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  • Pirate Guitar Effects Introduces the Peg Leg Overdrive/Compressor Pedal

    Pirate Guitar Effects Introduces the Peg Leg Overdrive/Compressor Pedal

    Pirate Guitar Effects has released the Peg Leg Overdrive and Compressor, a pedal that they say captures the amp tones of the ’60s and ’70s with an added versatile compressor. Useful for bass and guitar, the pedal features dual-mode circuits for a wide palette of sounds. “Using either the Parallel or Series mode, the Peg... »

  • Duff McKagan Announces New Solo Album

    Duff McKagan Announces New Solo Album

    Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has revealed he’s putting the final touches on a new solo album that is set to be released in the coming year. Produced by Shooter Jennings, the record is inspired by McKagan’s experiences touring with the reunited Guns N’ Roses over the last few years. He also calls it... »

  • RPS Effects Introduces the Vitamin C Boost Pedal

    RPS Effects Introduces the Vitamin C Boost Pedal

    RPS Effects has unveiled the Vitamin C, a clean volume boost that dishes out up to 27dB of gain. The compact unit is a space-saver and measures at just 3.5″ x 1.5″. “The boost circuit was designed to minimize sonic coloration, with a flat frequency response at all gain settings, stretching from the deepest basses... »

  • Judas Priest Announces Extensive North American Tour

    Judas Priest Announces Extensive North American Tour

    Judas Priest’s latest album, Firepower, has proven to be one of the most successful releases of the iconic metal band’s career. After extensive touring this year, the group will be continuing to support it with a massive North American tour scheduled for 2019. “Metal maniacs – Judas Priest is roaring back to the USA for... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Unveils the BigHead Pro Headphone Amplifier

    Phil Jones Bass Unveils the BigHead Pro Headphone Amplifier

    Phil Jones Bass has expanded their line of Headphone Amplifiers with the Bighead Pro. The second model in the series, dubbed the HA-2, is a high-resolution USB audio interface that supports PCM playback with up to 384 kHz sample rate/24 bit resolution. “On DSD playback, sample rates of 2.822MHzand 5.644 MHz are supported, making it... »

  • Iris Ornig Releases “Storyteller”

    Iris Ornig Releases “Storyteller”

    Bassist and composer Iris Ornig has just released her third solo album, entitled Storyteller. The record features a quintet with Jonathan Powell on trumpet, Jeremy Powell on tenor sax, Addison Frei on piano and Allan Mednard on drums. Raised in Germany and currently based in New York City, Ornig’s blend of European tradition with American... »

  • Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses

    Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses

    After replacing their Standard Series with the Player Series, Fender has continued to revamp their product lines by introducing the American Performer Series. The new collection replaces their American Special line as their most affordable models built in the Corona, California factory. It includes three of their flagship bass models: a Precision, a Jazz, and... »

  • Geezer Butler Announces New Band

    Geezer Butler Announces New Band

    Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler helped to bid farewell to the legendary metal band during their last tour, aptly called “The End.” We’ve been eager to know what he’s been up to, especially since he told Rolling Stone he had over a hundred riffs ready to go. Now we have a clue. Butler announced a... »

  • Dead & Company Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    Dead & Company Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    While the cold is settling in this winter, Dead & Company is already planning for the summer. The band, which features Oteil Burbridge on the bass, has announced a new run in 2019 that will span the U.S. from May through the beginning of July. They’ll begin May 31st at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain... »

  • Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Taking after the massive combat aircraft, this Bomber 7 from Aviator Guitars drops thunderous notes with an incredible seven-string multi-scale design. The longest string has a scale length of 37.5 inches, which is a solid 3.5 inches longer than a traditional bass scale. In fact, the model was created just for this particular feat. “The... »