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Archive for July 2015

Orange Amplification Unveils OBC210 Mini Bass Cabinet
Amps

Orange Amplification Unveils OBC210 Mini Bass Cabinet

Orange Amplification has announced the OBC210 Mini Bass Amp, a 2×10 cab that the company calls their “smallest conventional, non-isobaric cabinet to date.” The new enclosure includes two ten-inch Eminence Legend speakers and has an power rating of 400 watts at 8 ohms. The OBC210 Mini is constructed with birch plywood and features Orange signature skid runners at its base...

Things You Can’t See: An Interview with Chris Wyse
Interviews

Things You Can’t See: An Interview with Chris Wyse

Bassist Chris Wyse is having a big year. After a decade-long stint with The Cult, he has left their ranks to lay down the low end for the Ace Frehley Band full-time. If that’s not enough, his trio Owl has just released their third album, entitled . The six-song collection features Wyse’s thick bass tone and solid lines alongside bandmates...

Zander Zon: Everything I Do
Bass Videos

Zander Zon: Everything I Do

Once again, Zander Zon has turned in another fantastic arrangement of a pop tune. Here he is – back to playing solo with just his Zon bass – performing Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do”.

The Band Gets a Career-Spanning Remastered Vinyl Box Set
New Albums

The Band Gets a Career-Spanning Remastered Vinyl Box Set

Remastered vinyl editions of all of The Band’s studio albums, as well as the double live album Rock of Ages, are available as The Band: The Capitol Albums 1968-1977. The set was remastered from original analogue recordings at Capitol Mastering and pressed by Quality Record Pressings on 180-gram vinyl. All the records feature reproductions of the original album art. The...

Electro-Harmonix Introduces 22500 Dual Stereo Looper
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Introduces 22500 Dual Stereo Looper

Electro-Harmonix is expanding their looper lineup with the 22500, a dual stereo looper that combines a compact footprint with an intuitive user interface. The pedal allows each uncompressed audio track to be played in parallel or series to allow for layering harmonies or creating different sections of a song. Each loop has its own footswitch that engages recording and togges...

Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers
Bass Videos

Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers

We have a new Katie Thiroux video to share, and this one is another gem. Recorded as part of Berklee’s video series, here’s Katie performing Burt Bacharach’s “Wives and Lovers” at Cafe 939.

More “Jaco” Documentary Screenings Scheduled; Joni Mitchell Footage Added
News

More “Jaco” Documentary Screenings Scheduled; Joni Mitchell Footage Added

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s labor of love film about the late, legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, Jaco — A Documentary Film, is getting two small-scale advance screenings this summer: Aug. 14 at the Frida Theater in Santa Ana, California and Aug. 16 at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, with a few other additional dates to be announced soon. According to some reports,...

Talent vs. Hard Work
Ask Damian Erskine

Talent vs. Hard Work

Q: I have a question on talent. Here is some background first: three years ago, I took up learning electric guitar (aged 45) without any prior learning of music, instruments, etc. – truly from scratch. I took classes in a music school and practiced daily a half and hour to 2 hours every day. I did as much in the...

Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)
Bass Videos

Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

In honor of Geddy Lee’s birthday today, here’s a great clip of Rush performing “Red Barchetta”, live in 1980. Happy birthday, Geddy!

Brad Cheeseman Group Releases Self-Titled Debut Album
New Albums

Brad Cheeseman Group Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

Toronto-based contemporary jazz ensemble, The Brad Cheeseman Group, has released its self-titled debut album to acclaim from no less than bassist (and No Treble columnist) Damian Erskine. Erskine says the band, featuring Cheeseman on electric bass, offers “Fantastic music, expertly played and 100 percent devoid of ego-driven writing and playing.” The band, active since 2012, started gaining notoriety in 2013...