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  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Videos

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Videos

    Every day of the year, we feature a bass video. Of the 365 we shared in 2017, here are the 10 reader favorites. Enjoy! 1. Yes with Geddy Lee: Roundabout, Live There were rumors flying for the past month that Rush bassist Geddy Lee would be filling in for the late Chris Squire at Yes’s... »

  • Olivier Babaz: Cold & Bright

    Olivier Babaz: Cold & Bright

    Bass and kalimba guru Olivier Babaz shared his latest video with us for his song “Cold & Bright”. Inspired by the first snow in his native Montreal, the track has Babaz wielding dual kalimbas to perform the melody while playing a bass line on his trusty upright. »

  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2017

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2017

    It’s the end of the year and once again time to reflect on 2017. The world lost some incredible members of the bass community this year from prog-rock legends to luthiers to bass amp innovators. As always, they may be gone but their memories will live on through their work. Join us as we remember... »

  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Pedals & Effects

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Pedals & Effects

    There was some big news in the world of bass pedals and effects in 2017. These 10 stories were the reader favorites among the many new pedals and effects released this year. 1. Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 If you got to catch Rush in the past twenty years, you would have seen... »

  • Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins: Hiii (Live)

    Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins: Hiii (Live)

    We always dig new videos by the duo of Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins. Here’s a great live clip of them performing “Hiii” live at Mondriaan Jazz in Den Haag, Holland in October. Evan says the full show will be available on January 5th, 2018. »

  • Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    After releasing the RockBass Corvette Basic 8-String bass earlier this year, Warwick is now offering a set of strings for 8-string basses in their Red series. The Warwick Red 8-String set includes four strings plus four-octave strings suitable for all long scale eight-string basses. “The strings of the Warwick Red 8-String set are Roundwound, medium... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Alphonso Johnson

    Bass Players To Know: Alphonso Johnson

    As a Philadelphia native, there’s a lot to live up to as a bass player. Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, Jaco Pastorius, Gerald Veasley, Gail Ann Dorsey, Victor Bailey, and our latest bass player to know, Alphonso Johnson, all hail from the City Of Brotherly Love. Heck, you may even say that bass playing is “in... »

  • Fernando Molinari Trio: Hidden

    Fernando Molinari Trio: Hidden

    Fernando Molinari has just released a new single with his trio featuring guitarist Davi Filho and Bruno Valverde. “Hidden” showcases the musicians locking in as the song melds between fusion and prog-rock. Molinari gets a killer tone to match his rock solid playing and tasty fills. »

  • Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

    Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

    Our bass lessons are super popular with readers, thanks in large part to our excellent contributors in the various lesson categories. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass lessons for 2017. 1. Creative Bass Lines: The Chameleon Variations In this lesson, I’ve taken a pretty classic and fairly easy to play bass... »

  • Omar Vazquez Castro & Simon Sammut: Mar

    Omar Vazquez Castro & Simon Sammut: Mar

    Bassists Omar Vazquez Castro and Simon Sammut teamed up for a bass duo composition called “Mar”, which translates to “sea.” “Omar composed the track and plays bass chords and harmonics. I play the fretless and upright bass,” Sammut explains. The track reflects the feeling of the sea with an ambient atmosphere, thanks to the harmonics... »