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  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “One Summer’s Day” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “One Summer’s Day” Solo Bass Performance

    I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting Simon Fitzpatrick in person yet. Until I do, I’m not going to be sure he’s actually human. Once again, Simon turns in an impressive solo bass arrangement, this time taking on the tune “One Summer’s Day”, from the movie Spirited Away. »

  • Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album

    Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album

    Nathan East. You know him. You most likely love him. He’s the bass sideman to the stars — over his 40-year career, he played with everyone Barry White to Eric Clapton to Phil Collins to George Harrison to Michael Jackson. He’s also a member of Fourplay and bassist Daft Punk (that’s his line you hear... »

  • Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

    Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

    Peavey announced a pair of new compact bass heads at NAMM this year with the MiniMax and the MiniMega. The amps are rated at 400 and 1000 watts, respectively, and weigh in at five and eight pounds. The 400-watt MiniMax’s preamp is loaded with a 3-band EQ accented by Punch, Mid-shift, and Bright controls for... »

  • Playing Bass… Fast

    Playing Bass… Fast

    At some point most bassists want be able to play “fast.” The question that usually arises is obvious: “How?” The most common barriers to being able play quickly on upright bass are: Poor bass setup Inefficient technique. (Too much tension, etc.) Lack of stamina Lack of familiarity with the passage, tune, line, etc. (Trying to... »

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  • Steve Metcalf: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Snow” Mandolin & Bass Cover

    Steve Metcalf: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Snow” Mandolin & Bass Cover

    When there’s a new video by Steve Metcalf, I drop everything to check it out. This one is fantastic, as all of his videos. But this one is much more personal. “This Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of ‘Snow’ is dedicated to my lifelong best friend David Coover who died on January 13th 2014,” Steve... »

  • Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for May 18

    Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for May 18

    The Rockies will be rumbling this spring at the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam. The day of bass celebration is set for Sunday, May 18th from 1pm to 6pm at the historic Oriental Theatre in Denver, Colorado. The Bass Slam will include solo bass and bass duo performances with a jam session at the... »

  • Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 16th

    Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 16th

    What’s better than a week full of bass gear news, how-to’s, videos and more? We say that would be list of the top 10 most popular from that week. Here are the most watched videos and most read stories on No Treble for the week of March 16-22, 2014. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and... »

  • Olivier Carole: Sa Kay

    Olivier Carole: Sa Kay

    Emeline Fougeray asked us to share this video of Olivier Carole performing the tune “Sa Kay”. Emeline plays in Olivier’s band Oceakyl, which features two basses. (Check out Oceakyl’s tune “No One Can Be You“, from the archives). Emeline said, “This is [Olivier’s] solo project: fretless and fretted basses, voice and beat box. The song... »

  • Phish Announces Summer 2014 Tour Dates

    Phish Announces Summer 2014 Tour Dates

    Phish has announced their summer 2014 tour agenda. The iconic jam band will spend the season covering the East Coast from Massachusetts to Georgia from July to August. They’ve also stated that there will be no more East Coast dates for the rest of the summer and fall. The band will be playing at several... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD RB Series Design with Rocco Prestia

    ESP Introduces LTD RB Series Design with Rocco Prestia

    ESP has introduced the RB Series of basses to their LTD line. Designed over the course of a year with Tower of Power’s Rocco Prestia, the bass is built to offer tonal flexibility. The RB comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions in either Natural or Honey Natural finishes. Each bass is fitted with Aguilar... »