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  • Top 10: The Top Bass Videos, New Gear from Fender, Fodera and Epiphone and Self Improvement for Bassists

    Top 10: The Top Bass Videos, New Gear from Fender, Fodera and Epiphone and Self Improvement for Bassists

    Last week, No Treble readers enjoyed our top 10 video spotlight, with the top bass videos from September, as well as a couple of newcomers. Scott Ambush’s Solo at Richmond Jazz Festival and Tal Wilkenfeld’s jam with Ben Harper and Jackson Browne were especially popular. On the gear front, the Alusonic S-Special Aluminum Bass was... »

  • Randy Coven: NU School

    Randy Coven: NU School

    Here’s a cool video for the title track to Randy Coven’s album NU School. Ironically, the tune is laden with classical elements and some pretty intense technique by the bassist, who has toured with Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and many more. »

  • Ethan “Ebassman” Farmer Releases “Wine & Strings”

    Ethan “Ebassman” Farmer Releases “Wine & Strings”

    Ethan “Ebassman” Farmer, who has worked with artists like Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child and P Diddy, has released his own solo album, Wine & Strings. Though he has appeared on countless records and tours, the project is his first of his own work. The tone of the album overall is a heavy funk with gospel... »

  • Fodera Unveils Emperor 5 Standard

    Fodera Unveils Emperor 5 Standard

    Fodera has introduced a new bass to their Standard series: the Emperor 5 Standard (E5S). As with their Yin Yang Standard, the E5S is a version of their existing model offered at a more competitive price point by offering one configuration with no options. The basses are still made in their Brooklyn, New York workshop... »

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  • Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop

    Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop

    Slovakian bassist Juraj Griglak absolutely kills it in this clip for what appears to be a random passer-by in a Tokyo guitar shop. Check out Griglak’s serious case of bass face at 0:59. »

  • Stone Roses Reunite For Tour and Album

    Stone Roses Reunite For Tour and Album

    After splitting in 1996, the Stone Roses have announced that they have reformed with plans to release a new album and tour the world in 2012. Anchored by bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield, the English alternative rock band confirmed rumors of the reunion in a press conference during which they confirmed two concerts in Manchester. Mani,... »

  • Blotted Science, Featuring Alex Webster, Releases “The Animation of Entomology”

    Blotted Science, Featuring Alex Webster, Releases “The Animation of Entomology”

    Technical death metal supergroup Blotted Science recently released The Animation of Entomology, a 7-track EP follow-up to their full length debut The Machinations of Dementia. The trio consists of Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster, Watchtower guitarist Ron Jarzombek, and Obscura drummer Hannes Grossman, and their science/gore based music is written using a 12-tone system written... »

  • Fender Reintroduces Jaguar Bass

    Fender Reintroduces Jaguar Bass

    Fender is once again shipping the Jaguar Bass, which was discontinued last year. Originally introduced in 2006, the Fender Deluxe Jaguar Bass now comes in three finishes: 3-Color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, and Cobalt Blue. The Jaguar bass features an alder body, a C-shaped maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets.... »

  • Willy González and Micaela Vita: Bailarín de Los Montes

    Willy González and Micaela Vita: Bailarín de Los Montes

    After focusing on jazz in his career, Argentinian bassist Willy González turned to traditional Latin American songs of folk lore and formed a duo with vocalist Micaela Vita. González fills in for a whole band by utilizing chordal strumming and percussive attacks while Vita pours her soul into the song, which translates to “Dancer of... »

  • Former Tool Bassist Paul D’Amour Debuts New Band, Preview Track

    Former Tool Bassist Paul D’Amour Debuts New Band, Preview Track

    Original Tool bassist Paul D’Amour has unveiled a new track from his latest project, Feersum Ennjin. Though the band has been around in some form since 2005, their debut self-titled album is due out November 22nd. It will mark the first hard rock release for the bassist since he left Tool in 1995, as he... »