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  • Reader Spotlight: Jennifer (Geni) Alania

    Reader Spotlight: Jennifer (Geni) Alania

    Meet Jennifer Alania (aka Geni), a bassist from Oakland, Calfornia, by way of South Beach, Florida, and our player in the spotlight for February 22, 2011. We think Geni might have the coolest grandfather in our reader spotlight history too. Bio: My name is Jennifer (Geni) Alania and I reside in Oakland, California, but I... »

  • Top 10: Best Bass Looper Videos

    This week, we look back at the top 10 most popular bass looper videos all time on No Treble. This list is based on number of views by No Treble readers. 1. Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002) Here’s Victor Wooten in this performance of “Ari’s Eyes” in 2002. This tune was later released... »

  • Hadrien Feraud Band: Rumeurs

    Hadrien Feraud Band: Rumeurs

    Hadrien Feraud has a knack for producing some jaw dropping bass lines and live performances, and this one is no exception. Performing “Rumeurs” from his self-titled album, , Feraud leads his band featuring Eric Moore on drums, Michael Lecoq on keyboards and Renaud Gensane on trumpet. Thanks to our Facebook friend Charles Robitaille for sharing... »

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  • Alligator Records Releases 40th Anniversary Collection

    Alligator Records Releases 40th Anniversary Collection

    Alligator Records is celebrating its 40th anniversary by releasing a special 2-disc set showcasing the Chicago-based blues label’s past and present talents, ranging from Koko Taylor to Tinsley Ellis. The 38-track collection is a chockfull of great bass grooves and tones, including the songs “Daddy Pinocchio” by William Clarke, “You Can’t Judge a Book By... »

  • AweSome Musical Instruments Release Jazz Bass Hyper-Mod Control Plate

    AweSome Musical Instruments Release Jazz Bass Hyper-Mod Control Plate

    AweSome Musical Instruments has released a new switching control plate made to drop into a standard American Jazz Bass or its equivalent. The JCP-T2 Hyper-Mod Jazz Bass Control Plate utilizes AweSome’s Pickup Tone Multiplier to double the amount of pickup tones available via three switches. Two of the switches turn each of your 2-pickups on... »

  • How To: Adjusting Bass Pickups

    How To: Adjusting Bass Pickups

    In response to the my last column on bass pickups (Bass Pickups: A Guide to Formulating Your Sound) we received a request from a reader to cover the topic of setting up pickup height. Because everyone plays differently and every bass is different – even when comparing two similar models from the same company –... »

  • Les Claypool: “Iowan Gal”, Live Bass Banjo Performance

    Les Claypool: “Iowan Gal”, Live Bass Banjo Performance

    Les Claypool rocks the bass banjo on this live performance of “Iowan Gal”, a tune written for his “wonderous, lovely wife”, Chaney Claypool. “Iowan Gal” is from Claypool’s album. »

  • Rewind: 14 Year Old Bassist Covers Jaco, Marcus Miller Contest, Best of NAMM, Esperanza Spalding’s Grammy and More

    Rewind: 14 Year Old Bassist Covers Jaco, Marcus Miller Contest, Best of NAMM, Esperanza Spalding’s Grammy and More

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of February 13 – 19, 2011. 1. Top 10: Top Bass Gear from the 2011 NAMM Show Our coverage of the 2011 NAMM show showcased a ton of exciting new bass gear – hopefully a sign that 2011 will... »

  • Charlie Haden: 1990 Interview & Performance

    Charlie Haden: 1990 Interview & Performance

    In this 1990 video, bassist Charlie Haden talks about improvisation before performing the Charlie Parker tune “Barbados”, with Phil Woods, Hilton Ruiz and Art Farmer. At the end of the clip, Haden talks about the electric bass as well, and his take on finding an identity with an amplified instrument. »

  • CAB Releases “Live on Sunset”

    CAB Releases “Live on Sunset”

    Bassist Bunny Brunel has announced the release of the latest CAB album, Live on Sunset. The lineup for this live performance includes Brunel on bass, Virgil Donati on drums, long-time CAB member Tony MacAlpine on guitar and Dennis Hamm on keys. Recorded live at SIR in Hollywood on November 14, 2010, Live on Sunset features... »