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  • Soilwork Releases Rarities

    Soilwork Releases Rarities

    Swedish death metal band Soilwork has released a collection of rarities on the album, Death Resonance. The album includes rarely released and unreleased material dating back to 2005, as well as two new songs, and features the work of bassists Ola Flink and Markus Wibom. The band, with current bassist Wilbom, is also still supporting... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Phil Mann

    Reader Spotlight: Phil Mann

    Meet Phil Mann, a busy bassist, journalist and educator living in London. Just looking at Phil’s gig list is impressive enough, and we loved his answer to the “Day Gig” question. Phil is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a graduate of the Players School Of Music in... »

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  • Advanced Bass: Groove Follow Ups

    Advanced Bass: Groove Follow Ups

    This challenging lesson outlines a musical tactic called “follow ups” to add to your groove tool box. We’ll go over some cool ways to create call and response follow up patterns using all of the components of music – helping you to play great lines over chords that will render tasteful musical ideas! Be sure... »

  • The 4 Korners: Portal of Gold

    The 4 Korners: Portal of Gold

    I recently discovered The 4 Korners, and I’m glad I did. Anchored by bassist James “JT” Thompson Jr., here’s the band performing a track from their sophomore album, Portal of Gold. The album is scheduled for a fall release. »

  • Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has turned his talents to to the work of prolific singer/songwriter Paul Simon. His latest book, The Best of Paul Simon for Bass, features bass lines created by some of the greatest: Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin and Bakithi Kumalo on fretless bass. The book includes 12 songs: Mother and Child Reunion Me... »

  • Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Chris Kollias wrote in to share his new bass from 39 Custom Guitars, and it’s a beauty. The CK Canorous is a 5-string that the bassist wanted to cover a wide tonal palette. “The main purpose of this instrument is to cover a wide variety of sounds according to the demanding needs,” Kollias said. “The... »

  • Should I Play French or German Bow?

    Should I Play French or German Bow?

    Q: I’m just starting out and I can’t figure out if I should play French or German bow? – Marisol G. A: One of the seemingly most controversial, yet entirely manufactured non-controversies among double bass players is whether one should play using an overhand (aka “French”) bow or an underhand (aka “German”) bow. Note: “German”... »

  • Evan Brewer: Entheos “New Light” Playthrough

    Evan Brewer: Entheos “New Light” Playthrough

    Bass monster Evan Brewer shows his awe-inspiring bass line for Entheos’s “New Light” in this bass-centric playthrough. If you know Evan, you know this one is going to be a wild ride. He varies between several advanced techniques, including the heaviest slap line you’ve ever heard and a harmonically rich two-handed tapping section, to create... »

  • Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun has assembled a group of top jazz musicians for his tribute to jazz drumming great, the late Elvin Jones. Celebrating Elvin Jones features virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney, keyboardist Carlos McKinney, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and other players, like Jan Hammer, who played as part of Jones’ trio. Jones... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Talking Double Stops, New Creative Bass Lines Lesson, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Talking Double Stops, New Creative Bass Lines Lesson, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

    This week was an exciting one for us – we debuted Rufus Philpot’s new lesson series, Creative Bass Lines. No Treble readers enjoyed that as well as Ariane Cap’s new Talking Technique lesson on double stops. That, plus some new bass gear, some epic videos and more make up this week’s list of reader favorites.... »