the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Huw Foster: Solo Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As”

    Huw Foster: Solo Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As”

    Until today, I’ve never seen a video by bassist Huw Foster. Now I’ve seen a ton. I enjoyed them all, but this one stood out. Huw plays an improvised intro and outro, with the tune starting around the 0:38 mark. He’s even incorporated a riff from the Live at Last version. »

  • In Memoriam: Tomáš Čelechovský

    In Memoriam: Tomáš Čelechovský

    Tomáš Čelechovský, bassist for the Czech symphonic metal band Symphonity, has passed away after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Hailing from Brno, Čelechovský listed his musical influences as ranging from The Beatles and The Beach Boys to Frank Zappa and Tom Waits, though Led Zeppelin was always his favorite. The bassist joined Symphonity... »

  • Moog Issues New MF-104M Analog Delay Pedal

    Moog Issues New MF-104M Analog Delay Pedal

    Moog has introduced the MF-104M Analog Delay pedal, a reissue of their MF-104 pedal, originally introduced in 2000. The new version utilizes the same vintage “Bucket Brigade” delay chips as the original, giving up to 800ms of analog delay. In pushing the pedal further, the new MF-104M adds a 6-waveshape LFO to expand sonic capabilities.... »

  • Single Position Left Hand Dexterity Drills for Bassists

    Single Position Left Hand Dexterity Drills for Bassists

    Although scales, arpeggios and repertory are necessary for any musician’s development, etudes and exercises such as the ones below should also be part of any instrumentalist’s diet. Such exercises allow us to focus on a single aspect of technique. Single task left hand drills are essential if we desire to have true dexterity in the... »

  • Trio Bravo with MarloweDK: History Confusion

    Trio Bravo with MarloweDK: History Confusion

    Thomas Risell, perhaps better known as MarloweDK around these parts is part of the jazz/rock trio Trio Bravo, along with guitarist Per Gade and drummer Thomas Duus. Here they are rehearsing Gade’s tune, “History Confusion”. These guys know how to get down! Good stuff from MarloweDK, as always. »

  • Weekly Top 10: Popular Bass Lessons, The Newest Gear and the Most Awesome Bass Videos of the Week

    Weekly Top 10: Popular Bass Lessons, The Newest Gear and the Most Awesome Bass Videos of the Week

    June ended with a sonic boom of bass greatness. Here is the top 10 list of reader favorites for the week of June 24-30, 2012. 1. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes: Isolated Bass & Vocals Our Facebook friend Leon Wilson shared this alternate track with us, featuring the isolated bass work of Bakithi... »

  • Tommy Stinson Reunites with Former Replacements Bandmate for Benefit

    Tommy Stinson Reunites with Former Replacements Bandmate for Benefit

    Tommy Stinson will be reuniting with his former Replacements bandmate Paul Westerberg to benefit guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year. The duo will be recording a single as part of a limited edition project of covers songs of Dunlap’s original music done by his friends. The recordings will be split into... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Top 10: The Best of No Treble – Top Bass Gear, Lessons and Stories for June 2012

    Top 10: The Best of No Treble – Top Bass Gear, Lessons and Stories for June 2012

    You like top ten lists. We like top ten lists. So it only makes sense that we’d share the top 10 most popular stories on No Treble for the month of June 2012. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing, as always. Bass players rule. 1. Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500 We see... »

  • JoStLe Live: Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey and Jonas Hellborg

    JoStLe Live: Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey and Jonas Hellborg

    During the 2012 Musikmesse show, bassists Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey and Jonas Hellborg took the stage, along with drummer Chester Thompson. Bass awesomeness ensued. The song was written by Sklar and Bailey, who hadn’t named it yet (maybe you can suggest a name in the comments for them). »