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  • Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    After years of having a signature acoustic bass produced by Washburn, Stu Hamm now has a signature electric bass guitar with the company, called the SH B3 Hammer. The new model is a a double cut-away design featuring an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck with a radial neck joint. The fingerboard is rosewood.... »

  • Asia Announces New Omega Tour Dates

    Asia Announces New Omega Tour Dates

    80’s supergroup Asia has announced new dates to continue their extensive Omega tour, which began last year after they released their album of the same name. Led by bassist/vocalist John Wetton, the lineup includes drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe, each being from the bands Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK, and... »

  • AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo

    AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo

    German amp makers AER has announced a new addition to their Bottom Line series of bass amps, called the Amp Three. The 200-watt combo amp has features two 8” speakers, which the company explains helps to enhance low-mids for clarity and punch for cutting through the mix. For tonal control, the Amp Three has a... »

  • Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour

    Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour

    Deep Purple have announced “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour, which will be the group’s first North American tour in four years. The trek marks another milestone as it will be the first time they perform with a symphony orchestra on the continent. The orchestra will accompany them on every date except for San Francisco.... »

  • Ampeg Introduces BA-108 and BA-110 Combo Amps

    Ampeg Introduces BA-108 and BA-110 Combo Amps

    Ampeg is expanding their Bassamp combo series with the introduction of two smaller practice amps, the BA-108 and the BA-110. Designed as miniature versions of their siblings, the new combos have similar features, including a tilt-back design and a ported baffle for low frequency extension. Both models have a 3-band EQ, MP3/CD input with a... »

  • Custom Shop: Wyn Guitars

    Custom Shop: Wyn Guitars

    Wyn Guitars is a one-man custom bass shop run by Randy Fullmer, a man with a healthy obsession for exotic woods. An artist at heart, Fullmer got his his start as a luthier at an early age before becoming an animator and producer for Disney. He eventually returned to building instruments, switching to exclusively making... »

  • Jonathan Miller Leaves DevilDriver

    Jonathan Miller Leaves DevilDriver

    Bassist Jonathan Miller has left DevilDriver, according to a statement by the band. He reportedly left the tour to enter rehab in January, and has now made the leave official. “I just wanted to thank all of the DevilDriver fans around the world for their die-hard love and support for the past nine years. Yesterday,... »

  • Pigtronix Introduces Tremvelope

    Pigtronix Introduces Tremvelope

    Pigtronix has released the Tremvelope, an effects pedal that combines a tremolo pedal with a filter to allow you to control the effects with the dynamics of your playing. With the envelope switch off, the pedal acts as an optical tremolo featuring stereo panning outputs, sine and sawtooth waveforms, and speed and depth controls. There... »

  • Ampeg Launches Portaflex Series Amps

    Ampeg Launches Portaflex Series Amps

    Ampeg has unveiled a new line of amps and cabinets inspired by their B-15 called the Portaflex series. The line includes two heads and two cabs that can be matched together to make flip-top combos. The PF-350 is the more compact of the two heads, weighing in at 8 lbs. It features a solid-state preamp... »

  • Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

    Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

    Gibson has just released a short scale version of their classic Thunderbird bass. The bass has a 30.5″ scale, which the manufacturer explains is favorable for players with shorter arms or smaller hands as well as beginners and students. They also note that these short-scale basses aren’t just for novices, as Jack Bruce and Paul... »