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Gear Watch: Gadotti Guitars King Bass
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Gear Watch: Gadotti Guitars King Bass

Gadotti Guitars has introduced their newest model, the King Bass, available with 4, 5 and 6-string configurations, and fretted or fretless. Manufactured in Brazil, the bass is a neck thru body design featuring Honduras Mahogany and Maple for sustain and brightness, with a Cocobolo fretboard. The electronics include Kent Armstrong H4BE active pickups as well as Kent Armstrong active circuitry....

New Noel Redding DVD Due in December
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New Noel Redding DVD Due in December

A new documentary called The Redding Experience, featuring the late Noel Redding, is set for a December 6 release date, according to antimusic.com. The DVD will include a never before seen interview with the bassist, who was part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, filmed in 1988 in his home in Ireland. During the interview, Redding opens up about his time...

Bootsy Collins Dives Into The World Of Fine Art
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Bootsy Collins Dives Into The World Of Fine Art

Funk master Bootsy Collins has announced his debut into the world of fine art. According to his new art website, the project is “the release of an art piece of which 300 drafts will exist, all numbered and signed.” Bootsy said on his Facebook page that the work will be a “MASSIVE piece of art,” and that each piece will...

Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal
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Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal

Darkglass Electronics is now shipping their Microtubes B3K bass distortion pedal. The pedal features hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages for a natural dynamic response, with Level, Drive, and Blend knobs as well as Attack and Grunt switches to dial up your sound. The Attack switch replicates the “Ultra Hi” option from many tube amps, and gives a treble boost...

Les Claypool Asks Fans For Help
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Les Claypool Asks Fans For Help

Les Claypool recently sent a heartfelt newsletter reaching out to his fans for help. In the email, he thanked fans for supporting the recent Primus tour, and went on to share some bad news he’d received following his Oddity Faire Tour. “I received the very traumatic news from my brother Ron that his little baby boy, Matthew, had been emergency...

Krist Novoselic to Appear on Next Foo Fighters Album
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Krist Novoselic to Appear on Next Foo Fighters Album

Bassist Krist Novoselic will be appearing on the next Foo Fighters album, according to recent interviews with frontman Dave Grohl. Novoselic and Grohl were the respective bassist and drummer for the iconic grunge band Nirvana, and have not recorded together since the group’s final track, “You Know You’re Right,” in 1993. Krist will be contributing his bass talents on at...

Alberto Rigoni: Trying To Forget
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Alberto Rigoni: Trying To Forget

Here’s a cool, spacy, harmonic-filled bass solo from Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni from his latest solo album, Something Different.

Toph-E and the Pussycats with Will Lee Release “No Ordinary Day”
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Toph-E and the Pussycats with Will Lee Release “No Ordinary Day”

Toph-E and the Pussycats have released a new album, No Ordinary Day, featuring Will Lee on bass and vocals. The band’s sound has been described as “R n’ B-bop,” as they play a mix of originals and R&B classics while paying homage to jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock. The rest of the band includes...

New Film to Feature Duff McKagan’s Loaded
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New Film to Feature Duff McKagan’s Loaded

Seattle filmmaker Jamie Burton Chamberlain is gearing up to make a movie based on a new album by Duff McKagan’s Loaded, which is soon to be completed. The album is yet to be titled, though a single from it is being played in rotation during the MLB World Series coverage. McKagan, who played bass for 12 years in Guns N’...

Owen Biddle Sets Record For Most Wah Pedals Used On a Bass
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Owen Biddle Sets Record For Most Wah Pedals Used On a Bass

Owen Biddle of the Roots currently holds the record for most Wah pedals used on a bass at one time, according to the open source platformed Universal Record Database. Apparently he tried for six, but a bad cable cut him down to two. Who out there is gonna challenge him?