Former Incubus bassist Alex “Dirk Lance” Katunich has released a new song with his new band called East of June. The group is a trio filled out by vocalist Emily Rath and guitarist Kyle Mortensen.
Ernie Ball Music Man revealed the latest in their monthly Ball Family Reserve series, including a Fretless StingRay. The bass comes in a Vintage Sierra Burst, but the most attention-grabbing aspect is its highly figured roasted maple neck and fingerboard.
I recently went on a search for videos of Dee Murray (which, unfortunately, are hard to find). This clip came with the claim that this is Murray’s isolated bass on Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.”
Back in 2013, Tommy Igoe performed with The Buddy Rich Big Band. In this clip, they perform Pee Wee Ellis’ tune, “The Chicken.” Will Lee lays down some seriously great bass on this one.
Erik Scott has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. The news was shared on his official Facebook page by his wife, Mickie Scott.
Ariane Cap and Josh Cohen have teamed up to create Solo Bass Night, a performance series that features and promotes solo bass music. The concerts have their roots from an event nearly 15 years ago.
Kelvin Daly has been building instruments since 1992, always with an artistic bent. This week we’re featuring a gut-rumbling bass Daly custom-designed for a player. The 7-string Subcontra Bass has an enormous 38-inch scale.
No Treble reader Rod Wray sent us this video by Tokyo Groove Jyoshi, and their interesting take on Tower of Power’s “What Is Hip?” The band was formed in 2018 by three session musicians: Emi Kanazashi, Juna Serita, and Yuriko Seki.
Bassist Nenad Vasilic has returned to solo bass recordings with his new album entitled “Bass Room.” Each song is performed with a wide variety of styles, ranging from traditional Balkan songs to contemporary jazz to classical.
Electro-Harmonix has expanded its line of power supplies with the S8 Multi-Output universal power supply. The compact unit has eight individually regulated outputs while measuring at just 3.7” x 1.7” x 1.4”.
WATCH: Davie504 has shared a number of videos with Charles Berthoud, who Davie calls “The PRO.” In this clip, the bassists trade off with some impressive bass playing, covering fingerstyle, tap, slap, all techniques – and some funny moments along the way.
Spyro Gyra has returned with their first album of new material in six years by releasing a collection of covers. “Vinyl Tap” features reworked versions of classic hits of the vinyl era, and it covers a lot of ground.