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Unearth Announces Benefit For Fallen Bassist
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Unearth Announces Benefit For Fallen Bassist

Unearth have announced that their first show of 2011 will be a benefit for their former bassist, Chris “Rover” Rybicki, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2010. The show will also feature Rybicki’s former bands. “We will be playing alongside another one of Rovers former bands No Choice as well as our friends in Screams of Erida and...

In Memoriam: Mick Karn
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: 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 style and phrasing. After glam rockers Japan split up, he collaborated with Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy in the group Dalis Car, as well as...

Dave Sitek To Sit In On Next Jane’s Addiction Album
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Dave Sitek To Sit In On Next Jane’s Addiction Album

The saga of the bass position in Jane’s Addiction continues as the group revealed that TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek will be contributing on the four-string for their next release, due out this summer. According to Spinner, the producer/multi-instrumentalist will also be writing material with the alternative rockers, but will likely only be a band member as far as...

King Curtis Live at The Shea Stadium, with Chuck Rainey
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King Curtis Live at The Shea Stadium, with Chuck Rainey

Last night, we featured a King Curtis video from the archives, with Jerry Jemmott. Today, we have another treat… a live clip of King Curtis and his band, opening for The Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965. This time, Chuck Rainey is holding down the low end.

King’s X Releases “Live In London”
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King’s X Releases “Live In London”

American rock band King’s X has released their first-ever live concert DVD, Live in London. The release, offered in a deluxe 2 CD/1 DVD box set or as a 2 CD release, was filmed in January 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London. The band, featuring bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick, guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill, say the UK audiences...

RIP Charles Fambrough
In Memoriam

RIP Charles Fambrough

After a long battle with liver disease, jazz bassist Charles Fambrough has passed away. The Philadelphia-based player had a storied career, playing with Grover Washington, Jr., Airto Moreira, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, and more. He also spent two years in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. “McCoy showed me how to play with endurance. Art gave me refinement,” the bassist once said....

The Lowdown with Dr. D: Mastering a Difficult Passage with Repetition
The Lowdown with Dr. D

The Lowdown with Dr. D: Mastering a Difficult Passage with Repetition

In the course of mastering a difficult passage, we will end up playing the passage many, many times. However, if we do so blindly, we just waste our time. In fact, such mindless repetition can be detrimental. Additionally, if our mind wanders, then it is unlikely that we are actually improving the passage, so again we waste our time. One...

Victor Wooten & Anthony Wellington: Dynamics Duet
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Victor Wooten & Anthony Wellington: Dynamics Duet

Victor Wooten and Anthony Wellington have a long working history, or as Anthony says, he’s the “long-time holder of the coveted ‘2nd bass’ position in the Victor Wooten Band”. Here’s the bass duo performing a nice piece from Vic’s Groove Workshop DVD.

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: Best of 2010, Rare Jaco Pastorius Video, Bass Chords and New Gear

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the last week of 2010: December 26, 2010 to January 1, 2011. 1. Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Player Spotlights We’re counting down the 2010 Top 10 lists on No Treble this week. Today, we’re featuring the Top 10 Player Spotlight features, based on reader...

Roger Waters Live “The Wall” DVD Rumored
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Roger Waters Live “The Wall” DVD Rumored

It looks like Roger Waters is planning on releasing a new live DVD of his current “The Wall” tour. As NME.com reports, the former Pink Floyd bassist posted a message on his website stating all six of the upcoming shows at London’s O2 Arena will be filmed. Though there has been no official confirmation of a DVD release, the statement...

Gear Watch: Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B Bass Boost Pedal
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B Bass Boost Pedal

Wren and Cuff has released the Phat Phuk B, a JFET/germanium single circuit hybrid booster pedal designed specifically for bass. The pedal is not designed to be “transparent,” the company explains, as the germanium transistor adds a little grit to your sound. The JFET transistor is placed at the input to keep things “impedance-friendly,” depending on whether you have active...

A Perfect Circle: Weak And Powerless
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A Perfect Circle: Weak And Powerless

Just before their latest reunion tour, A Perfect Circle played the Jimmy Kimmel show. Here’s Matt McJunkins laying the foundation on the song “Weak and Powerless” from their second album, .