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Question of the Week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)
Q&A

Question of the Week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)

Our question of the week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them) Give us the scoop! Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

Ezequiel Gimenez: “Play”, a Bass Tap Song
Bass Videos

Ezequiel Gimenez: “Play”, a Bass Tap Song

Argentinian bassist Ezequiel Gimenez shared this video of him performing one of his solo bass compositions, in preparation of his upcoming solo EP. The tune is called “Play”. Have a video to share with us? Send it to [email protected]

Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool
New Albums

Tom Waits Releases Bad As Me, Featuring Flea and Les Claypool

Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has released his seventeenth studio album, Bad As Me, which is also his first compilation of all new material in seven years. The distinctive vocalist recruited a host of talented artists, including bassists Flea, Les Claypool, James Whiton, Larry Taylor, Marcus Shelby and Zack Sumner. Waits’ eclectic style is going strong as ever with his songwriting showing...

Line 6 Releases Mobile POD Software and Mobile In Hardware for iOS Devices
Accessories & Strings

Line 6 Releases Mobile POD Software and Mobile In Hardware for iOS Devices

Line 6 has expanded their line of amp modeling devices to include a new iOS adaptor and corresponding software. Mobile In is a digital input adaptor allowing bassists and guitarists to plug their instruments into their iPhone or iPad. Adding the company’s new Mobile POD software to the mix transforms the pair into a multi-effects device offering tweakable tones effects...

Dedication: A Guide to Practicing
The Lowdown with Dr. D

Dedication: A Guide to Practicing

Recently I wrote to you about purposeful practicing. Purposeful practice can ensure that we are constantly solidifying our foundation and moving forward, both as an instrumentalist and a musician. However, creating a practice plan and schedule with intent is simply the first step. We must put this plan into action for it to be successful. The execution of a plan...

Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel
Bass Videos

Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel

After laying a perfect background for guitarist Scott Henderson, bassist Gary Willis rips an amazing solo of his own during this performance in Israel for television. Though the progressive fusion band dissolved after 2000’s Rocket Science, Henderson revealed earlier this year that he and Willis have worked out nearly 30 tunes for a new album.

Top 10: The Top Bass Videos, New Gear from Fender, Fodera and Epiphone and Self Improvement for Bassists
Weekly Top 10

Top 10: The Top Bass Videos, New Gear from Fender, Fodera and Epiphone and Self Improvement for Bassists

Last week, No Treble readers enjoyed our top 10 video spotlight, with the top bass videos from September, as well as a couple of newcomers. Scott Ambush’s Solo at Richmond Jazz Festival and Tal Wilkenfeld’s jam with Ben Harper and Jackson Browne were especially popular. On the gear front, the Alusonic S-Special Aluminum Bass was our bass of the week,...

Randy Coven: NU School
Bass Videos

Randy Coven: NU School

Here’s a cool video for the title track to Randy Coven’s album NU School. Ironically, the tune is laden with classical elements and some pretty intense technique by the bassist, who has toured with Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and many more.

Ethan “Ebassman” Farmer Releases “Wine & Strings”
New Albums

Ethan “Ebassman” Farmer Releases “Wine & Strings”

Ethan “Ebassman” Farmer, who has worked with artists like Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child and P Diddy, has released his own solo album, Wine & Strings. Though he has appeared on countless records and tours, the project is his first of his own work. The tone of the album overall is a heavy funk with gospel and soul thrown in for...

Fodera Unveils Emperor 5 Standard
Basses

Fodera Unveils Emperor 5 Standard

Fodera has introduced a new bass to their Standard series: the Emperor 5 Standard (E5S). As with their Yin Yang Standard, the E5S is a version of their existing model offered at a more competitive price point by offering one configuration with no options. The basses are still made in their Brooklyn, New York workshop alongside their custom instruments. The...

Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop
Bass Videos

Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop

Slovakian bassist Juraj Griglak absolutely kills it in this clip for what appears to be a random passer-by in a Tokyo guitar shop. Check out Griglak’s serious case of bass face at 0:59.

Stone Roses Reunite For Tour and Album
News

Stone Roses Reunite For Tour and Album

After splitting in 1996, the Stone Roses have announced that they have reformed with plans to release a new album and tour the world in 2012. Anchored by bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield, the English alternative rock band confirmed rumors of the reunion in a press conference during which they confirmed two concerts in Manchester. Mani, who joined Primal Scream after...