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Thundercat | Under the Influence

Thundercats Breaks Down his favourite basslines Thundercats stars in the latest episode of Pitchfork’s ‘Under the Influences.’ His fourth studio album, entitled It Is What It Is, is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download....

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School’s Out!

David Ellefson Launches “School’s Out” Initiative The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, a non-profit organisation started in 2018 by the Megadeth bassist, has announced their SCHOOL’S OUT initiative, providing free music lessons and one-on-one mentoring sessions for students stuck at home due to Covid 19 restrictions. The SKYPE sessions will be held by legendary rock and metal artists including David Ellefson, Frank Bello of Anthrax, Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch, and Ra Diaz of Suicidal Tendencies. “Everybody’s giving of their time,” said Ellefson. “These lessons are at no cost. This is all of us just pitching in...

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Seamoon FX

Neil Jason resurrects Seamoon Funk Machine Having used the original Seamoon Funk Machine throughout his career as an A-list session bassist, Neil Jason has teamed up with designer Ben Fulton to create a new version of the pedal. The new Funk Machine is an all-analog envelope filter with additional blend and volume controls alongside the frequency and depth controls of the original. Other features include a trim pot on the inside that allows you to set the sensitivity. “The original Funk Machine was a vital component of my tone for years,” says Neil. “But I needed something more compact and durable for the studio...

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Aguilar 25th Anniversary

Aguilar Introduces DB 925 & 25th Anniversary Pedal Range In celebration of their 25th year, Aguilar Amplification have announced a limited-edition range of their  bass effect pedals. Each one features a silver and back screen design with a serialised 25th Anniversary dome decal on the battery door and specially designed commemorative packaging. The New York amp experts have also introduced their first micro pedal with the DB 925 Bass Preamp. Inspired by their existing DB 924 preamp, this new unit features an all-FET preamp with bass and treble boost...

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The Bass Butler

New Preamp Pedal from Orange Conceived in a small bar on Santa Monica BLVD called the Surly Goat with Morgan Nicholls (who played bass in The Who at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony and also plays the keyboards in Muse), the idea behind the Bass Butler was to have Morgan’s bi-amp touring rig in a portable preamp pedal. The always-on Bass Channel features compression, bass, treble and volume controls. There’s also an optical compressor circuit, cut/boost tone controls and a dedicated, bass cabinet-simulated balanced D.I. The second channel has five smaller control knobs for volume, treble, middle, bass, and gain. In addition...

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