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  • La Bella Strings Introduces Low Tension Flexible Flats

    La Bella Strings Introduces Low Tension Flexible Flats

    La Bella Strings is introducing a new take on their flatwound strings with the Low Tension Flexible Flats series. Made with the same techniques as their Deep Talkin’ Bass sets, the new strings have a slightly adjusted construction for a lighter and more flexible feel to their heavier counterparts. The company says that the Low... »

  • Adjusting to Alternate Tunings on Bass

    Adjusting to Alternate Tunings on Bass

    Q: As you may know, many bassists who play Urban Gospel music will detune their basses to a low B♭ or lower to achieve that extra low range. About a year ago, I decided to give detuning a try and detuned my 5-string bass to B♭. It was strange at first, because I had to... »

  • Miles Mosley Trio: Planetary Princess

    Miles Mosley Trio: Planetary Princess

    We’ve typically seen Miles Mosley in solo settings, and he’s always knocked us out. But as we learned in our interview with Miles, he’s an incredibly versatile bassist, and one who studied with some true bass giants including John Clayton, Ray Brown and Al McKibbon. Here’s Miles with his trio performing “Planetary Princess”. The trio... »

  • The Allman Brothers Release 40th Anniversary Concert DVD

    The Allman Brothers Release 40th Anniversary Concert DVD

    On March 26, 2009, 40 years to the day that the original Allman Brothers Band played together, the revitalized version of the group — original members Gregg Allman (vocals and keyboards), Jaimoe (drums), and Butch Trucks (drums, tympani) along with Marc Quinones (congas, percussion), Warren Haynes (vocals, lead and slide guitar), Derek Trucks (slide and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jason Raso

    Reader Spotlight: Jason Raso

    Meet Jason Raso, a bassist and instructor from Ontario who says he has “zero control over [his] face muscles when [he] plays.” In other words, he’s a bass player. He’s also the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of April 28, 2014. Bio: Jason Raso has a funk heart and a jazz... »

  • Lesson: Bass Groove with Harmonics and Double Stop Chords

    Lesson: Bass Groove with Harmonics and Double Stop Chords

    Here’s a cool new bass groove for you to try out and add to your bag of tricks. This is an A Dominant 7 lick, complete with harmonics and double stop chords. Follow along with the video below and this transcription. For the gear heads: the bass this time around is my 1977 Music Man... »

  • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen: When You Get Back

    Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen: When You Get Back

    Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen know how to groove, thanks to a stellar cast of musicians which includes bassist Cornell C. Williams, guitarist Derwin “BigD” Perkins and drummer Eddie Christmas. Here’s the quartet performing “When You Get Back” live at the The Basement night club in Sydney, Australia. This one offers a lot,... »

  • Rush Releases ReDISCovered Vinyl Box Set

    Rush Releases ReDISCovered Vinyl Box Set

    So, you always wanted to own a vinyl copy of the first Rush record. Now you can get the record that kicked of a 40-year band career that’s still going strong, through the good graces of Universal’s reDISCovered vinyl series, which is reissuing that (released in 1974 in Canada on the band’s first independent imprint,... »

  • Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

    Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

    Victor Wooten is all about stretching boundaries, but most recently he’s teamed up with Fodera to create a radical new bass design. They’ve just announced the first prototype of their collaboration, which they’re calling the Bow Bass. “No your eyes are not deceiving you and no we have not decided to move our design ethos... »

  • MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene

    MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene

    MonoNeon adds a crazy amount of groove to everything he plays on, even if it’s a bunch of singing bugs. “Here is a new video of me playing along with a scene from the 1996 musical-comedy, Joe’s Apartment (first film produced by MTV Films),” the bassist shares. “This was and still is one of my... »