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Rewind: Health & Fitness for the Working Bassist, Live Victor Wooten & JD Blair, New Bass Gear and the Top Bass Videos of the Week

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of May 8 – 14, 2011.

Victor Wooten & JD Blair: Live at Blue Note Milan

1. Victor Wooten & JD Blair: Live at Blue Note Milan

Filmed from the audience two days ago, here’s Victor Wooten and JD Blair playing the tune, “U Can’t Hold No Groove…” as their finale. The tune is from the album A Show of Hands, recently re-released.

Health & Fitness for The Working Bassist – Part 1: Basic Technique

2. Health & Fitness for The Working Bassist – Part 1: Basic Technique

Common injuries that rob bassists of stage time Let’s start with an overview of the most common types of injuries bassists experience, the dreaded tendonitis, also known as repetitive stress injury, which will usually be felt in the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, or neck and shoulder. As repetitive stress injury suggests, overuse is the cause…

Gibson Releases LP Junior DC Bass

3. Gibson Releases LP Junior DC Bass

Gibson has released another short scale bass this year, following the announcement of the short scale Thunderbird. The new LP Junior DC Bass features a 30.5” scale, which the company explains is perfect for players with shorter arms and smaller hands. Designed to mix elements of the Les Paul Junior guitar and the 1960 EB-0…

Player Spotlight: Carol Moxley

4. Player Spotlight: Carol Moxley

Meet Carol Moxley a bassist from Fort Worth, Texas and our player in the spotlight for May 10, 2011. Bio: I’ve studied music since age 5 – piano and later guitar, acoustic and classical. My first ‘gig’ was in kindergarten, when I played in church. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t performing in…

Scott Mulvahill: Leaving Home

5. Scott Mulvahill: Leaving Home

Bassist Scott Mulvahill first wrote this tune, “Leaving Home”, five years ago when he left for college. He recently added a bit to the composition, and shared the update. Thanks, Josh, for sharing this one with us!

LeCompte Electric Bass Unveils Charlie Maqueo Signature Model Bass

6. LeCompte Electric Bass Unveils Charlie Maqueo Signature Model Bass

LeCompte Electric Basses has announced the Charlie Padilla Maqueo Signature Model, available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions. The single cutaway bass features solid body construction with a choice of woods and a slim, 24-fret set-neck. Standard features include a Nordstrand pickups, Hipshot hardware and a satin finish. Charlie Padilla Maqueo is the bassist for…

Gretchen Menn with Stu Hamm: Oleo Strut

7. Gretchen Menn with Stu Hamm: Oleo Strut

Stu Hamm shared this new video of Gretchen Menn’s “Oleo Strut”, where he lays down a solid groove with drummer John Mader. Stu really lets it rip at the 1:30 mark when he trades some smokin’ solos with the guitarist.

No Treble sticker giveaway

8. No Treble sticker giveaway

We just had a bunch of no treble stickers made up, and we’re giving them away! All you need to do is send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Recording the Upright Bass

9. Recording the Upright Bass

Steve Bunker, a rockabilly player, recently asked me about the “best way to record the upright bass.” While I don’t think there is any one single way that is the best to record every upright bass in every style of music, I have noticed a few things over the years. Get your sound before you…

Stanley Clarke Announces 60th Birthday Bashes and Return to Forever IV Tour Dates

10. Stanley Clarke Announces 60th Birthday Bashes and Return to Forever IV Tour Dates

Stanley Clarke turns 60 years old on June 30, 2011, and he’s starting the celebration early. Starting tonight, Clarke is holding a number of birthday celebration performances, with shows in Los Angeles and New York “featuring good friends and surprise special guests”. The L.A. shows will be held at Catalina’s tonight through May 14th at…