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  • Maurice Ellis: Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” All Bass Cover

    Maurice Ellis: Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” All Bass Cover

    Anthony Crawford sent me this video, and when he’s spreading the love, you know it’s going to be good. Here’s bassist Maurice Ellis playing an all bass arrangement of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” Ellis creates a thick groove and plays the song’s bass line, chords and melody all on bass. After sticking to the radio edit... »

  • George Porter, Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Announce Tour Dates

    George Porter, Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Announce Tour Dates

    George Porter, Jr. is taking his band Runnin’ Pardners on the road this fall for a solid tour of the South and West Coast. The ever-grooving bassist will be kicking things off in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana on September 20th before criss-crossing the country and ending at the Blue Canoe in Tupelo, Mississippi... »

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  • Reader Spotlight: Tiago Coimbra

    Reader Spotlight: Tiago Coimbra

    Meet Tiago Coimbra a bassist who has an impressive resume and education spanning twenty years. Tiago is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 16, 2013. Bio: Born in Brasilia in 1980, Tiago Coimbra has lived in Brazil, Washington D.C., Guatemala and Cambridge UK. He started playing guitar and drums through... »

  • Lesson: How to Groove on Bass

    Lesson: How to Groove on Bass

    One of the important aspects of playing bass is your ability to groove. In this new lesson, I’ll offer up some beginner-level concepts to help you start down the path. We’ll explore keeping time and using percussive an ghost notes to make the lines come to life… the recipe for getting people out of their... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Intro

    Adam Ben Ezra: Intro

    Adam Ben Ezra – one of our favorite bassists here at No Treble HQ – sent us his latest video. Once again, he blew us away with his music, bass skills… and cinematography. For this video, Adam is playing his new Nick Lloyd 5-string double bass. The tune is named “Intro” is an original composition... »

  • Shaker Box: A Look at the Shaker Loop App

    Shaker Box: A Look at the Shaker Loop App

    Shaker Box is a simple, yet well executed app that gives you an assortment of shakers on your iOS device. Only one shaker is included for free but the app has full functionality with no additional cost. A one time $1.99 in-app-purchase gives you access to 12 additional shakers. The sounds are very actual samples... »

  • YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

    YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

    Bassist Karel Honasan sent us this video of his band YOSHA performing their original tune, “Fire Rhythm”. The video comes from a web show named “Tower Sessions”, after the band was invited to do a few live performances by Tower of Doom. This is one tight band, and Karel is a huge part of that.... »

  • Motorhead Announces New Album Track List and Preorder

    Motorhead Announces New Album Track List and Preorder

    Motorhead has announced their 21st studio album, Aftershock, will be released on October 22nd in North America. Headed by bass legend Lemmy Kilmister, the iconic rock trio’s latest effort is being called some of their best yet. “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

    AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

    AC Guitars has a new line of basses dubbed the Über Spec Series – a line defined by select woods and the company’s new MC Series pickups. Built as a collaboration between Aaron Armstrong, John East, and AC Guitars’ Alan Cringean, the MC Series are Multi-Coil Pickups with two coils per string. On a 4-string... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 8th

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 8th

    Last week was a fun one, with seven straight days of isolated bass. And wow, that sure was popular – taking the #1 slot on our top 10 list by far. But the bass gear and lessons got a ton of attention too. It all added up to one of the best top 10 lists... »