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Gallien-Krueger Announces Legacy Series Bass Amps
Amps

Gallien-Krueger Announces Legacy Series Bass Amps

Gallien-Krueger is set to start shipping a new line of amps next month called the Legacy Series. The range coincides with fifty years of bass amp designs from Bob Gallien.

The BassMonsters Release “UNIO”
New Albums

The BassMonsters Release “UNIO”

The all bass ensemble known as The BassMonsters have returned with a new album called “UNIO.” Led by Claus Freudenstein, the effort includes double bass arrangements of rock and pop songs.

Yes Announces the Royal Affair Tour with Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
Concerts & Tours

Yes Announces the Royal Affair Tour with Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Prog rock fans take note: Yes has announced “The Royal Affair Tour” and it’s going to be a packed outing. Bassist Billy Sherwood will be performing double duty, as he plays in both Yes and Asia,

Schecter Announces Michael Anthony Koa Top USA Signature Bass
Basses

Schecter Announces Michael Anthony Koa Top USA Signature Bass

After releasing a signature model in 2016, Schecter and Michael Anthony teamed up again to release a new version of the bass. The 2019 USA Signature edition of the instrument features a koa top with a natural finish to show off the grain.

Nathan Navarro Contributes to New Devin Townsend Album, “Empath”
New Albums

Nathan Navarro Contributes to New Devin Townsend Album, “Empath”

Devin Townsend has returned with his eighteenth studio album, entitled “Empath,” which marks his first solo album since 2014’s “Dark Matters.” The work is a snapshot of all of the multi-instrumentalist’s interests. Townsend split the bass duties with Nathan Navarro.

ZVEX Effects Now Shipping Vertical Instant Lo-Fi Junky Pedal
Pedals & Effects

ZVEX Effects Now Shipping Vertical Instant Lo-Fi Junky Pedal

ZVEX Effects has unleashed a new vertical version of their Instant Lo-Fi Junky pedal. The pedal revolves around a Comp/Lo-Fi knob that gives a warbly, vibrato effect.

David Pastorius Releases “Radio Gold”
New Albums

David Pastorius Releases “Radio Gold”

David Pastorius has released “Radio Gold,” an album that blends various genres all tied together by the bassist’s incredible playing. Whether it’s hip hop, rock, or jazz, it’s all just natural to him.

Positive Grid Launches BIAS FX 2
Apps

Positive Grid Launches BIAS FX 2

Positive Grid has just released BIAS FX 2, which is the evolution of their BIAS FX amp and effects software. It’s been “completely re-engineered, with a higher-resolution DSP engine and hundreds of improvements.”

Duff McKagan Announces Tour Dates, Releases New Track
Concerts & Tours

Duff McKagan Announces Tour Dates, Releases New Track

Duff McKagan has announced a set of tour dates to coincide with the release of his upcoming solo album, “Tenderness,” which drops on May 31st.

Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Cherry Blossom Bass
Basses

Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Cherry Blossom Bass

Just in time for the blooming trees, Fodera has revealed the latest in their Masterbuilt series with an instrument called the Cherry Blossom. The one-of-a-kind bass is built using their Monarch design with a multi-piece fanned Flame Maple top with gorgeous inlay work.