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  • Toto Releases 35th Anniversary Tour DVD

    Toto Releases 35th Anniversary Tour DVD

    Toto is still going strong and the band celebrated a long career with a 35th anniversary tour in 2013. A still-vital group is revealed in the . Known for early 80’s hits like “Rosanna” and “Hold the Line,” the Toto of today includes superstar session bassist Nathan East in the role previously filled (1982-2007) by... »

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  • Understanding Rhythm: Mental and Physical Approaches for Bass Players

    Understanding Rhythm: Mental and Physical Approaches for Bass Players

    Rhythm is both mental and physical. Mental The mental aspect of rhythm is the intellectual understanding of how musical time is organized. For any given piece, passage, or note, this includes things such as: Understanding how many beats are in the measure. How each beat is subdivided. Is it by two, three, five, seven? Perhaps... »

  • Joe Gallant & Mike Visceglia: Outvention

    Joe Gallant & Mike Visceglia: Outvention

    We love a good bass duo. Here’s Joe Gallant and Mike Visceglia playing their piece “Outvention.” Taken from the December Fretathon concert in New York City, the piece is a play on Bach’s Inventions, filled with cool counterpoint. »

  • Whitechapel Releases “Our Endless War”

    Whitechapel Releases “Our Endless War”

    No one out there is quite like Whitechapel, and Gabe Crisp, bassist for the metal group out of Tennessee says he thinks the group’s latest album, , “will set us apart even more.” Crisp spoke on one of four studio videos released by label Metal Blade Records to capture the development of the album, which... »

  • Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of April 27th

    Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of April 27th

    Any time you can mention Rocco Prestia, Victor Bailey, Marcus Miller, Flea and Victor Wooten in one sentence, you know things have to be pretty stellar. And that only describes half of this week’s top 10! Here are the most read stories and most watched videos for the week of April 27 – May 3,... »

  • Dunlop Super Bright Bass Strings Now Available

    Dunlop Super Bright Bass Strings Now Available

    Dunlop is now shipping their Super Bright Bass Strings, which the company designed with slap bass players in mind. The strings are defined by a lighter tension and provide clear highs balanced with a fat fundamental. The sets come in either stainless steel or nickel with options for 4- and 5-string basses with light and... »

  • Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

    Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

    Ron Carter’s birthday is today, and we’re celebrating with this video of his trio performing the classic jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” The video was filmed during Jazzwoche Burghausen in 2006, with Russell Malone on guitar and Jacky Terrasson on piano. Carter lays some masterful walking lines behind both of his bandmates before taking a walking... »

  • Ray LaMontagne Releases Supernova, Featuring Dave Roe

    Ray LaMontagne Releases Supernova, Featuring Dave Roe

    Longtime Johnny Cash bassist Dave Roe is holding down the bottom on Ray LaMontagne’s fifth studio album, . It’s the first time Roe, a noted Nashville-based session bassist (Jerry Reed, Charlie Louvin, Mel Tillis, Chet Atkins, Dottie West, Kathy Mattea, Vince Gill, Duane Eddy, Faith Hill, and John Cougar Mellencamp) has worked with LaMontagne, who... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2014

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2014

    What’s better than new bass gear news? That would be the top 10 most popular new bass gear stories on No Treble. Here are the most popular gear stories on No Treble for the month of April, 2014. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Fodera Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype Victor Wooten is all... »

  • Rufus Philpot Trio: Jam Pt. 1

    Rufus Philpot Trio: Jam Pt. 1

    Gallien-Krueger has released their latest artist video with Rufus Philpot’s trio laying down a solid jam. Philpot, who is joined by drummer Raul Pineda and keyboardist Lao Tizer, floats some melodic lines overtop of a synth pad before kicking into the Latin-tinged groove. »