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  • Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players

    Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players

    Keb Mo releases his first studio release since 2006 today, entitled The Reflection. The guitarist wrote and recorded over a period of three years leading up to this release, collaborating with several bassists and other music notables. The twelve track release features Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Vail Johnson, Andrew Gouche, Reggie McBride, Freddie Washington and... »

  • Question of the Week: What made you decide to play the bass?

    Question of the Week: What made you decide to play the bass?

    This week, we’re picking another single question from our Player Spotlight questionnaire for our question of the week. (By the way, the Player Spotlight is open to all bassists). The question this week: What made you decide to play the bass? Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page. »

  • Chic: “Good Times” Live (1996)

    Chic: “Good Times” Live (1996)

    A good bass line just never goes away, and Bernard Edwards’ iconic riff for Chic’s “Good Times” is a perfect example. Besides being under the fingers of players worldwide, the song has been sampled countless times, most notably on the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.” In this clip from Tokyo’s Budokan in 1996, the group plays... »

  • Chris Chaney Joins Jane’s Addiction For Tour Dates

    Chris Chaney Joins Jane’s Addiction For Tour Dates

    Chris Chaney will be joining Jane’s Addiction for their upcoming tour dates, spanning North America and Europe. The band will be trekking in support of their newly announced album The Great Escape Artist, due September 27, 2011. The bass role has been up in the air for Jane’s Addiction over the last year since Eric... »

  • Kala Introduces S-U-B U-Bass Series

    Kala Introduces S-U-B U-Bass Series

    Kala has unveiled their newest line of bass ukuleles dubbed the Subductive Series. The basses are solid body versions of their U-Basses, available at a lower price point than the company’s U.S.-made counterparts. The Subductive Series Solid Body U-Bass (aka the S-U-B) gets its name from the “phenomenon when one tectonic plate dives underneath another... »

  • Developing Stamina

    Developing Stamina

    I have trouble with stamina, especially when playing difficult music. How do you develop stamina? – John H. Developing stamina can be a real challenge on an instrument as large and as physically demanding as the upright bass. If developing stamina is a goal you need to achieve, I would suggest focusing on the following... »

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  • Ingi Ingason: Live Rehearsal Video

    Ingi Ingason: Live Rehearsal Video

    Bassist Ingi Ingason sent us this video and we couldn’t wait to feature it. Ingi shares, “Here is me playing at a rehearsal at the National Theater in Iceland, shot last spring (at 10 o clock in the morning!!) and recorded with my iPhone.” Add to that his bass face and funky playing, and it... »

  • Rewind: Les Claypool Supergroup, Old School Fender Precision, New Basses, Adam Nitti Interviewed, Top Videos and More

    Rewind: Les Claypool Supergroup, Old School Fender Precision, New Basses, Adam Nitti Interviewed, Top Videos and More

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of July 24-30, 2011. 1. The Scuba Cult: Salvoed Here’s a cool video for “Salvoed” by the one-man-band called Scuba Cult. Rocking out on a Wal bass, the track features just bass and a Dr. Rhythm 808 track. The... »