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  • Song Exclusive: “Boomerang” by You Bred Raptors?

    Song Exclusive: “Boomerang” by You Bred Raptors?

    The cello/bass/drums trio You Bred Raptors? is getting ready to release their new album Grant, and we’ve got an exclusive on the first full song from the release. Accompanying the single release of “Boomerang” is a play-through video by bassist Peat Rains, who utilizes the full range of his 8-string Conklin bass. The bassist shares... »

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  • “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” Features Diverse Bassists

    “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” Features Diverse Bassists

    On , the Queen of Soul shares more than her huge, legendary voice. The record also gives several bass players a place to shine. Three bassists appear on the 10-song set: Reggie Hamilton (known for work with Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Warren Zevon, David Lynch, and Stanley Clarke, among others), Ethan Farmer (Janet Jackson, Babyface,... »

  • Connecting Written Rhythms to Your Bass Playing

    Connecting Written Rhythms to Your Bass Playing

    Q: I can read the notes on the staff and I can tell you if it’s a 16th note or a whole note, and yet, I can’t seem to play the rhythm. Any advice on fixing this? A: As I’ve said before, learning to read music fluently takes a lot of practice, just like learning... »

  • Narcissus: Criss Cross

    Narcissus: Criss Cross

    We’ve featured the solo work of bassist Huw Foster before, to rave reviews. He shared another video with us – this time in a band setting. The band is Narcissus, and this video was recorded at their EFG London Jazz Festival performance last November. Huw said that this tune, “Criss Cross” is “the most bass-centric... »

  • Robert “Bubby” Lewis Previews New Album with “Gold Rush”

    Robert “Bubby” Lewis Previews New Album with “Gold Rush”

    Back in May, Robert “Bubby” Lewis discussed his tone with us, and he dropped us a few clues about his upcoming album, 1UP. “It’s got a lot of interesting stuff happening with some cool collaborations,” he said. “I’m trying different stuff and experimenting. If it feels good, then I’m good.” Now he’s released its first... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Caleb Denton Evans

    Reader Spotlight: Caleb Denton Evans

    To me, one of the greatest joys of publishing No Treble is our weekly reader spotlight. And it is an even bigger joy when we can spotlight someone who is getting their start in music with a ton of energy and dedication. Bassist Caleb Denton Evans fits that description perfectly. Not just that, but he... »

  • Evan Brewer Leaves The Faceless

    Evan Brewer Leaves The Faceless

    Things have really shaken up for technical death metal outfit The Faceless with the departure of bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex Rudinger. After nearly four years with the band, Brewer took to social media to announce that he was leaving. “After almost four years of good times with The Faceless I’ve decided to leave... »

  • Alita Moses: “Miracle” Cover, with Matt Keppler

    Alita Moses: “Miracle” Cover, with Matt Keppler

    Bassist Matt Keppler shared this video with us – and this one grooves. “Recently, I wrote and recorded an arrangement of Kimbra’s new single, ‘Miracle,’” he shared. “The track came out super funky, and I’m really proud of it. I wanted to reach out and share the video with you guys, as I feel that... »

  • Primus Reimagines Willy Wonka on New Album

    Primus Reimagines Willy Wonka on New Album

    For some reason, it just doesn’t feel surprising that Primus leader/bassist Les Claypool loves the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory so much that he, the rest of the original Primus lineup (that hasn’t played together since 1995) and the 2-member Fungi Ensemble, would create a take on iconic film’s music. is as... »

  • Bass of the Week: Assi Guitars Sciatt Bass

    Bass of the Week: Assi Guitars Sciatt Bass

    This week we check out the Sciatt bass by the new Italian company Assi Guitars. Bringing together modern and retro vibes, the bass is built with an Akatio body finished in a catching green that’s accented with a black pickguard. Its Balkan Maple neck is topped with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. Assi fitted the bass... »