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  • Happy Holidays from No Treble

    Happy Holidays from No Treble

    This is the time of year we love to look back at the great memories and favorite stories we were able to share throughout 2012 here on No Treble. Of course, at the top of our list this and every year is the connections we keep making with bass players around the world. We’re just... »

  • Staying Fit During the Holiday Season

    Staying Fit During the Holiday Season

    Although the title may suggest it, this is not a gym advertisement, nor a plan for a special low-fat diet. And, while we consider our vacation time as a way to take off from work for a few days, hang with our friends and family, and eat lots of goodies, our practice schedule usually falls... »

  • Holiday Solo Bass: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    Holiday Solo Bass: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    A bassist who goes by the screen name mahalkita511 has shared this nice solo bass arrangement of the holiday classic, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Just in time for Santa to come to town. Can we add a F-Bass VF560 bass to our wish list, like the one mahalkita511 is playing? »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 16

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 16

    Here are the most read bass gear, lessons and how-to’s, videos, special features and more for the week of Dec 16 – 22, 2012. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Happy holidays! 1. Getting Heavier: An Interview with Periphery’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood Last month we shared a bass cam video of Periphery bassist Adam “Nolly”... »

  • Bas Shiver: “Let It Snow” Solo Bass Performance and Lesson

    Bas Shiver: “Let It Snow” Solo Bass Performance and Lesson

    Bassist Bas Shiver has shared a video with a dual purpose. First, a sweet arrangement of “Let it Snow” for bass. Then, he teaches you how, so you can add it to your holiday festivities. The Christmas ornament is optional, but recommended. »

  • Timothy B. Schmit Recovering from Throat and Neck Cancer

    Timothy B. Schmit Recovering from Throat and Neck Cancer

    Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit is recovering after having surgery for throat and neck cancer late last month. The news was confirmed by his assistant Julie Freeman in a message to the band’s fan site Eaglesfans.com. Freeman stated that Schmit was diagnosed in October and flew to New York for surgery right after The Eagles’... »

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  • David Ellefson Working on Autobiography

    David Ellefson Working on Autobiography

    David Ellefson revealed that he’s working on an autobiography entitled My Life With Deth, which is expected to be released next year. Written with Joel McIver, the book will chronicle the Megadeth bassist’s years of addiction, recovery and return to faith. “My autobiography is not the usual tale of rock ‘n’ roll woe, but rather... »

  • Jacob Collier: I Saw Three Ships

    Jacob Collier: I Saw Three Ships

    Damian was blown away by this video and sent it my way. Watch it and you’ll see what he was talking about. This is multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier performing his arrangement of the traditional English Christmas carol, “I Saw Three Ships”. As Jacob says, the tune is “Performed and produced by a variety of Jacob Collier’s.”... »

  • In Memoriam: Iron Butterfly’s Lee Dorman

    In Memoriam: Iron Butterfly’s Lee Dorman

    Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman has passed away at the age of 70. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department reports that Dorman was found dead in his vehicle and that no foul play is suspected, though a coroner’s investigation is under way. Dorman spent over 30 years with Iron Butterfly and was a fairly consistent member... »

  • Read Up! How Reading at Your Leisure Can Double as Practice Time (Part 1)

    Read Up! How Reading at Your Leisure Can Double as Practice Time (Part 1)

    They say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well then, here goes… I’m a bookworm. So much so that it takes an enormous amount of will power to pry myself away from a good novel before being late to work. It’s easy to get caught up in a story,... »