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  • The Bass Debate: Pick vs Fingers

    The Bass Debate: Pick vs Fingers

    Q: I prefer playing the bass using my fingers, but I see a lot of bassists these days using a pick. What’s your take on that? A: As with all things that come down to taste and music, I say: “follow your ears!” If you don’t like the sound of a pick, or it just... »

  • All Bass, No Treble: When is a Bass Not “Bass”?

    All Bass, No Treble: When is a Bass Not “Bass”?

    Here at No Treble HQ, we watch a ton of bass videos, read a ton of email from bassists, and get all the news releases about everything bass. Our name is obviously an attempt at being clever. No Treble, after all, is another way of saying “All Bass”. We love the instrument, we love bassists,... »

  • Bass vs. Guitar: The 6-String Debate

    Bass vs. Guitar: The 6-String Debate

    Q: I mean this in the most respectful of ways but, when I listen to six string bassists who play a lot of chords and solo. I can’t help but wonder why they don’t just play guitar. A: I’ve heard this question before, and thanks for being respectful. I’m a 6-string player, so I’ll share... »