Ampeg has launched a new line of amps with the Rocket Bass Series, which includes five new combos ranging from 30 to 500 watts of power. Each model marries the company’s vintage styling with more modern features.
No Treble reader favorite Juliaplaysgroove took the Teddy Swims tune “My Bad” and made it her own. Julia throws down the tastiest lines on this one, and as always, she’s having fun doing it.
Tune-Yards has released “sketchy.”, which marks their fifth studio album and their first in three years. The 11-song collection was made after recovering from a burnout following a heavy touring schedule.
Meet Kevin Mackall, bassist from Harlem who instantly decided to play bass after hearing Rush’s “Working Man” on the radio many years ago. Here’s his story...
Damnation Audio has unveiled a new distortion pedal for bass players. The company describes the Curmudgeon 2 as a “solid-state power amp distortion that takes your incoming signal, multiplies it by 1000, and slams it into a simulated power amp.”
Sharay Reed has always been a favorite of ours, thanks to his incredible chops in the videos we’ve seen. This one takes it to a whole new level.
Death From Above 1979 has dropped their fourth studio album, entitled “Is 4 Lovers”. The duo of bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer Sebastien Grainger widened their palette for the record, which they say is more “fun” than 2017’s “Outrage! Is Now”.
This week we’re checking out a slick five-string from RG Custom Basses out of Nashville. The bass is set up to be a slapper with a Brubaker Musicman humbucker matched to a Seymour Duncan three-band EQ with a push/pull “slap switch.”
Our good friend Magnus Sjöquist recently shared a new video with a tune he wrote for an upcoming EP. “Tranquility” was written specifically for his Kala Solid Body Ubass, and features Mikael Lindström on bassoon. The combo is fantastic.
In February 2020, The Aristocrats were 100 shows deep into a tour. The trio was playing some of their best shows ever before the pandemic brought the world to a halt. That pre-pandemic period will be featured on their next live album, “FREEZE!”
Michael Kelly has expanded its electric bass lineup with the Pinnacle 4-string and 5-string basses. Each of the models are built with a swamp ash body topped with burled poplar in a natural finish.
No Treble reader Clive H Jones shared this video with us, featuring a remarkably beautiful solo bass composition of his, entitled “A Cold December”.