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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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Alex Bershadsky | Babous

New Track Featuring Dennis Chambers Based just a few miles outside of Tel Aviv, Alex Bershadsky has been making waves as an accomplished sideman, composer and lyrical soloist. His latest offering was recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Ian Freitor at PlayMasters Recording Studio in NJ and features the sizeable talents of Dennis Chambers on drums and Shlomi Cohen on Soprano...

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Acoustic Amplifiers Classic Series

New Combos Combine Vintage Vibe with Modern Features The new Classic Series from Acoustic Amplification debuts with three feature-packed combo amps: the B25C, B50C, and B100C. Each model features a custom-voiced ferrite speaker, a tilt-back cabinet design, a 1/8-inch headphone output and a 1/8-inch Aux In that allows you to connect external music devices. The 25-watt Acoustic B25C has a three-band EQ, Shape Switch and adjustable Overdrive circuit with Blend control. The B50C packs 50-watts of clean bass power and a 10-inch speaker. Other features include an adjustable Overdrive circuit with Blend control and a re-designed four-band EQ. Alongside 100-watts of...

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