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Mick Karn Teams Up With Peter Murphy for Dalis Car Reunion
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Mick Karn Teams Up With Peter Murphy for Dalis Car Reunion

Former Japan bassist Mick Karn is reuniting with Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy to revisit their band, Dalis Car. The duo formed the group in 1984 and subsequently parted after only putting out a single album, Waking Hour. Karn’s distinct and innovative fretless bass lines brought life to the album, and after Murphy finishes his solo tour, the two will write...

Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case
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Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case

Guardian has introduced their new Vintage Hardshell line, available for basses as well as guitars. The case is made with a 7-ply, cross-grained wood construction, covered with black tolex with a leather handle for comfort. The interior features emerald crushed velvet interior with multiple thicknesses of padding for safety and fit. The Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case is available now for...

White Zombie’s Sean Yseult Announces Book Release
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White Zombie’s Sean Yseult Announces Book Release

Former White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult has announced that her new book, I’m In the Band: Backstage Notes from the Chick in White Zombie, will be hitting stores on November 1st. The book chronicles her time in the band through a combination of tour diaries, flyers, and photos to document her role as a female in a male dominated genre....

Gear Watch: Aguilar AG 5J-60 Pickup Set
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Aguilar AG 5J-60 Pickup Set

Aguilar Amplification has unveiled their newest pickup set: the AG 5J-60. The pickups are made to bring the tone of a 60’s era Fender Jazz to modern 5-string basses using all period correct components, including Heavy Formvar wire and Anico V magnets. The AG 5J-60 set is made to be a direct replacement in the Fender Jazz V as well...

Paul McCartney to Appear on Upcoming Fran Healy Solo Album
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Paul McCartney to Appear on Upcoming Fran Healy Solo Album

Though he may not be working with MGMT just yet, Sir Paul McCartney has lent his bass work to Travis frontman Fran Healy’s first solo release, Wreckorder. The album has an October 5 release date, and features McCartney’s melodic lines on the track “As It Comes.” As part of the deal, Healy agreed to go vegetarian. The former Beatle is...

Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser

The EP2 Envelope Phaser is a rework of the Pigtronix’s flagship EP1, which they released six years ago. Though similar in concept, the new model really expands on its sonic capabilities and controls. The pedal, which features true bypass, is a phase shifter that is controlled by an Envelope (EF) or a LFO, giving you either that funky filter based...

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary
New Albums

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary

Forty years after it’s original release, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew has been re-mastered and re-released in a 3-disc set, with the original album and six bonus tracks over 2 CD’s as well as a DVD of the previously unreleased Copenhagen concert from November 4, 1969. The psychedelic, electrified album was Davis’ first to go gold and is held together by...

Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox Relaunched for Fall
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Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox Relaunched for Fall

In case you missed it in March, the Experience Hendrix Tour, anchored by Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, will be making it’s comeback this Fall for another twenty dates across the East Coast, Midwest, and Canada. Cox is the sole-surviving member of Hendrix’s Experience and Band of Gypsy’s groups. “It’s a thrill for me to play Jimi’s music for audiences now...

Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music
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Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music

This is a clip from the Joe Satriani: Live in San Francisco DVD, in which Stu Hamm proves why he is among the bass greats. Starting with a bass arrangement of Satriani’s “Love Thing,” the solo soon morphs into Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, and then “Country Music”. And don’t worry, the crowd isn’t booing him, they are “STU-ing” him!

Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks
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Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks

Music Man is now offering roasted maple necks as an option for their instruments. Besides looking great, the thermally treated necks have other benefits, including resistance to temperature and warping, increased resonance, and clearer tone. The heating process also gives a microstructure similar to naturally aged woods with lower moisture content. The new roasted maple necks are available on all...