Extend Loop mode.

Brandon Rose Releases Debut Solo Album
New Albums

Brandon Rose Releases Debut Solo Album

Even at a young age, Brandon Rose has been wowing audiences with his grooves for years on stages and online clips. Now, he’s released his debut album. “Transition” features 10 songs that were born out of the emotions Rose felt during the pandemic.

Video Premiere: Jorge Roeder’s “I’ll Remember April”
Bass Videos

Video Premiere: Jorge Roeder’s “I’ll Remember April”

Jorge Roeder is releasing his debut solo album, “El Suelo Mio”, on July 3rd and today we’re proud to premiere this performance for “I’ll Remember April.”

Bill Wyman Auctions “Steel Wheels” Bass Rig For Charity
News

Bill Wyman Auctions “Steel Wheels” Bass Rig For Charity

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has donated his enormous bass rig used for the Steel Wheels tour for auction. The system will be auctioned on September 9th as part of a collaboration between MusiCares and Julien’s Auctions.

The Spirit of Music: An Interview with Victor Wooten
Interviews

The Spirit of Music: An Interview with Victor Wooten

Even in the middle of a pandemic, Victor Wooten is not sitting idle. We caught up with Vic this week to talk about his webinars, new book and merch site, Wooten Woods, how he’s faring during this time, and a whole lot more.