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  • Zander Zon: Heartbeat Lyrics

    Zander Zon: Heartbeat Lyrics

    Zander Zon has shared one of the first videos showcasing music from his new CD, Saturn Return. In our track-by-track feature with Zander, he shared the story behind this tune: The title of this piece is derived from the beat that’s present throughout a lot of the piece, and from the fact that you of... »

  • Rocco Prestia Facing Health Issues, Needs Kidney Transplant

    Rocco Prestia Facing Health Issues, Needs Kidney Transplant

    Rocco Prestia is facing serious health issues again, according to reports shared on Tower of Power’s website and Facebook page. The bassist, who is famed for his unique 16th note finger-style funk playing, is in need of a kidney transplant. “As you know, our beloved Rocco Prestia has been a part of Tower of Power... »

  • Fret-King Announces STVDIO Country Squire Semitone Bass

    Fret-King Announces STVDIO Country Squire Semitone Bass

    Fret-King will be adding to their high-end, one-off STVDIO series of instruments this fall with the introduction of the Country Squire Semitone Bass. The singlecut, bolt-on bass features a pair of designer Trev Wilkinson’s new JM pickups wired to a 3-way toggle switch. In keeping with a vintage vibe, Wilkinson used traditional woods for its... »

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  • Weekly Top Ten: The Top Bass Stories, Videos and How-To’s for the Week of April 14

    Weekly Top Ten: The Top Bass Stories, Videos and How-To’s for the Week of April 14

    The bass world lost two of its members last week, with the passing of Chi Cheng and Cordell “Boogie” Mosson. No Treble readers paid their tribute to both, making their In Memoriam features two of the top read stories. On a happier note, we reported new gear, shared our latest lessons and how to’s, plus... »

  • Johan Hansén-Larson: KNOWER’s “Gotta Be Another Way” Bass Playalong

    Johan Hansén-Larson: KNOWER’s “Gotta Be Another Way” Bass Playalong

    Johan Hansén-Larson sent us this new video of himself playing along with “Gotta Be Another Way” by the Los Angeles electronica duo KNOWER. The bassist adapts the synth line to make a cooking and catchy bass line to jam along with the track, adding beautiful chords during the breakdowns. »

  • Gear Review: Rybski Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass

    Gear Review: Rybski Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass

    Rybski’s Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass is a truly rare custom bass. Rare in the sense that most custom basses have some element of “stock” to them, where as this bass is a signature model with features to fit a particular player’s needs and the builders unique touches that comprise his own inspiration and... »

  • Jermaine Morgan: Journey

    Jermaine Morgan: Journey

    Jermaine Morgan shared this video featuring his single, “Journey”. He said “This is an old one, but I hope you’ll enjoy.” We did, and we’re betting you will too. Jermaine is in good company on this one – he recruited Ron James on sax, David “Fingers” Haynes on drums and Will Perry on keys. »

  • Jim Dunlop MXR M89 Bass Overdrive Pedal Now Shipping

    Jim Dunlop MXR M89 Bass Overdrive Pedal Now Shipping

    Jim Dunlop is now shipping the MXR M89 Bass Overdrive, the latest effects pedal in their Bass Innovations series. The pedal features standard overdrive controls with Volume, Tone, and Drive knobs, but adds a Clean control to blend in clean signal with a pre-tuned EQ. “Pre-tuning the Clean signal ensures that when you blend it... »

  • In Memoriam: P-Funk Bassist Cordell “Boogie” Mosson

    In Memoriam: P-Funk Bassist Cordell “Boogie” Mosson

    Parliament-Funkadelic member Cordell “Boogie” Mosson passed away on April 18th from an unspecified illness. He was 60 years old. Mosson grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, where he was friends with future P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider. The duo eventually joined a band called United Soul, which came to the attention of P-Funk founder George Clinton.... »

  • Pekka Pohjola Group: “Nipistys” Live

    Pekka Pohjola Group: “Nipistys” Live

    No Treble reader Aleksi Aaltonen shared this video with us, saying “Here’s a great video of the absolutely best ever Finnish bassist Pekka Pohjola. This guy isn’t yet on your page for some reason ;).” After just a handful of seconds of watching this video, we realized we needed to fix this oversight immediately. Here’s... »