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  • Motörhead Releases “Attack in Switzerland”

    Motörhead Releases “Attack in Switzerland”

    Rock bass legend Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead have just put out a new DVD, entitled Attack in Switzerland: Live in Concert. The release showcases a performance by the “world’s loudest band” made for Swiss TV at the Open Air Gampel Festival in Wallis, Switzerland in August 2002. Lemmy formed the Motörhead in 1975 after being... »

  • Randy Jackson: Mastering the Groove (1992)

    Randy Jackson: Mastering the Groove (1992)

    Long before his gig on American Idol, Randy Jackson mastered the groove. Today’s video is taken from Jackson’s Mastering the Groove instructional DVD. That’s hot, dawg. »

  • Jason Newsted Joins Charity Supergroup WhoCares

    Jason Newsted Joins Charity Supergroup WhoCares

    Former Metallica member Jason Newsted has contributed his bass talents to the supergroup charity project, WhoCares. The band also includes guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Jon Lord and drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. The group has come together for a single track, “Out of My Mind,” to raise... »

  • Top 10: The Best Bass Gear (September 2010)

    Top 10: The Best Bass Gear (September 2010)

    This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass gear stories for September, 2010, based on No Treble readers. 1. Music Man Roasted Maple Necks Music Man introduced roasted maple necks as an option for their instruments. No Treble readers voted with their visits and said they love this the... »

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  • Squarepusher Releases Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator

    Squarepusher Releases Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator

    Electronica bassist Squarepusher, aka Tom Jenkinson, has released his latest project, Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator. The album, which is a follow-up to last year’s Solo Electric Bass, is the bassist’s 14th to date. According to Squarepusher, Shobaleader One is his new band, which is a first for the bassist who thus far has only used drum... »

  • Gear Watch: Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter

    Gear Watch: Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter

    Source Audio has released their newest bass pedal, the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter. The pedal features 21 different filter sounds ranging from “Two Pole Filters, Four Pole Filters, Single Peak Filters, Triple Peak Filters, Peak and Notch Filters, and Phasers.” The filters can then be modulated via positive or negative sweeps, frequency range of the... »

  • Ask Damian Erskine: Breathing

    Q: I’ve been playing for over 30 years and I’ve heard the subject of breathing as relates to playing. I’ve come to know that disciplined relaxation while playing can work wonders for stamina and affects the accuracy and musicality of one’s technique. I’ve become aware that breathing is very closely involved too, e.g. holding ones... »

  • Dixie Dregs with Dave LaRue: Assembly Line

    Dixie Dregs with Dave LaRue: Assembly Line

    Check out the bass on this one! The Dixie Dregs, featuring bassist Dave LaRue, who joined the band in 1988. The tune is “Assembly Line”. »

  • Vail Johnson Celebrates New Website with Free Music Download

    Vail Johnson Celebrates New Website with Free Music Download

    Vail Johnson has just launched a new website, and to celebrate he is giving away a free song download from his latest CD, Come Together. The album consists of Johnson’s versions of classic Beatles songs, including Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby, and of course, Come Together. To get your free download, visit the music page on... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Edward Baida

    Reader Spotlight: Edward Baida

    Meet Edward Baida, a bassist from New York and our player in the spotlight for October 19, 2010. Bio: I’m a 21-year-old bass guitar player about to be a senior in college at Boston University. Playing music is how I’d like to make a living for myself, and making a living for myself is a... »