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  • Miguel Ramirez and Four Basses: “Waves Under the Sand”

    Miguel Ramirez and Four Basses: “Waves Under the Sand”

    Miguel Ramirez’s “Waves Under the Sand” is an incredible showcase of writing and performance by the bassist. The tune includes four different bass tracks performed by Miguel and offers up a full range of sounds and styles. Remarkable! »

  • Song Exclusive: Vulfpeck’s “The Birdwatcher” from Upcoming Album

    Song Exclusive: Vulfpeck’s “The Birdwatcher” from Upcoming Album

    Vulpeck is releasing My First Car next week, and we have an exclusive first track from the upcoming album. My First Car is the third album by the group of studio musicians-turned-band. The band of course is anchored by bassist Joe Dart, who served as inspiration for the album’s name. Band leader Jack Stratton shared... »

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  • Michael Manring and de Mania: Paint It Black

    Michael Manring and de Mania: Paint It Black

    In 2006, Michael Manring tookt the stage with de Mania at the XXII Festival de México in Mexico City. The trio’s name is a combo of its members names: guitarist Alex de Grassi, Manring and percussionist Christopher Garcia. Here’s the group performing their take on the Rolling Stones tune, “Paint It Black”. »

  • Fernando Lamadrid: Mollete Express

    Fernando Lamadrid: Mollete Express

    I’d never heard bassist Fernando Lamadrid until Flemming shared a video of the The Mencial Project last month. It knocked me out, and so did this one. Here’s Fernando with drummer Rick Arencibia doing their thing in the studio. The tune is “Mollete Express”. »

  • JPGroov: Bass & Drums Jam Session

    JPGroov: Bass & Drums Jam Session

    Our friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux should be an official part of the No Treble team by now, thanks to all of his video recommendations he’s sent us. This one features bassist Thierry “JPGroov” Jean-Pierre and drummer Gerald Bonnegrace in a live jam session. The duo starts off with some humor before getting down to serious business.... »

  • Mike Semesky: Bass Playthrough of Intervals’ “Mata Hari”

    Mike Semesky: Bass Playthrough of Intervals’ “Mata Hari”

    Here’s an awesome video of bassist Mike Semesky running through “Mata Hari” by his band Intervals. He does it all, from filling out the low end to matching the guitars on crushing unison riffs. »

  • Rush: “La Villa Strangiato”, Live (1978)

    Rush: “La Villa Strangiato”, Live (1978)

    In celebration of Geddy Lee’s birthday today, we thought we’d go back to some early years Rush, and ultimately picked this 1978 performance of “La Villa Strangiato”. Oh, that tone! As a teenager, I wore the grooves down on more than one Rush LP because of this tune. How about you? »

  • Federico Malaman: “Do I Do” Bass Cover

    Federico Malaman: “Do I Do” Bass Cover

    Federico Malaman just nails these all bass covers. Here’s a new one from him, performing his take on Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do”. Federico is playing his Laurus bass through an MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter and a Boss RC3 Loop Station. »

  • Laszlo Demeter: Acoustic Bass Arrangement of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”

    Laszlo Demeter: Acoustic Bass Arrangement of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”

    We love to see it when bassist get creative to tackle their favorite songs. Here’s Laszlo Demeter playing Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” using only his six-string acoustic bass. The bassist covers every part of the tune, from using the bass’s body for percussion to using the strings above the nut for sound effects. And of course,... »

  • Roger Alcantara: Pinball Number Count Play-Along

    Roger Alcantara: Pinball Number Count Play-Along

    Roger Alcantara sent us his play-along to the funky tune, “Pinball Number Count” – the song used by Sesame Street to teach kids how to count to twelve. The original features the Pointer Sisters on vocals. After researching this tune for 30 minutes or so, the bassist on the original is a mystery (at least... »