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Hal Leonard publishes Musical iPad®
Jan 21, 2014 - 2:27 PM - by TalkBass
Montclair, NJ (January 21, 2014) – This book is a much needed and long awaited guide through the most popular and productive apps for the iPad 2, iPad (3rd or 4th generation), or iPad Air and iPad mini running iOS 6. It’s also a comprehensive approach to learning and making music on apple’s popular tablet devices. Musical iPad will help readers learn the most appropriate ways to configure their iPad for music creation, connect it to other musical devices, and suggest powerful apps for all musical needs.

Musical iPad provides guidance for using the best iPad music apps and demonstrates how to apply them in musical life. The authors, experienced in the creation of music technology textbooks, training, and courses, maintain a companion website that includes useful video... [Read More]
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TC Electronic Announces Ditto X2 Looper
Jan 21, 2014 - 2:26 PM - by TalkBass
Risskov, Denmark, January 14th 2014 – TC Electronic announces Ditto X2 Looper, the logical heir to the looping throne after the smash hit Ditto Looper. Ditto X2 Looper houses all the features that made the original Ditto Looper such a runaway hit, while adding key additions such as a two-button UI and effects, based on feedback from the guitar community and TC Electronic’s continuous drive to innovate guitar products. Ditto Looper X2 is available in stores from March 1st and will be available at $179.99 suggested US retail/ 169 € EU SSP / £145 UK SSP.

New to Ditto X2 Looper is a stereo I/O and a 2-button User Interface that allows for a dedicated stop/clear footswitch and a button for effects. The FX button allows guitarists to trigger 2 types of loop effects: reverse and... [Read More]
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Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase in SoCal January 24th & 25th
Jan 21, 2014 - 2:25 PM - by paul
Organizers of the Lodo Bass Bash and BassUp! have teamed up to bring two evenings of solo bass performances during the same dates as the NAMM show. Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase will be held on Friday, January 24th at El Torito, 2020 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA and Saturday, January 25th at Viento y Agua, 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA. Both shows start at 7PM and are free admission/all ages. Along with performances, each evening will have giveaways of pickups, t-shirts, and more!

Performers include, Aaron Gibson, Andres Cervantes, Brady Muckelroy, Christopher Cardone, Darren Michaels, Derrick OnBass, E Michael Pruitt, Edo Castro, Jared Lees, John Ferrara, Kent Beatty, Matt Coen, Rod Taylor, Scott Fernandez, Steuart Liebig, Stew McKinsey, and Tony Puleo. Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase is... [Read More]
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Aguilar Announces the AG 4M and AG 5M Music Man-Style Bass Pickup
Jan 21, 2014 - 2:05 PM - by TalkBass
New York, NY — Aguilar is pleased to announce the AG 4M and AG 5M humbucking pickups.

The AG 4 and 5M pickups recreate the classic Stingray® tone while adding all of the characteristics that Aguilar pickups are known for – excellent string-to-string balance, consistency of tone and rich harmonic content. These pickups are wired in parallel to give players crisp treble, articulate midrange and thunderous lows. Paired with an onboard preamp, such as Aguilar’s OBP-1, 2 or 3, and bassists’ will have the ultimate in tonal flexibility.

Like all Aguilar pickups, the AG 4 and 5M pickups are wound in Aguilar’s NYC factory. They feature 42-gauge Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets and are a direct replacement for this style of humbucking pickup.

The AG 4M... [Read More]
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Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-BASS
Dec 13, 2013 - 9:57 AM - by TalkBass
Kala Brand Music Co. and bass legend Bakithi Kumalo have collaborated on a new signature model solid body U-BASS™ that is being manufactured by Kala in the U.S. Bakithi Kumalo is the revered longtime bassist for Paul Simon, who discovered Bakithi while seeking musicians in South Africa for his legendary Graceland album.

Bakithi, a U-BASS endorsee since 2009, has found the U-BASS to be an extension of his unique and distinctive playing style. The B.K. U-BASS is a 21” scale solid body electric 4-string fretless bass strung with Kala’s proprietary polyurethane strings. Other features include a select ash body with strong grain Espresso Brown finish, a black single-ply pickguard and Bakithi Kumalo’s signature on the headstock.

In addition there is a custom L.R.... [Read More]
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THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY The New Album by Bassist / Composer Ben Allison
Dec 13, 2013 - 9:56 AM - by TalkBass
“A surprising and stunning album.” Christian Science Monitor

“Allison’s best yet. Truly sublime.” Huffington Post

“Audacious sci-fi jazz.” Denver Post

We're excited to announce the full release of Ben's 11th album, The Stars Look Very Different Today (Sonic Camera Records). CDs are now available at benallison.com/music.

For the audiophiles among you, the 24-bit "Studio Masters" version of the album is also available exclusively on the site, along with 320k mp3s, FLACs, AACs and a unique "musicians" package which contains the full album plus sheet music (full scores and parts) for all the compositions.

The Stars Look Very Different Today features Ben's brilliant working band of Brandon Seabrook (guitar and banjo),... [Read More]
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TC Electronic Announces "Great Danes" TonePrint Package
Dec 13, 2013 - 9:52 AM - by TalkBass
Risskvov, Denmark, December 3rd 2013 – TC Electronic is announcing the immediate availability of a free TonePrint package centered around Danish musicians called Great Danes. The Great Danes is available immediately and completely free of charge at www.tcelectronic.com/great-danes-toneprints or through the free TonePrint app for iOS and Android.

Comprising this package are Jacob Binzer, Mika Vandborg, Sune Rose Wagner, Søren Andersen, Stefan Schakinger, MarloweDK, Chris Minh Doky - people who have helped shape the Danish and International music scene for over 3 decades - have delivered a package that is equally inspiring and great sounding.

In addition to that, this is the... [Read More]
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London Bass Guitar Show Returns March 1-2 2014
Dec 13, 2013 - 9:50 AM - by TalkBass
Looking for your fix of bass goodness? Look no more. The London Bass Guitar Show, sponsored by Bass Guitar Magazine, returns on 1-2 March 2014 with a stellar cast of bass players and exhibitors, upping the ante on the previous years' events by bringing you amazing performances and gear exhibitions from all areas of the bass world. Held at London's prestigious Olympia venue in Kensington, the LBGS offers a huge exhibition area where visitors are encouraged to get their hands on the coolest and newest basses, amps, effects and accessories, plus two stages for live shows and Masterclasses.

Although we're still signing up artists, we can reveal that Frank Bello of Anthrax, Roger Glover of Deep Purple, funkmaster general Freekbass, Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree and Lorenzo... [Read More]
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