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  • Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara

    Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara

    John Ferrara has released a stunning new duo album with percussionist Seth Moutal entitled Frail Things in Sharp Places. The bassist, who many know for his band Consider the Source, seems to get every last ounce of music out of his instrument over the 11-song collection. Although his extensive playing techniques are extremely impressive, it... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira

    Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira

    Meet Birch Pereira, a bassist (actually multi-instrumentalist) who stays busy with a life dedicated to music. Birch is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am an upright and electric bassist who had been a hardworking sideman in the Seattle jazz, funk and pop scene for a decade but... »

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  • In Memoriam: Wayne Secrest

    In Memoriam: Wayne Secrest

    Wayne Secrest, who founded the Southern rock back Confederate Railroad, has passed away. He was 68 years old. The news was shared on the band’s Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we announce that Wayne Secrest has passed away after a long illness,” they wrote “Wayne played bass with Confederate Railroad through the Johnny... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison

    Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison

    Meet Chris Davison, a bassist who got his start at the age of 10, thanks to his parents who bought him a Fender Precision for Christmas. Chris is a busy bassist (and cellist) working with a couple of bands and doing freelance work. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…... »

  • Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

    Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

    For some of us bassists, adding a fifth string is a stumbling block. That’s why it’s jaw-dropping to see and hear someone like Linus Klausenitzer, who tackles the insane music in Obscura with a six-string fretless. The German technical death metal band is not the kind of group that rests on their musical laurels, and... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop is reviving their former Airline 2P bass with a new model: the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass. The retro design retains many of the same features with a few differences. “Inspired by the discontinued Airline 2P Bass, the new Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass keeps the same ‘JB Hutto-style’ body shape, but now comes... »

  • Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton

    Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton

    New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition, but a big part of their culture is constant evolution. That may be why James Singleton is one of the busiest bassists in town. He’s been a mainstay of the scene for over four decades by playing a myriad of styles with tons of music legends: John... »

  • Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald

    Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald

    The Melvins have followed up last year’s double album, A Walk with Love & Death, with a double bass album. features both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus laying down the low end on original tunes plus some outstanding covers. The album title is a riff on the name of a record by the Butthole Surfers,... »

  • Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson

    Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson

    The original lineup of Dokken reunited in 2016 for a string of dates in Japan. Recordings from that tour are being released this month as Return To The East Live 2016. The members include Don Dokken, George Lynch, Mick Brown, and the great Jeff Pilson on bass. Pilson’s hard rock history is well documented. Besides... »

  • In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

    In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

    Bassist and vocalist Caleb Scofield has passed away after a car accident in New Hampshire. He was 39 years old. Scofield played bass and sang for the metal bands Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra. Scofield joined Cave in 20 years ago in 1998 – just three years after the band had formed –... »