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  • Vinniescream: Bass Playalong of A Wilhelm Scream’s “The Horse”

    Vinniescream: Bass Playalong of A Wilhelm Scream’s “The Horse”

    Our friend Ben Blumgart sent this one in, noting that we could cover more punk videos. The clip is a playalong of the bass line to A Wilhelm Scream’s “The Horse” played by Vini of the Brazilian band Fall Over, who goes by Vinniescream on YouTube. Vini absolutely nails the high energy tune and makes... »

  • Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

    Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

    Warwick has a new RockBass version of their hollow body Star Bass model. As with the rest of the series, the RockBass Star Bass is built in China and checked by a German Warwick employee for quality inspection. The Star Bass is made with a laminated maple body and a maple neck with Ekanga veneer... »

  • Craig Butterfield: Chick Corea’s “Got a Match?” Bass Orchestra and Drums Arrangement

    Craig Butterfield: Chick Corea’s “Got a Match?” Bass Orchestra and Drums Arrangement

    Clear your schedule, because you’ll want to work on your chops after watching this. Craig Butterfield has released a new video for Chick Corea’s “Got a Match?” While Butterfield shreds in thumb position, he accompanies himself as a veritable one-man orchestra style in an adaptation of the big band chart by Mike Bogle. Adding to... »

  • NAMM 2013: All the Bass Coverage

    NAMM 2013: All the Bass Coverage

    The No Treble crew has you covered for all the latest bass gear, bassist news, videos and stories. We’ll be at the 2013 Winter NAMM Show all four days, so keep it lock on this page for our ongoing coverage. »

  • Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

    Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

    Avenged Sevenfold’s Johnny Christ has joined Schecter’s artist roster and has a new signature bass with the company. The Schecter Johnny Christ Signature Bass features a brand new body shape and headstock. Built with an ash body, 3-piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard, the new bass is decked out in black with gold hardware. The... »

  • Versatility: A Guide for Bassists

    Versatility: A Guide for Bassists

    Q: Like a lot of the guys out there on the scene, you make a living playing a wide variety of styles. I have a hard enough time trying to play well in any one style of music. How do you get so comfortable in so many different kinds of musical settings? A: I think... »

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  • Pedro Aznar: “Muñequitos de papel” (or Bass with a Screwdriver)

    Pedro Aznar: “Muñequitos de papel” (or Bass with a Screwdriver)

    Andres shared this highly unusual video with us of Pedro Aznar playing his bass with a screwdriver. Yes. A screwdriver. Andres said “the song is called ‘Muñequitos de papel’, which literally translates to ‘Little Paper Puppets'”. »

  • Rush Adds 2013 North American Tour Dates

    Rush Adds 2013 North American Tour Dates

    Rush will be returning to the U.S. in April to catch some venues that the Canadian rockers passed over on their first go around. Kicking off in Austin, Texas on April 23rd, the trek will focus on the East Coast with stops in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The group,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Carla Betz

    Reader Spotlight: Carla Betz

    Meet bassist Carla Betz, who has one of the coolest stories we’ve read among the Reader Spotlight submissions. Carla is an actress (and bartender too), and it was thanks to her acting career that she became a bassist. Her credentials are a mile long, and her answer to the “superpower” question is a Tenacious D... »

  • Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

    Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

    Fender’s 2013 additions to their Select Series includes the Fender Select Active Jazz Bass. Described as the company’s “top-of-the-production-line”, the new bass features an alder body with a flame maple top and hand-stained Tobacco Sunburst finish with a gloss-lacquer topcoat. The Select Active Jazz bass sports a neck made of quartersawn maple, with a modern... »