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  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best Bass Lessons, New Gear, Videos and Stories from the World of Bass

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best Bass Lessons, New Gear, Videos and Stories from the World of Bass

    More bass goodness from the week of October 21 – 27, 2012, ranked in order of popularity by No Treble readers like you. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Christian Harger: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Solo Bass Arrangement Christian Harger sent us this video recently of his all-bass take on “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”,... »

  • The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

    The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

    Bassist, author and educator Dave Overthrow has released his latest instructional book, The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz. The book is designed for any bassist who has already learned the basics and wants to explore new styles and techniques. The Bass Style Resource... »

  • G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

    G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

    G&L has unveiled a new line of instruments labeled the “Black Ice Collection”. The new basses and guitars feature a “Black Ice” finish, which incorporates the company’s Nearly Naked (NENA) finish with a sleek matte black base and silver highlights in the body’s wood grain. Introduced last year, NENA is a super thin finish the... »

  • Mashup: Louis Johnson / Drumline Jam

    Mashup: Louis Johnson / Drumline Jam

    Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton has a cool project called Sound of Two, where he takes two completely separate musical events and puts them together for a unique jam. Our favorite is a clip of slap master Louis Johnson, from his instructional DVD, mashed up with a clip of the Grambling State Drumline at the 2008 Bayou... »

  • Bill Wyman Making Cameo Appearances During Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Shows

    Bill Wyman Making Cameo Appearances During Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Shows

    After months of speculation, guitarist Keith Richards has confirmed that bassist Bill Wyman will be making a cameo during the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary concerts. Wyman, who played with the iconic rock band from 1962 to 1993, will be at both the London and New Jersey concerts, though he previously stated he doesn’t fly anymore.... »

  • Reed James Custom Pickups Introduces Vintage Modern ALNEO Soap Bar Bass Pickup

    Reed James Custom Pickups Introduces Vintage Modern ALNEO Soap Bar Bass Pickup

    Reed James Custom Pickups has added a new pickup to their RJ NEO line. The Vintage Modern ALNEO Soap Bar bass pickup combines neodymium and Alnico components into a single pickup with one of the coils mimicking a vintage Jazz bass pickup while the other is a neodymium powered coil. Four conductor lead wires allow... »

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  • Gary Willis and Triphasic with Pat Metheny: Live (2009)

    Gary Willis and Triphasic with Pat Metheny: Live (2009)

    A couple of days ago, we shared a Tribal Tech video from our archives, with the band playing “The Big Wave” live in Israel. No Treble reader Sule Sulejman Tahirovic shared this one, also featuring bassist Gary Willis with Triphasic joining forces with Pat Metheny. This was recorded during the Vitoria Gasteiz Jazz Festival in... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Releases “You’re a Musician. Now What?” eBook

    Janek Gwizdala Releases “You’re a Musician. Now What?” eBook

    Bassist Janek Gwizdala has released You’re a Musician. Now What?, a new instructional ebook aimed at teaching musicians modern day skill sets to make it in the music business. The book focuses on building and nurturing an online presence with tips on how to build a website, creating a mailing list, blogging, and much more.... »

  • Sandberg Introduces Electra TT4 Bass Guitar

    Sandberg Introduces Electra TT4 Bass Guitar

    Sandberg has unveiled the latest in their Electra series of basses, the TT4. The new bass takes cues from classic designs with a pair of single coil pickups and a tobacco sunburst matte finish. Similar to the Electra VS4, the TT4 is built with a basswood body, a Canadian hard rock maple neck, and a... »

  • Play Other Instruments! Such as… Any and All of Them

    Play Other Instruments! Such as… Any and All of Them

    Welcome to the final part of the “Play Other Instruments” series. In the last few columns, we took a look at playing piano, guitar, and drums, and I got to describe some of the benefits of noodling around on each of those. Then, I took a step back and decided it was a bit unfair... »