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Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute
Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute

We recently told you about Stanley Clarke’s scholarship finals. The event was a success, as Stanley shared this video and comment: “Here’s a little clip from the jam at our Scholarship Event at MI! Best event in our 10 years doin it… please go to StanleyClarke.org to donate for next year so we can make it even better!!!! THOSE KIDS...

14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)
Bass Videos

14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

Abigail Hartman is a 14 year old bassist (and drummer) from California, who surprised us with her tribute performance of Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”. Abigail performs the legendary lead bass line on her Daisy Rock Candy White Lightning four string.

Korn and Disturbed Co-Headline Music As A Weapon V Tour
Concerts & Tours

Korn and Disturbed Co-Headline Music As A Weapon V Tour

Korn and Disturbed are teaming up to co-headline the “Monster Energy Music as a Weapon V Tour,” which begins January 14 in Bloomington, Illinois and hits 45 U.S. cities, with more dates in the works. The two bands, anchored by bassists Fieldy and John Moyer respectively, just announced the second leg of the tour, which starts in March but is...

Reader Spotlight: Sebastian Casís
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Sebastian Casís

Meet Sebastian Casís, a bassist from Argentina and our player in the spotlight for January 11, 2011. Bio: I’m a bassist, composer, arranger and producer with international experience. Location: Santa Fe / SF / Argentina Day gig: Bass instructor and father of twins. Years experience: 25 years Bands & Gigs: My band is MO’BLUES (high energy latin blues/rock). We are...

Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

Believe it or not, 2011 marks 60 years since Fender introduced the Precision bass and revolutionized bass playing. (For a quick history lesson, check out this video.) To mark the occasion, Fender is producing a special limited edition 60th Anniversary Precision Bass. Built in the U.S., the Anniversary P-bass features an ash body, maple neck and fretboard with a modern...

International Solo Bass Competition: Anthony Jackson, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten
Bass Videos

International Solo Bass Competition: Anthony Jackson, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

Back in 2005, the Coastal Carolina University hosted their first annual International Solo Bass Competition. During the event, Anthony Jackson took the stage, and performed along with Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten.

Renaud Garcia-Fons Releases Mediterranees
New Albums

Renaud Garcia-Fons Releases Mediterranees

French double bass master Renaud Garcia-Fons has just released his new album, Mediterranees, in the U.S. The 18-track album is an exploration of the music of the Mediterranean, which Garcia-Fons attributes to his Spanish and Italian roots. “There’s nothing ethno-musical or touristy about this project,” the bassist explains, “Simply a desire to be carried on a passionate thread of a...

Bill Wyman Rejoins Rolling Stones for Tribute Album
Player News

Bill Wyman Rejoins Rolling Stones for Tribute Album

Bill Wyman has teamed up with his old pals in the Rolling Stones to contribute to a new tribute album from Ben Waters, according to the Stones fan site Iorr.org. Waters pays his respects to late pianist Ian Stewart on the CD entitled Boogie For Stu, which is due in March. Wyman joined the rest of the Stones to record...

Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (December 2010)
Top Ten

Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (December 2010)

This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from December, 2010, based on the number of views by No Treble readers. 1. Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002) Here’s Victor Wooten in this performance of “Ari’s Eyes” in 2002. This tune was later released on his 2005 album, Soul Circus. 2. Prince:...

Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)
Bass Videos

Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

Here’s Avishai Cohen with his band performing the tune “Smash” live at Blue Note in 2006. Dig the syncopation! Dig the solo!

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: RIP Mick Karn and Phil Kennemore, 2010’s Top 10 Bass Players, Plus the Best Bass Lessons, Videos and Gear

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of January 2-8, 2011. 1. RIP Mick Karn After a brave battle with cancer, former Japan bassist Mick Karn has passed away at the age of 52. The fretless bassist left an indelible mark on the ‘70s and ‘80s low-end scene with his unique...

Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy
Player News

Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy

Dixie Dregs bassist Dave LaRue is now part of a new unnamed supergroup along with ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist Steve Morse, Neal Morse, and vocalist Casey McPherson. The group announced that they have just entered the studio to begin work on their debut release. “I think we are almost done with the writing/arranging process of the first song,”...