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  • Reader Spotlight: Jeff Clark

    Reader Spotlight: Jeff Clark

    Meet Jeff Clark, a bassist from Portland, Oregon and our player in the spotlight for November 23, 2010. Bio: I’m a lucky guy who wanted to learn music and did. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do anything. Keep it up and you’ll make it. Location: Portland, Oregon Day gig: I’m an administrator at... »

  • Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 1)

    Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 1)

    A few months ago, a dear friend gave me an incredible gift. He hired Rick Toone, a luthier, to build a custom bass for me. Since the age of 15, I’ve been a Fender guy. I have a couple of 70’s Precisions, a more recent Jazz, and even a low-cost Fender acoustic bass guitar. So... »

  • Will Lee and Darryl Jones: Teen Town

    Will Lee and Darryl Jones: Teen Town

    Check out bassists Will Lee and Darryl Jones performing Jaco’s “Teen Town” in unison! Joining the duo is a killer line up including Kenwood Dennard on drums, Delmar Brown on Hammond, Clifford Carter on keys, David Mannon sax and Oz Noy on guitar. »

  • Jim LaMarca Leaves Chimaira

    Jim LaMarca Leaves Chimaira

    After 10 years with the band, bassist Jim LaMarca has left Chimaira. The news was broken by the band, who posted it on their website: “After a decade of good times and achievements, our friend and band mate Jim LaMarca has decided to retire from Chimaira. We wish him nothing but the best as he... »

  • Rush Extends Time Machine Tour To UK and Germany (and Maybe More)

    Rush Extends Time Machine Tour To UK and Germany (and Maybe More)

    Rush has just announced a new string of UK dates next spring as part of their Time Machine Tour. The tour will start in Dublin, Ireland, the first time the band has performed there. The last stop of the announced dates includes the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany, and more European dates are likely to be... »

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  • Adam Ben Ezra: Mad Men Theme Song, All-Bass Cover

    Adam Ben Ezra: Mad Men Theme Song, All-Bass Cover

    Adam Ben Ezra once again blows our minds with this all-bass version of the Mad Men theme song. Adam combines great bass playing on upright and electric with some props, some humor and great cinematography. The Mad Men theme is from RJD2’s track “A Beautiful Mine”, from Magnificent City Instrumentals. Thanks to our Facebook friend,... »

  • Rewind: Best Bass Columns and How To’s, Larry Graham, Bass Gear, Players and the History of RHCP

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of November 14-20, 2010. Column: Bass Pickups: A Guide to Formulating Your Sound News: Slipknot Asks for Return of Items Stolen From Paul Gray’s Grave Video: Larry Graham: Bass Solo, Live au Bataclan Top 10: The Best Bass Columns,... »

  • Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass

    Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass

    Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Fender Jazz bass, Luthman has released the Jazzette bass. Available in 4, 5, and 6-string models, the Jazzette is not merely a copy of the icon, but a new design created with a “Luthman’s eye.” The body is your choice between alder or ash, with a custom upgrade... »

  • Jack Bruce: White Room – Hippiefest 2008 Live Performance

    Jack Bruce: White Room – Hippiefest 2008 Live Performance

    Jack Bruce is sporting his Warwick fretless on this extended, bass-focused break on Cream’s “White Room”. This was filmed from the audience at the 2008 Hippiefest. »

  • Peter Hook Brings “Joy Division” Tour to U.S.

    Peter Hook Brings “Joy Division” Tour to U.S.

    Peter Hook is bringing his band, The Light, to the U.S. in December for a 10-stop tour. The group will play Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album in its entirety. Hook, who was bassist for the groundbreaking rock band during their four-year run, will actually be singing, while his son Jack plays bass. “When I decided... »