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  • Sean Martinez: “Shards of Scorched Flesh” Rings of Saturn Bass Play-Along

    Sean Martinez: “Shards of Scorched Flesh” Rings of Saturn Bass Play-Along

    Extreme death metal bassist Sean Martinez does a play-through of the song “Shards of Scorched Flesh” by his band Rings of Saturn. Hold on to your hats. Things are going to get heavy. »

  • Les Claypool Announces Tour Dates with Duo De Twang

    Les Claypool Announces Tour Dates with Duo De Twang

    Les Claypool’s acoustic outfit, Duo De Twang, will be hitting the road in March and April. Starting in California, the tour will head East in mid-April with dates in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and New York City. Claypool and guitarist Marc “Mirv” Haggard make up the duo, playing acoustic versions of the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Adam Neely

    Reader Spotlight: Adam Neely

    Meet Adam Neely, a bass player living in Brooklyn, NY and keeping busy with a music-filled calendar. Kevin featured Adam during our Featured Reader Video week, with a video of his band, Inside//Outside. We enjoyed learning more about this exciting bassist with his spotlight submission. Adam is our player in the spotlight for the week... »

  • Petros Klampanis: “Countdown” Solo Looping Double Bass

    Petros Klampanis: “Countdown” Solo Looping Double Bass

    Here’s an awesome rendition of the classic John Coltrane tune “Countdown,” performed by Petros Klampanis. The bassist gets creative with harmonics, insane rhythms, and a shaker attached to his ankle. »

  • Rush Extends Clockwork Angels Tour

    Rush Extends Clockwork Angels Tour

    Rush has just added 15 cities to its current North America tour, in support of Clockwork Angels, from June through August. The is the second time the trio has announced additional dates. The second leg of the North American tour will kick off in Austin, Texas on April 23rd, following the group’s induction into the... »

  • On the Music Path: A Look at the Music Lessons App for iPad

    On the Music Path: A Look at the Music Lessons App for iPad

    On The Path released a beautiful app that I’ve enjoyed for the past year or so, called On the Music Path. On the Music Path is an iPad app designed to offer in-depth lessons for a multitude of instruments by masters of their craft (like Roscoe Beck, Leland Sklar, Russell Ferrante, Eric Johnson, Lee Ritenour... »

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  • Lőrincz Viktor: Vikofunk

    Lőrincz Viktor: Vikofunk

    It has been almost two years since we featured bassist Lőrincz Viktor and his Boomerang Competition Bass Solo video (which knocked everyone out). Lőrincz is back with a new video and tune called “Vikofunk”, recorded on his Modulus FB5. Lőrincz is having fun and showing off his incredible technique once again. »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

    Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

    Radial Engineering has introduced the StageBug SB-2 Passive DI, which they say suits well to electric bass, acoustic guitar, and keyboards. The new, compact direct box was designed in response to the trend of reducing gear size for traveling purposes and measures at 2˝ wide and 3.5˝ deep. The SB-2 revolves around a custom made... »

  • Eden Electronics Introduces E-Series Combo Amps

    Eden Electronics Introduces E-Series Combo Amps

    Eden Electronics introduced their new E-Series of combo bass amps at NAMM this year. Ranging from 20 watts to 180 watts, the six new models are aimed at beginners and up with features to aid practice and performance. Each of the amps is built with Eden’s proprietary enhance EQ control, a custom Eden designed speaker... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 10

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 10

    We had a fun week with lots of new bass goodness… from our Featured Reader Video week to our continued coverage of new gear from the NAMM Show, plus our how to’s and lessons. Here is the top 10 most viewed stories, lessons and videos on No Treble for the week of February 10-16, 2013.... »