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  • Book Turns Bird’s Sax Solos Into Bass Lines

    Book Turns Bird’s Sax Solos Into Bass Lines

    Are you a lover of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s iconic jazz sax solos and yearn to play them on your bass? Then, you need to check out this book — . The 96-page book from Hal Leonard Corp. offers instruction on how to play some of Parker’s most well-known solos. Just take a look at the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Simon Svensson

    Reader Spotlight: Simon Svensson

    Meet Simon Svensson, a musician fully engaged in making his own unique music – and big sound – as a solo bassist. That’s not to say he isn’t following the more traditional role of bassist, but he is striving to create something new with his playing. Simon is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for... »

  • Gear Review: Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Gear Review: Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Okay, bass lovin’ people, how about a bass that strives to be… plain? Well not completely plain, but just a basic, good bass. Kind of refreshing since most new basses to hit the market usually make strides to separate themselves from the herd, and then ask us to believe it, then buy it at a... »

  • Mike Stern Band with Tom Kennedy: Wishing Well

    Mike Stern Band with Tom Kennedy: Wishing Well

    I remember watching the Mike Stern Band’s when it came out, and while the entire concert is excellent, Stern’s “Wishing Well” really caught my attention. Stern is joined on this concert by bassist Tom Kennedy, saxophonist Bob Franceschini and drummer Dave Weckl. I was lucky to see this exact lineup in one of many of... »

  • Opeth’s 11th is Heavy on Melody

    Opeth’s 11th is Heavy on Melody

    Swedish progressive metal band Opeth has released the follow-up to its acclaimed 2011 album, Heritage. , featuring the bass work of Martín Méndez, is the 11th album from the group, which originated as a death metal outfit. Méndez and vocalist-guitarist-producer Mikael Åkerfeldt wrote all the songs on the album, which Åkerfeldt says found the group... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2014

    Time for another bass gear roundup, featuring the gear news most popular with No Treble readers in the month of August, 2014. As always, we’re required to issue this warning: this list may cause GAS. 1. Ernie Ball Music Man Premier Dealer Network Neptune Blue Bass Series Ernie Ball/Music Man is now taking orders for... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat

    Bass of the Week: Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat

    Allen Woody wasn’t just a phenomenal bass player, he was an avid collector of vintage basses. The bassist – who laid down the low end for The Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule – owned over 450 basses before his untimely passing in 2000. Before he passed away, he worked with Epiphone on what would become... »

  • Morning Bound: I Did Fine

    Morning Bound: I Did Fine

    Ever since Morning Bound released the video for their first self-titled single, I’ve been craving more. Now the trio, consisting of vocalist Tammy Scheffer, bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Ronen Itzik, has just posted a new video for the second single from their EP called “I Did Fine.” Their beautiful use of dynamics and textures... »

  • ZZ Top Cancels Tour Dates After Dusty Hill Injury

    ZZ Top Cancels Tour Dates After Dusty Hill Injury

    It’s been a rough year for Dusty Hill. Last month, the ZZ Top bassist was sidelined for surgery to remove kidney stones. Now the band has announced that the rest of their co-headlining tour dates with Jeff Beck have been canceled after Hill fell and injured his hip. Live Nation officials stated he fell inside... »