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Rockboard Announces the Power Block Pedal Power Supply
Pedals & Effects

Rockboard Announces the Power Block Pedal Power Supply

Warwick’s Rockboard has announced the new Power Block power supply, which delivers power for up to 10 effects pedals. Built to save space, the Power Block measures up at 4.1?x2.4?x0.9? and weighs just five ounces.

Spector Revives Performer Bass Series
Basses

Spector Revives Performer Bass Series

Spector has reintroduced its Performer Series of basses with the Performer4. The budget-minded bass features a nato body inspired by their flagship body shape.

Lee Rocker and The Stray Cats Announce Tour Dates, Release New Single
Concerts & Tours

Lee Rocker and The Stray Cats Announce Tour Dates, Release New Single

After announcing they’d be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a tour and album, the Stray Cats have unveiled their 2019 tour itinerary. The original trio of Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom, and Lee Rocker will be playing around the world this summer.

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Releases “Chordal Harmony: Volume 2”

Bassist and educator Janek Gwizdala has just published the followup to his in-depth educational book, “Chordal Harmony.” Volume 2 dives even deeper with a focus on voicings, chord melody, and reharmonization.

G&L Introduces Fullerton Standard Series Basses
Basses

G&L Introduces Fullerton Standard Series Basses

Shortly after unveiling the Fullerton Deluxe line of basses, G&L has announced the accompanying Fullerton Standard Range, which also includes versions of their JB and LB-100 models. The new basses are also built in the company’s Fullerton, California shop but offer more standard finishes.

Dave Matthews Band Announces 2019 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Dave Matthews Band Announces 2019 Tour Dates

The Dave Matthews Band has announced a new set of tour dates for this summer that will span North America. The band is anchored by bassist Stefan Lessard, who has been laying down the low end for them for 28 years.

Pigtronix Introduces the Resotron Analog Filter Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Pigtronix Introduces the Resotron Analog Filter Pedal

Pigtronix has introduced the Resotron, which is an analog filter based on 70’s keyboard synthesizers. Effective for guitar, bass, and more, the pedal is based around the SSM2040 chip found in the Prophet 5 and Octave CAT synthesizers.

Andrew Synowiec: Already Taken
Bass Videos

Andrew Synowiec: Already Taken

Bassist Sean Hurley shared this video, saying it’s one of his favorite tunes by guitarist Andrew Synowiec. It’s easy to see why. “Already Taken” is a syrupy ballad with gorgeous melodies and solos. Hurley supports the song with a buttery tone and the perfect feel.

Weezer Releases “The Black Album,” Announces Tour Dates
New Albums

Weezer Releases “The Black Album,” Announces Tour Dates

Weezer has released their long-awaited thirteenth studio album, simply called “The Black Album.” Three years in the making, the record is a departure from the band’s typical sound.

GR Bass Announces the Dual800 and Dual1400 Bass Amps
Amps

GR Bass Announces the Dual800 and Dual1400 Bass Amps

GR Bass has expanded their line of bass amps with the Dual800 and the Dual1400. The new lightweight amps, which are rated at 800 watts and 1,400 watts respectively, are based around a two-channel system.