This week, Paul Thompson broke down his favorite Donny Hathaway song, Ryan Madora joined Derrek Phillips to chat about improvising a funky 12-bar blues bass line with a drummer, and Brittany Frompovich continued her "Wonder Women" series with a look at the work of Kristen Pfaff. Add to it a reimagined version of “Comfortably Numb” by Roger Waters, some new tour and music news, plus a sweet Bass of the Week, and you have this week's top 10 reader favorites.
DiMarzio has improved and expanded on their Relentless line of pickups, which they created in collaboration with bass icon Billy Sheehan. Originally featuring a single split-coil model, the series now includes the Relentless P and the Relentless J.
Lake Street Dive dropped another video from their “Live from The Sultan Room” series, and this time, the band grooves to The Pointer Sisters’ “Automatic.” As always, Bridget Kearney impresses with some funky bass work and backing vocals.
Blitz Vega, the band comprised of Kav Blaggers and The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, has returned with their first new music in over two years. “Strong Forever” is an anthem for those who are having hard times.
Is there anything more fun than a synth pedal? We got our hands on Panda Audio’s third iteration of the Future Impact pedal to get in on the fun. Here’s our review.
Vulfpeck announced that a new full-length album is coming and released their first single. “Sauna” was co-written by Woody Goss and Jack Stratton and features Joe Dart, Cory Wong, Joey Dosik, Theo Katzman, and Antwaun Stanley.
The Wood Brothers will be keeping things rolling in 2023 with a newly announced spring tour. It will follow their current fall and winter performances in the Southeast and Mexico.
For this edition of Wonder Women, Brittany Frompovich is going back to the early ’90s. Brittany focuses on the life, work, and passing of Kristen Pfaff, who was the bassist for Janitor Joe and Hole.
No Treble reader Eduardo Kusdra sent us another one of his terrific all-bass arrangement videos. This time around, he’s taking on Duran Duran’s hit, “Rio.”
Ever since their 2001 album, fans have been clamoring for The Philadelphia Experiment (Christian McBride, “Questlove”, and Uri Caine) to release a new record. They’ve just dropped a new live album captured at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival.
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving here at No Treble HQ. From today through Monday, November 28th, all No Treble swag is 20% off. That includes our distressed t-shirts and hoodies, and our stickers.
In this new “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora is joined by Derrek Phillips to chat about improvising a funky 12-bar blues bass line with a drummer.