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  • Zander Zon: Harry Potter Medley

    Zander Zon: Harry Potter Medley

    Fans of Zander Zon have been asking for him to take on music from “Harry Potter” and to make it into one of his solo bass arrangements. He just released a terrific medley from the films. “I’m actually a very big fan of the books and the films, and I think the music is just... »

  • Bass of the Week: Cunningham Bass & Guitarz RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass

    Bass of the Week: Cunningham Bass & Guitarz RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass

    Jamaica-born, Australia-based luthier Dwight Cunningham creates some stunning basses, including this gorgeous RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass. The semi-hollow bass features a myrtle and alder body loaded with a Nordstrand Bigman pickup in the bridge position with a split coil in the neck position. Its seven-piece neck is crafted from Myrtle, Indian Rosewood, Maple and Mahogany.... »

  • Talking Technique: The Power of Slow

    Talking Technique: The Power of Slow

    A little while ago, I finished the creation of a 20-week course which includes an extensive technique practice section. Students had requested videos similar to what you see in fitness videos – a way to just follow along with the video. And this became one consistent part of each week’s program: I recorded “Practice With... »

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  • Planet MicroJam: Drunken Longing

    Planet MicroJam: Drunken Longing

    I stumbled upon this video a while back and then re-discovered it later. Planet MicroJam is an interesting band with an equally interesting sound. Featuring Artie Sadtler on fretless bass, the band also includes David Fiuczynski on fretted and fretless guitar, Yazhi Guo on percussion, Freyja Garbett on microtonal keyboards, and Ayinde Webb on drums.... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Developing a Solid Groove, New Transcription, Gear, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Developing a Solid Groove, New Transcription, Gear, Top Videos and More

    Time to celebrate the reader favorites of the week on No Treble, including two great columns by Damian Erskine and Dr. D, some new bass gear, popular videos and more. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass Epiphone has released a line of limited edition instruments featuring... »

  • Iron Ether Updates Xerograph Deluxe Pedal

    Iron Ether Updates Xerograph Deluxe Pedal

    Iron Ether Electronics is continuing to redesign their pedals for 2016 with an updated version of the Xerograph Deluxe. The synthesizer-inspired stompbox now includes an expression attenuator knob for setting the sweep, top-mounted jacks, and a second footswitch dedicated to the envelope filter. “[The new] stomp switch activates/deactivates the envelope follower, allowing you to seamlessly... »

  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Road of Broken Hearted Men

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Road of Broken Hearted Men

    We were saddened to learn of Sharon Jones passing on Friday. Here’s the powerhouse soul singer with her Dap-Kings performing Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Road of Broken Hearted Men” live in Austin during NPR’s SXSW Showcase. Gabriel Roth, aka Bosco Mann lays down the low end in this 2010 performance. RIP, Ms. Jones. »

  • Alter Bridge Announce 2017 North American Tour Dates

    Alter Bridge Announce 2017 North American Tour Dates

    Alter Bridge will be bringing “The Last Hero” tour back to North America in 2017 after they wrap up their European trek this winter. The band will be starting in Mobile, Alabama on January 21st and working their way between the U.S. and Canada for a solid month. The Last Hero is the band’s fifth... »

  • Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

    Eastwood will be introducing a five-string version of their Classic hollow body bass as part of their crowdfunding platform. The Classic 5 Bass will be built with a bound laminated maple body, maple top, and bound f-holes. Similar to the four-string, the fiver is fitted with a pair of EW-Retro humbuckers controlled with a 3-way... »

  • Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Beyond Creation’s “Neurotical Transmissions”

    Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Beyond Creation’s “Neurotical Transmissions”

    Hold on tight: Beyond Creation’s Hugo Doyon-Karout sent us this playthrough for Beyond Creation’s “Neurotical Transmissions”, and it’s a killer. The bassist tears through the track on his six-string fretless with blistering tapping lines. Check that right-hand technique, too! »