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Slayer Releases “Repentless”
New Albums

Slayer Releases “Repentless”

Legendary thrash metal band Slayer has released its eleventh studio album, Repentless. According to bassist and vocalist Tom Araya some material for the album was written prior to the May 2013 death of band co-founder and co-guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Gary Holt (Exodus) started playing with Slayer back in 2011 and handled guitar parts on Repentless. With the loss of Hanneman,...

Radial Engineering Now Shipping JDV Mk5 Direct Box
Accessories & Strings

Radial Engineering Now Shipping JDV Mk5 Direct Box

Radial Engineering is now shipping the JDV Mk5. Designed for use with bass and acoustic instruments, the JDV Mk5 is a 100% discrete class-A active direct box that retains the original zero-negative feedback topology from the series while adding features. It has two inputs, each with a volume control signal presence and overload LEDs, as well as a fully variable...

Singing While Playing? A Discussion for Bass Players
Ask Damian Erskine

Singing While Playing? A Discussion for Bass Players

Q: I’ve been reading your columns with great interest for the last year or so, but here’s a question I haven’t seen addressed yet: How do different bass players approach the problem of playing and singing at the same time? I’ve been playing for going on forty years now – both professionally and as a weekend warrior – and this...

Will Lee Discusses the End of His Gig on Letterman
Bass Videos

Will Lee Discusses the End of His Gig on Letterman

After the final show of the Late Show with David Letterman, One On1 shared this interview with Will Lee. During the segment, they of course focused heavily on his years in the World’s Most Dangerous Band/CBS Orchestra, but they also got into his early years. Some of the funnier parts included his admission that he never practices (with the more...

Legendary Shack Shakers Release New Album, Tour
New Albums

Legendary Shack Shakers Release New Album, Tour

Punk/rockabilly/blues band The Legendary Shack Shakers has returned with The Southern Surreal, the band’s first album since 2010’s AgriDustrial. Co-produced by the group’s double bassist and co-founder Mark Robertson, the record with a Southern gothic theme features contributions from actor Billy Bob Thornton (who pens a song) and Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison. Check out “Mud” from The Southern Surreal:...

Reader Spotlight: Gerald Mystille
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Gerald Mystille

Meet Gerald Mystille, a bassist who got his start early in music on classical guitar. One day, his dad came home with a Marcus Miller record, and Gerald’s life was changed forever. Gerald is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 14, 2015. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born and raised in Paris, France and...

Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass

Sire Guitars’ Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass really caught me off guard, more about that after the details. This instrument is definitely of the Fender-style design. The body and neck feel as you would expect from this approach. The Maple neck had that full rounded profile associated with J basses, and the Ash wood body felt familiar. What catches the...

Trovão Rocha: Se Ela Perguntar
Bass Videos

Trovão Rocha: Se Ela Perguntar

Good music transcends instruments. Knowing this, Brazilian bassist Trovão Rocha picked up his bass and created a bass arrangement of the classic guitar song “Se Ela Perguntar” by Dilermando Reis. The bassist does the song justice with lush chords and soulful phrasing that will pull at your heartstrings.

Homage to the Great Eberhard Weber Features Scott Colley on Bass
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Homage to the Great Eberhard Weber Features Scott Colley on Bass

Music from two concerts held in early 2015 in Germany to honor jazz bassist Eberhard Weber (Jan Garbarek, Colours, Kate Bush) – featuring Scott Colley (once a private student of the late Charlie Haden) on double bass and onetime Weber collaborator Pat Metheny on guitar – has been captured on the live recording, Hommage à Eberhard Weber. Each concert revolved...

Barefaced Audio Announces One10 Bass Cabinet
Amps

Barefaced Audio Announces One10 Bass Cabinet

UK’s Barefaced Audio has revealed the next bass cabinet in their amplification lineup with the One10. Weighing in at 15 pounds, the cab is their most compact offering, but that doesn’t make it sound small. “The magic ingredient is our unique 10CR250 driver, which can handle 250W continuously, pushes twice as much air as most 10″ woofers and has a...