Weekly Top 10: September 9-15, 2023
Happy Sunday! It’s time to look back on the week.
Here are the top 10 reader favorites on No Treble for September 9-15, 2023.
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In April, AC/DC announced they would perform at the Power Trip Festival in October, marking their first concert since 2016. It will be the first live return of vocalist Brian Johnson, and now we’ve learned that bassist Cliff Williams is coming out of retirement for it.
EBG Instruments has introduced a new bass model called the Devon, which they describe as a “skelective, modern and unique design.” Featuring a multi-scale neck, the bass is constructed with mixed materials.
Rick Link of Beardly Customs shared one of their latest builds, and even he’s not sure what to call it. The four-string bass was ordered to mimic the unusual instrument used by a famous bassist.
Spector has added onto their NS Ethos and NS Dimension lines with the HP, or “High-Performance”, Series. The new models take Spector’s NS neck-through design and fit them with EMG DC pickups, a Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp, and illuminating side dots.
Playing For Change released a special treat a couple of days ago. Here’s Jackson Browne, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and multiple musicians from around the world performing “Doctor My Eyes.”
Tool bassist Justin Chancellor has announced he has a new album coming this fall. MTVoid, his duo with Sweet Noise/Serce vocalist Peter Mohamed, will drop their second album, “Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1,” on November 10th.
TWA has released the Krytical Mass, a reactive octave fuzz that pays homage to the vintage Maestro Bass Brassmaster. Using a unique set of EQ and voltage manipulation controls, the new pedal captures its predecessor’s “aggressive yet warm & organic edge.”
Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” turns 50 this year. Now, a new deluxe edition of the album has been packaged with an additional 33 bonus tracks, including 18 previously unreleased.
Bass and drum duo Royal Blood have just dropped their fourth album, “Back to the Water Below.” The rock revivalists hunkered down in their home studio in Brighton, where they opted to produce the record themselves.