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Archive for October 2014

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in October 2014
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in October 2014

Half of the top 10 No Treble reader favorite gear stories for the month featured new basses. That, plus a few pedals, amps and accessories make up the top bass gear stories for October, 2014. As always, this list comes with a warning: may cause G.A.S. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing… and enjoy! 1. Fender Adam Clayton Signature Jazz...

Bass Players to Know: Louis Johnson
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players to Know: Louis Johnson

A long, long time ago, when I decided to leave the confines of my basement and embark on weekly private lessons, I was lucky enough to find a teacher who opened my eyes and ears to the playing and players of bass. Yes, we focused on technique and theory. And yes, I was a known procrastinator — notorious for squeezing...

Davie504: Halloween Meets Bass
Bass Videos

Davie504: Halloween Meets Bass

We always love celebrating Halloween bass style. Davie504 can always be counted on for doing something cool. Put that together and you have this Halloween video of various tunes by the talented bassist. Davie asks, “Which songs am I playing? Leave a comment!” And Happy Halloween from all of us.

Paul McCartney’s “New” Gets a New Collector’s Edition
New Albums

Paul McCartney’s “New” Gets a New Collector’s Edition

If you enjoyed Paul McCartney’s album, New last year, then you may be up for the collector’s edition of the record from the legendary singer/ songwriter/ bassist. The includes not only the original album, but also a disc featuring unreleased tracks as well as live versions of several songs, including “Queenie Eye” and “Save Us.” Don Letts’ documentary about the...

Fodera Adds New Models to Standard Series
Basses

Fodera Adds New Models to Standard Series

Fodera is ramping up their Standard series with two new additions, two new combinations of existing models, and the return of two artist standard models. As part of the Standard series, all of the basses are built in small batches with a single configuration with no options to keep wait time and prices down. First up is the Yin Yang...

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Lives Of Clay
Bass Videos

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Lives Of Clay

The music world is mourning the loss of the great Jack Bruce this week. Here’s yet another reminder of his talent and longevity in this 2009 performance with Robin Trower. The tune is “Lives of Clay”. RIP, Jack.

Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists
New Albums

Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists

It seems unlikely that Slipknot’s permanent replacement for late bassist Paul Gray made an appearance on the masked metal band’s latest album, . While band members have acknowledged that original Slipknot bassist Donnie Steele played on some of the record, guitarist Jim Root tells Blabbermouth that he and guitarist Mick Thomson did most of the bass work on the new...

Acme Sound Introduces Low B-212 Bass Cabinets
Amps

Acme Sound Introduces Low B-212 Bass Cabinets

Acme Sound has expanded their bass cabinet offering with the Low B-212 cabinet. Available in standard and composite versions, the cabs carry dual 12-inch custom woofer that are mounted back to back. Each model has a recommended power rating between 1200 and 2000 watts. The models also include a 1×1-inch shallow horn and a proprietary crossover. Acme says they deliver...

Promoting All of Your Gigs: A Guide for Bass Players
Ask Damian Erskine

Promoting All of Your Gigs: A Guide for Bass Players

Q: Damian, your Artist Data show announcement for tonight just popped up in my news feed. That made me think about self promotion for bassists (aka sidemen where people rarely come to see us play, but the artist we support). How do we promote ourselves when we are not the main attraction and what platforms (Artist Data, BandMix, Reverb Nation,...

Project RnL ft. Jack Conte: Expiration Date (Pomplamoose)
Bass Videos

Project RnL ft. Jack Conte: Expiration Date (Pomplamoose)

Project RnL is such a fun group, and their latest video is just more proof. Of course it helps that the group is anchored by the phenomenal Or Lubianiker. “Expiration Date (Pomplamoose)” continues their upbeat prog riffs and dynamic style. Lubianiker, who helped arrange the tune, lays down a magnificent groove. Check out the bassist’s back and forth with the...