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LEH Guitars Launches the Offset 4-String Bass
Basses

LEH Guitars Launches the Offset 4-String Bass

LEH Guitars has launched their new flagship bass called the Offset 4-String. Built by luthier Lisa Ellis Hahn, the instrument features an offset alder body with a maple burl top and “strategic chambering in the body to reduce weight and prevent neck dive.”

Matt McJunkins Releases “Intruder” with The Beta Machine
New Albums

Matt McJunkins Releases “Intruder” with The Beta Machine

Matt McJunkins has released a new album called “Intruder” with his band The Beta Machine. The bassist, who’s also known for his work with A Perfect Circle and Eagles of Death Metal, formed the band with drummer and APC bandmate Jeff Friedl.

Mattoverse Electronics Introduces the AirTrash Effects Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Mattoverse Electronics Introduces the AirTrash Effects Pedal

Mattoverse Electronics has unveiled the AirTrash, which they say “is a pedal for guitar or bass that sounds like absolute garbage.” Its gnarly sounds could be described as a fuzz, but it’s not based on any known fuzz circuit.

Bass of the Week: Deimel Guitarworks Firestar Bass Laguna Bay
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Deimel Guitarworks Firestar Bass Laguna Bay

Luthier Frank Deimel of Deimel Guitarworks recently shared photos of this version of his Firestar Bass, for which he seems to have pulled out all the stops. Aside from the Hipshot tremolo system, the three-pickup design has more than meets the eye.

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles (Featuring B.Slade): Inner City Blues
Bass Videos

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles (Featuring B.Slade): Inner City Blues

This band is the definition of pocket. Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, featuring bassist Sharay Reed, lay it down in this clip of them performing the classic Marvin Gaye hit, “Inner City Blues.”

The Aristocrats Announce New Album, Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Aristocrats Announce New Album, Tour Dates

After announcing their first ever “Aristocamp,” The Aristocrats have unveiled the title of their next album and a supporting North American tour. The album and tour are both called “You Know What…?”

Pedalsnake Launches Line of Effects Pedal Interconnects
Accessories & Strings

Pedalsnake Launches Line of Effects Pedal Interconnects

Pedalsnake has unveiled its own line of pedal-to-pedal interconnect cables. The series includes cables in the four lengths – 6”, 12”, 18”, and 24” – that carry the same features.

Ibanez Introduces SR2405W to SR Premium Series
Basses

Ibanez Introduces SR2405W to SR Premium Series

Ibanez expanded their SR Premium lineup for 2019 with the SR2405W. The five-string bass utilizes the company’s flagship SR body shape while adding plenty of upgrades.

Steve Lukather with Will Lee: Georgy Porgy
Bass Videos

Steve Lukather with Will Lee: Georgy Porgy

Will Lee recently posted this video on Facebook, and I’m glad he did. The former Late Show bassist sings and dishes out a smooth-as-butter bass line on a classic Toto song, “Georgy Porgy.” Get ready to groove.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Roots New Album from Sean Noonan’s Pavees Dance
New Albums

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Roots New Album from Sean Noonan’s Pavees Dance

Drummer and “rhythmic storyteller” Sean Noonan and his jazz-rock band Pavees Dance have released their second album, “Tan Man’s Hat.” The adventurous music runs parallel to Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic system, so it’s perfect that it includes bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma.