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  • Weekly Top 10: Vulfpeck Bass Transcription, Playing Over Chords, Bass Lick Series Lesson, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Vulfpeck Bass Transcription, Playing Over Chords, Bass Lick Series Lesson, Top Videos and More

    Another week ends, but we have our reward: the top 10 most read stories/most watched videos on No Treble for the week of August 15-21, 2015. We like to call it, the best from the world of bass. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Michel Falcão: Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor... »

  • Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Updates Icon Series Basses

    Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Updates Icon Series Basses

    Kiesel Guitars, formerly Carvin Guitars, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Icon series of basses with an upgraded version of the instruments. Available in four-, five-, and six-string models, the Icon 2.0 bass now features a deeper body cutaway for improved comfort, a three-piece headstock design, and an option for a chambered body. The... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Solo – Live in The Park

    Adam Ben Ezra: Solo – Live in The Park

    Adam Ben Ezra is currently touring in the Czech Republic, and luckily, he’s captured and shared some of that for the rest of us to enjoy. Here’s what he calls “Solo – Live in The Park”. Impressive as always (and nice cameo from one of his younger fans). »

  • Twelfth Spock’s Beard Album Different, But In a Familiar Way

    Twelfth Spock’s Beard Album Different, But In a Familiar Way

    Progressive rockers Spock’s Beard are back with the band’s twelfth studio album, The Oblivion Particle. “I think the opening track ‘Tides of Time’ is classic Spock’s in terms of arrangement and style, but everything else is fairly different,” said bassist Dave Meros. “That said, the whole album is still within the parameters of what people... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Introduces Super Symmetry Compressor Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics Introduces Super Symmetry Compressor Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics has expanded their pedal lineup with the Super Symmetry, a compressor they describe as state of the art with a classic feel. “It sounds modern in the way that it doesn’t color your tone while compressing, but the way it reacts to your playing is simply natural and seamless,” they write. Designed and... »

  • Steps Ahead: Darryl Jones Bass Solo, Live in Japan

    Steps Ahead: Darryl Jones Bass Solo, Live in Japan

    Years before he landed the gig with The Rolling Stones, Darryl Jones was blowing people’s minds in the jazz and fusion scenes with the likes of Miles Davis and Steps Ahead. Here’s a killer clip of Jones taking the audience on a ride with Steps Ahead, live in Japan on their 1986 concert. Jones builds... »

  • Lee Ritenour Teams With Two Bassists on Latest Album

    Lee Ritenour Teams With Two Bassists on Latest Album

    Fourplay founding member Lee Ritenour’s guitar work is all over popular music — he’s played more than 3,000 sessions, with everyone from Pink Floyd to Dizzy Gillespie, earned a Grammy for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, and netted 17 more Grammy nominations besides. The jazz player’s latest album, A Twist of Rit, sees him... »

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  • The Lightbulb Moment: It Takes One To Know One

    The Lightbulb Moment: It Takes One To Know One

    How do I play that bass line? Why do I have to use my pinky? Can’t we skip all the theory stuff? These are just some of the questions raised by a student in a recent lesson. Some of these are easy to answer… like the usefulness of the pinky finger (two heads are better... »

  • Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Motown Bass Riffs

    Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Motown Bass Riffs

    Without a doubt, Motown’s prolific output yielded some of the best in-the-pocket bass lines in history. Songs from the label often had deceptively complex grooves, often provided by the late great James Jamerson. Bruno Tauzin decided to string together 30 of his favorite Motown bass riffs into one awesome clip as part of his new... »

  • Gary Willis Releases “Gets Larger Than Life”

    Gary Willis Releases “Gets Larger Than Life”

    Famed bassist Gary Willis, well known for his work with the band Tribal Tech, has released his fifth solo record, Larger Than Life. The fusion-funk record pairs Willis with drummer Gergo Borlai, Tribal Tech band mate Scott Kinsey (keyboards), Steve Tavaglione (saxes and EWI), Claudia Bardagí (voice) and Llibert Fortuny (tenor sax and voice). Willis,... »