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  • Paul Simonon: P-Bass History

    Paul Simonon: P-Bass History

    Fender is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Precision bass, and posted this video as part of the year-long celebration. In the video, Clash bassist Paul Simonon talks about his background and his basses, as well as the story behind the iconic London Calling album cover featuring him smashing one of his Precisions on the... »

  • Bass Battle: “The Happy Sad” Live Looping

    Bass Battle: “The Happy Sad” Live Looping

    Bassist Bogdan Diaconeasa, who posts under the name “Bass Battle”, shared his video performance with us. Bogdan recorded this bass looping tune on his iPhone 4 (audio) and Sony camera (video), performing on his Yamaha TRB5P bass and BOSS RC 50 Loop station. Have a video you’d like to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com. »

  • Jaco Pastorius: 1978 Radio Interview

    Jaco Pastorius: 1978 Radio Interview

    Jaco Pastorius was interviewed in 1978 for London’s Capital Radio network, around the time Weather Report’s Mr. Gone was about to release. Here’s the audio of the interview, where Jaco talks about the magic of Weather Report, the new album, and dives into his musical upbringing. »

  • Black Dub: “I Believe In You” Live in Studio with Daryl Johnson

    Black Dub: “I Believe In You” Live in Studio with Daryl Johnson

    Black Dub, formed by guitarist/composer Daniel Lanois with bassist Daryl Johnson, vocalist Trixie Whitley and drummer Brian Blade released their last November. Here, the group performs “I Believe In You”, one of the singles from the album, with some really nice bass work by Johnson. »

  • Grant Stinnett: All The Things You Are (Amazingly Fast)

    Grant Stinnett: All The Things You Are (Amazingly Fast)

    Hold on to your hats. Grant Stinnett sent us this video of his smokin’ solo over the jazz standard, “All the Things You Are.” Starting with a solo on top before playing the head, he rips through the tune with a tempo around 330 BPM while playing intense bebop licks along the way. For the... »

  • Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid Bass Riffs

    Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid Bass Riffs

    Black Sabbath brought heaviness to a new level, inspiring millions of fans and building up a new genre. This clip from the DVD has Geezer Butler playing through parts of “Iron Man,” “Hand of Doom,” and “Electric Funeral” while explaining some of his playing. “A lot of the riffs are so strong you can’t get... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: I Know You Know / Smile Like That Live

    Esperanza Spalding: I Know You Know / Smile Like That Live

    Here’s a great clip of Esperanza Spalding sporting a Fender fretless and performing live in San Sebastian on July 23, 2009. »

  • Andy Saxton: Turrican

    Andy Saxton: Turrican

    Andy Saxton sent us this video of his tune “Turrican” from his solo album, Evolution of the Thumb. The tune has a cool blend of styles mixed together to keep things interesting. “This song is dedicated to my youth,” Andy said, “and to one of my favorite computer games when I was growing up –... »

  • Anthony Jackson: Live Bass Solo (1980)

    Anthony Jackson: Live Bass Solo (1980)

    I sometimes forget how long Anthony Jackson has been performing and showcasing his unique approach to the bass. This is a great reminder. In July, 1980, Jackson took the stage with Sadao Watanabe at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. This clip features an excellent solo by Jackson (around the 5:45 mark, if you’re in a hurry). »

  • NOFX: Stickin’ In My Eye

    NOFX: Stickin’ In My Eye

    Here’s a clip of NOFX rocking out their tune “Stickin’ In My Eye” filmed live in 2009. The song starts with some chill bass riffing by 4-stringer and founding member Fat Mike before the band kicks into tempo. »