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  • Randy Brecker Band with Janek Gwizdala: Above and Below

    Randy Brecker Band with Janek Gwizdala: Above and Below

    Over the weekend, Kevin and I attended Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp. There were a lot of highlights, and one of them was having dinner with bassist Janek Gwizdala. I was already a Janek fan before I met him. I found out that as great a bassist as he is, he’s an even greater human being.... »

  • Atoms For Peace Releases “Amok”, Announces Live Dates

    Atoms For Peace Releases “Amok”, Announces Live Dates

    The highly anticipated album by supergroup Atoms For Peace is out. Amok is the debut album for the group, which includes Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker (Beck and R.E.M.) and percussionist Mauro Refosco. The group release the single, “Default“, back in September.... »

  • Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses

    Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses

    Ibanez has added to their Premium line of basses once again with the BTB Premium. Building on the “boutique-style” of the BTB series, the Premium models take things a step further with upgraded materials and are built in Ibanez’s Premium factory. Available in 5- and 6-string models, the BTB Premium models feature 35˝ scale for... »

  • Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android

    Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android

    I recently stumbled upon Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, an app that blew my mind. If I had access to this app in college, I would’ve understood my upper level harmony courses so much better. This is an app that’s not only useful, it is also fun to play with. If you have a desire to... »

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  • Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins: The Eldridge

    Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins: The Eldridge

    Evan Marien recently shared this new video with me, the latest by the dynamic duo he formed with drummer Dana Hawkins. The tune is on their new Collection EP. I can’t get enough of these guys. »

  • Daring Audio Introduces Laser Cannon HD Bass Distortion Pedal

    Daring Audio Introduces Laser Cannon HD Bass Distortion Pedal

    Daring Audio has upgraded their Laser Cannon with an HD version of the bass distortion pedal, which builds on the model’s functionality. New features include a state variable filter that allows low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass before and after the distortion circuit, two filters for separate pre and post gain filtering, expansion of the gain control,... »

  • Tech 21 Unveils Private Stock Formula 21 All-Tube Bass Preamp

    Tech 21 Unveils Private Stock Formula 21 All-Tube Bass Preamp

    Tech 21 has unveiled the Private Stock Formula 21, an exclusive vacuum tube bass preamp. The limited edition preamp is hand-built at the company’s U.S. factory and is housed in a solid mahogany cabinet with a cherry finish. Custom designed by Tech 21 president Andrew Barta, the Formula 21 came as a vision of an... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 24

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 24

    No Treble readership just keeps going up up up, thanks in large part to the gear stories, how to’s, lessons and videos like those below. Here’s our top 10 for the week of February 24 – March 2, 2013. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass... »

  • Evan Brewer: 2013 Album Update

    Evan Brewer: 2013 Album Update

    Evan Brewer has a new solo album in the works, and he took a little time out to preview some of it with a new video. The new effort will stray from his first album, Alone, which he created entirely with only bass. “This album is coming out a lot different than the first one,”... »

  • The Aristocrats Announce New Album, Summer Tour

    The Aristocrats Announce New Album, Summer Tour

    Bryan Beller and The Aristocrats have announced an extensive U.S. Tour in anticipation of their second studio album, tentatively titled Culture Clash, which is due out July 16th. The trio will hit the road for six weeks from mid-July to late August in support of the effort. The trio, made up of bassist Beller, guitarist... »