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  • Renaud Garcia Fons: Berimbass on 5-string Double Bass

    Renaud Garcia Fons: Berimbass on 5-string Double Bass

    The following video features the great, French upright bassist Renaud Garcia Fons playing a tune called “Berimbass”. This is from his CD, Arcoluz. »

  • Phish Announce Fall 2010 Tour Dates, Free Soundboard Recordings

    Phish Announce Fall 2010 Tour Dates, Free Soundboard Recordings

    Mike Gordon and the gang in Phish have announced new Fall 2010 tour dates, which run from Texas to New Jersey throughout the month of October. The 12-date trek kicks off with their appearance at the Austin City Limits Festival, which has already sold out. Tickets go on sale for the rest of the dates... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Will McGee

    Reader Spotlight: Will McGee

    Meet Will McGee, a bassist from Memphis, Tennessee and our player in the spotlight for August 24, 2010. Bio: Well, there’s not much to tell, I’m a kid really, only 16. I picked up bass when I was about 12, and I haven’t put it down since. My musical interests and inspirations have morphed through... »

  • Contest: Win a Signed Copy of Esperanza Spalding’s “Chamber Music Society”

    Contest: Win a Signed Copy of Esperanza Spalding’s “Chamber Music Society”

    Heads Up International and No Treble are giving away signed copies of Esperanza Spalding’s latest, Chamber Music Society! Ten lucky winners will receive a copy of Chamber Music Society, signed by Esperanza. Five runners-up will receive a No Treble t-shirt. Chamber Music Society is Esperanza’s follow up to the 2008 release, Esperanza, which sat atop... »

  • Francois C. Delacoudre: Slap Bass Funk Jazz… Boomerang

    Francois C. Delacoudre: Slap Bass Funk Jazz… Boomerang

    In the mood for some bass slapping? In that case here is Francios C. Delacoudre‘s tune “Boomerang”. I like the sound of his Luthman Supreme 4 bass. »

  • Tommy Stinson Reacts to Rumors of Guns N’ Roses Cancelled Tour

    Tommy Stinson Reacts to Rumors of Guns N’ Roses Cancelled Tour

    In a recent interview with Cleveland’s WNCX 98.5, Tommy Stinson commented on the rumors swirling around cancelled Guns N’ Roses tour dates. Apparently, Axl Rose’s Twitter account was hacked, with the message, “All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially cancelled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds.” It has been announced that... »

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  • Lemmy Kilmister Statue Campaign Launched

    Lemmy Kilmister Statue Campaign Launched

    A new campaign to immortalize Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and GnR guitarist Slash with stone statues has been started in their hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Staffordshire, England. Campaign founder Nile Plumb says the two legendary rockers should be honored in their city to “celebrate Stoke-on-Trent’s musicians and inspire future generations of musicians.” The... »

  • Amplifying the Upright Bass

    Amplifying the Upright Bass

    Most of us will need to amplify our upright bass at some point. Besides… you know you want to! When amplifying your bass, there are a number of components involved in creating the sound that comes out of the speakers. Today, let’s consider a few of them. Your Bass Of all the things involved in... »

  • Miles Hancock: Solo Loop Bass

    Miles Hancock: Solo Loop Bass

    Here’s bassist Miles Hancock, performing an original solo bass composition for the BOSS Loop Station contest. »

  • Rewind: Rudy Sarzo Jams with BOC, Slap Bass 101, New Bass Gear, Player News & Videos

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of August 15 – 21, 2010. Video: Rudy Sarzo Solo with Blue Oyster Cult Lesson: Slap Bass 101: Part 3 – Left Hand Slap & Hammer-Ons Player News: “Godfather of the Bass” Robert Wilson Passes at 53 Gear: SoloEtte... »