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  • Ashdown Engineering Unveils AAA EVO Bass Amplification Series

    Ashdown Engineering Unveils AAA EVO Bass Amplification Series

    Ashdown’s AAA combo amps have evolved. Introduced at the Winter NAMM show, the AAA EVO collection includes four combo amps as well as a 1×15″ cabinet. Each of the combos comes with the company’s App Tek socket, allowing bassists to access amp simulators, effects, and other apps from their smartphones. Other common features include a... »

  • Brian Wroten: “We’ll Have A Good Thing Going On” Playalong and Transcription

    Brian Wroten: “We’ll Have A Good Thing Going On” Playalong and Transcription

    Earlier today, we reshared Jack Stratton’s visualization video showcasing the genius of James Jamerson on Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her”. No Treble reader Brian Wroten shared this video with us in response – with his playalong on David Ruffin’s “We’ll Have A Good Thing Going On”. The video includes the notation for... »

  • More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book

    More Than 60 Songs/Riffs Included in Bass Tab Method Book

    Looking for a little extra help in learning songs you’ve always loved? Hal Leonard Corp. has released its Bass Tab Method – Book Two. The second book helps you learn more notes up the fretboard, scales, and beginner slap bass technique. The book also comes with online audio featuring demos of the riffs/songs covered in... »

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  • Boss Introduces BC-1X Bass Comp Pedal

    Boss Introduces BC-1X Bass Comp Pedal

    Following up on last year’s bass driver, Boss introduced the BC-1X Bass Comp at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. The pedal is a multi-band compressor optimized for bass that the company says offers a wide range of compression without altering a bass’s fundamental tone. The BC-1X has the familiar compressor controls of Level, Release, Ratio,... »

  • Groove – Episode #14: Jeff Berlin

    Groove – Episode #14: Jeff Berlin

    Jeff Berlin had a moment that he describes as “the dark night of the soul” at the age of sixty. Now, he’s 63 and he’s reflecting. He’s reflecting on his career as one of the most influential electric bass players who has ever lived, and he’s being critical of just how critical he has been... »

  • Alberto Rigoni and Remco Hendrix: FutureFunk

    Alberto Rigoni and Remco Hendrix: FutureFunk

    Bassist Alberto Rigoni is gearing up a new album called Bassorama for an April release, and to hype it up he’s published this video of the track “FutureFunk” featuring Remco Hendrix. The duo blends their own styles and don some creepy masks to really get into it. Bassorama will be released April 15th. »

  • Primal Fear Releases “Rulebreaker”

    Primal Fear Releases “Rulebreaker”

    German metal band Primal Fear has released its 11th studio album, Rulebreaker. The album was produced by the band’s bassist, Mat Sinner, who says on Blabbermouth that the album’s opening track, “Angels of Mercy,” “represents the entire album in a great way.” Here’s what he’s talking about: Rulebreaker is available on and as a digital... »

  • Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Ex-Van Halen and current The Circle bassist Michael Anthony has a brand new signature bass from Schecter Guitars. Available in production and custom shop versions, the bass is a take on their Model T with updates to suit Anthony’s playing style. The Diamond Series Michael Anthony Bass is built in South Korea with an Alder... »

  • Finding the Right Tone Setting For Slap Bass

    Finding the Right Tone Setting For Slap Bass

    Q: I have seen a lot of Slap Pop tutorials, but none of them cover which pick up on the bass to use or tonal settings on the bass or amp. I am still working on proper striking technique, but I am wondering if part of getting the proper sound might be that I am... »

  • Fernando Lamadrid: Haiku

    Fernando Lamadrid: Haiku

    Fernando Lamadrid never fails to impress. In this video, he performs his original composition, “Haiku”, along with Marcos Munné on guitar, Nano Peña on drums and Poti Trujillo on Cajón. What a great tune. »