the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Lyra

    Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Lyra

    Our friend Sébastien Thorel sent us pictures a couple of gorgeous basses to check out, including this six-string Lyra by CG Lutherie. “I first met CG at a bass day in Annecy (a French town in Rhône Alpes) where he came with some of his handmade basses,” he wrote. “I was first very impressed (almost... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Bass Bebop for Beginners: Part 2

    Bass Bebop for Beginners: Part 2

    Here is the second Parker line as promised – you can put it together with the C-7 F7 line from Part 1 and you get a cool turnaround lick: D-7 to G7 leading to C-7 to F7! So that gives you a nice two bar iii vi ii v line in B♭. (And be sure... »

  • Zander Zon & Tommy Lee Depp: Sing Me To Sleep

    Zander Zon & Tommy Lee Depp: Sing Me To Sleep

    Zander Zon has released a collaboration video with Tommy Lee Depp, and it offers up a terrific arrangement of Alan Walker’s tune, “Sing Me To Sleep.” “It was great to do these arrangements with Tommy,” Zander shared. “He’s become a leading solo bass player on YouTube due to his beautiful arrangements and videography, and he’s... »

  • Rainger FX Unveils Dwarf Bleep Bass Pedal

    Rainger FX Unveils Dwarf Bleep Bass Pedal

    The UK’s Rainger FX has expanded their Dwarf Bass mini-pedal lineup with the Dwarf Bleep Bass. The pedal takes their Dr. Freakenstein Fuzz circuit and enhances it for bass while also adding an 8-bit sound glitching effect from their Dwarf Bleep pedal. It comes with the company’s unique Igor expression pad, which Rainger says gives... »

  • Bass Transcription: Finn Guttormsen’s Bass Line on Farmers Market’s “Dusty Traditions”

    Bass Transcription: Finn Guttormsen’s Bass Line on Farmers Market’s “Dusty Traditions”

    The other day I was watching Michael Brecker’s version of ¨Nothing Personal” in 9/8 meter. I really liked this version and the group that played it. After some research, I found a Norwegian band called Farmers Market. I then contacted bassist Finn Guttormsen, who during the chat explained to me why they play in irregular... »

  • Karl Clews: Wichita Lineman

    Karl Clews: Wichita Lineman

    Karl Clews wanted to pay tribute to Glen Campbell, who passed away on August 8th. He sent us this video of his solo bass arrangement of the 1968 country classic, “Wichita Lineman,” as performed by Campbell. Beautiful song. »

  • Höfner Introduces the Club Bass 500/2 Double Cut

    Höfner Introduces the Club Bass 500/2 Double Cut

    Höfner has introduced the Club Bass 500/2 Double Cut, a model inspired by the original 1965 model. The short-scale, hollow body bass dishes out old school tone with a double cutaway design for easy access to the upper register. It’s built with a select spruce top and flame maple for its back and sides, which... »

  • Vulfpeck: Live at Red Rocks

    Vulfpeck: Live at Red Rocks

    This is a longer video than we normally share, but hey, it’s Saturday… and it’s Vulfpeck and Joe Dart. Vulfpeck joined Trey Anastasio Band at Red Rocks back in May. Thankfully, they filmed it. Here’s the set list: Fugue State Cory Wong El Chepe Outro Rango with Trey Anastasio 1612 Aunt Leslie Funky Duck Wait... »

  • Eden Announces the Module Bass Preamp Pedal

    Eden Announces the Module Bass Preamp Pedal

    Eden has taken their Terra Nova circuitry and put it into a new bass preamp pedal called the Module, which provides the EQ stage and connectivity of a Terra Nova amplifier into a floor unit. Its four-band EQ has sweepable low and hi-mid frequencies, plus an Enhance EQ sweep. A bass boost switch adds even... »

  • Bass Players To Know: David Piltch

    Bass Players To Know: David Piltch

    In the past several years, there has been a renaissance in the world of roots music—artists are reviving the classic approach to country and folk, mixing it with traditional rhythm and blues, and integrating the soulful and mysterious vibe of New Orleans. The term “Americana” has spread across radio formats and late night shows, highlighting... »