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Bass Cover Week: Steve Metcalf’s Solo Bass Cover of Coldplay’s “Clocks”
Bass Videos

Bass Cover Week: Steve Metcalf’s Solo Bass Cover of Coldplay’s “Clocks”

This week is Bass Cover Week on No Treble, and we’re celebrating awesome cover tunes that feature bass in unique and awesome ways. If you have a video to share (by you or by someone else), we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note at basscovers@notreble.com. We first featured Steve Metcalf and his incredible take on the Red...

Top Ten: Double Thump Lesson, Two New Gibson Basses, Plus The Best Bass Play-Alongs, Videos and Gear of the Week
Weekly Top 10

Top Ten: Double Thump Lesson, Two New Gibson Basses, Plus The Best Bass Play-Alongs, Videos and Gear of the Week

We had a lot of fun with the Bass Play-Along Week last week, featuring several No Treble readers and their awesome bass skills. Readers seemed to love them too, as two of our top 10 features on No Treble were just that (and the others closely followed). Check out Adrian Bartol, who nails Pino Palladino’s bass line on the live...

Supergroup Rocket Juice and the Moon, Featuring Flea and Damon Albarn, Release Live Tracks
New Albums

Supergroup Rocket Juice and the Moon, Featuring Flea and Damon Albarn, Release Live Tracks

The group known as Rocket Juice and the Moon has uploaded seven songs from their debut performance at the Cork Jazz Festival. Consisting of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Blur/Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen this supergroup announced their union late last year. Their world-music influenced style draws heavily from the ’70s Afrobeat, especially as...

Zoom Upgrades Recorder Line with the H2n Handy Recorder
Accessories & Strings

Zoom Upgrades Recorder Line with the H2n Handy Recorder

Zoom is now shipping their new H2n Handy Recorder, a device related to the company’s original H2 design. The H2n features five studio-quality mics, onboard with several modes to employ different micing techniques, including Mid-side, 90-degree X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround. This updated version has more controls added to the sides of the unit to streamline workflow. Zoom also...

Bass Play-Along Week: MarloweDK’s Tower of Power “So I Got To Groove” Bass Play-Along
Bass Videos

Bass Play-Along Week: MarloweDK’s Tower of Power “So I Got To Groove” Bass Play-Along

Our bass play-along week ends with the king of the bass play-along, Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell playing along to Tower Power’s funky “So I Got To Groove”, which of course features the awesome bass work of Rocco Prestia on the original. Just because bass play-along week is ending doesn’t mean we’re not featuring videos by the awesome No Treble readers. Keep...

MMW and John Scofield Release MSMW Live: In Case The World Changes Its Mind
New Albums

MMW and John Scofield Release MSMW Live: In Case The World Changes Its Mind

The trio known as Medeski Martin & Wood first teamed up with guitarist John Scofield in 1997, performing on Scofield’s A Go Go album, which helped MMW gain broader expsoure. MMW, which includes bassist Chris Wood teamed up with Scofield again in 2006, releasing the album Out Loud under the name Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. This week, the combined...

Jens Ritter Unveils LaMarquis Jefferson Signature Bass, “The Bone”
Basses

Jens Ritter Unveils LaMarquis Jefferson Signature Bass, “The Bone”

German luthier Jens Ritter has just announced a new model to his Artist Series. The Bone was designed with bassist/producer LaMarquis Jefferson, whose credits include bass lines for OutKast, Goodie Mob, Society of Soul, TLC and more. “The Bone” features a German Alder body, a three-piece maple bolt-on neck, and a maple fingerboard, all decked out in white. THe Carrara...

Bass Play-Along Week: Fredrik Owman’s Steely Dan “Peg” Bass Play-Along
Bass Videos

Bass Play-Along Week: Fredrik Owman’s Steely Dan “Peg” Bass Play-Along

Check out Fredrik Owman, aka bassowman, a bassist from Sweden who just nails Chuck Rainey’s bass line on Steely Dan’s “Peg”. We couldn’t help but envy Fredrik’s all-original 1966 Fender Precision either.

King Mob, Featuring Glen Matlock, Release “Force 9”
New Albums

King Mob, Featuring Glen Matlock, Release “Force 9”

King Mob, a new group featuring ex-Sex Pistol bassist Glen Matlock, has released their debut album, Force 9. The group is a departure from Matlock’s punk rock background, instead focusing on classic rock and roll and listing their influences as wide ranging as Duke Ellington and Jimmy Page. The band is filled out by drummer Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers, singer...

Gibson Releases Flying V Bass
Basses

Gibson Releases Flying V Bass

In conjunction with the release of the new Explorer Bass, Gibson has introduced a new Flying V Bass. With a 30.5″ scale, the bass is a “mean and meaty” instrument that the company says perfect for players with shorter arms and hands, as well as beginners, students, and those more familiar with six-string guitar lengths. The Flying V body is...