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  • Dean Brown Group: Lucky Number 9 / Lampshade

    Dean Brown Group: Lucky Number 9 / Lampshade

    The Dean Brown Group took the stage in September in Tokyo with Hadrien Feraud on bass, Gerry Etkins on keys, Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, and of course, Dean on guitar. Here’s the band performing “Lucky Number 9” and “Lampshade”, which offers up some sweet grooves by Hadrien. »

  • Best of 2016: The Top 10 Interviews and Podcasts

    Best of 2016: The Top 10 Interviews and Podcasts

    Over the course of 2016, we talked with many bassists through our Groove podcast and interviews. Here are the top 10 reader favorites of the year. 1. Groove – Episode #13: Felix Pastorius In this episode of Groove, we chat with Felix Pastorius about the “JACO” movie, his father’s legacy, what he would like to... »

  • Bass Transcription: Dee Murray’s Bass Line on Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas”

    Bass Transcription: Dee Murray’s Bass Line on Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas”

    Dee Murray is a giant of the bass guitar many people do not rate as being among the best of all time, but I certainly do. His playing on the holiday single “Step Into Christmas” by Elton John is nothing short of impressive as he finds many inventive ways to make very simple chord changes... »

  • Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    One of our favorite holiday traditions is getting a holiday video from Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department. This year, Steve, and fellow Berklee bass faculty Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, James Genus and Lincoln Goines put together this terrific arrangement of “Little Drummer Boy”. The bassists dedicate this year’s video to the late Victor... »

  • NS Design Announces WAV5 Radius Bass

    NS Design Announces WAV5 Radius Bass

    NS Design’s WAV Radius electric bass now comes in a five-string version. The WAV5 Radius Bass carries the same features of the WAV4 with the exception of the specs to accommodate the fifth string. Its scale is extended to 35 inches, while the string spacing is reduced to 18 millimeters. As part of the Radius... »

  • Marcelo Yakko: Jingle Bass

    Marcelo Yakko: Jingle Bass

    Marcelo Yakko is a great guy (and a terrific bass player too). He shared this video with us, saying “A Christmas song to send good wishes and positive energy.” You know the tune, and Marcelo’s energy is infectious on this arrangement for two basses. Be sure to check out the outtakes at the end. »

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  • Best of 2016: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

    Best of 2016: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

    We covered a ton of gear this year, including many, many new basses. Here are the top 10 most read and most shared stories in 2016 on No Treble featuring new basses. Enjoy! 1. Orange Amplification O Bass Guitar Orange Amplification launched the O Bass at the 2016 NAMM show. The bass is a vintage-styled... »

  • Dan Briggs Teases Nova Collective Album

    Dan Briggs Teases Nova Collective Album

    Good news for prog-rock fans: Between the Buried and Me/Trioscapes bassist Dan Briggs has announced he’s got a new project called Nova Collective, and it’s getting ready to release an album. The quartet also includes fellow Trioscapes member Matt Lynch and Haken alumniRichard Henshall and Pete Jones. They originally started with Briggs and Henshall working... »

  • Bergantino Audio Introduces NV212T Bass Cabinet

    Bergantino Audio Introduces NV212T Bass Cabinet

    Bergantino Audio has expanded their New Vintage series with a 2×12″ configuration. The 400-watt NV212T is a sealed cabinet design loaded with a pair of twelve-inch ceramic magnet woofers with vented pole pieces as well as a high intelligibility NV series tweeter. The level control allows for dialing the tweeter in and out. “A unique... »

  • Karl Clews: This Christmas

    Karl Clews: This Christmas

    Karl Clews took Donny Hathaway’s Christmas classic “This Christmas” and arranged it for solo bass. Happy holidays everyone! »