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Archive for January 2011

Victor Wooten Offers Remastered “Me & My Bass Guitar” as Free Download
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Victor Wooten Offers Remastered “Me & My Bass Guitar” as Free Download

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Victor Wooten has launched his own record label, VIX Records. His first release is A Show of Hands-15, a remastered version of his solo debut album from 15 years ago. Vic has just announced his iconic track, “Me & My Bass Guitar” is being offered in its remastered form as a free...

Technique Series: Pizzicato (Plucking) Exercises
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Technique Series: Pizzicato (Plucking) Exercises

The simple, straightforward exercises below are the best I have seen to develop and maintain right hand pizzicato (plucking) on the upright bass. They isolate the technique to focus one just one thing: your right hand technique. There is certainly room in a practice routine to work on right hand/left hand coordination, or tricky patterns, but these have proven to...

Lucio Marrone: 2 Bass Arrangement of “11 and 6”
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Lucio Marrone: 2 Bass Arrangement of “11 and 6”

Lucio Marrone, a bassist from Argentina sent in this video, featuring his arrangement of a popular Argentinian tune, “11 and 6”, by Fito Paez. Lucio performs his all bass arrangement on both fretted and fretless basses.

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: Tons of Bass Gear, TC Electronic Contest, Awesome Solo Bass Videos and more

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of January 23 – 29, 2011. 1. Win a TC Electronic BG500 Don’t Miss Out: TC Electronic and No Treble are teaming up for an ultimate gear contest! One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a TC Electronic BG500… 2. Todd Matthews: Kashmir, the...

Bootsy Collins with James Brown Live (1971)
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Bootsy Collins with James Brown Live (1971)

Bootsy Collins sent us this video, saying “see 18 yr old Bootsy with James Brown”. The video was shot in April 1971, live in Bologna, Italy.

Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD
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Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD

Warwick announced they will be releasing Warwick Live: Fuss on the Buss, a DVD release which documents the coming together of 11 bassists on a bus under the Manhattan Bridge. The group includes T.M. Stevens, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Norwood Fisher, Divinity Roxx, Jonas Hellborg, Ryan Martinie, John B Williams, Brandino, Hansford Rowe and Steve Bailey. Warwick says the event...

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic

For NAMM 2011, Peterson released the StroboStomp Classic, a retro stomp box tuner modeled after their Conn ST-11 Strobotuner from the ‘70s. The new pedal boasts .1 cent note detection and the company’s “Sweetened Tunings,” which are presets for specific instruments. A USB input allows for you to drop in your own presets and update firmware. The display is a...

Marcus Miller with Miles Davis, Live: Ife (1982)
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Marcus Miller with Miles Davis, Live: Ife (1982)

Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1982, here’s the “We Want Miles” line-up of Miles Davis’ band, including Marcus Miller on bass, Mike Stern on guitar, Bill Evans on sax, Al Foster on drums and Mino Cinelu on percussion.

Ron Carter: “All Blues” 40th Anniversary Edition
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Ron Carter: “All Blues” 40th Anniversary Edition

Sony Masterworks Jazz is celebrating the 40th anniversary of CTI Records, the jazz label founded in 1970 by producer Creed Taylor. The label is releasing several CTI classics, including Ron Carter‘s 1973 release, All Blues. The album has been remastered from the original two-track analog tapes and packaged in a softpack sleeve, to replicate the original LP’s gatefold packaging. Carter...

Jeff Ament Speaks on Pearl Jam’s Anniversary, Film and Future
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Jeff Ament Speaks on Pearl Jam’s Anniversary, Film and Future

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament revealed the band’s future, including a documentary on their time together, directed by Cameron Crowe. Crowe, whose films include Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire, is a long-time friend of the group. On the film, Ament said, “I just saw a rough cut. It was so weird seeing footage of...