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  • Making the Scene: Nashville – How to Live, Network, and Succeed in Music City

    Making the Scene: Nashville – How to Live, Network, and Succeed in Music City

    Location can be a very important factor in a bassist’s musical career. Larger cities bring more opportunities, but also more obstacles and competition. Author Liam Sullivan offers advice for living and working in Music City with his new book Making the Scene: Nashville – How to Live, Network, and Succeed in Music City. The 300-page... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ankadiov Subran

    Reader Spotlight: Ankadiov Subran

    Meet Ankadiov Subran, a bassist from Indonesia who made it easy to select him as reader spotlight with a single line in his profile: “My dad bought me a bass guitar, I threw my guitar away, and I’ve played the bass ever since.” You can’t beat that. Ankadiov is our player in the spotlight for... »

  • Voodoo Lab Now Shipping Pedal Power Mondo

    Voodoo Lab Now Shipping Pedal Power Mondo

    Voodoo Lab’s Pedal Power Mondo is a new power supply with twelve independent, filtered and regulated output sections offering varying current and voltages to accommodate a wide range of pedals. The Pedal Power Mondo features four isolated 9-volt high-current 400mA output sections, two of which have a 12-volt options, as well as two 250mA outputs... »

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  • Ray Brown Trio: Lady Be Good

    Ray Brown Trio: Lady Be Good

    No one can lay down a greasy, heavy swing quite like Ray Brown. Here’s a great video of him grooving hard with pianist Gene Harris and drummer Jeff Hamilton on the song “Lady Be Good” during a 1992 concert in France. The trio’s use of dynamics is astounding, going from the softest whispers to raucous... »

  • Nikki Sixx Writing New Material, Launches Sixx Sense Magazine

    Nikki Sixx Writing New Material, Launches Sixx Sense Magazine

    Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has been keeping busy, according to a teaser on his Facebook page. After premiering the new song “Sex” earlier this year, the band has been working on more new material. Though he said there were no plans for a new album earlier this summer, it seems we can be expecting... »

  • Giveaway: Win a BH250 Head and BC210 Cabinet

    Giveaway: Win a BH250 Head and BC210 Cabinet

    The contest is now closed. Winners have been announced on the contest page. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a TC Electronic BH250 Head and BC210 Cabinet. Five runners up prize winners will receive a coveted No Treble t-shirt, sticker pack and bumper stickers. BH250: Instant Inspiration With this compact, low-end wonder you get... »

  • Coach’s Eye: A Look at the How To Video Creator for iOS

    Coach’s Eye: A Look at the How To Video Creator for iOS

    At first glance, Coaches Eye might not seem like an app that has any use in a musical setting. While it’s actually designed for sports trainers and coaches, I’ve found its usefulness goes well beyond those groups. The app allows you to import a video (or shoot your own from within the app), record your... »

  • The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” Bass And Drums Cover

    The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” Bass And Drums Cover

    We love it when bassists work together, and this is video is a reason why. Swiss bassist Sebastiano Mereu collaborated with Jasmine from Hong Kong (AKA deppwaswho) and drummer Fabio from Switzerland (AKA PingaloBIll) to make this sweet version of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. Such a good groove. »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of November 18-24

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of November 18-24

    Here are the most read bass stories, lessons, videos and more, for the week of November 18-24, 2012. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Electro-Harmonix Announces Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Electro-Harmonix has unveiled their latest bass specific pedal with the Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi. Building on its predecessor, the Deluxe has the... »

  • Marcus Miller Injured in Tour Bus Crash

    Marcus Miller Injured in Tour Bus Crash

    Bass icon Marcus Miller was injured in a crash early Sunday morning in Switzerland after his tour bus tipped over on the A2 highway. The bus driver was killed, while Miller and 11 other passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Police say the cause of the accident is still unclear. Miller’s manager Bibi... »