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Jeff Berlin

We uncover the story behind Jeff’s upcoming record, Jack Songs: An All-Star Tribute to Jack Bruce Known for some of the most virtuosic bass chops on the planet, Jeff Berlin is a bassist with plenty to say about life at the low end. His career covers some 40 years of music making involving top sideman jobs with the likes of Bill Bruford and Scott Henderson, burning trio sessions with Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan, and a string of solo albums. Jeff’s also founded his own music school, the Players School of Music in Clearwater, Florida. His latest project is a...

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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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D.Lakin Basses

Dan Lakin launches a new line of basses Probably best known as the founder of Lakland Basses, Dan Lakin is back in the bass business with his new company, D. Lakin Basses. The new outfit includes Lakland alumni designer Kirk Hunter and master luthier Dan Strack. The company’s  current offering includes a P-Style and J-Style model in 34- and 30-inch scale lengths, and the 1930 the short-scale bass, which centres around a Curtis Novak Bisonic pickup. “The Bisonic pickup design was introduced in the early ’60s by Hagstrom and more famously used by Guild on the Starfire Bass in the mid to late ’60s,”...

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Fodera Crescent

New Masterbuilt Bass by Fodera Guitars Designed in collaboration with loyal customer Wayne Pryor, the Crescent Masterbuilt was inspired by Fodera’s Anthony Jackson Presentation ‘Hybrid’ bass. The ergonomic body outline was engineered to allow for unencumbered access to the entire range of the instrument. Other features include custom brass inlays on the 7th, 12th and 19th frets, a headless neck, a set of passive Fodera Duncan dual-coil pickups and a hand-drawn interpretation of John Coltrane’s Tone Circle on the back of the chambered...

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British Lion | The Burning

Steve Harris Announces New Album & U.S Tour Recorded, engineered and mixed at Barnyard Studios by Tony Newton and produced by Steve Harris, The Burning is the latest album from British Lion, the side project of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris. The band have also announced a U.S. tour. “It’s great for us to finally come to America to play some shows around the release of the new album,” said Steve. The Burning features 11 new songs and will be released worldwide on January 17th...

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