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  • Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977

    Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977

    This is some old school “School Days” by Stanley Clarke. Love the way this one starts out. Scratch that, I love it all. »

  • Rex Brown No Longer in Down

    Rex Brown No Longer in Down

    Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown will no longer be a part of metal supergroup Down, according to drummer Jimmy Bower. In an interview with MetalChroniques.fr, Bower explained that the band parted ways with Brown for his own good with Crowbar’s Patrick Bruders stepping in to fill up the low end. “It’s a real delicate situation,... »

  • NSP Releases BreakOut Stomp Pedal

    NSP Releases BreakOut Stomp Pedal

    New Signal Process has released the BreakOut Stomp, a new pedal designed for bassists and guitarists to interface iOS devices with their rig. Housed in a die cast aluminum chassis, the Stomp comes with a hand made 12-foot pro audio Mogami detachable cable so you can put your iPod or iPad in a safe and... »

  • Making the Shift: from 4- to 6-String Bass

    Making the Shift: from 4- to 6-String Bass

    Q: Do you have any advice for those looking to make the leap from a 4 string to a 6 string bass? A: I made the leap directly from a 4 to a 6 string bass, and had the advantage of making the switch while I was attending music school, at Berklee. This is an... »

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  • Laço Tayfa: Surmat

    Laço Tayfa: Surmat

    Facebook friend Asaf Sinai shared this video of Laço Tayfa’s group peforming the tune “Surmat” from the album Hicaz Dolap. Bassist Nurhat Sensesli kicks off the tune with a bang, along with the drummer, and adds great bass work to the entire tune. Have a video to share? Send us a note at videos@notreble.com. »

  • In Flames Releases “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

    In Flames Releases “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

    Swedish death metal outfit In Flames has released their tenth studio album, Sounds of a Playground Fading. It’s the group’s first effort without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit in February 2010. “It’s the first album without Jesper, but we had a really good time in the studio,” bassist Peter Iwers said in an interview... »

  • Reader Spotlight: George Lacson

    Reader Spotlight: George Lacson

    Meet George Lacson, a bassist based in San Francisco, California, and our player in the spotlight for June 21, 2011. Bio: I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri, now based in San Francisco, California. My sound blends groovin’ jazz, soulful funk, old school blues, bass inspired riffs and tinges of downtempo electronica. I have performed internationally... »

  • Mr. Big Announces North American Tour

    Mr. Big Announces North American Tour

    Mr. Big, anchored by bass genius Billy Sheehan, will be touring North America starting July 30th in San Diego, California. The trek, in support of their latest album What If, will mark the group’s first North American trek with it’s original members in 13 years. Founded in 1988, Mr. Big’s original and current lineup includes... »

  • Question of the Week: If you could have any gig, what would it be?

    Question of the Week: If you could have any gig, what would it be?

    If you could have any gig in the world (past or present), what would it be? Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page. »

  • Scott Clay: “Love Will Never Do” All Bass Cover

    Scott Clay: “Love Will Never Do” All Bass Cover

    Our friend Greg Smith sent in this awesome 6-string solo bass clip with this note: “Here’s my buddy Scott Clay showing his six-string dexterity on Janet Jackson’s ‘Love Will Never Do’. Scott plays in the San Francisco Bay Area and teaches out of the Music Tree in Morgan Hill, CA.” Have a video to share?... »