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  • Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora

    Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora

    Meet Ryan Madora, a bassist from Philadelphia, PA and our player in the spotlight for August 31, 2010. Bio: Redefining the look of traditional bass players, Ryan Madora is currently lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with old school soul and blues inspired grooves. At the age of 16, Ryan began attending blues jams in... »

  • Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser

    Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser

    The EP2 Envelope Phaser is a rework of the Pigtronix’s flagship EP1, which they released six years ago. Though similar in concept, the new model really expands on its sonic capabilities and controls. The pedal, which features true bypass, is a phase shifter that is controlled by an Envelope (EF) or a LFO, giving you... »

  • King Curtis & The Kingpins: Memphis Soul Stew

    King Curtis & The Kingpins: Memphis Soul Stew

    Today’s special is “Memphis Soul Stew”, with about a half a tea cup of bass from Jerry Jemmott. Listen to the band move, watch the people groove y’all. »

  • Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary

    Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary

    Forty years after it’s original release, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew has been re-mastered and re-released in a 3-disc set, with the original album and six bonus tracks over 2 CD’s as well as a DVD of the previously unreleased Copenhagen concert from November 4, 1969. The psychedelic, electrified album was Davis’ first to go gold... »

  • Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox Relaunched for Fall

    Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox Relaunched for Fall

    In case you missed it in March, the Experience Hendrix Tour, anchored by Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, will be making it’s comeback this Fall for another twenty dates across the East Coast, Midwest, and Canada. Cox is the sole-surviving member of Hendrix’s Experience and Band of Gypsy’s groups. “It’s a thrill for me to play... »

  • Bottoms Up: Another Look at Paul Chambers – “Tale of The Fingers”

    Bottoms Up: Another Look at Paul Chambers – “Tale of The Fingers”

    This is your friendly neighborhood bass columnist bringing you the second half of a look at Mr. Paul Chambers (or for short, “Mr. P.C.”) I hope you got a chance to play through “Mopp Shoe Blues” from last time, and try a bit of Chambers’ solo. As I said last time, this is one of... »

  • Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music

    Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music

    This is a clip from the Joe Satriani: Live in San Francisco DVD, in which Stu Hamm proves why he is among the bass greats. Starting with a bass arrangement of Satriani’s “Love Thing,” the solo soon morphs into Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, and then “Country Music”. And don’t worry, the crowd isn’t booing him, they... »

  • Rewind: Slap Bass 101, Fret/Fretless Hybrid, Esperanza Spalding Contest, Top Columns, Player News & Videos

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of August 22 – 28, 2010. Slap Bass 101: Part 4 – Right Hand Pluck/Pop Video: Time Warp: Robert Trujillo Breaks Down His Technique Gear: A Closer Look at the Ibanez Ashula Fretted/Fretless Hybrid Contest: Win a Signed Copy... »

  • Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks

    Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks

    Music Man is now offering roasted maple necks as an option for their instruments. Besides looking great, the thermally treated necks have other benefits, including resistance to temperature and warping, increased resonance, and clearer tone. The heating process also gives a microstructure similar to naturally aged woods with lower moisture content. The new roasted maple... »

  • Marco Panascia and Dario Deidda: Jazz Bass Duet

    Marco Panascia and Dario Deidda: Jazz Bass Duet

    Wow! Double bassist Marco Panascia and electric bassist Dario Deidda are really swinging in this great bass duet performance filmed in 2006. Thanks to Art Araya, who shared this video with us. Have a video you want to share? Drop us a note or post to our Facebook page. »