the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Sting with Christian McBride: Englishman in New York

    Sting with Christian McBride: Englishman in New York

    Last week we celebrated Sting’s birthday, and our Facebook friend Andrew Bennett reminded us of this great version of his hit “Englishman in New York” from the DVD …All This Time. Sting’s eclectic band is joined by double bassist Christian McBride, who kicks the group into a burning jazz trio at the 2:10 mark. »

  • Sting Announces Back to Bass Tour Coming to Europe This Fall

    Sting Announces Back to Bass Tour Coming to Europe This Fall

    Sting just wrapped up his Back to Bass Summer Tour last week and has already announced the return of the tour, with dates across Europe this fall. Sting will be joining up with longtime collaborator Dominic Miller on guitar, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, David Sancious on keys, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and Jo Lawry... »

  • The Police: Sting’s Isolated Bass on “Next To You”

    The Police: Sting’s Isolated Bass on “Next To You”

    In 1978, the Police debuted with the release of Outlandos d’Amour, an album dominated by punk influences. The opening track, “Next To You,” is a perfect example of this, especially when you hear the isolated bass line from Sting. The muted notes really act like a train engine, and gives greater impact to the end... »

  • Sting Adds to “Back to Bass” Tour with European Dates

    Sting Adds to “Back to Bass” Tour with European Dates

    Following the success of his North American concerts, Sting has announced a European leg to his “Back to Bass” tour. As the title implies, Sting gets back to his roots and lays down the low-end on his vintage Fender while celebrating the 25th anniversary of his solo career. As such, the tour is also in... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Sting Releases “25 Years” Box Set

    Sting Releases “25 Years” Box Set

    Fresh on the heels of the announcement Sting’s “Back to Bass” tour comes the definitive Sting box set collection, released this week. Sting: 25 Years is a 4-disc set, featuring 45 remastered tracks spanning Sting’s solo career on 3 discs, plus a DVD containing previously unreleased live concert footage. The audio portion begins with Sting’s... »

  • Sting Announces “Back to Bass” Tour

    Sting Announces “Back to Bass” Tour

    In celebration of a 25 year solo career, former Police frontman and bassist Sting has announced the “Back to Bass” tour, where he will will take a “stripped down” 5-piece band across North America. The shows will highlight many songs that haven’t been played in years, ranging from 1985’s The Dream of Blue Turtles to... »

  • The Police: Bass Play-Along Volume 20

    The Police: Bass Play-Along Volume 20

    Hal Leonard’s fast growing Play Along series now has a new entry with songs by the Police. The Police: Bass Play-Along Volume 20 features eight popular Police tunes and includes bass tab notation, lyrics and vocal melody. The CD included offers an enhanced version for Windows and Mac computers so you can adjust the tempo... »

  • Stewart Copeland: Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies

    Ever watch a concert and wonder what the band was doing earlier that day? Ever wonder what the band talks about when they get back on the road? Well now you can read stories from Police drummer, Stewart Copeland in his new book Strange Things Happen: A Life With the Police, Polo and Pygmies. The... »

  • Jack Bruce honored

    Singer and bassist Jack Bruce was made a Doctor of Letters by Glasgow Caledonian University. Bruce is 66 years old and a founding member of the band Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. Bruce was quoted saying: “I dropped out and became a professional musician when I was very young, I just wanted to... »

  • Sting’s Son Joins The Police Tour

    Sting’s Son Joins The Police Tour

    How lucky can a guy get? Sting’s son Joe Sumner, and his band “Fiction Plane” have joined The Police’s 2007 tour. The announcement follows the release of Fiction Plane’s second CD, Left Side of the Brain. Like his father, Joe is the bassist and lead vocalist for the trio. Check out Fiction Plane in a... »