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  • Best of 2013: The Top 10 “I Wish I Knew That” Columns

    Best of 2013: The Top 10 “I Wish I Knew That” Columns

    Every other Friday, columnist Ryan Madora shares the lessons she’s learned along the way as a working bassist in her “I Wish I Knew That” column. Here are the top 10 most popular IWIKT columns for 2013. Enjoy! 1. Bass Strings: To Change Or Not To Change For years, bass players have debated the concept... »

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  • The Dad Guitar

    The Dad Guitar

    I’ve been watching Flight of the Conchords a bit over the holidays and discovered this scene from the show’s second season. As the band warms up in their “dressing room”, band manager Murray Hewitt questions Bret on the whereabouts of his guitar. Then he goes on to describe the bass in epic fashion. »

  • Nathan East to Join Eric Clapton’s Touring Band

    Nathan East to Join Eric Clapton’s Touring Band

    Guitar legend Eric Clapton has once again recruited bass giant Nathan East to his touring band. East, who played with Clapton from 1984 to 2004, will be hitting the road with the former Cream guitarist in 2014, starting in Japan. The rest of the band includes keyboardists Chris Stainton and Paul Carrack, vocalists Michelle John... »

  • Bass of the Week: Scott Walker Guitars California Bass

    Bass of the Week: Scott Walker Guitars California Bass

    Scott Walker is an independent luthier based in North Carolina. Though his primary focus is electric guitars, his California Bass is more than an after thought. Its construction includes a long tenon design, laminated hard woods, and multiple bolt coupling to eliminate dead spots and promote resonance. The bass starts with a body of Alder... »

  • Best of 2013: The Top 10 Bass Lessons and Transcriptions

    Best of 2013: The Top 10 Bass Lessons and Transcriptions

    When we started pulling the best of lists for No Treble this year, we were reminded of how much readers love the lessons and transcriptions we share. Of course, it helps a lot to have Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell as a primary contributor of bass lessons and Stuart Clayton as our primary guru for awesome bass... »

  • MonoNeon: Donyea’s Slo-Soul Arrangement of James Brown’s “I Feel Good”

    MonoNeon: Donyea’s Slo-Soul Arrangement of James Brown’s “I Feel Good”

    YouTube brings out a lot of collaboration and inspiration in people. Here’s an awesome video by Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas adding his own flourishes to producer Donyea Goodman’s arrangement of “I Feel Good” by James Brown. It’s a totally different groove from the original and brings a new flavor to the song. »

  • Yamaha Acquires Line 6

    Yamaha Acquires Line 6

    Line 6, makers of digital amplifiers and effects, is slated to be acquired by Yamaha Corporation, according to a press release issued by Yamaha. The deal will result in a 100% acquisition. Established in 1996, Line 6 specializes in guitar and bass modeling processors, including their POD line, as well as PA equipment and wireless... »

  • Christmas Meets Bass

    Christmas Meets Bass

    What a perfect video for today! Here’s the popular carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” done in the way we love it… on the bass, thanks to Davie504 Merry Christmas! »

  • Happy Holidays from No Treble

    Happy Holidays from No Treble

    I guess you can now call this a tradition. This is the time of year we love to look back at all the great moments we’ve been a part of in the online bass playing community, and to say thanks to all of you for making this so much fun. Over the next several days,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Kenny James

    Reader Spotlight: Kenny James

    Meet Kenny James, a man who stays very busy as a working bassist, teacher and producer. His 35-year career has a lot of interesting stories, which he shares in this spotlight feature. Kenny is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of December 23, 2013. Bio: Aside from playing bass, Kenny is also... »