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  • Roberto Badoglio: The last goodbye

    Roberto Badoglio: The last goodbye

    Here’s Italian bass player Roberto Badoglio playing his own serene composition “The last goodbye”. Roberto Badoglio has studied with some of the best bass players in the world (Matthew Garrison, Dominique Di Piazza, Skuli Sverrisson) and has recently released a new album, called Re-Evaluation-Time. For more Roberto Badoglio check out his website. »

  • Jack Bruce teams up with Pledge Music for new album

    Jack Bruce will be pairing up with a new direct to fan platform called Pledge Music to give fans a chance to be part of the release of a new live album and win lots of goodies. The album is an awesome live performance of his band The Cuicoland Express at the Melkweg (Milkway) in... »

  • Crafting your Core Sound

    As an upright player you have to make many moving parts work together in order to get the tone you want. Both hands play different roles in crafting your tone, but the real voice of our instrument comes from the bow. If you are new to the upright and haven’t taken the time to really... »

  • Fender Announces 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass

    Fender Announces 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass

    Fender is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Jazz Bass model with a special edition that brings together features of the past and present. Though the style has remained mostly unchanged, the Jazz Bass has had some tweaking through its first 50 years, especially during the ’60s and ’70s. The Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass... »

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  • The Jaco Pastorius Bass Method Book

    The Jaco Pastorius Bass Method Book

    Hal Leonard has announced the release of the Jaco Pastorius Bass Method. The method is penned by Ray Peterson, a bassist who was one of Jaco’s private students. The book/CD package will be comprised of note-for-note transcriptions of songs and solos along with detailed notes on the technique and theory behind the music. Also included... »

  • Ask Damian Erskine: Gigging half-heartedly?

    Q: Have you ever felt, for any reason, like NOT doing a gig and if so, for what reasons? A: Of course!! More important than the reasons why (there have been SO many), though are the ways in which it is possible to alter ones perspective so that it is not as dreadful. I have... »

  • Contest: Win an Ansir Bravura Custom Bass

    Ansir Music is sponsoring a bass giveaway this month on No Treble. One lucky reader will get a custom-built Ansir bass, and they’ll be posting videos and photos throughout the coming weeks to showcase the building process for the prize bass. Ansir founder Jody Michael has a unique process of building basses. First, he starts... »

  • New Release from Ron Brendle and Mike Holstein: Rhizome

    Jazz bassists Mike Holstein and Ron Brendle have released a new album as a duo. The album, called Rhizome, was released this month by Brendle’s LoNote Records, based in North Carolina. Brendle, who studied with Charlie Haden at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Smyrna, Florida, has performed along side jazz legends such as... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Toby Webb

    Reader Spotlight: Toby Webb

    Meet bassist Toby Webb, our player in the spotlight for March 2, 2010. Bio: Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, I’ve been been playing since 1979 and toured and performed as a session player with many top Asian acts. I’ve produced a couple of CDs for independent artists as well as my own band, OSS. Location: Kulua... »

  • An Interview with Miles Mosley

    An Interview with Miles Mosley

    We first discovered the music of Miles Mosley a year ago thanks to Youtube, with his performances of Voodoo Child and Shine. Since then, we’ve wanted to learn more about this unique bassist who is pushing the upright to new heights, who studied with legendary bassists John Clayton, Ray Brown, and Al McKibbon, and who... »