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  • Vox Introduces Apache Series Bass Guitars

    Vox Introduces Apache Series Bass Guitars

    Vox has expanded their bass lineup with the Apache series of basses, which pick up where their predecessors from the ’60s left off. The new travel instruments are separated by body shape, as the Apache 1 Bass features Vox’s classic Teardrop shape while the Apache 2 Bass features their Phantom body style. Both models have... »

  • Creating Bass Lines: Getting Your Mind Right

    Creating Bass Lines: Getting Your Mind Right

    Q: I’m struggling with the thought process behind coming up with bass lines. What advice would you give for ways to approach and think about constructing lines? A: This is another question that is ripe for comments, as everyone probably has something unique to them going through their minds when developing a bass line. To... »

  • Under the Bridge: Double “V” Projection’s Bass & Drum Cover

    Under the Bridge: Double “V” Projection’s Bass & Drum Cover

    A couple of month’s ago, we introduced Double “V” Projection, the collaboration between bassist Viaceslav Svedov and drummer Valentin Tarasov. The duo record remotely, with Viaceslav in Cologne, Germany and Valentin from Moscow. Here again are the guys, this time with their bass and drum cover of the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Under the Bridge”.... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Lucy Kiefert

    Reader Spotlight: Lucy Kiefert

    It is always a thrill to share the story of one of the next generation’s great up-and-coming bassists. Meet Lucy Kiefert, who at the young age of 12 is already on the path to something special. Plus, her grandmother plays bass too. Now that’s our kind of family. Lucy is our player in the spotlight... »

  • Vox Introduces Two New Multi-Effects Bass Pedals

    Vox Introduces Two New Multi-Effects Bass Pedals

    Vox has announced the StompLab series of multi-effects pedals, including the StompLab IB and IIB pedals for bass. The respective stompboxes offer 60 and 61 types of modeling including amp, cabinet, and effects with 100 preset programs. All the effects were created from Vox’s VT+ series of modeling amps as well as the Tonelab series... »

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  • H.M.S Adriatic: Gold & Glitter

    H.M.S Adriatic: Gold & Glitter

    No Treble reader Travis Moore is the bassist for H.M.S Adriatic, a band from Reading, UK. This three-piece band, which also includes guitarist/vocalist Chris Hall and drummer Danny Southwell, describes themselves as a group “incorporating the ideals of fusion and drawing from a plethora of influences spanning Jazz to Grunge.” Travis sent us the group’s... »

  • In Memoriam: John Stockfish

    In Memoriam: John Stockfish

    John Stockfish, the original bassist for Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot, has passed away of natural causes in his hometown of Windsor, Ontario. He was 69. Stockfish trained at the Royal Conservatory of Music, but honed his chops by touring North America and Europe with Tommy Danton and the Echoes. It was in 1965 that... »

  • Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

    Alfred Publishes “The New Basics – Rock Bass”

    Alfred Music Publishing has introduced The New Basics – Rock Bass, a new method book, designed for beginner bassists. The premise, according to the publisher, is that playing bass isn’t about studying, it is about playing, and it should be fun. This line from the company’s release is worth mentioning too, just because it is... »

  • Rhythm Calculator: A Look at the Rhythm Helper App for iOS

    Rhythm Calculator: A Look at the Rhythm Helper App for iOS

    I just discovered JET Powered Apps’s Rhythm Calculator app, a gem of an app I guarantee will live on my phone for quite some time, and I suspect that’ll be true for you other iOS device-carrying folks as well. Rhythm Calculator is exactly what the name suggests: an interface that allows you to enter rhythms... »

  • Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

    Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

    Besides being and incredible bassist, Victor Wooten is an equally talented educator. Check out this TED-Ed video of Wooten offering words of wisdom while he plays his rendition of “Amazing Grace.” »