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  • Anthrax Releases 11th Studio Album

    Anthrax Releases 11th Studio Album

    Anthrax, one of the “Big Four” of thrash metal with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer, has released its 11th studio album, For All Kings. Featuring longtime bassist Frank Bello, the album is also the band’s first studio release with guitarist Jonathan Donais, who joined the band in 2013. “For anybody who’s ever liked Anthrax, and maybe... »

  • Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

    Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

    Sadowsky has unveiled the Satin Series, a lineup that brings their chambered, NYC-made basses to nearly half the cost of a built-to-order custom instrument. The instruments include their 21 fret Vintage Style J Bass and 24 fret Modern Bass models built in batch with limited options. “We’re committed to serving the working musician, so we... »

  • Keeping Your Left Hand Relaxed: 11 Tips for Bass Players

    Keeping Your Left Hand Relaxed: 11 Tips for Bass Players

    Q: I met you several years ago at NAMM when I worked for Alfred Music and I filmed you when you played at our booth. Anyway, I have since switched careers from Video Editor to Massage Therapist and I still play bass – jazz on electric and classical on upright. Because of my involvement in... »

  • Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough

    Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough

    Sean Malone caught everyone’s attention on Cynic’s debut album Focus in 1993. The prog-metal album’s distinct sound came in part to the bassist’s furious fretless work. Malone’s time with Cynic didn’t last much longer after the album’s release, though he rejoined the band when they started back up in 2008. In 2014, he put out... »

  • Tye Zamora Battling Cancer

    Tye Zamora Battling Cancer

    Tough news to report today: Former Alien Ant Farm bassist Tye Zamora is battling Stage 1 Seminoma Cancer. Zamora, who left the band in 2014, was diagnosed last month. The news came via a GoFundMe campaign. “Last week Tye went into the hospital for what we were hoping was just a standard mass removal,” his... »

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  • Reader Spotlight: Graham Drew

    Reader Spotlight: Graham Drew

    Meet Graham Drew, bassist with one very cool day job. Graham also has not one, but two answers to our “Superpower” question, which makes him even cooler to us. Here’s his story… Bio: I started playing bass at the age of 13, starting out in a school band. After spending several years into my early/mid... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2016

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2016

    February is always a big month for gear news, following the late-January Winter NAMM show. We’ve covered a lot, and we have more coming. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories on No Treble for the month. Thanks, and sorry for the GAS. 1. Orange Amplification O Bass Guitar Orange Amplification took to... »

  • Tanya O’Callaghan with Ryan Sheridan: Everybody Here Wants You

    Tanya O’Callaghan with Ryan Sheridan: Everybody Here Wants You

    About a month ago, we featured bassist Tanya O’Callaghan here for the first time, thanks to an introduction by Steve Lawson. Here’s another video from “Tanya’s Gold Blend”, and the first episode from her series. This video features Ryan Sheridan, Artur Graczyk, Joe Leech from BiPolar Empire, Nicky Brennan from Ryan Sheridan’s band playing Jeff... »

  • Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” Gets Deluxe Release with Documentary

    Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” Gets Deluxe Release with Documentary

    Michael Jackson’s hit 1979 album Off the Wall has been reissued in a deluxe edition that features not only the album, but also the Spike Lee-directed documentary “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall.” Off the Wall was a juggernaut, selling 30 million copies worldwide and producing four Top 10 singles, including the... »