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  • Gear Watch: Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass

    Gear Watch: Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass

    Fodera has introduced the new Yin Yang Standard bass, based on their Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe. The company consulted Wooten on the creation, as he has “long wanted a Yin Yang that could be more widely available.” The bass utilizes all the same materials and specifications from their Brooklyn-made instrument with a lower price... »

  • Gear Watch: Gallien-Krueger Introduces New MB Series Amps for 2011

    Gear Watch: Gallien-Krueger Introduces New MB Series Amps for 2011

    Gallien-Krueger Amplification has expanded their MB series by adding a new more powerful head unit, a new combo, and powered enclosures to the line up. The MB800 is an 800-watt amp that weighs in at 4.9 pounds and features a discreet FET driven preamp and power amp. The unit includes a 10dB pad, tuning mute... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces VIX Records, Re-Releases “A Show of Hands”

    Victor Wooten Announces VIX Records, Re-Releases “A Show of Hands”

    Victor Wooten will be expanding his musical footprint as he launches VIX Records, his self-owned label on which he will release all of his future albums. The new record label will give Vic “complete control of his creations,” as well as help others keep their voice. “We aim to provide, by example, a different standard... »

  • Gear Watch: TC Electronic Blacksmith Bass Amp

    Gear Watch: TC Electronic Blacksmith Bass Amp

    TC Electronic’s bass amp 2.0 line has just gotten a little bigger and a lot louder with the introduction of the Blacksmith. The amp shares many of the same features as its siblings, including an integrated chromatic tuner, four-band EQ, SpectraComp ‘per-string’ compression, TubeTone tube amp recreation, and TweeterTone high frequency control. Three user presets... »

  • Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

    Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

    Among a slew of new instruments, Ibanez has released a tribute bass to the late Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray. The new bass was designed in conjunction with Gray’s family and the Slipknot management. Proceeds from sales of the bass will go towards a special trust for Paul’s daughter and family. The PGB2T features a mahogany... »

  • Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

    Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

    Dean Guitars has unveiled two new John Entwistle signature basses at NAMM, named the Spider and the Hybrid. The Spider is a limited edition, where the Hybrid will be a standard model available in a USA model and one presumably built overseas. The John Entwistle Spider is an extremely limited run with only 25 produced... »

  • Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

    Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

    Bootsy Collins will be releasing his first studio album in five years, according to BillBoard.com. The project, entitled Tha Funk Capital of the World, serves as a memorial to his late musical heroes, including James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, and fellow P-Funk member Garry Shider. “In 2008 we went out and did a tribute... »

  • Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

    Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

    The biggest bass tour of the year (so far) has been announced as the Victor Wooten Band and the Stanley Clarke Band will be hitting the road together throughout March. The bass heavyweights will begin their Spring Road Trip 2011 tour in Oklahoma City and work their way throughout the U.S., finishing up on the... »

  • Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute

    Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute

    We recently told you about Stanley Clarke’s scholarship finals. The event was a success, as Stanley shared this video and comment: “Here’s a little clip from the jam at our Scholarship Event at MI! Best event in our 10 years doin it… please go to StanleyClarke.org to donate for next year so we can make... »

  • Korn and Disturbed Co-Headline Music As A Weapon V Tour

    Korn and Disturbed Co-Headline Music As A Weapon V Tour

    Korn and Disturbed are teaming up to co-headline the “Monster Energy Music as a Weapon V Tour,” which begins January 14 in Bloomington, Illinois and hits 45 U.S. cities, with more dates in the works. The two bands, anchored by bassists Fieldy and John Moyer respectively, just announced the second leg of the tour, which... »