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Friday June 30, 2017. 09:30 PM
Boss has expanded their line of multi-effects units with the GT-1B Bass Effects Processor. Utilizing the company’s Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP), the GT-1B features 90 unique effects, 13 preamp types, and a dedicated looper. The unit has a streamlined interface with...
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Eyal Amir shared this video on Facebook. After watching it, I reached out to Or Lubianiker to ask him if we could feature it here (and on our Youtube channel). Or sent the video my way. “My favorite power metal band, Blind Guardian are playing tonight in Tel Aviv, so Or...
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John McCarthy has released a new 152-page instructional book for bassists called Learn Bass, Master Edition. Starting at the beginning with how to hold the instrument, the book covers everything from theory and scales to rhythm and how to play with a drummer. McCarthy also...
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Thursday June 29, 2017. 08:00 PM
When you take a look at a list of his current gigs, it’s a wonder that Derek Frank gets any sleep at all. The L.A. bassist and musical director has been busy laying down the low end for Shania Twain, Air Supply, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, and The Dirty Diamond, to name...
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Zander Zon took Muse’s “Resistance” and arranged it for two basses (one fretted and one fretless). As always, Zander’s arrangement and performance skills are on full display.
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Wednesday June 28, 2017. 09:45 PM
Q: I have a question about minor ii-V’s. In a major ii-V7-I progression, each chord is diatonic to the I chord. The ii chord is Dorian, the V chord is Mixolydian and it resolves to a Major tonic. In a minor ii-V, the 1 would be natural minor, which makes the ii chord...
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We also love the videos Diego Tarantino shares with us. This time around, Diego takes on Fats Waller’s “Jitterbug Waltz” on double bass and bass guitar.
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Meet Ariana Falcò, a bassist from Argentina who spends her days teaching, recording and playing bass. Ariana is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: I started to play bass when I was 17 and in a random way, when some friends forgot an...
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Tuesday June 27, 2017. 09:30 PM
Part 3 – Fort Worth / Denton / Austin / Houston / New Orleans Fort Worth / Denton, TX – Shipping & Receiving / Gatsby’s Mansion We were zero for three after our last solid anchor date on this tour. As feared, the Midwest was predictably financially draining for us. While...
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We featured a jaw-dropping video by Nate Wood back in February, which was part of his “fOUR” project. Nate records the videos in this series with no overdubs or pre-recorded backing tracks – and in one take, while simultaneously handling all the instruments. Here’s the...
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After 15 studio and live albums, Gov’t Mule has returned with Revolution Come… Revolution Go. The band, anchored by Jorgen Carlsson, proves their staying power in the release, which blends several genres to create their unique sound. “The main thing for us is to always have...
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Monday June 26, 2017. 09:30 PM
BasstheWorld.com just released a new demo of the GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass, and it’s too cool not to share. Made in Slovakia, the bass’s design revolves around the steampunk aesthetic of blending old-time and modern looks. They achieve this with an alder body wrapped in...
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Who doesn’t love a good vintage bass? Our friend Jan Östlund sent us this video of studio bassist Sven Lindvall playing a riff over 17 of the most iconic vintage basses. It’s so cool to hear all the subtle (and not so subtle) differences in each of the instruments. Lindvall...
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Electro-Harmonix has expanded their dynamic range with the Tone Corset, an analog OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier) compressor pedal. The pedal has a four-knob layout with Volume, Sustain, Attack, and Blend controls. Blend mixes the compressed and dry signals for...
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Sunday June 25, 2017. 06:30 PM
Bass and vocal duo What A Day is back with a new video. This time the minimalistic, experimental French jazz-pop lounge duo of Jonathan Joly and Leah Gracie tackle the song “Donyiti Ahla” by Lebanese singer Nora Rahal. Joly lays down bass and harmony while Gracie sings and us...
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Saturday June 24, 2017. 08:00 PM
Oklahoma’s Old Blood Noise Endeavours has unveiled the Fault, a flexible overdrive/distortion pedal. It features dual gain stages, with a footswitch to kick in the second gain. The Fault also has a three-band active EQ for further tonal tweaking. Check out this clip of the Fa...
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Last December, we featured bassist Leonid Vorobyev and his band Leonid & Friends doing an excellent cover of Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” They’re back with another excellent Chicago cover, “I’m A Man.” Nailed it.
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To keep up with the new CITES regulations on rosewood, Sandberg Guitars has turned to a new fingerboard option: steamed oak. The innovation was first shown at NAMM this year as a prototype. “Oak is a very eco-friendly and sustainable wood with very desirable sonic qualities...
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Friday June 23, 2017. 09:00 PM
After the recent passing of Gregg Allman, it was only fitting to binge listen to some Allman Brothers records. Swept away by the lengthy jams, slide guitar solos, and beautifully in-sync double drummers, this band helped define Southern Rock and usher in a new era of blues....
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Today we’re proud to premiere a video for the song “Shades of Magenta” by bassist Petros Klampanis. This beautiful piece of music is a live recording from his latest album,, out now on Motema Music. “‘Shades of Magenta’ is about happiness,” the bassist writes. “We tend to...
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