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    Holding the Upright Bass

    There are a plethora of ideas on how one should hold the double bass and new variants seem to surface every day. Some stance decisions will be made based on specific performance situations, but most will reflect someone’s pedagogical background (i.e. who their teachers were) and personal preference. For example, it is unlikely you will... »

  • Gov’t Mule with Allen Woody: Just Got Paid, Live (1996)

    Gov’t Mule with Allen Woody: Just Got Paid, Live (1996)

    Performing live at the Nescafe & Blues Festival in 1996, here’s Gov’t Mule with the late great Allen Woody tearing it up. »

  • Rewind: All the Top Bass Gear, Stories, Columns and Videos for the Week

    Rewind: All the Top Bass Gear, Stories, Columns and Videos for the Week

    Last week, we introduced two new columns to on No Treble. Our new “Bass of the Week” series topped the charts with our readers, and the new Mod Shop made the top 10 as well. Gear for the win! Look for Bass of the Week each Thursday, and Mod Shop once or twice a month.... »

  • Vanderkley Amplification Unveils 212MNT NeoLite Cabinet

    Vanderkley Amplification Unveils 212MNT NeoLite Cabinet

    Vanderkley Amplification has announced a new addition to their NeoLite series of bass cabinets: The 212MNT. Loaded with two 12″ Neodymium drivers and 1″ compression tweeter, the cab pumps out 600W RMS at 4 ohms. As with the other NeoLite enclosures, the 212MNT is built with void free birch and poplar plywood with dowelled joint... »

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  • Aram Bedrosian: Fly

    Aram Bedrosian: Fly

    Here’s another impressive solo bass performance by Aram Bedrosian, performing his original tune “Fly”. This tune is available on Bedrosian’s 2007 debut album. »

  • Victor Wooten Announces Three Camps to Wrap Up 2011 Season

    Victor Wooten Announces Three Camps to Wrap Up 2011 Season

    The last three of Victor Wooten’s camps for the 2011 season take place September, including the second Bass/Nature Camp of the year. The camps, which are for musicians of all ages and skill levels, also include a Jam Weekend and “Spirit of Music” Camp that will feature holistic musicality training with Vic and special guest... »

  • Bryan Beller Band Announces West Coast Tour

    Bryan Beller Band Announces West Coast Tour

    After wrapping up a 13-date trek with the Aristocrats, Bryan Beller will be taking his band on the road with the Mike Keneally band on a tour of California, Washington and Oregon. It will be the Bryan Beller band’s first West Coast tour. The outing will be similar of Keneally’s and Beller’s “They’re Both the... »

  • Carol Kaye: Slick Cat (1971)

    Carol Kaye: Slick Cat (1971)

    Wow, this one groooooooves. Bassist Carol Kaye shared this tune, saying “Slick Cat [was] cut 1971 with Joe Pass [on guitar], Paul Humphrey [on] drums ….we were just jamming some in a studio and decided to work together after this!” Carol also mentioned that while the bass in the picture is her Gibson Ripper, the... »

  • The Who Announces Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut

    The Who Announces Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut

    The Who has released details of their upcoming deluxe box set of the group’s classic 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia. Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut, to be released on November 15, includes a remaster of the original album, previously unheard demos from Pete Townshend, including songs that didn’t make it on the album, an 8-track 5.1 sound... »

  • Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass

    Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass

    Squier has grown their Vintage Modified line with the introduction of a new take on Fender’s mid-60s Mustang bass. Staying true to the original, the Vintage Modified Mustang features a 30″ scale, 19 frets and comes in black or three-color sunburst finishes. The bolt-on constructed bass has a basswood body with a maple neck and... »