Darkglass Electronics is celebrating a decade of their flagship Microtubes B7K pedal with a 10th Anniversary Edition. The limited edition model will have an exclusive minimal design with a black obsidian enclosure and textless icon-only engraving.
Scary Pockets shared this one back in June, and we loved it. The band – with Hagar Ben Ari once again sitting in the bass chair – joined up with guitarist Oz Noy to play Oz’s tune, “Noy Problem”.
Ampeg has introduced a new utility footswitch called the AFS2. The two-button metal latching footswitch can be used with any SVT head or Rocket Bass/BA combo amp.
From his time in the Bill Evans Trio, to his Bass Desires quartet, to his work with his partner Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson’s career has been full of amazing music. Now, he’s released his first solo bass album. We caught up with him to get the scoop.
Mitch Gallagher at Sweetwater is back again with more bass goodness. I’m loving all of the fresh content they have been dropping. In this clip, Mitch sits down with Victor Wooten for a nice chat about developing your musicianship.
Sitek Electronics has unveiled the Phasia, a multi-stage phaser pedal that boasts tap tempo, selectable waveforms, and more. The circuit includes an all-analog moving filter section with a modern controllable LFO.
The deep connection between bassists and drummers is unlike any other. But with the passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, it is obvious the impact he had went beyond music. Here are some tributes from some notable bassists.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about Sequential Scale Patterns. There are so many of these crazy patterns to keep us busy. Rich takes us through two of his favorites.
It has been a while since we’ve seen a video by Zander Zon, but he’s back. In this clip, Zander performs his solo bass take on “Wellerman” on his 5-string Dingwall.
The lineup of Dark Tranquility is in flux as the Swedish melodic death metal band has announced the departure of their rhythm section. Drummer Anders Jivarp and bassist Anders Iwers have left the band, they wrote on Facebook.
Mischa Marcks is continuing the Mission Bass show this month with a solo performance by bassist, educator, and No Treble contributor Ariane Cap. The live-streaming show includes a concert/workshop, an interview with the guest, and an open Q&A.
Cameo was one of the funkiest bands of the day. In 1980, “Cameosis” set the world on fire. Here’s a great clip of the band performing on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert in 1980, with Aaron Mills killing it on bass.