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Bass Play-Along Week: Alex Myers’ RHCP “Around The World Bass” Bass Play-Along
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Bass Play-Along Week: Alex Myers’ RHCP “Around The World Bass” Bass Play-Along

Editor’s note: Bass play-along week continues! If you have one you’d like to submit (by you or someone else), send it to playalong@notreble.com. Bassist Alex Myers submitted his bass play-along video of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Around the World”. He plays his Washburn Bantam bass through a BOSS GT-10b for the video. Alex says that without Flea and his “crazy...

Meshell Ndegeocello Releases Weather
New Albums

Meshell Ndegeocello Releases Weather

Blending hip-hop, rock, go-go and even a little country, bassist/singer/multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello makes her return with her ninth studio album, Winter. The album, as diverse as the bassist herself, is the first studio effort since the 2009 release, Devil’s Halo. Even with the diversity, Ndegeocello describes Weather as organic and “song-based,” with an emphasis on groove. Among her original tunes...

Reader Spotlight: Vuyani Wakaba
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Vuyani Wakaba

Meet Vuyani Wakaba, a bassist from South Africa now living and playing in Chicago. Vuyani is our player in the spotlight for November 8, 2011. Bio: South Africa’s Vuyani Wakaba is the bassist for the Chicago blues legend and Delmark Records artist Eddie C. Campbell. Vuyani is also the bassist and founder of the Chicago jazz fusion band Vuyani Wakaba...

Essential Sound Products Announces Victor Wooten and Gerald Veasley Signature MusicCord-PRO Power Cords
Accessories & Strings

Essential Sound Products Announces Victor Wooten and Gerald Veasley Signature MusicCord-PRO Power Cords

Essential Sound Products has introduced two new Signature MusicCord-PRO power cords: the Victor Wooten and Gerald Veasley models. The new cords have colors chosen by the artists, with Wooten’s cord being purple with clear crisscross tracer and Veasley’s being red with black crisscross. Brochures with unique photographs, pictorial discographies, and biographic information are included in each package. Designed and assembled...

Question of the Week: What is your style? Rock? Metal? Funk? Jazz? …
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Question of the Week: What is your style? Rock? Metal? Funk? Jazz? …

Our question of the week: What is your style? Rock? Metal? Funk? Jazz? … Give us the scoop! Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

Bass Play-Along Week: Grant Smith’s Version of James Jamerson’s Line on “For Once In My Life”
Bass Videos

Bass Play-Along Week: Grant Smith’s Version of James Jamerson’s Line on “For Once In My Life”

Today’s play-along is Grant Smith’s cover of Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life,” a tune that features a masterfully crafted bass line from the imagination of the late, great James Jamerson. Smith, who plays it on a Kens Smith 6-string, picked the song as his first in a series of videos for its complexity and beauty. “It is a...

Edgar Meyer Featured on The Goat Rodeo Sessions
New Albums

Edgar Meyer Featured on The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Bassist Edgar Meyer, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan and mandolinist Chris Thile have come together to release The Goat Rodeo Sessions, an 11-track collection of songs which the group describes as “genre proof.” With styles ranging from classical to bluegrass, the album is definitely an interesting mix, sure to please fans of acoustic music. Though the title refers to...

Ashdown Engineering Announces Limited Edition Little Bastard LB-550 Amp
Amps

Ashdown Engineering Announces Limited Edition Little Bastard LB-550 Amp

Ashdown Engineering has unveiled a limited edition of their Little Bastard amp head called the LB-550. The new amp couples their Little Bastard tube preamp section with the 550-watt digital power section from their new MiBass head, resulting in tube tone in a lightweight head weighing in at 6.2kg (approximately 13.6 puonds). The preamp uses ECC83 and ECC82 tubes and...

Basic Vibrato on the Upright Bass – A How To Guide
The Lowdown with Dr. D

Basic Vibrato on the Upright Bass – A How To Guide

Many students have trouble mastering vibrato technically and understanding its usage musically. There are numerous debates regarding vibrato usage in musical contexts, so today we will focus on a simpler matter: how to achieve technical mastery of this skill. From an instrumental point of view, our goal is to have complete control over the width and speed of our vibrato,...

Chuck Rainey Recovering After Stroke
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Chuck Rainey Recovering After Stroke

After suffering a major stroke on Friday November 4th, bass legend Chuck Rainey is expected to have a full recovery, according to his wife Susan. “Thank U Dear Friends for all the prayers and healing Light,” Mrs. Rainey posted on Facebook. “Chuck had a stroke Friday night but the prognosis is good for a full recovery. Please keep him in...