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  • Best of 2014: The Top 10 Bass Lessons, Transcriptions and How-To’s

    Best of 2014: The Top 10 Bass Lessons, Transcriptions and How-To’s

    Tomorrow is the start of a new year, which for a lot of people means making new year’s resolutions. For musicians, that typically means a dedication to working on our technique and our art. Just in time, here are the top 10 most popular bass lessons, transcriptions and how-to’s we’ve shared over the course of... »

  • Jean-Baptiste Salles: Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes”

    Jean-Baptiste Salles: Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes”

    Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes” is a standard in the realm of double bass solos. Jean-Baptiste Salles took things a step further by arranging it for double bass and six-string electric bass, both of which he plays himself. »

  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2014

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2014

    At the close of each year, we take time to remember those we lost in the bass community. 2014 saw the passing of some of the most influential bassists of our lifetime. Join us as we take a moment to remember the lives and legacies of the bass players we lost this year. Paul Goddard... »

  • Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Spotlights

    Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Spotlights

    When I started No Treble, one of my primary goals was to feature our readers – as much as possible. Over the years, that’s meant sharing reader submitted videos, their beautiful old school basses, and on every Tuesday, the reader spotlight. Here are the top 10 most read spotlight features over the course of 2014.... »

  • Studio Jams: Red Baron

    Studio Jams: Red Baron

    I could watch the stuff Studio Jams put together for hours on end. Here’s episode #52, where a group of musicians got together and decided to try to put together a new take on the Billy Cobham tune, “Red Baron.” Mike Cheney is on bass, along with Peter White on guitar, Everette Harp on saxophone,... »

  • Biography of Texas Blues Great Keith Ferguson Released

    Biography of Texas Blues Great Keith Ferguson Released

    Any player who loves the blues, Texas-based music, Texas blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, or just plain great blues bass playing, may want to check out the biography, . The biography, written by Detlef Schmidt, a German bassist, college instructor and author of Fender Precision Basses 1951-1954, details the life and influence of Ferguson, who died... »

  • Bass of the Week: LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah #015

    Bass of the Week: LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah #015

    I love checking out new basses that set themselves apart from the pack, and the LedBelli Jonah does just that. The fretless, single-cut, semi-hollow bass is a real eye catcher. The company just shared pictures of the recently completed Jonah #015, which features a stunning book-matched California Redwood burl theme. The bass’s body is semi-hollow... »

  • Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps and Cabinets

    Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps and Cabinets

    We love gear. We need gear. And we love to report on new gear. Here are the 10 most read stories covering bass amps and cabinets in 2014. Enjoy, and sorry for the G.A.S. 1. Fender 2014 Rumble Series Bass Amps Fender completely revamped the Rumble Series of bass combo amplifiers into lighter and louder... »

  • Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More

    Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More

    Vahagn Stepanyan emailed me a couple of videos of music from his debut album, Moonlight. And this one grooves, thanks in large part to bassist Anthony Crawford, who makes it happen along with drummer Weerachat Premananda Jr. The guitarist in the video is Felipe Praino. Enjoy! »

  • Weekly Top 10: Best of Isolated Bass Videos and Lowdown Columns, Holiday Videos, Chris Wood and More [CB]

    Weekly Top 10: Best of Isolated Bass Videos and Lowdown Columns, Holiday Videos, Chris Wood and More [CB]

    For the last full week of 2014, we had a lot to celebrate, and the holiday season was in full swing with some great holiday-themed bass videos. We also kicked off our “Best of 2014” lists, celebrating the year that is coming to a close. Be sure to check out the top 10 isolated bass... »