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L’Orchestre de Contrebasses: Live Performance
Bass Videos

L’Orchestre de Contrebasses: Live Performance

It is hard to put into words the greatness of L’Orchestre de Contrebasses. Just watch: Check them out on their Facebook page

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Diamond Bass Comp compressor pedal

Diamond Pedals has announced the release of their first pedal designed specifically for bass instruments, the Bass Comp. Based on the company’s Diamond Compressor, the Bass Comp combines a “low-noise optical compression circuit with a powerful and musical tilt EQ circuit” to create a better bass sound. It boasts an extended frequency response, making it friendly for 4-, 5-, or...

Bass Lessons

Lesson: Right hand technique, metronome, lead-ins

In this week’s new video lesson, Jon Burr talks about right hand technique for pizzicato upright bass, using a metronome as a meditation (Jon drops the beat), and basic lead-ins from above and below a target. Be sure to check out Jon’s book, The Untold Secret to Melodic Bass, available as a pdf download or as a Amazon Kindle book....

Kimberly Lynn: Coppin’ a Feel
Bass Videos

Kimberly Lynn: Coppin’ a Feel

Everyone here at No Treble really loves the bass looper stuff. So when I caught this video by bassist Kimberly Lynn, I couldn’t wait to share it. I especially love when she switches to the baritone sax setting and plays a solo. Wow! Kimberly explains the tune’s evolution: “Inspired as I was walking through the living room and heard a...

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: The most popular stories of the week on No Treble

Here are the most popular stories from No Treble last week. Features Don’t miss our exclusive interview with Stanley Clarke. Meet Cricket Cohen, our player in the spotlight. Columnists: Jon Burr kicked off a new video lesson series: Fundamental technical approaches to bass Donovan Stokes kicked off a new Lowdown with Dr. D. series: Three Requirements of Attainment (Part 1...

Player News

U2’s Adam Clayton accuses assistant of stealing millions

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has accused Carol Hawkins, his former personal assistant, of stealing €1.8m ($2.5 million) from him. Clayton has received a court order in Ireland, to freeze the assets of Hawkins. Clayton fired Hawkins last month for misappropriating money, including purchasing personal items with Clatyon’s credit and debit cards. The items allegedly included a New York apartment and...

Bass Videos

Adam Ben Ezra: upright bass solo

Bassist Adam Ben Ezra put together two well known Latin pieces (Orpheus Negros and Besame Mucho) to create this solo piece for double bass. Well, maybe not exactly solo… he had some help from the birds.

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Warwick unveils two new basses: Bootsy Collins and Corvette $$ Special Edition

The hard working bass builders at Warwick have announced two new bass models: The Bootsy Collins Infinity Signature bass, and the Corvette $$ Special Edition Macassar. The Bootsy Infinity Signature bass is a variation of the company’s Infinity line, with some funky designs added to boot. It’s available as the Black Star or Orange Star models, depending on your color...

New Albums

Deftones announce new album

In an interview with AOL’s Noisecreep, Deftones has announced their next album will release on April 27th, 2010. Before bassist Chi Cheng‘s car accident that left him in a coma in November 2008, the band had nearly finished an album, Eros. Since then, the band has since decided to start over with new material and with bassist Sergio Vega. The...

Concerts & Tours

moe. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of moe., the band consisting of bassist/vocalist Rob Derhak, guitarists/vocalists Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier, drummer Vinnie Amico, and percussionist Jim Loughlin. The group is gearing up for a busy year, with a focus on the band’s “commitment to their fans, their community, and their planet.” For starters, the group will hold a two-night...

Bass Videos

Two Bass Jazz

What’s better than one bass jazz? Check out this video recommendation we received, featuring a performance of “Snapshot” by Barry Sahagian on bass, Aram Bedrosian on bass, and Micah Carbonneau on drums. This recording took place at the “Barry Sahagian Concert with 2 Basses” on March 22nd, 2009 at the Catamount Arts Center in Vermont.

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: the Windmill Biajero travel bass

When Chilean bassist Luis Cheul needed a practice bass for his travels, Windmill designed created the Biajero bass for him. The concept for the bass was based on Cheul’s 6-string bass, and they will soon be offering a 7-string version as well. Specs: Body: Walnut Finish: High gloss or matte Neck: 5 piece Walnut/maple Fingerboard: 15 frets, Maple, rosewood, or...