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Groove – Episode #46: Damian Erskine
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #46: Damian Erskine

A fellow No Treble contributor! We’re super excited to bring you this conversation with our own Damian Erskine. He’s not just a regular contributor to No Treble, but he’s been here the longest. Longevity is a theme for this monster of a player. Damian is known for his ability to fit into any musical situation, extraordinary reading and improvising skills...

Cory Wong: Jumbotron Hype Song
Bass Videos

Cory Wong: Jumbotron Hype Song

Time for another funky new video from Cory Wong, from his new album, The Optimist. Once again, Sonny T lays it down with a groovy slap line.

John McLaughlin’s U.S. Farewell Tour Captured on “Live in San Francisco”
New Albums

John McLaughlin’s U.S. Farewell Tour Captured on “Live in San Francisco”

Last year, jazz and fusion guitar legend John McLaughlin performed a tour of the U.S. that he says was his final outing in the States. The “Meeting of the Spirits” tour saw him exploring his past work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in a different setting with his band the 4th Dimension featuring drummer Ranjit Barot, keyboardist Gary Husband, and bassist...

GHS Strings Introduces Fingerboard Care Kit
Accessories & Strings

GHS Strings Introduces Fingerboard Care Kit

GHS Strings has a new Fingerboard Care Kit for cleaning and maintaining your frets and fingerboard. The set, which joins their line of string cleaning products, includes a fret buffer, a cleaner/conditioner solution, and a cloth. “The GHS Fingerboard Care Kit makes it easy to maintain your instrument’s frets and fingerboard,” they write. “The kit is ideal for all stringed...

Intervallic Exploration for Bass
Ask Damian Erskine

Intervallic Exploration for Bass

This week, we’re diving into the topic of getting to know (and map out across the fretboard) every interval on the bass. We’ll also focus on ways to try and turn them into licks and melodic patterns that you probably wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.

Banda Magda: Thiamandi
Bass Videos

Banda Magda: Thiamandi

GroundUP Music shared an exciting new video by Banda Magda recently, from Banda Magda’s 2017 album, . The song, written by vocalist Magda Giannikou, features Andres Rotmistrovsky on bass, along with the Banda Magda String Orchestra and band.

Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”
New Albums

Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”

Joe Bonamassa has once again tapped bass groove monster Michael Rhodes to anchor his new album, Redemption. The blues-rock guitarist’s 13th studio release compiles 12 original songs that span a variety of styles while revolving around the themes of redemption and salvation. “We all need to be redeemed at some point in our lives. It’s this yearning to redeem yourself...

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals

Darkglass Electronics has once again expanded their line of bass pedals with the Microtubes X series, including the Microtubes X and Mictrotubes X7 pedals. Each of the units employs a multi-band distortion for affecting the high and low frequencies of your tone accordingly. “The Microtubes X series brings the studio method producers have been using the years to cover the...

Jackson Browne and The Section: Running On Empty
Bass Videos

Jackson Browne and The Section: Running On Empty

Over the summer, TEC Awards posted this clip from the 2018 NAMM TEC Awards show in Anaheim, and it is a gem. Legendary Asylum Records “house band” The Section – with Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar and Russ Kunkel – backed Jackson Browne on his 1977 hit “Running On Empty.”

Slash Releases “Living the Dream” with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
New Albums

Slash Releases “Living the Dream” with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have followed up 2014’s World On Fire with Living the Dream, an album that the Guns N’ Roses guitarist says expands their sound. “It’s a natural progression from World on Fire, for sure,” Slash states. “I think it has a little more diversity—some of the ideas are not really what I would consider...

Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp
Amps

Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

Orange Amplification has reintroduced the Terror Bass, a compact amp that features a tube preamp and Class D power section. The combination makes it sound even closer to their flagship AD200, the company says. The new Terror Bass retains the original control layout while adding a clean switch for extra headroom and cleaner sounds. It offers up to 500 watts...

Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

The L-Bow by BassLab Guitars is one of the most attention-grabbing designs in the bass world, but its extra bow in the neck is not for shock factor. This week we’re checking out a recent five-string L-Bow-V that, like their other instruments, features a tuneable composite material in place of wood. “This is the bass, that most often generates typical...