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Tuesday October 17, 2017. 09:30 PM
De Gier Guitars is paying tribute to a classic bass design with their new model called the Lowlander. Luthier Sander De Gier studied several vintage T-Birds to create an updated version with tweaks to improve its shortcomings. “One of the most prominent features is, of course...
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Mike Stern and his band took the stage at Jazz à Vienne in 2011, along with guest Didier Lockwood on violin. Here they are performing “Tipatina’s,” which appeared on Stern’s 1999 album, Play. Bassist Tom Kennedy plays a fierce bass line throughout, with Dave Weckl on drums.
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Through every lineup, the members of King Crimson created some of the most riveting music ever made. Now the first-ever transcription book of their music is available with THRAK – The Complete Scores. The book offers full-band transcriptions from the classic double-trio era...
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Monday October 16, 2017. 11:00 PM
This week we’re checking out a very unique Fodera. This Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite is a 12-string fretless built specially for bassist Steuart Liebig. Featuring the “AJ Contrabass” body shape, the instrument is built with a mahogany body with a Flame Maple tone...
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No Treble reader Ruud sent us this video of a bassist who goes by Bunzing, who took Vulfpeck’s “Dean Town” and Weather Report’s “Teen Town,” and arranged it into a single tune. “I used the rhythm of Jaco’s part and wrote new notes for it to fit Dean Town’s chord progression....
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Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s long-awaited solo album, Bassically, is finally coming to fans this year. The Korn bassist has set a release date of November 17th for his seventeen-track solo debut. While Fieldy is known for the hard rock and nu-metal stylings of his band, this...
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Sunday October 15, 2017. 11:15 PM
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be back at it this winter with a newly announced set of tour dates to take them into 2018. Anchored by bass heavyweight Tim Lefebvre, the group will kick things off at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon on November 3rd, covering the West...
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ProRockGear has released a new set of instrument cases called the Armourguard Wood Series. The line is described as a lightweight hybrid with the weight of a gig bag and the durability of a hardshell case. It includes a rectangular bass case built with a form-fit wood shell...
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Frank Zappa’s 1977 performance at the Palladium Theater offered up some incredible concert footage. This remastered video of “Black Napkins” shows the band in top form. The line up included Patrick O’Hearn on bass, Terry Bozzio on drums, Adrian Belew on guitar, Ed Mann on...
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Saturday October 14, 2017. 08:00 PM
Eastwood Custom Shop is reintroducing another vintage bass with a remake of the Airline Pocket Bass. The short-scale bass, which GE Smith described as one of the best recording basses around, was a widely requested reissue for the company. “This time around we will fix a few ...
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Former Unexpect bassist ChaotH (aka Frederick Filiatrault) has a new band called Vvon Dogma I. He formed the group after his former group split up as a means to continue expressing his creativity. “Vvon Dogma I is an expression that I created that means to me the second...
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Friday October 13, 2017. 09:30 PM
Fodera has unveiled the latest in their Masterbuilt Series with the “Woodblock” Emperor II 5 Elite. Limited to four basses per year, the Masterbuilt series is described as the pinnacle of what their custom shop can produce. Woodblock was created as a collaborative design ...
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Zycopolis TV just shared a video of Marcus Miller and his band performing in Olympia in 2016. Here’s the band playing “Hylife” from the concert – a tune from Miller’s album, Afrodeezia.
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David Bowie’s collaborators are continuing to spread his legacy with the “Celebrating David Bowie” concert series. The tour will continue in 2018 with tour dates spanning January, February, and March. The band will be filled with all-star musicians that worked with Bowie,...
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GHS Strings has expanded their line of bass strings with the new Balanced Nickels set, which they describe as a combination of traditional string materials and modern string design. “Traditionally, bass strings are made by wrapping one cover wire around the core to create...
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Thursday October 12, 2017. 09:30 PM
The three founding members of XTC, bassist Colin Moulding, drummer Terry Chambers and guitarist/vocalist Andy Partridge, initially got together in 1972, calling the band ‘The Helium Kidz’. They took some of their early influence from The New York Dolls and attached...
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Leonid Vorobyev is back with another Chicago cover by his group, Leonid & Friends. The group was created as a tribute “to one of the greatest bands in the world.” This time around, they tackle “You Are On My Mind,” from the multi-platinum Chicago X album, released in 1976.
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Get ready, West Coast: Tal Wilkenfeld has announced a fall tour of California. “I’m excited to announce the California Fall Tour, where I’ll be performing new songs off my upcoming vocal album which I’m releasing early 2018,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see you there!”...
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Esh Bass Guitars has announced their basses will now be available in the United States and Canada. The European manufacturer has been relaunched this year with a North American sales channel. “The Esh bass guitar brand is known for its innovative Eshtronics onboard...
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Wednesday October 11, 2017. 09:30 PM
Q: I’ve been struggling with a question, and I’d love to hear your thoughts about it. I’ve been playing in a band for the past two years, mainly in bars and functions. Finally, we are getting some contracts to play in clubs, which is great! However, instead of the annoying so...
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