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  • Bruno Tauzin: Fender Jazz Bass Solo and Precision Groove

    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? Tell us in the comments. Fender Jazz Bass Solo Fender Precision Bass Groove »

  • Isaias Elpes Releases Self Titled Album

    Isaias Elpes Releases Self Titled Album

    Brazilian bassist and composer Isaias Elpes has released a self-titled album that reflects both his Latin heritage (one track is even titled “Born in Brazil”) and his continuing education as a jazz/jazz fusion player. Elpes finished his master’s degree in music from Shepherd University in Los Angeles last year, where he studied under legendary session... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bee Basses Worker Bee 5

    Bass of the Week: Bee Basses Worker Bee 5

    This week we check out a cool collaboration between Bee Basses luthier Fred Bolton and Dan Lenard of the boutique bass website Luthiers Access Group. While many Bee Basses instruments are ordered as extended range instruments, Bolton and Lenard decided to create a “normal” bass in the form of a 5-string. The resulting Worker Bee... »

  • Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

    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. It’s not just his use of extended techniques, his unusual tunings, or his unique gear that sets him apart. Manring consistently presents a... »

  • Aaron Gibson: Hard to Get

    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. “My friend Perry Gerber lent me this fabulous Telefunken microphone, so naturally, I had to employ it for a video,” Aaron shared. “With little time... »

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  • Freekbass Returns with “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”

    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. Horns on the... »

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

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

    Q: What is your experience before becoming a professional musician? Is it something that naturally occurred or did you have to decide to make it a career? Could you share a story in which you reconciled any doubts you may have had? A: Interesting question! I’ve always played music, and I always assumed that music... »

  • The Beatles’ “Drive My Car” Isolated Bass

    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. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Matt Sanchez

    Reader Spotlight: Matt Sanchez

    Meet Matt Sanchez, a bassist with an interesting combo of work and music. Like many people here, Matt didn’t start with the bass. But while most either started on drums or guitar before making the switch, Matt tried both – starting on drums, switching to guitar and then finally finding home on the bass. Matt... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March

    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. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Fender American Design Experience Online Configurator Ever wanted to mix and... »