Band Industries has unveiled the Roadie Bass Tuner, which is an automatic tuner designed specifically for the bass. The company says the device has “enough torque to crank the biggest pegs in the business but is as precise as a watchmaker’s fingers.”
Larry Grenadier has been working alongside some of the world’s top musicians for three decades. Now, after all those years, he’s released his first album under his own name. We caught up with Grenadier to get the scoop.
Three years after releasing “The Blue Road,” bassist and composer Juan García-Herreros (a.k.a., Snow Owl) is gearing up to release the followup: The Red Road. Snow Owl has just released the first single from “The Red Road,” called “The Horde.”
Les Claypool and Sean Lennon have teamed up again for a second album under the Claypool Lennon Delirium banner. “South of Reality” is a continuation of the duo’s psychedelic and experimental sound they first introduced with 2016’s “Monolith of Phobos.”
Fender unveiled six new effects pedals featuring original designed circuits at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Notable among the new stompboxes is the Downtown Express, which marks the company’s first official bass effects pedal.
Snarky Puppy returns with the second single from their upcoming new album, “Immigrance,” which drops worldwide on March 15th. This track is “Bad Kids To The Back,” and it is an extra funky one by Michael League and the band.
For nearly 10 years, I’ve been writing a weekly Q&A column here on No Treble. It has been an exciting journey, and every once in a while, the well runs dry. So, here’s a “Call for Questions” post!
TC Electronic unveiled a new bass amp at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show called the BAM200. The unit is a miniature 200-watt amp intended for “club gigs and practice rigs.” Its Class D power section keeps the weight down while its preamp gives a more natural sound.
Zander Zon makes his long-awaited return with another fantastic bass arrangement. Check out this incredible bass arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
David Crosby has announced a new round of dates for his “Sky Trails” tour for 2019. The tour will feature the legendary singer backed by his Sky Trails Band, which includes bassist Mai Leisz.
EBS expanded their Reidmar bass amp series this year with the Reidmar 502. The lightweight amp is rated at 500 watts and handles a 2-ohm load, allowing it to run two 4-ohm cabinets at once.
This week we’re checking out a funky and cool bass built by Jeremy Kirsch called the Sirena Modelo Uno. The four-stringer takes its design cues from similarly funky vintage basses.