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UK’s Seatwave to Acquire Ticket App Timbre

UK's Seatwave to acquire TimbreThe UK’s Seatwave, a platform for secondary ticket purchases – is buying Timbre, a Boston-based startup and mobile app that enables users to search for live music and then buy tickets to attend shows.

Techcrunch reported the news today, which came in the form of an official company announcement.

Seatwave said the acquisition will take the company further into the primary ticket market and music discovery and the U.S. market.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Cort Guitars teams with Jeff Berlin on 2014 model Bass

cort berlinCort Guitars and Jeff Berlin have collaborated to release the Jeff Berlin Signature bass guitar for 2014.  The new model will debut at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., and will ship to dealers in February.

An official European launch will begin in March starting with the London Bass Guitar Show followed by various clinics around Europe and culminating at the Musikmesse Frankfurt.

Called the RITHIMIC, the bass features an alder body with a spalted maple and padouk top.  Outfitting the body are a pair of Bartolini Jeff Berlin custom soapbar pickups, a Babicz FCH4 bridge, one volume control, one balance control, one tone control, passive electronics and gold hardware.

The hard rock maple neck is complemented with a rosewood fingerboard and four inline headstock featuring Hipshot Ultralight tuners.  The action on the bass is low and it is set up with DR Strings Custom DDT (Drop Down Tuning) for easy playing.

NAMM takes place Jan. 23-26.

Read more at www.cortguitars.com