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  • Lake Street Dive Announce New Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive Announce New Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive has announced a new set of tour dates that will take them into 2019. After covering the Northeast in November, the trek will head down the East Coast through the Carolinas and into Florida. The band, which is anchored by bass great Bridget Kearney, is touring in support of their latest album,... »

  • John McLaughlin’s U.S. Farewell Tour Captured on “Live in San Francisco”

    John McLaughlin’s U.S. Farewell Tour Captured on “Live in San Francisco”

    Last year, jazz and fusion guitar legend John McLaughlin performed a tour of the U.S. that he says was his final outing in the States. The “Meeting of the Spirits” tour saw him exploring his past work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in a different setting with his band the 4th Dimension featuring drummer Ranjit Barot,... »

  • GHS Strings Introduces Fingerboard Care Kit

    GHS Strings Introduces Fingerboard Care Kit

    GHS Strings has a new Fingerboard Care Kit for cleaning and maintaining your frets and fingerboard. The set, which joins their line of string cleaning products, includes a fret buffer, a cleaner/conditioner solution, and a cloth. “The GHS Fingerboard Care Kit makes it easy to maintain your instrument’s frets and fingerboard,” they write. “The kit... »

  • Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”

    Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”

    Joe Bonamassa has once again tapped bass groove monster Michael Rhodes to anchor his new album, Redemption. The blues-rock guitarist’s 13th studio release compiles 12 original songs that span a variety of styles while revolving around the themes of redemption and salvation. “We all need to be redeemed at some point in our lives. It’s... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics has once again expanded their line of bass pedals with the Microtubes X series, including the Microtubes X and Mictrotubes X7 pedals. Each of the units employs a multi-band distortion for affecting the high and low frequencies of your tone accordingly. “The Microtubes X series brings the studio method producers have been using... »

  • Slash Releases “Living the Dream” with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

    Slash Releases “Living the Dream” with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

    Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have followed up 2014’s World On Fire with Living the Dream, an album that the Guns N’ Roses guitarist says expands their sound. “It’s a natural progression from World on Fire, for sure,” Slash states. “I think it has a little more diversity—some of the ideas are not... »

  • Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

    Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

    Orange Amplification has reintroduced the Terror Bass, a compact amp that features a tube preamp and Class D power section. The combination makes it sound even closer to their flagship AD200, the company says. The new Terror Bass retains the original control layout while adding a clean switch for extra headroom and cleaner sounds. It... »

  • Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    The L-Bow by BassLab Guitars is one of the most attention-grabbing designs in the bass world, but its extra bow in the neck is not for shock factor. This week we’re checking out a recent five-string L-Bow-V that, like their other instruments, features a tuneable composite material in place of wood. “This is the bass,... »

  • Wayne Shorter Releases “Emanon,” Featuring John Patitucci

    Wayne Shorter Releases “Emanon,” Featuring John Patitucci

    Master jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter has blended his music with the visual arts on Emanon. The triple album, which is only available in physical releases, is accompanied by an 84-page graphic novel penned by Shorter with Monica Sly and illustrated by Randy DuBurke. Shorter borrowed the title Emanon, which is “no name” spelled backwards. “When... »

  • Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome

    Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome

    Korg has expanded their line of metronomes with the MA-2, a compact card-type device that builds upon their MA-1 model. The new unit has an improved display, a louder sound, and new functions like a timer mode. Available in blue/black or black/red color schemes, the MA-2 has a tempo range of 30 bpm to 252... »