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  • Twinscapes: Master Class at Planet Live

    Twinscapes: Master Class at Planet Live

    Bassists Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati teamed up last year to release Twinscapes, an album that ranges from ambient drones to heavy grooving. Besides stellar musicianship, the record is tied together with clever uses of effects and techniques to create rich sonic atmospheres. The duo have now released footage of a master class in which... »

  • Om, Featuring Al Cisneros, Releases very Limited Edition “Live”

    Om, Featuring Al Cisneros, Releases very Limited Edition “Live”

    If you love live records, vinyl albums, and heavy drone/psychedelic band Om, you need to take a look at Live. The band includes Al Cisneros (also known for his work in Sleep) on vocals and bass. The four-track record is intended to capture the sound of the group’s 2013 European tour. Around 1,000 copies of... »

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  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2015

    January is always a good month for new bass gear stories, thanks to the NAMM show. Here are the 10 most popular bass gear stories in January, based on No Treble readers. Thanks for reading, and sorry for all the GAS. 1. Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses Marcus Miller has... »

  • Bass of the Week: Negrini Guitars Fëanor JSM6

    Bass of the Week: Negrini Guitars Fëanor JSM6

    This week we check out the Fëanor JMS6, a 6-string headless bass created by Italian luthier Giulio Negrini. The modern design also includes a multi-scale string configuration and fanned frets. Negrini built the bass with an alder body topped with flamed maple in a beautiful translucent colored finish. Its neck continues the flamed maple theme... »

  • Simply Three: “Wake Me Up” String Trio Cover

    Simply Three: “Wake Me Up” String Trio Cover

    Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” seems to be a popular song to cover. But this specific cover of the tune might win the prize. Simply Three is a trio made up of bassist Nicholas Villalobos, violinist Glen McDaniel and cellist Zack Clark. And they’re all monsters. Their version of “Wake Me Up” starts out simply for... »

  • Napalm Death Releases 15th Studio Album

    Napalm Death Releases 15th Studio Album

    Longtime grindcore purveyors Napalm Death are back — this time with the band’s 15th studio album, Apex Predator — Easy Meat. The record includes “How the Years Condemn,” written by bassist Shane Embury, who has been with the band since 1987. “Musically I wanted this track to encompass lots of different rhythms and nuances in... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Popular Bass Gear Stories from NAMM, Avoiding Practice Room Pitfalls, Thinking in Modes Plus the Best Bass Videos

    Weekly Top 10: Popular Bass Gear Stories from NAMM, Avoiding Practice Room Pitfalls, Thinking in Modes Plus the Best Bass Videos

    This week was mostly about NAMM, but that doesn’t mean this week’s top 10 is all about gear. No Treble readers enjoyed columns by Dr. D and Damian Erskine – big time – as well as a couple of great bass videos. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Marcus Miller Teams with... »

  • Dream Studios Unveils the Majestic Bass

    Dream Studios Unveils the Majestic Bass

    Dream Studios announced their Majestic Bass at NAMM – one they describe as simple, but with quality. The bass is built with a one-piece alder body that is heavily contoured for comfort and playability. The instrument’s hard maple neck can be topped with either a rosewood or Torray Carbon Fiber fretboard. Each option holds 22... »

  • Kike Mora: Dhyāna

    Kike Mora: Dhyāna

    Light some incense and get ready for a trip. Kike Mora sent us this video for his solo bass song “Dhyāna,” in which he uses a drone and effects to create a four-minute meditative experience. »

  • Girl in a Band: Former Sonic Youth Bassist Kim Gordon Hits the Road with Memoir

    Girl in a Band: Former Sonic Youth Bassist Kim Gordon Hits the Road with Memoir

    Kim Gordon, best known as Sonic Youth’s bassist, is heading out on a tour of a different kind in February — a book tour. The noise rock queen now recording in Body/Head has penned a memoir, called Girl in a Band, which she’ll discuss in an 11-stop book tour featuring Q&A sessions with literary, music,... »