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IK Multimedia Ampeg Collection 2

New amp and cabinet models added to AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube and AmpliTube CS apps for iPhone and iPad now offer the Ampeg Collection 2 – a selection of popular Ampeg amp and cabinet models featuring IK’s Dynamic Interaction Modelling technology. The new amps and cabs in the collection include reissues of an early 1970s ‘Blue-Line’ SVT head and SVT-810 AV cab, a V-4B 100W all-tube bass head and 212 AV cab, and a Heritage B-15N amp and 115 cab. All are officially licensed models designed to offer the true sound and feel of an Ampeg bass rig. These amps are also now...

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Vulfpeck | It Gets Funkier IV

Vulfpeck return with the fourth instalment of It Gets Funkier Taken from their upcoming album, Hill Climber, the latest video from US funk outfit Vulfpeck once again showcases Joe Dart’s powerful bass work and his talent as a soloist....

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Ashdown | Tone Pocket

Ashdown Engineering Launch New Headphone Amp It’s been over 20 years since the arrival of Ashdown Engineering, and in that time the UK-based company has become a well-established player on the bass amp scene. The current Ashdown catalogue is extensive to say the least. So what makes this new headphone amp so special? Measuring just 26(h) x 108(w) x 95(d)mm, the Tone Pocket fits perfectly in your back pocket, in your gig-bag or sat on your desktop. It’s constructed from a lightweight black anodised alloy, which offers sleek looks and a solid build. Practical features include a 3-band EQ, line input (to...

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George Porter Jr. & Runnin Pardners Funk Up the UK

Rare UK Tour by George Porter Jr and His New Orleans Band As a forefather of funk with New Orleans combo The Meters, George Porter Jr helped create a bass style made famous on tracks like Cissy Strut and Just Kissed My Baby. His trademark grooves with drummer Zigaboo Modeleste have since been sampled or covered by the likes of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and A Tribe Called Quest. Aside from with his work in the Meters, George has also notched up session work with the likes of Paul McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Dr John, Tori Amos and Taj Mahal. This September he’s...

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Tower of Power | NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Tower of Power Celebrates 50 Years of Funk With NPR Tiny Desk Concert With Marc van Wageningen on bass, Tower of Power tested the limits of the NPR Tiny Desk concert space with three tunes: On the Soul Side of Town, So Very Hard to Go and What Is Hip?...

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