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  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Releases Live CD/DVD

    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Releases Live CD/DVD

    Emerson, Lake, and Palmer helped to push the boundaries of what rock musicians could do. Sadly, Emerson and Lake have passed away, but drummer Carl Palmer is still carrying the torch of their musical legacy. His latest release, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Live, is a 2-CD and DVD package dedicated to his fallen friends.... »

  • Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

    Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

    Four years ago, bassist Meshell Ndegeocello teamed up with Reverend Guitars to unveil a signature instrument called the Fellowship Bass. Now the jet black instrument will be available in a new red, black, and green color scheme. Ndegeocello chose the design in honor of Lumumba, the African leader credited with freeing The Congo from Belgium... »

  • In Memoriam: Steve Soto

    In Memoriam: Steve Soto

    Sad news to report today: punk rock mainstay Steve Soto has passed away. The Adolescents and Agent Orange bassist was 54 years old. A cause of death has not been announced. Bandmate Tony Reflex shared the news via Twitter. “With heavy heart I share the passing of Steve Soto, my friend and bandmate since 1979,”... »

  • Mattoverse Electronics Announces the Inflection Point Modulation Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics Announces the Inflection Point Modulation Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics has released the Inflection Point, a modulation pedal designed for guitar, bass, or synths. The stompbox features eight waveforms, onboard tap tempo, clock/sync input, resonant ambience (space) control, and true bypass. It also has a toggle for selecting between tremolo or vibrato modes. A dry/wet blend control allows for retaining your tone and... »

  • Pantera Releases “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998”

    Pantera Releases “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998”

    A new live Pantera album has been released as part of the Dynamo Concerts series. Released just days after the untimely death of drummer Vinnie Paul, Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 captures the band during their tour cycle behind The Great Southern Trendkill. Rex Brown’s distinct bass holds down the low end as the... »

  • G&L Unveils the CLF Research L-1000 Bass

    G&L Unveils the CLF Research L-1000 Bass

    After launching the CLF Research series earlier this year, G&L has expanded the range with the CLF Research L-1000. The new model revives the passive G&L bass from 1980 while updating some aspects. “The new CLF Research L-1000 brings back the best of the iconic passive G&L bass from 1980. Fans of the vintage G&L... »

  • Kamasi Washington Releases “Heaven and Earth” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and More

    Kamasi Washington Releases “Heaven and Earth” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and More

    Saxophone giant Kamasi Washington has returned with another massive album. Following The Epic and his Harmony of Difference EP, Heaven and Earth pushes the boundaries of jazz with huge soundscapes filled out by an orchestra and choir. Washington made it a double album based on perception. “The Earth side represents the world as I see... »

  • Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

    Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

    Guild is bringing back some of their vintage acoustic bass guitar designs with two new models introduced to the Westerly Collection. The B-240E and B-240EF recall the B-50 of the mid-1970’s, which was a “boomy jumbo with an arched mahogany back and 30 3/4″ scale length.” Each of the new models carries those features as... »

  • Oytun Ersan Releases “Fusiolicious”

    Oytun Ersan Releases “Fusiolicious”

    Oytun Ersan has released his second album, Fusiolicious, featuring a killer lineup of jazz musicians. The bassist recruited Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Gary Husband, Gerry Etkins, Dean Brown, Mike Miller, Brett Garsed, Karen Briggs and Okan Ersan for the jazz fusion affair. “Fusiolicious presents a ‘delicious’ combination of Funk Jazz and Progressive Jazz and is... »

  • Boss Introduces TU-03 Clip-On Tuner and Metronome

    Boss Introduces TU-03 Clip-On Tuner and Metronome

    Boss has added to their line of tuners with the new TU-03. Designed for use with stringed instruments including the bass, the clip-on device packs a chromatic tuner and metronome into one compact unit. The TU-03 has a standard chromatic tuning mode as well as modes dedicated to guitar, bass, ukulele, and violin. Its reference... »