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Vancouver BC - The fast approaching holiday season has bassist Dirk Shumaker and nine piece band 'Big Bad Voodoo Daddy' hitting the road. Their annual 'Wild & Swingin' Holiday Tour' occupies much of December, delivering the band's signature holiday sounds.
It was almost 20 years ago when the band's notoriety catapulted following the success of the movie Swingers, introducing swing music to a new generation. A Superbowl half-time show, numerous late night talk show performances, movie premiers and an appearance on 'Dancing With The Stars' has kept Shumaker and the band in the foreground and eliciting new fans.
Beyond the television and movie appearances you can find BBVD performing with a number of sympohony orchestras each year. The symphony performances are among Shumaker's favorites: "The physical sound that a live orchestra produces is something everyone should experience at some point in time. Listening to a recording of a symphony is enjoyable, but hearing it live is really...
(MELVILLE, NY—December 1, 2014)—Korg introduces the PitchHawk G-2 and the PitchHawk U-2, updated versions of the PitchHawk clip-on guitar and bass, and ukulele tuners that were introduced last year.
Now featuring color display, the new G-2 (for Guitar and Bass) and U-2 (for ukulele) are compact, sleek and have an ultra-tight grip for better holding power. Easy to use with great visibility and quality, they are equally suited to the beginning musician or the professional, said Brian Piccolo, tuner brand manager at KORG USA.
While adding the color display, the PitchHawk G-2 and U-2 retain the same great features of the original PitchHawk: high durability that stands up to wear and aging, a warning function to prevent over winding the first string (particularly by the beginner), auto-power off to conserve power and memory back-up.
NEW YORK, NY — Aguilar Amplification is proud to announce a new SL 112 in “Bass Cabernet”, a limited addition color for 2015. Only 250 units of the SL 112 will be built using this striking color and finish. Each “Bass Cabernet’ will feature a custom “Limited Edition” label on the crossover.
Known the world over, the SL 112 features neodymium drivers and custom crossovers. These cabinets are an inspiring blend of modern technology with a classic vibe.
The SL 112 in “Bass Cabernet” will be released in January 2015 and carries a US street price of $749.00.
Celebrate the Life, Legacy and Art of Ramones Founder Dee Dee Ramone at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery December 10, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Fender® to Preview Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass® Guitar + Accompanying Exclusive Scrapbook
(November 24, 2014 New York, NY) - The Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition will be held in Dee Dees home turf of NYC for the first time ever at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery (222 West 23rd Street), from December 10th, 2014 January 1st, 2015. The launch of this exhibit will offer a preview of the soon-to-be-released Fender® Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass® guitar, a tool used by the enigmatic Ramone to leave his indelible fingerprint on rock history for generations to come.
This historic exhibition sanctioned by the rock legends own estate, will celebrate all of the facets of Dee Dees long-lasting artistic legacy: a founding member of the Ramones, one of the most...
Mount Shasta, California - December 1, 2014 –The Megatar torch has passed to Patrick Nicholas Anders, long time Production Manager for the “Mobius Megatar” Company. When the previous owner was ready to retire, Anders, with almost 250 instruments to his name and a notebook stuffed with ideas for changes and upgrades that would make these great instruments even better, was the obvious choice for successor.
“Since the beginning I have been dreaming about ways to take the Megatar to another level. Now with years of observation, experimentation, and player feedback available it is inspiring to realize the vision of a more musical and elegant Megatar.” Says Anders.
The Megatar 12-string extended-range bass is hand made in Northern California with prices for the solid neck-through instruments starting at $2250 with a ¼ sawn sapele body, hot-wound alnico V humbuckers, dual tone/volume controls, master volume and stereo output. To satisfy even the most discerning players, a long...
Austrian bassist Bernhard Lackner has launched his new bass play along platform "Just Add Bass". The site covers ten styles of music at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, and offers ten free preview grooves, including hard rock, reggae, house jam, funk, and bossa. Plus you can request a song/groove style in what will be a continually expanding site. Sign up and get three songs for free.