Every year at the NAMM Show, Warwick reveals their annual limited edition masterbuilt and team-built basses. This year’s NAMM Show was virtual, but that didn’t stop them from going all out. This year they focused on the Streamer design.
No Treble readers are bringing it with the videos lately. Here’s one sent to us by Andrew McKinney. Andrew recorded a version of Carol Kaye’s funky line from “El Toro Poo Poo” with his 1962 P Bass with flats - and an assist by his daughter.
Wes Stephenson has been lending his incredible bass playing to artists, including his band The Funky Knuckles, for decades. Now, the groove guru has released his debut solo album, entitled “In Progress”.
Bergantino has unveiled a new line of bass cabinets with the NXV (NEO-X-Treme Vintage) Series. The lineup includes four lightweight configurations that are loaded with the company’s proprietary drivers first introduced with the NXT Series.
Gilad Ephrat sent us this video with one fantastic cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street”. Gilad recorded 16 tracks on double bass, with Enav Ephrat on vocals. I love his solos on this one.
Pianist Shai Maestro has released a new album called “Human”, which sees his trio with Jorge Roeder and Ofri Nehemya turned into a quartet with trumpeter Philip Dizack.
While no new basses have been revealed so far, Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a plethora of dazzling new finishes for their basses. That includes the Music Man line as well as the entry-level Sterling by Music Man line.
When you have a guitarist who can create riffs like Megadeth’s frontman, Dave Mustaine, you just know that the bottom end is going to be driving too. And, in this case – and for many decades – David Ellefson has delivered the goods. We chat with him in this episode of Groove.
Our friend Jason Heath shared this video on Facebook recently, and I am glad he did. Bassist Cristina Zeitz and pianist Andreas Ravn teamed up for this performance of “Barro Tal Vez”. I dig everything about this: the bass, vocals, Rhodes, and the arrangement.
Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee recently spoke with Rolling Stone in an interview that marks one year since drummer Neil Peart’s passing. Lee paid homage to his fallen bandmate by recounting their 40 years of playing together.
Guild has unveiled their new offerings for 2021 and it includes a modern adaptation of the Starfire I Bass. With an attainable price point of $599, the bass looks to be a great option for fans of hollowbody designs.
The Main Squeeze returns in epic fashion with their live cover of James Brown’s “Sex Machine” in this new video. As usual, Rob Walker holds down the low end for the band, which is joined by special guests this time around.