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  • RIP: Geoff Lloyd

    Geoff Lloyd, who co-founded and played bass for the popular Canadian rock group, the Matthew Good Band, passed away this weekend. The cause of death has not been made public, but a Facebook post states that “Geoff had been fighting his inner demons for a number of years, and they finally got the better of... »

  • Gear Watch: Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe

    Gear Watch: Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe

    Due to tons of requests, Tech 21 has introduced the VT Bass Deluxe, a 6-channel programmable version of their SansAmp Character Series VT Bass pedal. The pedal brings together the warmth of an all-analog signal path and the convenience of digital recall to allow players to easily dial up their favorite tones. The controls on... »

  • The Lowdown with Dr. D.: Upright Slap Bass (Rockabilly/Psychobilly etc.) – Intro: part 1 of 3

    In my opinion, one of the more interesting things you can do on the Upright these days is Slap it! Beyond it’s hipitude, it is a legitimate technique, just like arco (bow) and pizzicato (plucked), and it can make you more employable if you master it. So let’s take a look at the technique. What... »

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  • Brian Derek: Northern Lights

    We featured Brian Derek as our player spotlight a few weeks ago and held on to this video to feature at a later date. Well, that day has come. Brian says this video is a “6/8 impressionistic chamber jazz for fretless bass, flute, piano and drums. Recorded live 10-2009.” Enjoy: »

  • Rewind: The top 10 features from last week

    Here’s the top 10 most viewed articles from last week on No Treble: Video: Zander Zon: Hallelujah for solo bass Player News: James Jamerson’s widow sues La Bella Strings Video: Bass Jam: Tal Wilkenfeld, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Oteil Burbridge, J.D. Blair Video: Edmond Gilmore: Havona play-along Player Spotlight: Ronnie Penque New Release: Anthony Jackson... »