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Events

Victor Wooten offering free library concerts in L.A. this week

The ever busy Victor Wooten will be launching his first ever library tour around Los Angeles, California this week (the tour started yesterday and runs through the 23rd). Wooten will be performing for library goers and talking about his own book, The Music Lesson. Admission to the events is free. RSVP at the Los Angeles Music Network’s web site. Appearance...

Bass Gear, NAMM 2010

Gear Watch: Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner

Boss has announced the newest version of their stompbox tuner, the TU-3 Chromatic Tuner. The pedal is an update from their TU-2 and has all the same features and then some. Built in a tough stompbox chassis, this pedal is tough. A new high-brightness meter mode allows for better visibility under bright sunlight, and it also has a 21-segment meter...

Bass Gear, NAMM 2010

Gear Watch: Digitech JamMan Stereo and JamMan Solo Looper Pedals

Loopers rejoice! Digitech has introduced the new JamMan Solo and JamMan Stereo Looper pedals. The Stereo looper features true stereo loops as well as reverse playback, and the Solo is designed “for the guitarist or bassist looking for a full-featured looper in a compact form.” The pedals feature storage of up to 35 minutes of CD-Quality loops in 99 loops...

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Joy Division/New Order’s Peter Hook to open new club

Bassist Peter Hook of New Order (formerly Joy Division) is opening a new music venue in his hometown of Manchester. The venue, called FAC251: The Factory, features 3 floors and a 350-person capacity, is set to launch on January 29. Interestingly enough, the actual building is where Joy Division’s old label, Factory Records, had its offices. Hook says of the...

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Rumors of System of a Down reunion fly after bassist’s post

Will System of a Down be added to the growing list of reuniting bands this year? Bassist Shavo Odadjian has caused some controversy on the subject this week from his Twitter account. On January 11th, he posted “Are u guys ready for System???” leading readers to believe that the band will be returning from its hiatus which started after the...

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Walter Payton Suffers Stroke

Walter Payton, bassist for the famous New Orleans based Preservation Hall Jazz Band, suffered a stroke on January 8, just before a gig in Washington D.C. The jazz band was set to perform with the Blind Boys of Alabama that night, when one of the band’s road crew members found Payton in his room. He has since been recovering in...

Bass Gear, NAMM 2010

Gear Watch: Warwick’s Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass

Adam Clayton has teamed up with the Marcus Spangler and the makers at Warwick to create a bold new bass: the Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass. With a unique body design and high quality features, this bass is sure to turn heads. The body, which is a Warwick Stryker reversed, is made of Khaya Mahogany with a 5A quilted maple...

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Hole to tour again after 11 years

Courtney Love has reformed her 90’s alt rock band, Hole, and will perform its first shows in almost 11 years. The new line up included bassist Shawn Dailey, guitarist Micko Larkin, and drummer Stu Fischer. Courtney is the only original member of the band. The band was originally formed by Love with bassist Eric Erlandson, who was in the group...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion Pedal

Source Audio will be introducing the Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass distortion pedals at the upcoming NAMM show. The pedals feature multiband processing which is a technique that breaks a signal into multiple band and distorts them individually, allowing for more clarity and articulation. The pedal also features 23 presets and an additional clean boost/EQ mode. Each of the presets is...

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Slayer bassist/frontman to undergo surgery; tour dates cancelled

After dealing with back pain since an overseas tour last October, Slayer bassist and frontman Tom Araya will have to undergo surgery. Consequently, the band’s American and Canadian Carnage tour, which was to start on January 18th, have been cancelled. Also cancelled is the UK/European tour in March and April. The dates are already being rescheduled, and tickets already purchased...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Two Notes Audio VM-202 Cab Simulator

French manufacturer Two Notes Audio Engineering will be presenting their new product, the VM-202 Guitar/Bass Cab Simulator at the upcoming NAMM show. The product, which is a follow-up to their VB-101 DI, takes your signal from your pre amp and runs it through an exclusive tube stage simulator, as well as their TORPEDO algorithm to simulate cabinet and microphone simulations...

Concerts & Tours

The Who Tribute to be held at Carnegie Hall

Ever wanted to see some of your favorite players give their own take on the legendary bass lines of the Who’s John Entwistle? Here’s your chance: promoter Michael Dorf will be presenting “The Music of the Who” at Carnegie Hall on March 2, 2010. The event, which benefits six organizations for music education, will feature such artists as Warren Haynes...