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  • Alex Bershadsky: Banu Choshech Legaresh

    Alex Bershadsky: Banu Choshech Legaresh

    Hanukkah has begun, and we’re celebrating with a great video from Alex Bershadsky. This time he created a solo bass arrangement of the famous Hanukkah song “Banu Choshech Legaresh,” which translates to “We Came to Drive Away the Darkness.” The bassist utilizes his incredible finger-style technique to play the melody and chords at once, then... »

  • Amon Amarth Celebrates 25 Years with Documentary and Live Album

    Amon Amarth Celebrates 25 Years with Documentary and Live Album

    The metal warriors in Amon Amarth have been crossing the globe for two and a half decades. To celebrate the milestone, they’ve released a new documentary and live album called The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm. “This film tells the Swedish quintet’s history, through both their own eyes and... »

  • Singular Sound Releases the Cabli Cable Winder

    Singular Sound Releases the Cabli Cable Winder

    Singular Sound, creators of the BeatBuddy drum machine, have unveiled a new product called the Cabli. The device aims to solve cable management by easily wrapping them into storage in seconds. “Cables stored using the Cabli take up less space when stored in your gig bag or on your cable rack (using our included clip),”... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi and the Nano Battalion Bass Preamp Pedals

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi and the Nano Battalion Bass Preamp Pedals

    Electro-Harmonix announced a handful of new pedals this week including two of note for bassists: the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi and the Nano Battalion. The first is a combination of their classic fuzz circuits while the latter is a miniature version of their bass preamp and overdrive. The Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi houses... »

  • Evan Salvacion Levine Releases “Mestizo”

    Evan Salvacion Levine Releases “Mestizo”

    Bassist Evan Salvacion Levine has released his sophomore effort as a leader, entitled Mestizo. The trio project, which also features guitarist Matt Gold and drummer Andrew Green, brings together seven original compositions that encompass his life in the past two years. That includes the Chicago-based musician’s cultural heritage that gives the album its title. “Growing... »

  • Laney Amplification Announces the Mini-Bass-NX Battery-Powered Bass Amp

    Laney Amplification Announces the Mini-Bass-NX Battery-Powered Bass Amp

    Laney Amplification has introduced a new battery-powered bass amp called the Mini-Bass-NX. The highly portable rig is styled after their Nexus line of amps and even includes the company’s Tilt control, which gives overall sculpting. It adds to your mid to high frequencies and cuts lows when turned clockwise while doing the opposite when turned... »

  • Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

    Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

    Michael League and the Grammy-winning ensemble Snarky Puppy have announced their first tour dates of 2019 with an extensive U.S. leg in May and June. The announcement was made on Facebook, which also alluded to a new album that will be released in March. “We can’t wait to get these new tunes into your ears,”... »

  • Wampler Pedals Introduces the Fuzztration Pedal

    Wampler Pedals Introduces the Fuzztration Pedal

    The new Wampler Pedals Fuzztration combines a fuzz pedal with an octaver and three-band EQ. Although there are plenty of controls for dialing in your sound, Wampler says the effect is not for the faint of heart. “The Fuzzstration isn’t a pedal designed to really play ‘nice,'” they write. “It’s brash, raspy, doomy, in-your-face fuzz... »

  • Federico Malaman Releases New Solo Album

    Federico Malaman Releases New Solo Album

    Italian bass guru Federico Malaman has released a new solo album, entitled Life. The recording, which marks 14 years since his first solo effort, is a snapshot of the bassist’s life. “The full album title should actually be ‘Life is not in 4/4’”, he states. “4/4 is the simplest, straightforward meter. Real life is not... »

  • Kleissonic Announces The Howl Phase-Shifting Pedal

    Kleissonic Announces The Howl Phase-Shifting Pedal

    Berlin’s Kleissonic Boutique Pedals has announced a new two-notch phase-shifting pedal called the Howl. The unit has volume, Gain, and Sweep controls, but no Rate control commonly found in phasers. “The Howl is not another common phaser, it has no built-in LFO and it is ideal for any instrument. It’s also extremely useful for audio... »