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Metallica’s Remastered “Master of Puppets” Box Set Features Cliff Burton Interviews, Jason Newsted Auditions
New Albums

Metallica’s Remastered “Master of Puppets” Box Set Features Cliff Burton Interviews, Jason Newsted Auditions

31 years after its release, Metallica is paying tribute to their iconic Master of Puppets with an incredible reissue box set. The band’s third album has been remastered for sound quality in CD, vinyl, and digital formats. An expansive deluxe box set includes the album in several formats and much more with three vinyl records (with a MP3 Download Card),...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #4 – Harmonics & Chords
Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #4 – Harmonics & Chords

Here’s another great entry in Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series. “This week’s exercise is a slow bass groove that combines harmonics with fretted bass notes to create chords,” Stuart shared. “The inspiration for this piece was Jaco Pastorius’s renowned composition ‘Portrait of Tracy’, which is highly recommended as a study piece if you enjoy using harmonics,...

In Memoriam: Chad Hanks
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Chad Hanks

American Head Charge bassist Chad Hanks has died after fighting a terminal disease. He was 46 years old. Hanks co-founded the Minneapolis-based band in 1997 and, along with frontman Cameron Heacock, was one of only two consistent members throughout the group’s history. He’s featured on the band’s self-released debut, Trepanation, as well as The War of Art, The Feeding, and...

Blasko To Join Ozzy Osbourne on Farewell World Tour
Concerts & Tours

Blasko To Join Ozzy Osbourne on Farewell World Tour

Just months after playing his final concert with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne has announced his own Farewell World Tour that’s slated to last into 2020. The metal pioneer may be finishing up his time on the road, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be done with music altogether. “People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” he says. “This will be my...

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette Five-String Bolt-On Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette Five-String Bolt-On Bass

Back in May we shared an incredible bass by Frederiek de Vette. Shockingly, it was her first ever build. Now she’s followed up with her second bass that looks just as stunning. We’ll let her tell you the story: “For this build, my second, I decided on a five string fretted bass with a bolt-on neck,” de Vette explains. “While...

Viktor Lorincz: Overload Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Viktor Lorincz: Overload Bass Solo

It is always great to see a new video by bassist Viktor Lorincz. In this clip, Viktor shows off his impressive skills on his Modulus FB5. This one has some smooth slap bass technique on display before he switches to two-handed tapping. His technique always blows us away!

Levy’s Leathers Introduces the Onyx Strap
Accessories & Strings

Levy’s Leathers Introduces the Onyx Strap

Levy’s Leathers has expanded their line of guitar straps with the Onyx, a model they say offers deep, rich colors and comfort thanks to a special process. “The Onyx utilizes a unique process transforming firm veg-tan leather into a thick supple leather that needs no breaking in period – it’s super comfortable from day one,” they write. The strap comes...

OnkartGromt Introduces the Grompressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

OnkartGromt Introduces the Grompressor Pedal

Norway’s OnkartGromt has released a new compressor called the Grompressor, which the company describes as an advanced compressor that is very useful for bassists. “With options to control Input Level, Threshold, Attack, Release, Ratio, and Output Gain it is almost like a plugin in a DAW,” says pedal builder Øyvind Mjanger. “You can also save 3 presets for your favorites...

The Bus Tapes: Surely
Bass Videos

The Bus Tapes: Surely

No Treble reader and bassist Case Tanner sent us this video of his band, The Bus Tapes, covering the great Black Dub tune, “Surely.” Case lays down the bass line on his sweet ’64 Jazz.

Oteil Burbridge’s “Water In The Desert” Now Available
New Albums

Oteil Burbridge’s “Water In The Desert” Now Available

Oteil Burbridge’s unique blend of funk, rock, jazz and more is crystallized in his new solo album, Water in the Desert. The album, which was 10 years in the making, revolves around the theme of love that is summed up in the title track. “[The song, “Water in the Desert”] is the central theme of the album. Obviously, it’s a...