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  • Bass of the Week: Fibenare Guitars Globe Bass

    Bass of the Week: Fibenare Guitars Globe Bass

    This week we check out the Globe Bass from the bass builders at Fibernare. The Hungarian company was created by brothers Attila, Csaba, and Arpad Benedek who didn’t have access to the guitars they wanted when they were younger and Hungary was behind the iron curtain. The brothers decided to build their own, and continually... »

  • Custom Shop: Nordstrand Guitars

    Custom Shop: Nordstrand Guitars

    Following your dreams isn’t always an easy path, but it’s an honest and rewarding one. It’s also one that Carey Nordstrand has followed to create his bass business. After finding his passion for bass, Carey took opportunities to get into the business and expand his knowledge. His bass company, Nordstrand Guitars, has grown from a... »

  • Edmond Gilmore: “Double Presto” from Bach’s Partita No. 1

    Edmond Gilmore: “Double Presto” from Bach’s Partita No. 1

    We’ve posted plenty of bassists performing Bach, but this one takes the cake. Edmond Gilmore displays unbelievably fluid technique as he plays along violinist Arthur Grumiaux on the “Double Presto” movement from Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B minor. »

  • The Bad Plus Reimagines Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”

    The Bad Plus Reimagines Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”

    The Bad Plus has redefined Stravinsky’s classical piece for ballet, , as a work for an acoustic jazz trio of piano, bass and drums. The group’s version of Stravinsky’s composition debuted in 2011 and the trio has performed it live in the years since. Now the interpretation from the group — known for its inventiveness... »

  • Rocco Prestia Issues Health Update, East Coast Benefit Events Announced

    Rocco Prestia Issues Health Update, East Coast Benefit Events Announced

    Last year, we reported that Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia was once again battling serious health issues. The bassist has now issued an update about his condition on the band’s website. “First off I’d like to thank everyone who has either donated to my medical fund or given their time and energy,” he stated.... »

  • Road Gear: A Discussion for Gigging Bassists

    Road Gear: A Discussion for Gigging Bassists

    Q: For the last couple months, I have been doing weekend warrior gigs with a pop artist who tours all over the country. The venues we play have been everything from large hotel ballrooms to amphitheaters to large concert halls, and we mainly rely on backline gear. Here’s my issue: we fly a lot, and... »

  • Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Back in October, we shared an incredible video with Richard Bona and Raul Midón performing “Don’t Take It That Way“. Here they are again, performing “Good Times”. Good times indeed. »

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  • “Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3” Released

    “Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3” Released

    presents the fully unedited version of the live experience of Davis and his band at a turning point in the legendary trumpeter’s career. This music comes from the Bitches Brew era, in which Davis worked with a band that included bassist Dave Holland, regarded as a jazz great in his own right. The 4-CD box... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

    Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

    Meet Polar Sky, a member of our illustrious bass club and also a member of the cool names club. Not only is her name unique, so is her playing style – as you’ll see in her story below. Polar is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of March 24, 2014. Bio I... »

  • Learning the Bass Fretboard by Rocking Out

    Learning the Bass Fretboard by Rocking Out

    Here’s a lesson I’d classify as beginner/intermediate level, but the truth is, it is something I think can benefit all of us. The goal of this lesson is to become comfortable with the entire fretboard, through learning the notes on every fret. Using a simple Rolling Stones-style rock groove backing track, this lesson focuses in... »