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  • Slade: “Let The Good Times Roll (Feel So Fine)” Live at Winterland

    Slade: “Let The Good Times Roll (Feel So Fine)” Live at Winterland

    Our Facebook friend Mark Francis Tully shared this video on our page, and I’m glad he did. The video features bassist Jimmy Lea shining with English rock band Slade at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1975. The song, “Let the Good Times Roll,” features an aggressive, recurring bass line that builds up tension and excitement... »

  • Mastodon Releases “Once More ’Round the Sun”

    Mastodon Releases “Once More ’Round the Sun”

    Mastodon’s latest album, , is a progression from its last, bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders said in an interview earlier this year with Paste. “A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where The Hunter left off,” he said. “And to a large degree, I suppose yes.” The record also focuses on cycles, like those... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Steve Earnhart

    Reader Spotlight: Steve Earnhart

    Meet Steve Earnhart, a bassist otherwise known as “Bald Steve”. Steve started out on bass on a whim, but when he heard Jaco Pastorius and Marcus Miller, he had that aha moment and knew what he wanted to do in life. And he’s been doing it ever since. Steve is No Treble’s reader in the... »

  • Lingsma Introduces Electric Upright Bass

    Lingsma Introduces Electric Upright Bass

    Netherlands-based luthier Lingsma has announced the availability of their new Electric Upright Bass model, or EUB for short. The bass’s design centers around a compact wooden resonator block, which the company says is designed to vibrate at the same resonances as the body of an acoustic upright bass and create a warm, rich sound. Lingsma’s... »

  • Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Here’s a bassist who never fails to impress me. Federico Malaman sent in this video of his solo bass version of Sting’s “Seven Days.” After playing a tasty arrangement of the melody, Malaman sets up a loop and lets loose with some soulful soloing. »

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  • The Band’s 1976 Carter Barron Amphitheater Concert Released

    The Band’s 1976 Carter Barron Amphitheater Concert Released

    If your only exposure to a live performance by The Band is the amazing concert film The Last Waltz, you might want to check out , which captures the original group in its final year, but in a much different kind of venue. The Band: Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington, D.C. July 17, 1976, reveals a... »

  • New Documentary Sets Out to Find James Jamerson’s Stolen “Funk Machine” Bass

    New Documentary Sets Out to Find James Jamerson’s Stolen “Funk Machine” Bass

    As bass players, nearly every one of us knows the magnitude of James Jamerson’s legacy. His impeccable groove and round tone was the key to most of the hits from the ‘60s including Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going on?,” “My Girl” by the Temptations, and “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Gladys Knight and the... »

  • Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Today is the birthday of one of the long-time bass greats, Anthony Jackson. With a catalog as large as his, it is hard to pick a video to share. But this one is just so remarkable. This is Lee Ritenour’s band performing “P.A.L.S.” In addition to Ritenour and Jackson, the band includes Harvey Mason on... »

  • Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”

    Hal Leonard Releases Updated and Expanded “Bass Handbook”

    Originally published in 2006, Adrian Ashton’s has been updated and expanded in a new edition published by Hal Leonard. Featuring a forward by John Paul Jones, the 272-page book presents not only a history of the electric bass and information on how to buy a bass and all associated equipment, but also all the basics... »

  • Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 15th

    Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 15th

    Bassist birthdays, new bass gear, awesome bass videos, and some great bass-focused columns = another great week in the land of the low end. Here are the 10 most popular stories, columns and videos on No Treble for the week of June 15-21, 2014. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Fender Introduces American Standard... »