Weekly Top 10: Pentatonic Scale Patterns, Jaco Pastorius Documentary, New Gear, Top 10 Bass Videos, and More
Happy Sunday! As we close out another week, we look back at the top 10 reader favorites, including a great bass lesson, top videos, new gear, and stories.
Thanks for reading! Here’s to another great week.
Rich Brown’s students call this bass lesson a game-changer. This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich takes a look at some Pentatonic sequential patterns that not only sound great but will also open up your fretboard in a colossal way.
A group of people who go by “realcut” on Youtube released a “fan-film” documentary entitled, “Jaco Pastorius: The Lost Tapes”. Some of it includes footage they compiled from other sources while including some of their own interviews throughout.
Squier’s Paranormal Series is back for 2021 and they’ve retained one bass in the lineup. The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 blends the company’s two flagship bass models into one.
Last month, Fieldy announced he would be sitting out of Korn’s upcoming tour to focus on taking care of himself. Now the band has revealed the identity of the bassist that will fill his shoes for the gigs.
Eastwood has added to their Valco line of pedals with the KGB Fuzz, which they describe as a multi-function tone-sculpting fuzz machine. It gets its name from being designed to work with Keyboards, Guitar, or Bass.
This week we’re checking out a Meridian Guitars J-24 with an ash body and natural finish to let the wood grain speak for itself. The five-stringer’s neck is made from maple that was cut in 1986, which is then topped with a phenolic resin fretboard.
Cort is upgrading their Artisan series again this year with the introduction of the Artisan C5 Plus OVMH and C4 Plus OVMH. The new basses build on the lineup with a rounder body shape and more.
Tracking for the new Megadeth album has been completed, though we still don’t know by whom. Frontman Dave Mustaine has confirmed that recently removed bassist David Ellefson’s parts have been re-recorded by an unnamed musician.
June was a pretty great month for videos on No Treble. Of the 30 we shared, here are your top 10 favorites for the month.
TWA has updated the Triskelion Harmonic Energizer pedal for 2021 to include a slimmed down profile and more versatility. The unit, which is a recreation of the 70s-era Systech Harmonic Energizer, marks the third iteration of the pedal.