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  • Gabriel Severn: Not of This World

    Gabriel Severn: Not of This World

    I’ve seen Gabriel Severn show up on Facebook more and more lately. And it is no surprise. The 12-year-old bassist is playing well beyond his years. In this clip, Gabriel takes on Adam Nitti’s “Not of This World.” Watch out world! »

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  • Reader Spotlight: Roy Eraca

    Reader Spotlight: Roy Eraca

    Meet Roy Eraca, who got his start on bass after making a promise to improve his grades (he did, and his reward was a new bass guitar). Since then, Roy has gone from being a “closet player” to a gigging one. Roy is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!)... »

  • Chicago: 25 or 6 to 4 (Live, 1970)

    Chicago: 25 or 6 to 4 (Live, 1970)

    Time to kick it old school with this look back at Chicago performing live at Tanglewood. The concert took place in July 1970, featuring Peter Cetera laying down some boss bass and fronting the band on the tune “25 or 6 to 4.” So good. »

  • Ringo Starr Recruits Paul McCartney and All-Star Bassists For “Give More Love”

    Ringo Starr Recruits Paul McCartney and All-Star Bassists For “Give More Love”

    It’s safe to say that in the 60 years he’s been playing drums, Ringo Starr has made a few friends. So for his new release, Give More Love, he’s getting by with a little help from them – including a few of the top bass players in the world. The former Beatle’s 19th solo album... »

  • Bass of the Week: Schack Guitars Unique V

    Bass of the Week: Schack Guitars Unique V

    This week we’re checking out gorgeous Unique V bass from Schack Guitars. Built with a flamed ash body, the instrument features a striking top and matching headstock of spalted quilted bubinga. Similarly, its flamed maple neck is topped with a beautiful marbled ebony fretboard and bubinga binding. “The neck is connected to the body with... »

  • Talking Technique: Bach for Two (In Three)

    Talking Technique: Bach for Two (In Three)

    In episode 43, we looked at an easy piano piece that was arranged for two basses. This is a great exercise because it works on your reading and your technique. Bach’s bass lines are typically challenging and push us as bassists to hone our chops. This time we’re checking out the Minuet in B♭ (though... »

  • Scott Whitley: Bass Cover of Level 42’s “Mr. Pink”

    Scott Whitley: Bass Cover of Level 42’s “Mr. Pink”

    Level 42 always has sick bass lines thanks to Mark King. That’s not lost on Scott Whitley, who whipped up this killer bass version of the tune utilizing his signature bass and a piccolo bass for the melody lines. This one is sure to get you in gear! »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes Second Edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book

    Hal Leonard Publishes Second Edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book

    If you’re a fan of classic basses, you’ll want to check out the new edition of The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom. Updating on the first edition released 2013, the new version adds 16 bonus pages with up-to-date information on the latest models plus more photos of artists and custom-built Rickenbacker basses.... »

  • Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis “Footprints”

    Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis “Footprints”

    We’re proud to premiere the first video in bassist Petros Klampanis’s new Rooftop Stories series with this awesome version of Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints”. “Rooftops and music – music and rooftops. There’s nothing not to love with that combination, plus having a sky full of stars makes is even more unique,” Klampanis writes. “Αllow me to... »

  • Alter Bridge Releases “Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities”

    Alter Bridge Releases “Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities”

    After releasing The Last Hero late last year, Alter Bridge is back with a live album packed with extras. Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities is a 3 CD set that captures the band’s performance at the famous London venue on November 24th, 2016. The 19-track recording spans the first two CDs, digging into... »