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  • Gear Watch: M Basses Mj-4 and Mj-5

    Gear Watch: M Basses Mj-4 and Mj-5

    M Basses has officially released their Mj-4 and Mj-5 models, which are 4 and 5-string versions of a “vintage-inspired” bass with customizable features. The M bass body comes standard with a choice of either a swamp ash or alder body, maple neck and an Indian rosewood fingerboard. The Mj-4 carries 20 frets while the 5-string... »

  • Motorhead Announces 35th Anniversary Tour Dates

    Motorhead Announces 35th Anniversary Tour Dates

    Motorhead has announced an expansive new tour for early 2011 that will weave through North America from the end of January through March. The 27-date tour will mark the band’s 35th anniversary, during which time bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister has been the sole constant member. The trek will also be in support of their upcoming album,... »

  • Victor Wooten: Live Looper Solo Bass Performance

    Victor Wooten: Live Looper Solo Bass Performance

    Here’s another brilliant performance by Victor Wooten, who recently stopped by EMG Headquarters to try out their new JVX pickups for this demo. The man knows how to use a looper! »

  • Gear Watch: Carl Martin Pro Power

    Gear Watch: Carl Martin Pro Power

    Carl Martin has released their Pro Power power supply, designed for versatile power distribution for pedals. Starting with an input that is switchable between 110V and 230V for international adaptability, the power is split into 8 individual isolated and regulated outputs. Output levels can then be set to 9V at 150mA or 12V at 110mA,... »

  • Lee Rocker to Join Cast of “Million Dollar Quartet”

    Lee Rocker to Join Cast of “Million Dollar Quartet”

    Former Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker will be joining the cast of the Broadway show “Million Dollar Quartet”, portraying Jay Perkins for twelve shows, from January 21st through the 31st, 2011. The musical is inspired by the recording sessions of December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios, which included a jam session among Elvis... »

  • Phil Palombi Recording Album with Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott Bass

    Phil Palombi Recording Album with Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott Bass

    Jazz bassist Phil Palombi was given the opportunity of a lifetime. For a week, he was able to borrow Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott bass to record a tribute album to the groundbreaking player. Palombi, who is an expert on LaFaro, realized there has not been a tribute album to the late bassist and decided to... »

  • 2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Announced

    2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Announced

    The Stanley Clarke Foundation has announced the finalists’ concert for the 2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship, which takes place at the Musicians Institute concert hall in Hollywood California. The event, set for January 8, awards a $12,000 scholarship to the top two Los Angeles high school performers, as deemed by Clarke a panel of music industry... »

  • Gear Watch: Plush Jersey Thunder Pedal Sneak Preview

    Gear Watch: Plush Jersey Thunder Pedal Sneak Preview

    Fuchs Audio has announced a new pedal is joining their Plush FX line. The Jersey Thunder is a gain boost and EQ pedal, designed for bass. The pedal features just two knobs: a gain control and a variable EQ control. A three-position switch provides a straight gain boost and two unique bass EQ curves, which... »

  • Haste The Day Announces Farewell Tour

    Haste The Day Announces Farewell Tour

    Haste the Day bassist Mike Murphy recently announced that the band would be parting ways, after a 10-year run. “There are many reasons why Haste The Day is ending,” he explained. “However, we mainly feel as though we have created the best music we can and believe it is now time for us to move... »

  • Gear Watch: Nordstrand Releases NM4 Mustang Bass Replacement Pickup

    Gear Watch: Nordstrand Releases NM4 Mustang Bass Replacement Pickup

    Nordstrand Pickups has released the NM4, a replacement pickup for the Fender Mustang Bass. The pickup is a direct replacement size for the original and utilizes Nordstrand’s angled pole piece technology. The company claims that this “tiny pickup” is designed to produce a fat full tone from a Mustang, which is a short scale bass.... »