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Archive for December 2018

Pedals & Effects

Death By Audio Introduces the Total Annihilation 2 Pedal

Death By Audio was launched in 2002 with the concept for a single pedal: the Total Sonic Annihilation. Now they’ve revisited the feedback looper with the introduction of the Total Sonic Annihilation 2 pedal.

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 “Behind the Scene”

Artist Torsten Russ used this Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 as his canvas as part of the company's Art Line. This bass, called the "Behind the Scene", features hand-painted designs and 18-carat gold leaf.

Bass Videos

Scary Pockets: Valerie

Scary Pockets consistently works with some terrific bass players. In this clip, Tim Lefebvre joins them along with guest vocalist Rett Madison for their take on “Valerie.” Tim lays down some tasty lines on this one!

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2018

The end of the year always brings a time of reflection. With the incredible new music and artists we’ve enjoyed, we’ve also lost some of the best bassists in the world. Join us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2018.


Lollar Pickups Introduces ’70s J-Bass Pickup Set

Lollar Pickups has expanded their line of bass pickups with a new ’70s J-Bass set. The new pickups are designed to replicate the sound of an original ’75 Jazz Bass, but they’re not exact replicas.

Best of 2018

Best of 2018: The Top 10 Bass Videos

Every day, 365 days a year, we share a video we think you all will love. And based on the views, we think you do. Among the hundreds of videos we shared in 2018, here are your top 10 favorites.

Bass Videos

Geddy Lee Discusses His “Big Beautiful Book Of Bass”

Geddy Lee is making good use of his time post-Rush. The bassist released his Big Beautiful Book Of Bass recently and sat down with Tom Power’s “q” show on CBC to talk about the book and the instrument.

New Albums

Reel Big Fish Returns with “Life Sucks… Let’s Dance”

Reel Big Fish has returned with their 8th studio album, “Life Sucks… Let’s Dance.” While the title sounds a bit sarcastic, frontman Aaron Barrett says the album has a positive outlook thanks in part to recording in their home of Orange County, California

Best of 2018

Best of 2018: The Top 10 Bass Lessons & Transcriptions

Our Bass Lessons and Transcriptions are some of the most popular content we share. Here are your top 10 favorites from those categories for 2018. Time to hit the shed!

Bass Videos

Dream Theater: Untethered Angel

When Kevin wrote that Dream Theater had announced a new album back in November, it generated a lot of buzz. That story came with a teaser clip. Now the band – with John Myung on bass – has shared the official video for “Untethered Angel”

Concerts & Tours

Adrian Belew Announces Quartet Tour with Julie Slick

After touring with his power trio for years, guitarist Adrian Belew has announced a tour for 2019 with a new quartet, which includes Julie Slick. The outing will be in support of a new album, “Pop-sided.”

Best of 2018

Best of 2018: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Pedals & Effects

There were a ton of new bass pedals released over the course of 2018. Of all the ones we covered, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for the year.