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Archive for June 2021

The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The 2-5-1 Chord Progression Using Triads & Inversions

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown wants to take another look at triads and inversions. In this lesson, he shows how you can use these three notes to play the II-V-I chord progression in a variety of different ways.

Bass Videos

Toto: With A Little Help From My Friends

Toto premiered this video a few days ago from an appearance by Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams, and David Paich, with the band’s new line-up (including bassist John Pierce). In this clip, the group performs “A Little Help From My Friends”.

Pedals & Effects

Pigtronix Introduces the Infinity 3 Looper Pedal

Pigtronix has expanded its lineup of otherworldly loopers with the Infinity 3. The company calls their new and improved unit “simple to operate, yet tremendously powerful and flexible.”

Bass Videos

Michael Jackson: Thriller (Isolated Bass Synth & Percussion)

Joshua Sailor is back with another great and funky isolated synth bass (and Linn Drum) track, from Michael Jackson's classic track "Thriller".

News

Martyn Millard Leaves Orange Goblin, New Bassist Announced

After 25 years in the band, Orange Goblin co-founder Martyn Millard will be stepping down from his place in the group. The split is amicable, the band and bassist each say in separate statements.

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Karel Fošumpaur Flame 1

One of my favorite Facebook groups is “Support Small Bass Builders.” There are plenty of luthiers there that you’ve heard of, but there are also plenty you may not know. Karel Fošumpaur posted his latest 5-string there and it stopped me in my tracks.

Bass Videos

MonoNeon: Invisible

MonoNeon has released a new “director’s cut” video of his song, “Invisible”, which is on his latest album, “Supermane”. Among the many things he does on the track, he lays down the groove on a 2-string bass!

News

Fieldy to Sit Out Upcoming Korn Tour

Korn is heading out on a summer tour starting July 16th, but Fieldy has announced he won’t be joining them. In a statement on Facebook, the bassist stated he’s taking time to heal.

Basses

Harley Benton Announces Marquess Series Basses

Harley Benton has introduced the Marquess series of basses. The basses are described as delivering a “sound, feel and look that’s fit for kings and queens of the bass guitar” while coming in at under $400.

Bass Videos

Federico Malaman: Erratic

Federico Malaman put together a fantastic lineup for this video for “Erratic”. This one grooves.

Concerts & Tours

ZZ Top Unveils North American Tour

ZZ Top has just announced a massive North American tour for 2021/22 that will mark the Texas trio’s first shows since February 2020. It will pick up where they left off – celebrating five decades of rock and roll.

News

Mark Hoppus Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus has announced that he’s battling cancer, stating that he’s been undergoing chemotherapy for the past three months.