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  • Kristin Korb Releases “What’s Your Story?”

    Kristin Korb Releases “What’s Your Story?”

    Jazz bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb has released What’s Your Story?, a retrospective album that answers the same question it presents. Korb revisits twelve songs of personal significance with the aid of drummer Jeff Hamilton and guitarist Bruce Forman, creating a stellar trio that build organic and thoughtful grooves. Each of the tracks offers a fresh take... »

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  • Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass

    Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass

    Jens Ritter has expanded on the idea of his R8-Singlecut bass with the R8-Concept Fretless Bass. The new models set themselves apart by utilizing the Ritter Backside Tuning System, which puts the tuning machines on the back of the bass’s body while accepting standard single-ball strings. Another distinguishing feature is the R8-Concept’s extended fingerboard, which... »

  • Consistency: From the Practice Shed to the Bandstand

    Consistency: From the Practice Shed to the Bandstand

    Q: I seem to have an issue with consistency. I seem to be able to pull certain licks and lines together when practicing, but it always falls apart when I’m actually playing with the band. Any tricks to develop consistency? A: Tricks? No. But I do have some thoughts. 1. Context I had a realization... »

  • Aaron Gibson: Waiting

    Aaron Gibson: Waiting

    I don’t remember when we first discovered the music of Aaron Gibson, but ever since that day he’s been one of my favorite bassists. It has been a while since Aaron posted a video, because he’s been devoting more of his time to animating rather than writing music. The tune is “Waiting”, Aaron’s own composition... »

  • D&A Introduces IceStand Collapsable Bass and Guitar Stand

    D&A Introduces IceStand Collapsable Bass and Guitar Stand

    D&A has announced the IceStand, a foldable stand for basses and guitars. Available in Acoustic and Electric versions, the IceStand is a take on the company’s flagship GigStand that features a clear material to unveil its structure. The IceStand opens in two steps to offer a cradle with a three-point base and non-slip polymer materials... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Nenne Effe

    Reader Spotlight: Nenne Effe

    Meet Nenne Effe, a musician who took up bass later in her life, after starting on guitar. We’re glad she decided to join the good team. Nenne an engaging and entertaining person, as we’re sure you’ll see when you read her story. And so it was an easy choice to make her No Treble’s player... »

  • Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

    Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

    Fender has expanded their bass lineup with the Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer and Classic Series ’50s Precision Bass Lacquer. In following with the series, the basses pay homage to their vintage counterparts and distinguish themselves with period-correct gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes. The Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer is built with an alder... »

  • Diazpora: Double Bass Funk

    Diazpora: Double Bass Funk

    Diazpora bassist David Nesselhauf sent us a note saying, “…just wanted to share a video or two [with some] DOUBLEBASS Funk…” Funk is right. We loved this band so much, we decided to share both videos today. 7 Up Here’s the band performing “7 Up” at Weidenstieg Straßenfest in Hamburg/Germany in 2009: Groove Babe /... »

  • Anthony Crawford Releases “Urban Jazz – My Story”

    Anthony Crawford Releases “Urban Jazz – My Story”

    Anthony Crawford has released Urban Jazz – My Story, his second album as a leader. The effort follows up on 2010’s Urban Jazz and continues his style of combining hip hop, pop, and jazz. My Story takes a more lyrical approach and features a stacked list of personnel that includes Frank McComb, Dave Weckl, Eric... »

  • Improving your Technique: Habits and Awareness for Bass Players

    Improving your Technique: Habits and Awareness for Bass Players

    Most bassists are looking to improve some aspect of their technique. Certainly if there is something in our technique that is creating a problem, physical or musical, then we need to make a change. Sometimes this is a major change, other times this is simply a refinement. Oftentimes, it is the acquisition of technique that... »