the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

Weekly Top 10: Bob Glaub’s Stories, Why People Love Bass, Primus Returns, Plus the Top Bass Videos and More

Another week in the books, which means it is time to celebrate the week, bass-style.

Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of July 27 – August 2, 2014.

Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Wojtek Pilichowski: Open Bass Solo

1. Wojtek Pilichowski: Open Bass Solo

Every time I see there’s a new Wojtek Pilichowski video, I have to check it out. This one in particular made my jaw drop…

Royal Blood: Little Monster

2. Royal Blood: Little Monster

Our friend Ian Pettersson sent me this note: “Royal Blood. A two piece band. Bass & drums. Sure what more do you need?” That should do it, and this duo produces a huge sound…

Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos

3. Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos

Riffstation has launched a beta app with some lofty goals. Play is designed to present chords for any Youtube music video, in real time…

Stories Behind the Song: Bob Glaub

4. Stories Behind the Song: Bob Glaub

Bob Glaub’s resume reads like a who’s who of pop and rock royalty. We asked him to share the stories behind some of his favorite songs over his incredible career…

Bass of the Week: Soame Custom Guitars PJ435

5. Bass of the Week: Soame Custom Guitars PJ435

Sometimes you see photos of a bass posted on Facebook, and you just have to stop to check it out. This gorgeous Soame Custom Guitars PJ435 bass was one of those for me…

Central Time Explores Why People Love the Sound of the Bass

6. Central Time Explores Why People Love the Sound of the Bass

Rob Ferrett is the co-host of “Central Time” on Wisconsin Public Radio, and he has a cool idea for a show that’s all about bass. Rob reached out to us to ask us to get involved in the show. Of course we said yes…

Łukasz Adamczyk: Disco of Thoughts

7. Łukasz Adamczyk: Disco of Thoughts

This is only the second time we’ve featured Łukasz Adamczyk, and we can already tell his music is quite diverse. Łukasz sent us this video of his band performing his original tune, “Disco of Thoughts” and it grabbed us right away with that gnarly growl of his bass…

Bass in the Spotlight and Overcoming Self-Doubt

8. Bass in the Spotlight and Overcoming Self-Doubt

In this week’s “Ask” column, Damian takes on two questions, with the primary focus on overcoming something we’ve all struggled with at some point (or will): self-doubt…

Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

9. Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

Steve Lawson brought his solo bass talents to this fantastic rendition of REM’s “Orange Crush,” which features the bassist navigating the tune with a host of loops and fantastic effects. The result is six minutes of soaring ear candy that takes you for a ride…

Primus Announces New Album and Tour Dates

10. Primus Announces New Album and Tour Dates

Primus reunited their classic lineup of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander back in September, with a tease that they were heading into the studio. Now Claypool has announced that the group will be releasing a new album on October 21st with a tour to boot…