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  • Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.

    Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.

    Vulfpeck is one of our favorite bands around here. So when Jack Stratton emailed me there was a Christmas video, I couldn’t wait to share it. “This song follows true Dartonian Physics,” Jack shared, referencing Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart. “Meaning, groove for two minutes and then freak out during the last 1/8th of the song.”... »

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  • Bass Battle Releases “Play” EP

    Bass Battle Releases “Play” EP

    Romanian artist, Bass Battle (also known as one person, Bogdan Diaconeasa), has released an EP’s worth of ambient solo bass songs called Play. Recorded over the course of three years, just for fun, the album features only Diaconeasa’s bass and a looper. “I will say that this album is the declaration of my love for... »

  • Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music

    Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music

    You may already be aware of many ways to use an iPad for making music. However, Hal Leonard Corp. has put together an book — — that covers the device’s “connectivity to the professional, project, and home music studios.” Written by music technology authors Vincent Leonard and Thomas Rudolph, the book in the Hal Leonard... »

  • Dreadlock Dave: Silver Bells

    Dreadlock Dave: Silver Bells

    Time to kick off the holiday season, bass style. Dreadlock Dave sent us this video with a nice note full of good cheer: “Here’s a little holiday wish from me & my bass guitar! Have a groovy day.” Love this funky arrangement, and that solo is awesome! »

  • Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition Buckeye Burl SR Premium Bass

    Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition Buckeye Burl SR Premium Bass

    Ibanez has unveiled a new limited edition version of their SR Premium bass. Built in their Premium facility, the SR Premium LTD SR5BBLTD is set from its apart with a Buckeye Burl top with a matching headstock and pickup covers. The SR5BBLTD’s ash body is matched with an Atlas-5 five piece wenge and bubinga neck... »

  • The Nth Power: Only Love

    The Nth Power: Only Love

    No Treble reader Bryan Thomas sent us a note telling us to check out The Nth Power, featuring bassist Nate Edgar. We’re glad he did. Here’s a great clip of the band performing “Only Love” last year at Schubas in Chicago, Illinois. Edgar’s buttery tone ties the group together and works them into a frenzy... »

  • In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    Bassist/vocalist Larry Sims, who was an original member of Loggins & Messina, has passed away of undisclosed causes. Bandleader Jim Messina broke the news on his Facebook page. “I was awakened this morning with a phone call that Larry Sims has passed away. As most of you know Larry was the original bass player and... »

  • D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

    D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

    2014 has been a good year for sneak albums, but R&B master D’Angelo may have taken the cake by releasing over the course of a weekend. The album, which is his first in fourteen years, is a tremendous return that pushes his art forward while keeping true to his voice. D’Angelo took a more serious... »

  • Olivier Babaz Trio: Bim Maloya

    Olivier Babaz Trio: Bim Maloya

    Olivier Babaz is working on an album focusing on his specialty of mixing bass and kalimba. He sent us this video for the song “Bim Maloya,” in which he plays both instruments while employing 12/8 & 9/8 rhythms from Réunion Island. »

  • New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines

    New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines

    Looking for a book that teaches you how to play some classic and new rock hits? Hal Leonard’s latest, could help. The paperback in the “Tab +” series not only includes tab for some bass classics, it also offers info on the gear you need to have, recording techniques, historical info, and playing tips (including... »