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March 14, 2019
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Traditionally when we think of sound waves, we think of invisible vibrations moving weightless through the air - not carrying any mass.

That might be about to change. Physicists have just provided further evidence that particles of sound really can carry tiny amounts of mass. And that means they can produce their own gravitational fields - which could be a big deal for our understanding of space.

But let's back up for a second and go back to the basics. Kick a ball, and you put energy into it. Einstein would tell you you've also contributed a tiny bit of mass by making it accelerate.

If that ball is a tiny particle, and the kick is a wave of sound, you might imagine the same thing. Yet for decades, physicists have argued over whether the momentum within a surge of jiggling particles adds up to a net amount of mass.

Last year, physicist began to investigate how different waves decay and scatter in a super cold fluid of helium.

Not only did they show that sounds can actually generate a non-zero value for mass, but they might also weirdly 'float' along gravitational fields in an anti-gravity sense.

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Fender has unveiled its new Powercaster guitar, the first model in the company's recently-announced Alternate Reality series. The Powercaster features an Atomic humbucking pickup and a single-coil soapbar pickup, plus a Modern C-shaped roasted maple neck with a 9.5"-radius fingerboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets and a 24.75" scale length. The guitar also includes an Adjusto-matic bridge with stop tailpiece, and comes with a deluxe gig bag.     
IN THE BASSMENT

 The 2019 Short Scale StingRay Special is a passive bass that has a 30-inch scale for easier playability. The bass is built with an ash body, hard rock maple neck, and either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. The Ernie Ball Music Man humbucking pickup has been specially designed for the short scale bass with higher output neodymium magnets, providing a warm signature tone. Electronics package includes a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single coil, and series modes. All three pickup selections can be augmented by a passive bass boost found by engaging a push volume pot.   
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100 Bass Riffs is a brief history of groove performed on bass guitar and drums. Marc Najjar and Nate Bauman put together this incredible followup to Chicago Music Exchange's viral video sensation 100 Guitar Riffs, with a compilation of killer bass riffs performed in one continuous take. Enjoy!       
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Guitar Power Practicing

How many times have you sat down with your guitar intending to practice, only to wind up playing a long noodling session? Maybe you don't know what to practice or can't decide what aspect of your playing to work on. If this sounds familiar, read on. We're going to help you create some simple guidelines that you can follow during your practice session. We're also going to equip you with plenty of examples to help you get started on the road to Power Practicing!
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The Downtown Express is a one-stop shop for bass tone-shaping by putting everything a player would need for killer bass tone right at their feet. All the bass essentials are there - compressor, 3-band EQ and overdrive - each switchable on its own, or kill the signal for silent tuning. The Direct Output makes it easy to integrate this pedal into any performance situation-stage or studio. This pedal also includes a switch that lets players reorder the compressor and overdrive circuits to taste.
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As one of the world's top-call Dobro slide and non-pedal steel players, Cindy Cashdollar has worked with Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Leon Redbone and many others. Considering the range of musicians she's performed with, it's no surprise that she's equally at home playing country, blues, rock, folk and Texas swing. In addition to being an amazing sideman, she can shred like the best of them. 
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