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EarthQuaker Devices Introduces the Aqueduct Vibrato Pedal
Pedals & Effects

EarthQuaker Devices Introduces the Aqueduct Vibrato Pedal

EarthQuaker Devices has introduced a new vibrato pedal called the Aqueduct that utilizes a short delay line with eight modulation modes for a wide palette of tones. The eight modes include sine, triangle, ramp, square, random, envelope-controlled depth, envelope-controlled rate, and envelope-controlled pitch. “Envelope-Controlled Pitch mode (Env P) is equipped with a wet/dry blend expanding the tonal possibilities beyond vibrato...

Modal Double Stops and Broken Intervals
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Modal Double Stops and Broken Intervals

This lesson is a bit of a continuation from last week. Again, we’ll be dealing with more ways to internalize the major scale and related modes across the fretboard. Specifically, we’ll be working through a nice double-stop exercise as well as using some brain twisting broken intervallic exercises.

Nate Wood’s fOUR: Mysterious One
Bass Videos

Nate Wood’s fOUR: Mysterious One

The insanely talented Nate Wood has released a new video of his unbelievable one-man project, fOUR. “Mysterious One” is the final track from his new album, X.IT, and has Wood playing bass, drums, singing, and synthesizer. Talk about a multi-instrumentalist!

New Tord Gustavsen Trio Album Features Bassist Sigurd Hole
New Albums

New Tord Gustavsen Trio Album Features Bassist Sigurd Hole

After working in different band formats for the past decade, jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen has gotten back to the piano trio format. The Other Side features his longtime drummer Jarle Vespestad as well Sigurd Hole, who joins the band for the first time. A bandleader himself, the Norwegian bassist fits right into the trio’s sound by drawing on folk influences...

Reader Spotlight: Michael Hamer
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Michael Hamer

Michael Hamer grew up in a house full of music. That, plus the fact that his parents bought him a bass and amp for Christmas when he was 14 set him off on a life-long musical journey. Nearly five decades later, Michael is still at it, performing regularly with two groups. Michael is this week’s No Treble reader in the...

Meris Unveils the Enzo Multi-Voice Instrument Synthesizer Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Meris Unveils the Enzo Multi-Voice Instrument Synthesizer Pedal

Meris has unveiled the Enzo, a multi-voice instrument synthesizer with four synth modes: mono for single lines, arp for arpeggiated sounds, poly for chords, and dry for disabling the synth. Each of these can be sculpted and dialed in with a deep set of knobs with alternate functions. Pitch changes the pitch of the Synth or Dry signal and has...

Simply Oldschool: Blackest Eyes
Bass Videos

Simply Oldschool: Blackest Eyes

It is so cool what the web has done for music collaboration. Simply Oldschool, with bassist Vijay Bhambhwani, is another great example. “Simply Oldschool is a newly created platform for musicians to collaborate across distances and come out with oldschool music content through this YouTube channel,” they shared. “This one has 5 musicians collaborating across 5 different cities to bring...

Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

There’s something so raw yet refined about the Ibanez ATK that has always caught my attention. This week we’re checking out the four-string Premium version of the model. “With the ATK, we took the traditional concept of the bass and turned it up to ’11,'” Ibanez writes. “The result is one of the most straightforward, versatile basses on the market....

The Lao Tizer Band: Pride (In The Name of Love)
Bass Videos

The Lao Tizer Band: Pride (In The Name of Love)

The last time we featured The Lao Tizer Band, it was for their take on Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” (with Ric Fierabracci on bass). It was a huge hit. Here’s another video they’ve shared from the band’s album, . This time around, they take U2’s “Pride (In The Name of Love),” and make it their own, with help from the...

Passenger Releases “Runaway”
New Albums

Passenger Releases “Runaway”

UK singer/songwriter Passenger, AKA Mike Rosenberg, has released Runaway, an album that draws its sound from America. Rosenberg’s father was American and took him to the United States every summer while he grew up in Brighton, UK. “While some songs point to specific locations such as Yellowstone or Detroit, Mike imagined all the new songs unfolding against a backdrop of...

Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series
Basses

Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

Fodera has added a five-string version of their Emperor-J to the Standard Classic line. The retro-styled instrument can be ordered in two different layouts to represent the tones of different eras. “The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of an Alder body/ Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or in a 70’s jazz-style configuration...

The Dirty Mac: Yer Blues
Bass Videos

The Dirty Mac: Yer Blues

There’s no shortage of supergroups these days it seems, but nearly 50 years ago, a killer one got together for a one-time appearance on the Rolling Stones’ TV special, “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.” John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards (on bass), and Mitch Mitchell took the stage to perform Lennon’s “Yer Blues.” The music starts at the...