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  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2017

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2017

    We covered plenty of gear in February, following the Winter NAMM show in late January. No Treble readers dug it (like we do). Here are the top 10 favorite gear stories for the month of February, 2017. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Ibanez Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass Ibanez shocked many bassists again... »

  • Groove – Episode #27: Richard Bona

    Groove – Episode #27: Richard Bona

    He’s known as “The African Sting,” and people compare his style, approach and flair of the electric bass to Jaco Pastorius. If there’s one word that best describes Richard Bona it is: artist. The Cameroon native blends elements of African rhythms with jazz, rock, and pop. He has played with guitarist Mike Stern and Japanese... »

  • Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “White Worms” Bass Playthrough

    Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “White Worms” Bass Playthrough

    Get ready for an aural assault: Olivier Pinard has released a new playthrough video for “White Worms” by Cryptopsy, and it’s super heavy. Pinard rips through the blazing tempo with incredible veracity and right hand technique. This playthrough is not for the faint of heart. »

  • Peter Erskine Releases New Albums with Benjamin Shepherd and Damian Erskine

    Peter Erskine Releases New Albums with Benjamin Shepherd and Damian Erskine

    Drum legend Peter Erskine has worked with a slew of the world’s best bass players, and that’s once again documented on two new albums from his projects. First up, Erskine’s “Dr. Um” band has followed up their successful debut album with Second Opinion. Where the original album featured Janek Gwizdala, the former Weather Report drummer... »

  • Should I Cancel A Gig for a Better Opportunity?

    Should I Cancel A Gig for a Better Opportunity?

    Q: Have you ever been put into a situation where you have booked yourself for a gig in one place (even months in advance) but had a even greater opportunity come calling after? How have you handled bowing out of the prior engagement for a greater one? A: This is a tough but all-too-common quandary... »

  • Zander Zon: Castle on the Hill

    Zander Zon: Castle on the Hill

    Zander Zon and his fretless bass are back with another fantastic solo bass cover. In this clip, Zander performs his arrangement of Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill.” Enjoy. »

  • Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Spring Tour

    Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Spring Tour

    Bass legend Verdine White will be hitting the road with Earth, Wind & Fire this spring for a tour that will span March. Focusing on the East Coast, the tour kicks off March 9th in Saint Augustine, Florida and is scheduled to wrap up April 2nd at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in South... »