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  • Bootsy Collins Reveals New “Eye-Funk” Artwork

    Bootsy Collins Reveals New “Eye-Funk” Artwork

    After a month of anticipation, Bootsy Collins has revealed his limited edition artwork, which he labels as “eye-funk.” The two pieces released are labeled “The Monument” and “The Legacy”, both depicting a larger than life Bootsy towering over Cincinnati, with hidden images scattered throughout the scene. The art is numbered and signed by Bootsy, who... »

  • Top 10 Cover Tunes Arranged for Bass

    Top 10 Cover Tunes Arranged for Bass

    We may be biased, but we love when bass players cover other tunes and remake them into bass-focused performances. Apparently, No Treble readers do too. Here are the top 10 most watched videos of classic tunes remade for bass. Discuss your favorites in the comments below. 1. Allyourbassarebelong: Bohemian Rhapsody An all-bass, solo arrangement of... »

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  • Christian McBride: Pat Metheny Group Live Upright Bass Solo

    Christian McBride: Pat Metheny Group Live Upright Bass Solo

    Christian McBride shows his super-human side with a live bass solo during a performance of Pat Metheny’s “Question and Answer”. »

  • Rush Announces New North American Time Machine Tour Dates

    Rush Announces New North American Time Machine Tour Dates

    Last week, we reported that Rush was expanding their Time Machine Tour to Europe, with rumors of more North American dates. Thankfully the rumors were true, and trio will be gracing the U.S. and Canada through March and April, 2011. Starting in Florida, the tour works its way up the East coast, including a stop... »

  • Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses

    Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses

    Overwater Basses has unveiled three new basses: the J-Series 4 Classic, Perception Std Deluxe 4, and their first ever 6-string Singlecut. The J-Series 4 Classic features a 34″ scale and sports a Swamp Ash body, 1-piece Maple neck, and Rosewood bound fretboard. The electronics are all custom Overwater, including OW Hum Cancelling Pickups and an... »

  • Ask Damian Erskine: Teaching (Part 2)

    Ask Damian Erskine: Teaching (Part 2)

    Q: I am interested in finding out how to get into teaching. For example: What do you recommend about knowledge of theory, scales, modes, etc.? A: This is kind of an interesting one… Of course, the more you know the better (as a player or teacher), but many do fall into a bit of a... »

  • Oscar Peterson Trio, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Blues Etude (Live in Berlin, 1985)

    Oscar Peterson Trio, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Blues Etude (Live in Berlin, 1985)

    Twenty-five years ago, the audience at the Philharmonie in Berlin got to see the Oscar Peterson Trio tear it up on stage. Thankfully, tape was rolling. The trio includes Peterson on piano, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. »

  • Antonio Ramos “Maca” Releases “Mira Que Te Diga”

    Antonio Ramos “Maca” Releases “Mira Que Te Diga”

    Spanish Flamenco bassist Antonio Ramos ‘Maca’ has released a new solo album, Mira Que Te Diga, which translates to “Let Me Tell You.” The 10-track LP is his first solo release, though he has worked with the top Spanish names in Flamenco, from Vicente Amigo to Raimundo Amador. Antonio is also adept at funk and... »