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  • Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Lessons and Transcriptions

    Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Lessons and Transcriptions

    We published a whole lot of bass lessons in 2016. Here are the top 10 reader favorites of the year. Think of it as a great to do list for the holiday break and the new year. Thanks for reading, commenting, sharing – and shedding. 1. Talking Technique: Killer Dead Note Grooves Dead notes are... »

  • FEA Labs Unveils Photon Fuzz II Pedal

    FEA Labs Unveils Photon Fuzz II Pedal

    FEA Labs has updated their flexible Photon Fuzz pedal with a second version. The Photon Fuzz II includes the original pedal’s tones with added functionality. Made for both bass and guitar, the pedal is named due to a component in the circuit that utilizes infrared light to control the FET used in the fuzz. Its... »

  • Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman

    Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman

    If you’ve ever looked for great bassists online, chances are you’ve watched a clip of Federico Malaman. The Italian bassist has gained a solid following on Facebook and YouTube with videos that blend quirky humor and amazing bass playing. Whether he was covering Michael Jackson or collaborating on original songs, his magnetic persona makes for... »

  • Audun Ramo: Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” Upright Slap Cover

    Audun Ramo: Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” Upright Slap Cover

    Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” has one of the coolest bass and guitar lines ever. Here’s an awesome version of it by bassist Audun Ramo, who adds some upright slap to the mix. »

  • Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Columns

    Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Columns

    No Treble columns are designed to inspire. Of the dozens (and dozens) of columns over the course of 2016, these are the top 10 reader favorites. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Bass Players to Know: Justin Meldal-Johnsen Ryan Madora first discovered Justin Meldal-Johnsen thanks to Beck. In this “Bass Players to Know” column,... »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

    Every year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of inductees tends draws the ire of music fans around the world, but this year’s list seems to be a good fit. The group leans heavy on classic rock with folk, grunge, and rap to round it out. 2017’s inductees include Electric Light Orchestra, Yes,... »

  • How To Apply Your Transcriptions

    How To Apply Your Transcriptions

    Q: Can you give an example of how I might explore using the things I’ve transcribed in some way? I’ve been transcribing a lot this year (as a music student), but I’m not sure how to apply it or get anything from it. A: I spent years transcribing tunes, solos, melodies and bass lines before... »

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  • Josh Cohen: Let it Snow / Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    Josh Cohen: Let it Snow / Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    Josh Cohen is helping us get into the holiday spirit with an excellent medley of two tunes: “Let it Snow” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Happy holidays! »

  • At The Drive-In Release New Music, Announce 2017 Tour Dates

    At The Drive-In Release New Music, Announce 2017 Tour Dates

    Sixteen years after their last release, At The Drive-In announced they have an album of all new material coming out. Even more exciting is the fact that they will be taking their show on the road. The band, fronted by Omar Rodríguez-López and anchored by bassist Paul Hinojos, will perform a handful of dates focusing... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Eric “EQ” Young

    Reader Spotlight: Eric “EQ” Young

    Meet bassist Eric “EQ” Young, who as a high school student saw Larry Graham perform, and the rest is history. Eric spends his time performing for ConFunkShun and working as a solo artist. He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Singer, songwriter and virtuoso bass player Eric “EQ” Young couldn’t be... »