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  • Emile Nelson: Believe

    Emile Nelson: Believe

    Emile Nelson sent us this cool video he put together for the title track of his album, Believe. The tune is a catchy one, with a nice groove held down by Emile. The video is a nice reminder of the warm weather that may get here, eventually. (You can find the album on ). »

  • Van Halen Live Album Documents Tokyo Show

    Van Halen Live Album Documents Tokyo Show

    Believe it or not, Van Halen never released a live album with founding singer David Lee Roth. That is, until now. Van Halen’s Tokyo Dome in Concert features not only Diamond Dave, but also Wolfgang Van Halen (son of guitarist Eddie and nephew of drummer Alex) on bass. Wolfgang has been part of the band... »

  • Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector has expanded their Legend series with a new neck-thru model. Available in four- and five-string versions, the Legend4 and Legend5 Neck-Thru basses feature the company’s NS body shape with maple wings and either a bubinga top with natural matte finish or a figured maple top with a faded blue gloss finish. The 3-piece maple... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosita” on Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosita” on Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick took Francisco Tárrega’s classical guitar piece “Rosita” and turned it into a classical 6-string bass piece. Stunning. »

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  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2015

    One thing is for sure… we all love gear. So we love to celebrate each month with a gear roundup of the 10 most popular gear stories, based on No Treble readers. Here’s your list for March, 2015. Gas on! 1. Eden Amplification MicroTour Mini Bass Amp After releasing their World Pro Tour Series, Eden... »

  • Bass Players to Know: David Hood

    Bass Players to Know: David Hood

    It’s been roughly a year since we featured David Hood in the interview, I’ll Take You There, so it’s about time we highlighted him in this series. Taking an opportunity to revisit his music, I am yet again reminded of his musical sensibilities, refined approach, and unmistakable feel. Known for his session work with the... »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe‘s playing never ceases to amaze me. Today’s featured video is the bassist’s latest face-melting playthrough for the song “Molecular Spectrometry” from his instrumental technical metal band Teramobil. Not one to simply play roots, Lapointe’s lines are a great example of a bass player taking the lead while still supporting the song. He... »

  • Stellar Players Assemble Andy Galore’s “Out and About”

    Stellar Players Assemble Andy Galore’s “Out and About”

    Jazz bass player Andy Galore has released his debut album as a bandleader, Out and About, which features both meaningful covers and original work from the electric bassist. Galore, known for his work with guitarist Mike Stern, has assembled an impressive group for the record, which is inspired by and reflects his affection for New... »

  • Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass

    Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass

    This year marks Kala’s 10th anniversary, and they’re celebrating in part by introducing a 5-string version of their SUB solid body U-Bass. The ukelele-sized bass comes in four finishes – Sunburst, Cherryburst, Red, and Black – with a 2+3 tuner layout. The 5-string SUB bass features many of the same characteristics as the 4-string, including... »

  • Groove – Episode #4: Gary Willis

    Groove – Episode #4: Gary Willis

    From a commercial standpoint, Gary Willis is mostly known as the co-founder of Tribal Tech (the jazz fusion band that includes Scott Henderson). The life of a jazz musician is never easy… no matter how much hype and excitement there is surrounding your band (and, Gary had plenty of that with Tribal Tech). Like most... »