the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Giorgio Terenziani’s Bass Orchestra: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    Giorgio Terenziani’s Bass Orchestra: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    Giorgio Terenziani knocked us out with his “bass orchestra” arrangement of The Police tune, “Everything She Does Is Magic”. Giorgio performs this using five basses: three standard and two micro basses. He says he usually plays this during clinics with a loop station, but decided to layer all the different sections together for this video.... »

  • Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

    Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

    Nine Inch Nails stopped by to perform on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as part of their tour in support of Hesitation Marks, which was released in August. As we reported in September, the legendary Pino Palladino is laying down the low end for Trent Reznor and crew. The combo is pure awesomeness. “All Time Low”... »

  • Jean Baudin: Dhalsim

    Jean Baudin: Dhalsim

    Jean Baudin has released his first official music video for the song “Dhalsim” from his new album, Mechanisms. This performance of the song, which is based on the Street Fighter 2 character, was recorded live at the 2013 California Extreme Arcade show. Baudin uses his 11-string bass and extensive pedalboard to get some awesome sounds... »

  • Kimberly Lynn: Funk Fun

    Kimberly Lynn: Funk Fun

    The very first video we shared by Kimberly Lynn (almost 4 years ago) was really popular, thanks to Kimberly’s great approach to solo bass. Here’s Kimberly once again, in a performance filmed just a couple of weeks ago at The Gig Spot in Gig Harbor, Washington. Even the city has a cool name! Dig this... »

  • Adam Stevens: “the drriifft” Improvised Loop Jam

    Adam Stevens: “the drriifft” Improvised Loop Jam

    Time for some Adam Stevens goodness. This time around, Adam utilizes all five of his basses, which includes an upright, a U-bass, a Jazz, a Precision and Roscoe LG-3000. Lots of bass goodness on this one. »

  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: I’ll Still Be True, Live at SXSW

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: I’ll Still Be True, Live at SXSW

    Now here’s a sweet gig. Gabriel Roth, aka Bosco Mann, lays down a big soulful bass line for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings in this clip from the 2010 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Does it get any cooler than this? »

  • Andy Edwards and Steve Lawson: Studio Jam

    Andy Edwards and Steve Lawson: Studio Jam

    Here’s a great jam between bassist Steve Lawson and drummer Andy Edwards. Steve uses his six-string bass and looping wizardry to get a nice, spacey groove going. »

  • Will Lee: The Magic of Jaco

    Will Lee: The Magic of Jaco

    It is always interesting to hear one prolific musician speak about another prolific musician. Will Lee did just that, sharing his thoughts on Jaco Pastorius. From his home studio (dubbed “The Beatles Museum”), Will starts off by playing a fretless bass, points at it and says “Jaco invented this thing… it’s amazing.” The interview covers... »

  • Miki Santamaria: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Loop

    Miki Santamaria: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Loop

    Back in July, we featured one what turned out to be one of the most popular videos on No Treble this year: Jim Bennett’s solo bass take on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. Another one of our favorite bassists, Miki Santamaria took the same tune and did his own thing with it. Miki’s version layers loops... »

  • Akashdeep Gogoi & Nawaz Hussain: Weekly Once

    Akashdeep Gogoi & Nawaz Hussain: Weekly Once

    Here’s a cool video sent in from our friend Akashdeep Gogoi, featuring drummer Nawaz Hussain. The duo play their original song “Weekly Once,” featuring a tight groove and a great bass solo. »