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  • Justin Chancellor: New Tool Album 90 Percent Done

    Justin Chancellor: New Tool Album 90 Percent Done

    It’s been 11 years of waiting for a new album, but Tool’s Justin Chancellor says that the band is most of the way done with their next release. “We’re about 90 percent there,” he told the MetalSucks podcast. “We’ve just been really picky over what we want to put on this new album and really... »

  • Boss Introduces the GT-1B Bass Effects Processor

    Boss Introduces the GT-1B Bass Effects Processor

    Boss has expanded their line of multi-effects units with the GT-1B Bass Effects Processor. Utilizing the company’s Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP), the GT-1B features 90 unique effects, 13 preamp types, and a dedicated looper. The unit has a streamlined interface with Easy Select and Easy Edit functions for quickly adjusting the parameters of your effects. It’s... »

  • Or Lubianiker and Eyal Amir: Mirror Mirror

    Or Lubianiker and Eyal Amir: Mirror Mirror

    Eyal Amir shared this video on Facebook. After watching it, I reached out to Or Lubianiker to ask him if we could feature it here (and on our Youtube channel). Or sent the video my way. “My favorite power metal band, Blind Guardian are playing tonight in Tel Aviv, so Or Lubianiker and I got... »

  • John McCarthy Releases Learn Bass, Master Edition

    John McCarthy Releases Learn Bass, Master Edition

    John McCarthy has released a new 152-page instructional book for bassists called Learn Bass, Master Edition. Starting at the beginning with how to hold the instrument, the book covers everything from theory and scales to rhythm and how to play with a drummer. McCarthy also covers plucking techniques, slap and pop, and pick technique. Once... »

  • Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

    Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

    When you take a look at a list of his current gigs, it’s a wonder that Derek Frank gets any sleep at all. The L.A. bassist and musical director has been busy laying down the low end for Shania Twain, Air Supply, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, and The Dirty Diamond, to name a few.... »

  • Zander Zon: Resistance

    Zander Zon: Resistance

    Zander Zon took Muse’s “Resistance” and arranged it for two basses (one fretted and one fretless). As always, Zander’s arrangement and performance skills are on full display. »

  • What Scales Do I Use Over a Minor ii-V Progression?

    What Scales Do I Use Over a Minor ii-V Progression?

    Q: I have a question about minor ii-V’s. In a major ii-V7-I progression, each chord is diatonic to the I chord. The ii chord is Dorian, the V chord is Mixolydian and it resolves to a Major tonic. In a minor ii-V, the 1 would be natural minor, which makes the ii chord Locrian (7th... »

  • Diego Tarantino: Jitterbug Waltz

    Diego Tarantino: Jitterbug Waltz

    We also love the videos Diego Tarantino shares with us. This time around, Diego takes on Fats Waller’s “Jitterbug Waltz” on double bass and bass guitar. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

    Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

    Meet Ariana Falcò, a bassist from Argentina who spends her days teaching, recording and playing bass. Ariana is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: I started to play bass when I was 17 and in a random way, when some friends forgot an electric bass, after a show, in... »

  • On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 3

    On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 3

    Part 3 – Fort Worth / Denton / Austin / Houston / New Orleans Fort Worth / Denton, TX – Shipping & Receiving / Gatsby’s Mansion We were zero for three after our last solid anchor date on this tour. As feared, the Midwest was predictably financially draining for us. While we made some solid... »