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  • Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

    Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

    It wouldn’t be NAMM without a performance by this epic duo. This year, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey took the stage and did their take on George Gershwin’s “Summertime” »

  • Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship Bass

    Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship Bass

    Meshell Ndegeocello has a new signature bass from Reverend Guitars, aptly named the Meshell Ndegecello Fellowship Bass. Based on the Reverend Thundergun, the bass features set neck construction with a raised center ridge and reverse headstock. The Fellowship bass is fitted with the company’s new P-Blade pickup, which they say extends low end and clarity.... »

  • BFI, featuring Miles Mosley: The Mighty HRP

    BFI, featuring Miles Mosley: The Mighty HRP

    Miles Mosley is the epitome of cool. Add drummer Tony Austin and it’s an unstoppable duo. Here’s a video of the master musicians doing their thing on the song “The Mighty HRP.” »

  • Yuval Raz: All Bass Arrangement of Opeth’s “To bid you farewell”

    Yuval Raz: All Bass Arrangement of Opeth’s “To bid you farewell”

    I love Opeth, so when our friend Yuval Raz sent in this video of his bass cover of “To Bid You Farewell,” I knew it was going to be good. Raz covers the whole tune, which appeared on 1996’s Morningrise, including the bass line, melody, and harmony. Overall, the version has four channels of bass... »

  • ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar

    ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar

    DragonForce’s Fred Leclercq has a new bass from ESP’s LTD Signature Series. As opposed to his previous ESP signature, the ESP LTD Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 features bolt-on construction with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a mahogany body finished in Snow White Satin with graphics. The bass has a 34″ scale and 24... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses 6-String Singlecut

    Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses 6-String Singlecut

    We first met luthier Pierre Erizias at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. I was so floored by his basses and his story that it led us to create our Custom Shop series of interviews with bass builders. Recently, he sent me a photo of one of his latest single cut basses, and I... »

  • Chuks Okpu: Chuk for Chick

    Chuks Okpu: Chuk for Chick

    There are plenty of musicians who call themselves multi-instrumentalists, but Chuks Okpu is the real deal. Steve Bailey, who has been working with Okpu at Berklee, sent us this video for the song “Chuk for Chick,” which is inspired by Chick Corea. Okpu lays down the drums, keys, double bass, and electric bass with an... »

  • NAMM 2014: All the Bass News

    NAMM 2014: All the Bass News

    The No Treble Crew is in Anaheim to cover the 2014 Winter NAMM Show. Be sure to check back often for all the latest bass news and more from the show. »

  • Thumbscrew Releases Self-Titled Debut, Featuring Michael Formanek

    Thumbscrew Releases Self-Titled Debut, Featuring Michael Formanek

    Thumbscrew, a new modern jazz trio, composed of veterans from the scene, including double bassist Michael Formanek, has released its . Formanek, who has worked with everyone from Elvis Costello to Stan Getz, has joined forces with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujwara to create Thumbscrew and its first album, which was recorded live... »

  • EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets

    EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets

    EMG Pickups has unveiled the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets for Black Sabbath 4-stringer Geezer Butler. Designed with Butler, the pickups are made to reproduce the bassist’s tone during his earlier years in the band. The vintage style sets offer old school vibe with a few modern touches. The P set is all... »