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  • Reader Spotlight: Bambo Kino

    Reader Spotlight: Bambo Kino

    Meet Bambo Kino, a musician from Ohio who was bitten by the bass bug in 1970 and never looked back. He also has one of the coolest stage names I can recall, and an interesting list in response to the “influences” question. Bambo is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of February... »

  • Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series

    Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series

    Hartke’s new HD Series of bass combos loads the company’s HyDrive speakers into four models aimed at the beginning or intermediate player. Starting with the 25-watt HD25, each model steps up in speaker size, wattage, and features. Common features to the series include a built-in limiter, an 1/8″ auxiliary input, and a 1/4″ headphone output.... »

  • Snarky Puppy: Live at NAMM 2014 Bass Bash

    Snarky Puppy: Live at NAMM 2014 Bass Bash

    I was the oldest guy in the No Treble crew, and Snarky Puppy went on really late at the 2014 NAMM Bass Bash this year. So I missed their performance in favor of some much needed sleep. Thanks to the guys at Gospel Chops, we have this video of Michael League and the gang to... »

  • Muscle Shoals Documentary Now Available

    Muscle Shoals Documentary Now Available

    “You just didn’t expect them to be as funky, or as greasy as they were.” That’s how Aretha Franklin describes The Swampers, the legendary house band at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in the star-studded documentary . The band, including bassist David Hood, then went on to co-found the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios... »

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  • Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

    Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

    Two years ago, Warwick presented Bootsy Collins with a one-of-a-kind “Space Bass” made in the company’s custom shop. The star-shaped instrument garnered so much attention that Warwick has now introduced a similar model to their more affordable RockBass Artist Line. The Warwick RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass is built with a mahogany body,... »

  • Single String Shifting Exercise

    Single String Shifting Exercise

    Single string shifting exercises are great for teaching us the geography of the fingerboard. Not to mention the help they provide in solidifying pitch accuracy and bow control. As a result, variations of the exercise given below have likely been in existence since the first human put first put bow to string. Edouard Nanny has... »

  • Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam

    Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam

    This video was filmed over three years ago I believe, but somehow I’ve missed it all this time. Victor Wooten with his brother, guitarist Regi Wooten, and drummer Steve Smith decided to jam in the studio. The result was the trio’s unique version Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”. »

  • One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band

    One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band

    “If you want to know the real deal, read Alan Paul,” says Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge about Paul’s (St. Martin’s Press). The book is billed as the first major biography of the ABB, which marks its 45th anniversary this year. All the surviving members of the band, including former members, are interviewed in this... »

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

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

    This week’s top 10 is one of the most balanced I’ve ever seen: great bass videos, lessons and how-to’s, news, Ryan’s interview with David Hood, and one killer bass of the week. Here is your top 10 for the week of February 16-22, 2014. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Yolanda Charles: NAMM Bass... »

  • Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces There Is No Dana… Only ZUUL Pedal

    Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces There Is No Dana… Only ZUUL Pedal

    Fuzzrocious Pedals has unleashed a new pedal called “There is No Dana… Only ZUUL.” Named after a line in the movie Ghostbusters, the pedal is an oscillator that is semi-clean blended and driven into an overdrive. It has three controls: Volume, Blend and Oscillator. Turned to the left, the Blend knob mixes your signal in... »