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  • Bass of the Week: Vinciguerra Custom Shop BAJ Signature 6

    Bass of the Week: Vinciguerra Custom Shop BAJ Signature 6

    Bass builder Mark Vinciguerra recently posted photos of a recently completed BAJ Signature six-string bass and it stopped me in my tracks. The model, designed with bassist Brent-Anthony Johnson, comes with plenty of options, but this one seems just right. It features a black limba body topped with a stunning maple burl in a natural... »

  • AUDIOgraffiti: Black Rainbow

    AUDIOgraffiti: Black Rainbow

    Bassist and No Treble reader Nikolaos Finizio sent us a note and video of his band AUDIOgraffiti. “I’m a musician based in Italy, as a bass player, I always enjoy your selection of groovy videos, so this time I decided to share one myself,” he shared. “This one was filmed during the studio sessions when... »

  • New Supergroup Features Dave Grohl & Others on Bass

    New Supergroup Features Dave Grohl & Others on Bass

    Punk/metal supergroup Teenage Time Killers, featuring Dave Grohl, bassist Nick Oliveri (former Queens of the Stone Age), Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Corrosion of Conformity’s Reed Mullin, Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys, and more has come together to release Greatest Hits Vol. 1. Interestingly, Grohl handles bass duties on a large number of the 20 tracks... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Jaco Documentary News, Expert Columns, Best Bass Videos and New Gear

    Weekly Top 10: Jaco Documentary News, Expert Columns, Best Bass Videos and New Gear

    Time for your weekly dose of the best from the world of bass. AKA the top 10 reader favorite stories, columns and videos on No Treble. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Some Thoughts on the 1-2-3-4 Fingering System for Double Bass For as long as there have been bassists, there has been... »

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  • Eastwood Guitars Announces Surfcaster Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces Surfcaster Bass

    After creating a tribute to the guitar version, Eastwood Customs has announced they will be creating a Surfcaster Bass. Originally introduced by Charvel in 1991, Eastwood describes the Surfcaster as an instrument for country players as well as the “surf” crowd. The Eastwood Surfcaster bass will be available in Cherryburst and Seafoam Green colors. It’s... »

  • Dave Brubeck Quartet, featuring Eugene Wright: These Foolish Things

    Dave Brubeck Quartet, featuring Eugene Wright: These Foolish Things

    Here’s a mellow jazz standard to make you feel good. Eugene Wright, aka The Senator, served as bassist for the Dave Brubeck Quartet during its classic lineup years from 1958 to 1968. Alongside Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and Joe Morello, Wright was part of the groundbreaking 1959 album Time Out that featured “Take Five”. This 1959... »

  • Jazz Bass Great Buster Williams Releases as Member of New Group, Heads of State

    Jazz Bass Great Buster Williams Releases as Member of New Group, Heads of State

    Jazz bassist extraordinaire Buster Williams has joined with fellow jazz greats Gary Bartz, Larry Willis and Al Foster in the new group, Heads of State, which has released its first album, Search for Peace. While the band’s members have played in combination with each other in different configurations over the years, the quartet didn’t coalesce... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Ever since she announced a tour in April, I’ve been dying to hear Esperanza Spalding‘s new music. Dubbed Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, the bassist describes the project as a way of “going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand.” Here’s a clip of Spalding performing... »

  • Final Three Albums Released in Led Zeppelin’s Year of Deluxe Reissues

    Final Three Albums Released in Led Zeppelin’s Year of Deluxe Reissues

    The last three releases of Led Zeppelin’s extensive, year-long deluxe reissue campaign have arrived. The album, represent the final trio of albums released by the band — Presence, In Through the Out Door and Coda. The albums, all featuring John Paul Jones on bass, have been remastered and augmented with rare additional material by the... »