DiMarzio has unveiled a new P-style pickup that was designed with bass legend Billy Sheehan. The Relentless bass pickups feature sculpted metal covers for added form and function, the company says.
The Faces “Stay with Me” is one of my all-time favorites, thanks in large part to Ronnie Lane’s all-time great bass line. Here’s a clip of the band performing the tune on the BBC program “Sounds For Saturday” on October 26, 1971.
Attention funkateers! Bootsy Collins has announced a new album, “The Power of the One”, which will be released on October 23rd. It will also include three bassists alongside the funk legend: Christian McBride, Larry Graham, and Victor Wooten.
August was a great month for videos on No Treble. Reader views were up, and there’s quite a diverse line-up this time around. Here are your top 10 favorite videos for the month.
Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman sold several pieces of his gear collection this past weekend for record-breaking prices. Hosted by Julien’s Auctions, the sale had over 1,000 lots from the bassist’s archive. Two items stood out.
No Treble reader Teodoras Balciauskis reached out to us with a new video he’s recently recorded. “This one features multiple interesting bass playing techniques and blends in electronic music to bring together such an emotional piece,” he shared.
Boss’s octave pedals have been the standard in the bass world, and now they’re updating their OC series with the OC-5. The new iteration of the pedal introduces a new Vintage mode, polyphonic enhancements, and an octave-up feature for extended range.
Two-hand tapping on an electric bass can be used in a multitude of ways. In his new “Tapping Technique” lesson, Josh Cohen covers the creation of improvisations in the upper register with the right hand while playing a bass line in the left hand.
Scott King sent us this video, and we’re digging the creativity (and the tune!) “I wrote this tune based on the sound I heard from a washing machine... basically a really fast train groove (I actually slowed it down to 160 bpm),” he shared.
Jazz bassist Eric Revis has released his eighth album as a leader, entitled “Slipknots Through a Looking Glass”. The bassist recruited longtime bandmates for the project including Chad Taylor, Kris Davis, Darius Jones, and Bill McHenry.
Neunaber Audio has announced the Elements Series, which includes three new effects pedals: the Wet Reverb v5, the Seraphim Shimmer v2, and the Echelon Echo v2.
The great Melvin Lee Davis just dropped an epic video featuring a brand-new tune. Written by Davis and keyboardist Mike Cee Carpenter, here’s the funky “J-Dub Walkin’.”