Bass Guitar

How Do I Become a Good Session Musician?

Q: Do You have any advice for those bassists aspiring to become session musicians? Not so much how to get exposure but how to handle yourself, gear, …

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Marleaux Tiuz review

<b>We’ve been impressed with Marleaux basses in the past and with the German company present at LBGS 2018, we thought it timely to investigate current</b> …

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Marcus Miller and Michael League: How to Develop a Groove

Here’s a great clip from North Sea Jazz a few days ago with Marcus Miller and Michael League. The focus of this video is in response to the host’s …

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Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

<b>Brian Bromberg</b> is back with a new solo album called <i>Thicker Than Water</i>, which features the bassist on eleven different electric and upright basses. As …

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8 Insane Stories From Marilyn Manson's 'Portrait of an American Family'

On July 19th, 1994, Marilyn Manson's debut album <i>Portrait of an American Family</i> was unleashed upon an unsuspecting public. Little known outside of …

Music

Eldar's Left Hand Harmonic Workout

<b>I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTRIGUED BY THE LEFT HAND. INVESTIGATING THE WAY IT CAN UNDERPIN</b>melodic ideas is a fascination for me, and I enjoy searching for …

Electric Guitar

EarthQuaker Devices to Host Third-Annual EarthQuaker Day

EarthQuaker Devices to Host Third-Annual EarthQuaker Day August 4, 2018<p>Local effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices hosts the third-annual …

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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks

×<p>David McClister<p>Webb Wilder<p>Wilder has been keeping the flame of rock ‘n’ roll alive and in the public ear for three decades. His latest release,</i> …

Madison

Keeley Electronics Introduces the Aria Compressor and Overdrive Pedal

Keeley Electronics has expanded their pedal lineup with the Aria Compressor and Overdrive, a pedal that brings together their Keeley Compressor with …

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Ibanez Talman TMB100 review

<b>For anyone new to the Talman design and styling, it’s a vintage design from the Ibanez stable - one which the company has obviously seen fit to</b> …

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GHS Strings: Latest Bassics Amps and Pedals Now Available

Garnering critical acclaim at the NAMM show earlier this year, <b>Bassics</b> is proud to announce their next line of innovative pedals and amps are ready …

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Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway at the Rock Hall

Corey Rotic playing the Guns N' Roses pinball machine at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. He used to own one.<p>Corey Rotic interviews Alice Cooper<p>Corey …

Rock Music

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and songwriter Lucinda Williams have teamed up to release <i>Vanished Gardens</i>, an album that blends American music genres of …

Guitar

Reader Spotlight: Paul Rogalski

<b>Paul Rogalski</b> is a busy bassist and educator living in Longmont, Colorado, which is interesting, considering he made his way to Colorado (after …

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Doug Berns Band: It Gets To You

No Treble reader <b>Doug Berns</b> sent us this video of his new project.<p>“I am the lead singer and bassist of Doug Berns Band,” the bassist/vocalist shared. …

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Wing Bass – Tiny, but huge!

I had a great time at Summer NAMM 2018. I couldn’t resist stopping and playing my wing bass at the Wing Instruments booth. Enjoy the video!<p>Learn more …

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Tell Me About A Time You Jumped A Level In Your Playing?

This week we start the discussion with…<b>Tell Me About A Time You Jumped A Level In Your Playing?</b><p>There comes a time when your playing skills seem to …

Guitar

Review – Ibanez AVNB1FE Acoustic/Electric 4-String Fretless Bass

Affiliate Links<p>A review of the Ibanez AVNB1FE Acoustic/Electric 4-String Fretless Bass…<p>Typically when most of us think of Ibanez, we think of great …

Guitar

Sequence And Rhythmic Variation

In last month’s lesson, we covered the various shapes or permutations that occur on the neck of our instrument by simply starting a scale from a …

Electric Guitar

A Reader’s POV & Must-Reads: ‘Because You’re Mine,’ ‘Consume’ and ‘Scoring the Player’s Baby’

I’m getting ready to leave for a week-long trip, which means I am loading up my e-reader with a lot of books. Traveling is one of my favorite times to read, because I do not have any of the typical, everyday distractions that pull me away from the page. I even look forward to long flights! Well, …

Love Stories

Hagstrom H8-II review

<b>A little while back we reviewed Hagstrom’s HB-8 bass, structurally very similar to the H8-II we’re road-testing here, but £90 cheaper and much</b> …

Guitar

Watch Pearl Jam & Alice In Chains First Show Together In Years

Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains performed at the NOS Alive Festival is Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday. View the setlists and watch videos below. Alice In …

Jack White

Best Of Dire Straits For Bass

Affiliate Links<p>Dire Straits Bass Transcriptions…<p>The wildly popular rock band was formed in London in 1977, and included guitarist Mark Knopfler and …

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Blur's Alex James Isn't A Fan Of Re-Unions

<b>Blur</b> bass player <b>Alex James</b> has some strong words about re-unions.<p>The band are currently on hiatus, following the release of 2015 studio album 'The …

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This Week’s Top 10 Basses on Instagram

Check out our top 10 favorite basses on Instagram this week…<p>Have you guys seen the new stuff? Geeze! 😱 EBMM is killin it out there. 🤘<p>A post shared …

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Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

This week we’re checking out the Remington Steele from Germany’s Le Fay Basses. The bass is a fretless with a twist: the fingerboard is stainless …

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Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

<b>Paul McCartney</b> has a new album coming out September 7th, entitled <i>Egypt Station</i>, and he’s just announced the first dates of a corresponding tour …

Guitar

Interview with Bassist Robert Miller

Interview with Bassist Robert Miller, the force behind Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam!<p>The brainchild of acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller, …

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Video Review – Cort A5 Plus Single Cutaway MultiScale Bass

While we have covered the Cort A5 in Bass Musician Before…<p><i>Check out Ty Cambell’s Review</i><p>It is always great to get another perspective!<p>Check out this …

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D’Addario Expands Alchemy Gothic Strap Line

D’Addario has introduced the Alchemy Gothic Strap series with four new models that include their Planet Lock system, which is a built-in locking …

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