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Jonny Decker: Slap, Tap, Pluck, Snap Solo Bass Performance
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Jonny Decker: Slap, Tap, Pluck, Snap Solo Bass Performance

Our friend Nick Huckeby shares this video of bassist Jonny Decker in this extended solo bass performance. Jonny is playing a Peter Hilton bass. Nick writes, “He taps, he picks, he plucks, he snaps, etc. He is just great. Please share his awesomeness with the other No Treble fans.” Happy to do it Nick! Thanks.

Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years
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Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

Bootsy Collins will be releasing his first studio album in five years, according to BillBoard.com. The project, entitled Tha Funk Capital of the World, serves as a memorial to his late musical heroes, including James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, and fellow P-Funk member Garry Shider. “In 2008 we went out and did a tribute to James Brown tour with…...

Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011
Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

The biggest bass tour of the year (so far) has been announced as the Victor Wooten Band and the Stanley Clarke Band will be hitting the road together throughout March. The bass heavyweights will begin their Spring Road Trip 2011 tour in Oklahoma City and work their way throughout the U.S., finishing up on the 26th as part of Gerald...

Ask Damian Erskine: Music as a Language
Ask Damian Erskine

Ask Damian Erskine: Music as a Language

Q: I often hear people speak of music as a language but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to relate to that idea and make it useful. Any thoughts? A: You’re not alone. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I’ve been in the same boat you’re in. I have chosen to think of...

Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute
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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)
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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
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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.