the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 30th

This week was a record week for No Treble visits, thanks in large part to this epic top 10 list of bass goodness.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

The Beatles’ “Drive My Car” Isolated Bass

1. The Beatles’ “Drive My Car” Isolated Bass

Our isolated bass track on the Beatles’ “Lovely Rita” is getting a lot of attention lately. Here’s another isolated track for the the tune “Drive My Car”, which appeared on the 1965 release Rubber Soul

Making the Decision to Go Pro as a Bassist (Or Not)

2. Making the Decision to Go Pro as a Bassist (Or Not)

Damian Erskine responds to a reader’s question about making the decision to go pro (or not) in this week’s “Ask” column…

Aaron Gibson: Hard to Get

3. Aaron Gibson: Hard to Get

It is truly remarkable to me how Aaron Gibson can make his bass sing. In this video, Aaron covers the Rich Mullins tune, “Hard to Get” with his trademark style…

Alissia Benveniste: Holdin’ On

4. Alissia Benveniste: Holdin’ On

Alissia Benveniste floored everyone at No Treble with her first music video, “Let It Out“. Readers agreed – it was the most watched video for the whole month of February. Alissia is back with an equally funky original song called “Holdin’ On,” complete with a big horn section and even bigger groove…

Höfner Renames “Beatle Bass” Reissue Line of Basses

5. Höfner Renames “Beatle Bass” Reissue Line of Basses

Höfner has announced that their line of 500/1 Violin “Beatle Basses” are getting new names to more accurately represent their time. The construction and fittings will remain unchanged…

Bruno Tauzin: Fender Jazz Bass Solo and Precision Groove

6. Bruno Tauzin: Fender Jazz Bass Solo and Precision Groove

The Fender Jazz and Precision basses are iconic in their tonal qualities. Bruno Tauzin created a couple videos to showcase each with a groove on his Precision and a tasty solo on his Jazz. Which one do you prefer?

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March

7. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March

If you like reading about bass gear, you probably love these top 10 lists as much as we do. Here are the 10 most popular new gear stories on No Treble for the month of March, 2014…

MTD Releases Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass

8. MTD Releases Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass

After two years of tweaking, MTD has released the Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass. The bass is based on the company’s Saratoga model while combining features of Stockton’s previous MTD basses, including a more rounded arm contour and a strap button position that’s moved up like a 535…

Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

9. Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

The art of solo bass has been steadily growing for the past couple of decades, but one bassist has always been a leading figure in the field. That bassist is Michael Manring. We caught up with him to learn more about his upcoming album, his time with Jaco, the state of his early works, and how he keeps his creative juices flowing…

Freekbass Returns with “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”

10. Freekbass Returns with “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”

You wanna get funky? Then it might be time to check out the latest album from Freekbass, Everybody’s Feelin’ Real. The album’s being billed as offering retro-modern funktronica grooves, and Freekbass cites everyone from David Bowie to Sly & the Family Stone to Dr. Dre as inspiration for the record’s sonic qualities…