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  • Vulfpeck: Wait for the Moment

    Vulfpeck: Wait for the Moment

    Yes, I’m a huge Vulfpeck fan. It starts with bassist Joe Dart, who always seems to find the right bass line and then do something quite unexpected, but it just fits. But truth is, the whole band is just stellar. And fun. From their new release, My First Car, here’s the opening track “Wait for... »

  • Vulfpeck Releases “My First Car”

    Vulfpeck Releases “My First Car”

    Regular No Treble readers will instantly recognize the name “Vulfpeck”, thanks in large part to bassist Joe Dart, who first wowed us with the first video we shared of the group. The studio musicians-turned-band has just released their third album, My First Car. As we mentioned in our exclusive track preview last week, the album’s... »

  • Motörhead Cuts Wacken Open Air Festival Show Short Due to Lemmy’s Health

    Motörhead Cuts Wacken Open Air Festival Show Short Due to Lemmy’s Health

    Motörhead was forced to cut the band’s set short at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany after frontman and bassist Lemmy Kilmister fell ill. The band got through six songs of their planned 75-minute show before Kilmister left the stage. Fans reported that the rock legend was looking pale on stage. “I’ve been... »

  • PercussionTutor: A Look at the Rhythm Reference App

    PercussionTutor: A Look at the Rhythm Reference App

    PercussionTutor is an app I am really excited about. While it is actually designed for percussionists, the app and free ebook combine to offer a huge reference for any musician wishing to better understand rhythms and learning how the different percussion parts fit together to produce the groove. In other words, this will help you... »

  • Eric Czar: Caffeine

    Eric Czar: Caffeine

    When we interviewed Eric Czar last year, he told us that as a 7-string bassist, he’s “survived [his] share of ‘string bashing’”. But Czar is a versatile bassist and composer, adept at pretty much any bass we can imagine. Here he is performing his own tune, “Caffeine” on a 4-string modified Matsomoku Jazz bass copy. »

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  • FM Cables Introduces Speakon Series Speaker Cables

    FM Cables Introduces Speakon Series Speaker Cables

    FM Cables has introduced the Speakon Series of cables for connecting between amps and speaker cabinets. Featuring heavy duty Neutrik connectors, the cables are built with transparent loudspeaker cable with flexible twin wire made in Germany and protected by a fire retardant sheath. The cables come in three types. The ‘Tour’ Standard has 6mm Squared... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of July 28

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of July 28

    Last week was a good one in the land of the low end, including Geddy Lee’s 60th birthday (and the celebratory video that went with it). Here are the top 10 most popular stories, features and videos – decided by you – for the week of July 28 – August 3, 2013. Thanks for reading,... »

  • Black Country Communion: Beggarman, Live Over Europe

    Black Country Communion: Beggarman, Live Over Europe

    Though they only lasted a few years, Black Country Communion was a band that really got it right. The supergroup, fronted in part by bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, had all the right riffs and attitude to bring that classic and elusive perfect rock vibe to the stage. Here’s the group playing “Beggarman” from the DVD Live... »

  • Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special

    Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special

    Squier’s Vintage Modified series has gotten a little bigger with the introduction of the Jaguar Bass V Special. The new model takes all the features of the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass and adds a low B string. Similar to its predecessor, the bass features a Jaguar-style body fitted with a Fender-Designed P/J pickup configuration. Controls... »

  • Funk Machine, The Novel

    Funk Machine, The Novel

    Yesterday was a sad day in the world of bass and music in general. On August 2, 1983, James Jamerson – the man responsible for so much of the Motown sound for many years – passed away at the age of 47. As bassists gather today in Detroit to honor the late bassist, another bassist... »