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Tuesday May 7, 2019. 06:30 PM
Get ready for nearly 28 minutes of some great music. The Faces performed at The Marquee Club in London on December 7th, 1970, and this video is terrific. Ronnie Lane can be heard loud and clear on this recording, which starts with the bassist’s soulful tune, “Devotion.”
One of the giants of bass building has announced his retirement. Michael Pedulla of Pedulla Guitars, who has been building basses for over four decades, posted the news on his website.
MXR has teamed up with renowned amp and pedal designer Shin Suzuki to create the Raijin Drive. The new pedal reinvents two iconic Japanese stompboxes – an overdrive and a distortion – with more tonal range to keep up with modern pedals.
Monday May 6, 2019. 09:30 PM
Luthier Eric Doucet of Cosmic Woodworking posted some photos of his latest build in the No Treble Facebook group, and people took notice. The Jupiter bass has a lot going for it, but the choice of woods is a knockout.
Several months ago, I got a bit frustrated with the sound of my custom Slash L Apache “Katie May” (shown to the left). To me, the bridge pickup, while it sounded fine, didn’t seem to have the volume of the neck pickup, and it also sounded a bit thin and reedy. So I raised...
Sting is releasing “My Songs” later this month. The new album will include his biggest hits from his career, “each reshaped and reimagined for 2019.” To help kick things off, he and his band appeared on the Today Show to perform “Shape Of My Heart.”
Or Bareket has returned to the forefront with his second album as a leader, entitled “33.” The double bassist says the release is a continuation on the same artistic path as 2017’s “ob1.”
Thin Lizzy is known for having incredible bassists. Formed by the legendary Phil Lynott, the band filled out the low end after his passing with players like Marco Mendoza, Guy Pratt, Randy Gregg, and Tom Hamilton. Now they’ve announced the latest to take up the banner will ...
Sunday May 5, 2019. 09:30 PM
We’ve covered hundreds and hundreds of new basses over our first ten years, and this is always a category that gets a lot of attention. We’ve compiled the top 10 reader favorite bass stories we’ve published since the beginning.
House of Waters just shared this incredible live clip of them performing “The Wall” live in the Czech Republic. The highlight for me was the mind-blowing solo by bassist Moto Fukushima.
Michael Tobias Design and Dana B. Goods have announced that the MTD Kingston line’s management and distribution will move back to MTD’s control. The basses are the production line of the Tobias basses.
Saturday May 4, 2019. 09:30 PM
Rush’s Geddy Lee has announced a Canadian book tour in support of his “Big Beautiful Book of Bass.” It also coincides with a special exhibit at Studio Bell at The National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, which will run through January.
Last year, Theo Katzman and his band took the stage at BIRD Rotterdam. The always popular Joe Dart was part of the group, and after the crowd chanting his name, he went into one funky intro for the band’s take on The Eagles’ “One Of These Nights.”
In celebration of our 10 year anniversary this month, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular features in our history. Today, we're kicking off the celebration with the top 10 reader favorite bass transcriptions we’ve shared over our first 10 years.
Toto is heading back out on the road in support of their latest greatest hits album, “40 Trips Around The Sun.” They’ve just announced a 20-date U.S. leg that will conclude the nearly two-year tour. The band will once again be anchored by Shem von Schroeck.
Friday May 3, 2019. 09:30 PM
Fender has unveiled a new limited edition Lightweight Ash American Professional line of instruments. The series includes a Strat, a Telecaster, and, most importantly, a Jazz Bass. Each model is built with a lightweight ash body while retaining most features from their...
Fender has more or less stuck to their two original bass models: the Precision and the Jazz. Following up on an in-depth look at the history of the Precision, Chicago Music Exchange’s Marc Stranger-Najjar digs into the evolution of the Jazz bass starting with its inception ...
Rock and metal supergroup The Damned Things is back with a new lineup and a new album. “High Crimes” features Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley, Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley, and Alkaline Trio...
Time for the big monthly GAS alert… here comes our top 10 bass gear list of the month – AKA the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month of April 2019.
Thursday May 2, 2019. 09:30 PM
Episode #53 of Groove – The No Treble podcast is here. This month, we chat with prog-rock legend Randy George. Enjoy the conversation...
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