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  • Billy Sheehan Featured on Metal Frank Sinatra Tribute

    Billy Sheehan Featured on Metal Frank Sinatra Tribute

    Bassist Billy Sheehan will be part of the “house band” of an upcoming heavy metal tribute to Frank Sinatra. The album, SIN-atra, is collection of twelve of the master jazz vocalist’s most famous tunes sung by the “finest voices in rock,” including Dee Snider, Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Joey Belladonna. Bassists/vocalists Glenn Hughes and Doug... »

  • Todd Matthews: Kashmir, the Double Bass, Live Looping Performance

    Todd Matthews: Kashmir, the Double Bass, Live Looping Performance

    Bassist Todd Matthews gets the Led out with his unique double bass arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s tune “Kashmir”. »

  • Dethklok: Bass Anthology

    Dethklok: Bass Anthology

    Alfred Music Publishing and Cartoon Network Enterprises have teamed up to release a new bass transcription book featuring the songs of Dethklok, the animated metal band from Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse” TV series. Dethklok: Bass Anthology includes 14 tunes from the The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II, selected by Bryan Beller, Dethklok’s live performance bassist. Bonus materials... »

  • Tom Hamilton on Aerosmith Writing New Material, Planning Tour and Dreaming of Bass Player Idol

    Tom Hamilton on Aerosmith Writing New Material, Planning Tour and Dreaming of Bass Player Idol

    Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton recently taped an update video for the band’s fan site AeroForceOne revealing that the group is working on new material “commencing immediately,” and should be touring by the end of the year. The group’s progress has been delayed by singer Steven Tyler’s new gig as a judge on the TV show... »

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  • Gear Watch: Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update

    Gear Watch: Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update

    Fender has rolled out a few new bass products this year, including the introduction of their bass models into the American Special series and an update to the Mark Hoppus Signature Jazz Bass. The American Special Precision and Jazz basses are built in the U.S. and feature a slim neck profile, high-gloss finish, and the... »

  • Seth Horan: Letter to the Editor

    Seth Horan: Letter to the Editor

    Who says you need a band to play gigs? Singer-songwriter Seth Horan utilizes a looping pedal to fill out the song, which is the opening track on his album Clang & Chime. »

  • Rewind: NAMM 2011, Loads of New Bass Gear, Flying with Your Bass, The Diva Complex and Top Videos

    Rewind: NAMM 2011, Loads of New Bass Gear, Flying with Your Bass, The Diva Complex and Top Videos

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of January 16 – 22, 2011 1. Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses This is pretty wild… bassist Grzegorz Kosiński performs “Minuet in D minor BWV 990, Anh. 132″ by Johann Sebastian Bach on two basses simultaneously. His... »

  • Gear Watch: F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

    Gear Watch: F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

    F-Bass has released a new Alain Caron signature model, dubbed the AC-Classic. Built to attain an “upright” tone from an electric bass, the instrument features a redwood top, additional chambering, and a floating bridge. Another new development for the series is a natural sounding RMC piezo pickup system that is controlled by master volume, bass... »

  • Louis Johnson and Bill Dickens Jam

    Louis Johnson and Bill Dickens Jam

    Here’s a cool video of funk legend Louis Johnson and 7-string wonder Bill Dickens trading licks at The Stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The clip kicks off with a couple minutes of drums by Reggie Bordeaux (and some weird faces), but once the two bassists start lettin’ loose, the good times roll. »

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions)

    Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions)

    Hal Leonard’s latest entry in their Bass Recorded Versions book series features the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Time Greatest Hits (Bass Recorded Versions) is a 114 page book including complete transcriptions in both standard notation and tab for 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd classics and featuring the bass lines of Leon Wilkeson and Ed... »