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  • Schecter Unveils The Apocalypse Bass Series

    Schecter Unveils The Apocalypse Bass Series

    Schecter will be rolling out a new line of basses at the Winter NAMM Show called the Apocalypse Bass Series. Designed with “high-end specs and aggressive style,” the company says that the C-4 and C-5 Apocalypse basses pack a punch thanks to their pickups. “[They are] powered by Schecter US Custom Shop Apocalypse Bass Humbucker... »

  • Dedo Bros: Blame It On the Boogie

    Dedo Bros: Blame It On the Boogie

    Andrea De Donato sent us this video he created with his brother Stefano De Donato. The duo worked up this creative arrangement of The Jackson 5’s “Blame It On the Boogie,” including utilizing their Markbass gear in more ways than one. »

  • Dawn of the Dregs: An Interview With Andy West

    Dawn of the Dregs: An Interview With Andy West

    Last year one of the biggest surprises for music lovers was the announcement that the original members of the Dixie Dregs would be reuniting for a tour. That lineup includes guitarist Steve Morse, violinist Allen Sloan, drummer Rod Morgenstein, keyboardist Steve Davidowski, and – of course – bassist Andy West. West co-founded the band with... »

  • Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender will be unveiling the American Original series at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show, including four new basses. The line focuses on recreating instruments from the company’s past while updating them with enhancements. “For more than six decades, Fender’s core models of guitars and basses have developed their own distinct personalities and legions of devoted... »

  • Joanna Dudkowska Featuring KOVA: Wirus

    Joanna Dudkowska Featuring KOVA: Wirus

    No Treble reader and bassist Joanna Dudkowska shared this video with us, and it is killer. “Here’s my band Joanna Dudkowska feat. KOVA – a Bass & Cello music & visual experience,” Joanna shared. “‘Wirus’ is my song and there are a lot of solos of each musician. This song we play at the end... »

  • Joe Satriani Releases “What Happens Next” with Glenn Hughes

    Joe Satriani Releases “What Happens Next” with Glenn Hughes

    Guitar legend Joe Satriani has just released his sixteenth studio album, What Happens Next, and he lined up a killer trio for it. The record is filled out by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and former Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes. Though he’s known for his progressive style, Satriani took a more straight-forward... »

  • Is Rhythmic Tapping Okay in a Band Setting?

    Is Rhythmic Tapping Okay in a Band Setting?

    Q: When I play the bass (let’s say on a 4/4 beat), I often tap the strings on the exact beat that the snare drum makes (on the 2 and 4), and I can’t seem to stop doing that. I was wondering: Let’s say I’m playing in a band, having fun, and I start tapping…... »

  • Mohini Dey with Gary Willis: Groove a Day

    Mohini Dey with Gary Willis: Groove a Day

    We’re huge fans of Mohini Dey and always on the lookout for her videos. Here’s another one that blew us away. “Finally!!!! It’s out! Had [the] honor to work/record for the great Gary Willis and his new app ‘Groove A Day‘,” Mohini shared. “Gary is one of my biggest influences in my musical upbringing and... »

  • Corrosion of Conformity Releases “No Cross No Crown”

    Corrosion of Conformity Releases “No Cross No Crown”

    Corrosion of Conformity has returned with No Cross No Crown, their first album to feature guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan since 2005’s In the Arms of God. Keenan reunited with the band in 2016 to return them from a trio to a quartet. “It’s been great, definitely good to have the whole crew in effect and go... »

  • Fano Guitars Announces the JM4-FB Bass

    Fano Guitars Announces the JM4-FB Bass

    Fano Guitars has introduced the JM4-FB bass, and instrument they say is inspired by the classics and redefined by creativity. The model, which will be debuting at the Winter NAMM Show, is based on one of their guitars. “Using the ever-popular JM6 as a springboard, we designed the JM4 Bass to look and feel as... »