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  • U2 Releases Tour Concert Film with Bonus Material

    U2 Releases Tour Concert Film with Bonus Material

    U2 concluded its Innocence and Experience tour with an epic performance in Paris, captured in the 2.5-hour concert film, iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris, available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray set includes the film, with guest performances by Eagles of Death Metal and Patti Smith, as well behind-the-scenes footage, additional music videos and... »

  • Rock Stock Pedals Introduces the Dark Horse Fuzz

    Rock Stock Pedals Introduces the Dark Horse Fuzz

    Rock Stock Pedals have introduced the Dark Horse, a new silicon fuzz pedal for bass and guitar. With wide fuzz and gain ranges, the company says it has a wide palette from “cool lo-fi tones to all out saturated, high-gain fuzz.” The Pedal has three controls – Volume, Treble, and Sustain – for dialing in... »

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  • Could I Work as a Transcriptionist?

    Could I Work as a Transcriptionist?

    Q: I have a question and was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. Lately I’ve been thinking about a career change. Quick background: I graduated from Missouri State University two and a half years ago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. I’m not happy at my current job, and a part... »

  • Nutopia: Antares

    Nutopia: Antares

    Since Nenad Vasilic began sending his Balkan bass videos, I’ve taken more interest in the music from that region. That’s why I was excited to get an email from bassist Audun Ramo with the title “Balkan Slap”. “I’ve been working on slap techniques for the double bass related to world music – and more specific... »

  • In Memoriam: Brian Rading

    In Memoriam: Brian Rading

    Brian Rading, who laid down the low end for Canada’s Five Man Electrical Band, has passed away after fighting throat cancer. He was 69 years old. Rading co-founded the band in 1963 in Ottawa. Originally called The Staccatos, the group changed their name after a handful of albums on Capitol Records of Canada. Rading was... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Janette Kidd

    Reader Spotlight: Janette Kidd

    Meet Janette Kidd, a bassist from Scotland who has had an interesting career – in and out of music. One of my favorite parts of her story is how she turned a guitar into a bass (way before our how-to video), which set her on a path for life. Janette is this week’s No Treble... »

  • Cody Wright: Funk Funko Potamus

    Cody Wright: Funk Funko Potamus

    Cody Wright a real funkmeister, which is why it’s perfect that he’s helping to create the soundtrack to the new Toejam and Earl video game. Here’s a clip of the bassist getting down on the quacky “Funk Funko Potamus”. »

  • The Misfits Release Four-Song EP

    The Misfits Release Four-Song EP

    The Misfits’ new EP, Friday the 13th, is inspired by 1980s horror movies, as befits a horror-punk band. The band’s founding bassist and continued heartbeat, Jerry Only, tells Kerrang! magazine that he loved 80’s horror because of movies like John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” Even so, he pulls a bit of his 1960s childhood into the... »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitars Singlecut Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitars Singlecut Bass

    Our friend Christopher Kerton sent in pics of his bass for us to check out, and it almost knocked me out. The custom singlecut bass by AJR Guitars is a beauty to begin with, but digging into the details got me even more excited. “So, this bass was 100% customisable. Down to how I wanted... »

  • Talking Technique: Modes on a String

    Talking Technique: Modes on a String

    Typically when we play scales, we play across the strings, but there’s a lot of value in playing all the way up a single string. It helps us to think in positions and to mentally know how many steps you are skipping as you walk up the string. Today we’ll be working on our theory... »