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  • YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Tim Starace’s Isolated Bass)

    YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Tim Starace’s Isolated Bass)

    YYNOT’s Tim Starace is often asked how he gets his tone on the tracks he records with the band. In this isolated bass clip, Tim’s decided to showcase his monster tone – and provide the details on how he gets it. This is from YYNOT’s original, “Kingdom Come.” As for his set up, here’s what... »

  • Donovan Stokes: Upright Bass Cover of Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”

    Donovan Stokes: Upright Bass Cover of Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”

    You may recognize Donovan Stokes from his No Treble column, The Lowdown With Dr. D, where he delivers tons of great insights for the double bass. What you may not know is that while he’s well versed in classical and jazz, he also has a background in heavy metal. Check out this unbelievable cover of... »

  • Me and Maria: Hvor kærligheden vugges

    Me and Maria: Hvor kærligheden vugges

    We’re big fans of the bass and vocal duo Me and Maria. Bassist Johannes Pehrson sent us this video of their latest work. For “Hvor kærligheden vugges” (translated: “Where Love is Cradled”), Johannes switched to piccolo bass. “When [we’re] playing live, we perform as a duo with only bass and vocals. Although all of our... »

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  • Evan Marien: The One Who Bares Fangs At God

    Evan Marien: The One Who Bares Fangs At God

    Evan Marien has released a new video for his performance of “The One Who Bares Fangs At God,” a song composed by Yasunori Mitsuda for the Xenogears game soundtrack. The performance features Julian Pollack on synths, Isamu McGregor on piano, and Devin Collins on drums, all contributing to a rich texture of sound and rhythms.... »

  • Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979

    Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979

    Our friend Tim Fletcher shared this on our Facebook group of Rush performing “La Villa Strangiato” live at the Pinkpop Festival 1979. “The audio is much better than previously [released],” Tim shared. We agree. Epicness. And Geddy Lee’s tone! »

  • HAVOK: Intention To Deceive

    HAVOK: Intention To Deceive

    Nick Schendzielos is one of my favorite metal players. His innovative style never fails to get me headbanging. A great example of that is this video from his band Havok for the song “Intention to Deceive”. The bassist rips it up, alternating between laying on the groove and adding tasty fills. Havok will be on... »

  • New York Gypsy All Stars: Cloud Nine

    New York Gypsy All Stars: Cloud Nine

    I love genre-bending music, and the New York Gypsy All Stars are kings of blending styles from around the world. It also helps that Panagiotis Andreou is a monster bass player. Besides an unshakeable groove, Andreou has a way of finding some of the nastiest effects to propel a song. Here’s a live clip of... »

  • Forq: Taizo

    Forq: Taizo

    Forq’s new album, Thrēq, is coming next month, and the band has just released this single. “Taizo” features one epic intro by Michael League, and some killer playing throughout. We can’t wait for the album to drop! »

  • Ariane Cap: Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot

    Ariane Cap: Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot

    We’re lucky at No Treble to have some extremely talented contributors. Talking Technique’s Ariane Cap sent us this new all bass arrangement of Sting’s “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot”, and it’s gorgeous. Ariane lays down the bass, harmony, and melody with a beautiful tone and feel. “I made it for a dear friend who... »

  • Beck: Debra, Live (1999)

    Beck: Debra, Live (1999)

    I got the chance to see Baby Driver last weekend, which was an excellent movie with an even better soundtrack. (And hey, Flea was one of the actors!) Without giving away any spoilers, Beck’s song “Debra” was featured, which reminded me of just how great the bass line is on this groovy tune. In this... »