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  • RJM Music Technology Introduces the Mastermind LT MIDI Foot Controller

    RJM Music Technology Introduces the Mastermind LT MIDI Foot Controller

    RJM Music Technology has introduced the Mastermind LT, a MIDI foot controller they describe as low coast yet very capable. It’s a more attainable version of their Mastermind GT for working musicians. “The trick was to reduce the cost substantially without compromising quality,” a press release states. “Building the Mastermind LT with a single LCD... »

  • Advanced Bass: How to Play Across the Bar Line

    Advanced Bass: How to Play Across the Bar Line

    In this lesson, we’ll take a deep dive inside the world of playing across the bar line. Equally as relevant for both your solo lines and your groove playing, we will cover how to play across the bar line by using “Time Signature Superimposition” that will take your phrasing to a whole new and exciting... »

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  • Bass & Banjo: Dinah

    Bass & Banjo: Dinah

    Bassist Nicolas Dubouchet has a duo with banjoist Stéphane Borde known simply as “Bass & Banjo.” In this video, they’re joined by guest guitarist Geoffroy Boizard for this fun performance of “Dinah.” »

  • Getting It Perfect Vs. Practicing New Material

    Getting It Perfect Vs. Practicing New Material

    Q: I am finding it difficult to combine not practicing what I know and practicing for perfection. I practice fretless almost exclusively, and good intonation is a constant pursuit, including with something as conceptually simple as a major triad arpeggio. Add speed and the desire to play smoothly with controlled dynamics, and one can spend... »

  • Bruno Tauzin: Funky Slap Bass Solo

    Bruno Tauzin: Funky Slap Bass Solo

    Bruno Tauzin is back with another short and sweet bass video. This time he lays down a thick slap groove filled out with some nice double stops. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Christopher Halson Griffiths

    Reader Spotlight: Christopher Halson Griffiths

    Meet Christopher Halson Griffiths, a busy bassist from Nashville who jokes that he started playing the bass because “he wasn’t very good at guitar.” Joking aside, Christopher has an impressive resume. Christopher is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Nashville resident and Michigan native has managed to play bass... »

  • Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

    Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

    Besides celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR this year, Ibanez also introduced a new semi-hollow body model called the SRH. The bass comes in four and five-string versions with the option of fretted or fretless fingerboards, all of which all built with a mahogany semi-hollow body and a spruce top. The body has a... »

  • Josh Cohen and Sarah Thawer: Fanny Pack Swag

    Josh Cohen and Sarah Thawer: Fanny Pack Swag

    Josh Cohen sent this video to us saying, “Here’s a video that drummer Sarah Thawer and I just did of an original composition “Fanny Pack Swag”. It illustrates some of the techniques that I will be talking about during a masterclass at Bass Break Live on June 10th in Newcastle, Delaware along with Adam Nitti,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite

    Bass of the Week: Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite

    This week we’re taking a look at a beautiful model by the UK’s Anaconda Basses. This particular Anaconda Tribute J5E Elite was built for Joe Sam, a pro bass player from London, with a special twist. “He’s an avid Prince fan and wanted a bass which had certain design cues to pay tribute to the... »

  • Eden Unveils Limited Edition P-Series Bass Cabinets

    Eden Unveils Limited Edition P-Series Bass Cabinets

    Eden Amplification has unveiled a special pair of models to their P-series cabinets. The Limited Edition P1515X and P1510X will be handmade in England and limited to 40 units of each. The P1515X features a pair of 15-inch XLT drivers plus an aluminum horn to dish out 800 watts of power. The horn has its... »