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  • Reader Spotlight: Cameron Holley

    Reader Spotlight: Cameron Holley

    Meet Cameron Holley, a bassist from Wichita Falls, TX, and our player in the spotlight for May 31, 2011. Bio: I grew up in a really musical home and got my first bass for Christmas when I was 10 years old. Nine years later, I play all the time, anywhere I can. Even if I... »

  • Columbia Legacy Announces “The Roger Waters Collection”

    Columbia Legacy Announces “The Roger Waters Collection”

    Columbia Legacy is releasing the combined work of former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, in a box set dubbed The Roger Waters Collection. The set includes all of the bassist’s solo work, including The Pros And Cons Of Hitch-Hiking (1984), Radio Kaos (1987) Amused To Death (1992), In The Flesh (2000) and Ca Ira (2005)... »

  • Snarky Puppy: Skate U

    Snarky Puppy: Skate U

    Our friend Seth Fromal gave us a heads up to this video of Snarky Puppy performing the song “Skate U” from their album , live in the studio. Bassist, band leader and composer Michael League gets down with an old school P-bass sound before funkin’ it up on his solo at the 2:47 mark. »

  • Dr. Betotte: A Look at the Metronome/Beat-Box App for iOS Devices

    Dr. Betotte: A Look at the Metronome/Beat-Box App for iOS Devices

    I have tried every metronome on the market (app store market that is) and, while “Metronome Plus” is my favorite when all I need is a quick, clean way to keep time, Dr. Betotte is hands down the best metronome for odd meters, trickier functions and as a practice tool. I believe that this is... »

  • Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner

    Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner

    Today is a day to remember those who have served our country in the U.S. In honor of our fallen service men and women, here’s a great clip of Stu Hamm playing a solo bass rendition of the National Anthem. Happy Memorial Day, and thanks to all who have served. »

  • Rewind: Working without a Drummer, Victor Wooten Top 10, Top Bass Gear, Videos and Columns

    Rewind: Working without a Drummer, Victor Wooten Top 10, Top Bass Gear, Videos and Columns

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of May 22-28, 2011. 1. Interview With Ryan Madora: Thoughts on Playing without a Drummer Last week, while enjoying a video from a television show featuring the duo of Ryan Madora on bass and Don Evans on guitar (see... »

  • Judas Priest Announces North American Tour Dates for Final World Tour

    Judas Priest Announces North American Tour Dates for Final World Tour

    Legendary British metal group Judas Priest has announced the U.S. tour dates on their Epitaph tour, which they say will be their final world tour. The 20-date excursion includes four shows in Canada, with most dates spread across the U.S. Though most of the concerts are planned for the West Coast, more dates are expected... »

  • Bartek Krolik: Fiku Miku – Solo Funk Slap Bass

    Bartek Krolik: Fiku Miku – Solo Funk Slap Bass

    Inspired by Victor Wooten, bassist Bartek Krolik, composed this tune, “Fiku Miku”, back in 2000. The tune was later recorded for the album, No Bass No Fun. Here, Bartek performs the tune once again on his ’76 Musicman StingRay. Funky! »

  • Melvin Lee Davis Releases “Genre: Music”

    Melvin Lee Davis Releases “Genre: Music”

    Melvin Lee Davis has released Genre: Music, an album that stands to defy singular musical styles. The bassist, who also produced the record, enlisted the help of many of his friends, including drummer Ron Bruner, Jr., Lakin, Oscar Seaton, Jesse Milliner, Jeff Babko and more. As the title suggests, the 14 tracks are a unique... »

  • Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues

    Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues

    This is the complete “Superbass” video performance of “Two for the Blues”, recorded at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall in 1997. The group includes Ray Brown, Christian McBride, John Clayton and John Goldsby. Goldsby shared this video with us, saying, “There is an edited version of this on Youtube, but this is nice because it has... »