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  • Diazpora, Featuring Miu: Risin’ High

    Diazpora, Featuring Miu: Risin’ High

    Here at No Treble HQ, we have a special place in our hearts for tight bass grooves in horn bands. Here’s bassist David Nesselhauf laying it down with his band Diazpora and vocalist Miu on the tune “Risin’ High.” Nesselhauf shares that the bass is a custom Hot-Wire Bass with a special finish. “They managed... »

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

    Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent me another one of his cool visualization videos highlighting another impressive bass line by the one and only James Jamerson. This time around, the tune is the performance of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song, written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and recorded... »

  • Aaron Gibson: See The World

    Aaron Gibson: See The World

    Aaron Gibson is back with another single in his “Demos” series, “See The World.” Aaron said his “Demos” series “are solo bass renditions of songs in preparation for my next produced album.” The video work is terrific as usual, and Aaron shared a note about that too: “I wanted to do more with this video... »

  • Slade: “Let The Good Times Roll (Feel So Fine)” Live at Winterland

    Slade: “Let The Good Times Roll (Feel So Fine)” Live at Winterland

    Our Facebook friend Mark Francis Tully shared this video on our page, and I’m glad he did. The video features bassist Jimmy Lea shining with English rock band Slade at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1975. The song, “Let the Good Times Roll,” features an aggressive, recurring bass line that builds up tension and excitement... »

  • Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Here’s a bassist who never fails to impress me. Federico Malaman sent in this video of his solo bass version of Sting’s “Seven Days.” After playing a tasty arrangement of the melody, Malaman sets up a loop and lets loose with some soulful soloing. »

  • Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Today is the birthday of one of the long-time bass greats, Anthony Jackson. With a catalog as large as his, it is hard to pick a video to share. But this one is just so remarkable. This is Lee Ritenour’s band performing “P.A.L.S.” In addition to Ritenour and Jackson, the band includes Harvey Mason on... »

  • Trip Wamsley: Redneck Monolith

    Trip Wamsley: Redneck Monolith

    This song is about as crazy as you might expect from its title. Trip Wamsley dishes up some ear-bending music in this solo bass piece called “Redneck Monolith,” which he recently recorded as part of Gallien-Krueger’s series of artist videos. While the bassist plays music that many of us could only dream of accomplishing, he... »

  • David Pastorius: Tech N9ne “This Ring” Bass Remix

    David Pastorius: Tech N9ne “This Ring” Bass Remix

    David Pastorius has been knocking everyone out with his bass remixes of Tech N9ne’s tunes. It started with “Questions” and followed up with “Worldwide Choppers”. Now David is back with a brand new video, featuring his amazing bass work on the Tech N9ne tune “This Ring”, from the album Anghellic. »

  • Chickenfoot: “Soap on a Rope”, Live

    Chickenfoot: “Soap on a Rope”, Live

    This has been a great week for bassist birthdays. Last but not least, we’re celebrating with Michael Anthony as he turns 60 today! After his time in Van Halen, Anthony teamed up with former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Joe Satriani to form Chickenfoot. The bassist’s... »

  • Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans

    Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans

    The great week of bass birthdays continues with the fantastic Bill Dickens, who turns 56 today. Here’s a great clip of Dickens laying it down with guitarist Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience at a concert in New Orleans. Dickens is known for his unbelievable speed and soloing, but this trio setting lets the bassist showcase his... »