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  • Snarky Puppy: Michael League’s Solo on “Young Stuff”

    Snarky Puppy: Michael League’s Solo on “Young Stuff”

    Here’s an awesome clip of Snarky Puppy at The Rex in Toronto. Bassist/founder Michael League builds up an incredible solo on their new and yet-to-be-recorded tune “Young Stuff.” The video was shot with a GoPro HD cam mounted to League’s headstock. The songwriter also proves his versatility at the end of the clip as he... »

  • Medeski, Martin & Wood Release “Fly In A Bottle” Documentary

    Medeski, Martin & Wood Release “Fly In A Bottle” Documentary

    Medeski, Martin & Wood have just released their own documentary film on the band, Fly In A Bottle. The film, directed by the band’s drummer/percussionist Billy Martin, who worked for a year of personal 16mm film and camcorder footage of MMW on the road and in the studio during the Radiolarians recording sessions. The documentary... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dan Willett

    Reader Spotlight: Dan Willett

    Meet Dan Willett a bassist and lifelong musician from the UK who says he still hasn’t grown up yet. We dig that. Bio: I’ve been a musician for nearly my entire life, having taken my first keyboard and music theory lessons at the age of four. These days, the bass is very much my main... »

  • Mod Shop: Upgrading Your Tuners

    Mod Shop: Upgrading Your Tuners

    I’ve told you a little about my Lab Rat bass and showed you some of what I’ve done to it so far. The Lab Rat was a brand-new SX Ursa 4 that I paid about $150 plus shipping, and I bought it for the specific purpose of experimentation. I had a pickup configuration in mind... »

  • Question of the Week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)

    Question of the Week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)

    Our question of the week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them) Give us the scoop! Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page. »

  • Ezequiel Gimenez: “Play”, a Bass Tap Song

    Ezequiel Gimenez: “Play”, a Bass Tap Song

    Argentinian bassist Ezequiel Gimenez shared this video of him performing one of his solo bass compositions, in preparation of his upcoming solo EP. The tune is called “Play”. Have a video to share with us? Send it to videos@notreble.com. »

  • Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool

    Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool

    Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has released his seventeenth studio album, Bad As Me, which is also his first compilation of all new material in seven years. The distinctive vocalist recruited a host of talented artists, including bassists Flea, Les Claypool, James Whiton, Larry Taylor, Marcus Shelby and Zack Sumner. Waits’ eclectic style is going strong as... »

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  • Line 6 Releases Mobile POD Software and Mobile In Hardware for iOS Devices

    Line 6 Releases Mobile POD Software and Mobile In Hardware for iOS Devices

    Line 6 has expanded their line of amp modeling devices to include a new iOS adaptor and corresponding software. Mobile In is a digital input adaptor allowing bassists and guitarists to plug their instruments into their iPhone or iPad. Adding the company’s new Mobile POD software to the mix transforms the pair into a multi-effects... »

  • Dedication: A Guide to Practicing

    Dedication: A Guide to Practicing

    Recently I wrote to you about purposeful practicing. Purposeful practice can ensure that we are constantly solidifying our foundation and moving forward, both as an instrumentalist and a musician. However, creating a practice plan and schedule with intent is simply the first step. We must put this plan into action for it to be successful.... »

  • Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel

    Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel

    After laying a perfect background for guitarist Scott Henderson, bassist Gary Willis rips an amazing solo of his own during this performance in Israel for television. Though the progressive fusion band dissolved after 2000’s Rocket Science, Henderson revealed earlier this year that he and Willis have worked out nearly 30 tunes for a new album. »