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Best of 2012: The Top 10 Most Popular Bassist Interviews
Best of 2012

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Most Popular Bassist Interviews

We had more interviews in 2012 than ever before. While we loved every single one of them (readers did too), these ten made up the most read list for the year. Be sure to check out the interview archives for even more. 1. The New Bass Buzz: an Exclusive Interview with Felix Pastorius Just before we interviewed Felix Pastorius, we...

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Abbey Road Studios
Bass Videos

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Abbey Road Studios

Here’s a fun Red Hot Chili Peppers. video shot back in 2006 at Abbey Road Studios. Flea and the guys kick things off with a discussion about the roots for the tune “Dani California”, some math history and more. Oh, plus some cool performances, of course.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2012
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2012

2012 had some incredible highlights in the world of bass, but we must also stop to remember the incredible bassists we lost this year. We lost some of our biggest heroes, and while their strings have stopped ringing, their musical legacies will live on. Bob Babbitt (July 16, 2012) Motown bassist and member of the Funk Brothers. Babbitt’s bass lines...

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Basses of the Week
Best of 2012

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Basses of the Week

Fifty-two times a year, we celebrate low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre in our weekly Bass of the Week spotlight. Here are the top 10 most read and shared Basses of the Week for 2012. Sorry for the GAS. 1. Bass of the Week: Atlansia Solitaire There’s been an ongoing discussion about what constitutes a bass, and specifically how...

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 23
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 23

Here our the most read stories, lessons and the most watched videos on No Treble for the week of December 23-29, 2012 – including some of our Top 10 for 2012 lists. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Best of 2012: The Top 10 Bass Player Spotlights We love the Player Spotlight feature here at No Treble...

Rich Brown: Nguyên
Bass Videos

Rich Brown: Nguyên

Rich Brown is such a monster bass player. Watch this performance, taken from Rich’s solo bass concert in Toronto about two weeks ago, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. The tune, “Nguyên”, is dedicated to the French/Vietnamese guitarist Nguyên Lê. Rich’s stellar musicianship and technique comes through loud and clear. No flash, just great music.

Deftones Announce Spring Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Deftones Announce Spring Tour Dates

After releasing their critically acclaimed seventh studio album Koi No Yokan in November, The Deftones have announced a slew of U.S. tour dates for spring 2013. The band begins the new leg of its journey on March 4th at Rochester, New York’s Main Street Armory before sweeping the East Coast and South, finishing up in Houston, Texas. The band features...

Bass of the Week: Warwick Thumb NT
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Warwick Thumb NT

The Warwick Thumb NT is one of their flagship models that packs in features the company is best known, such as the choice of exotic woods. NT stands for Neck Through construction, but the design is a little more intricate than most since the top is solid. Warwick employs exotic woods for the Thumb including Bubinga Pommele for the body,...

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Most Watched Bass Videos
Best of 2012

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Most Watched Bass Videos

No doubt about it: bass-focused videos are the best videos. Here’s the best of the best – the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble in 2012. Some from famous folks, some by people you may not have seen yet, some funny, all awesome. 1. Billie Jean’s All Stars, Featuring Marcus Miller What do you get when you have...

Pablo Elorza: “Continuum” Lesson and Analysis
Bass Lessons

Pablo Elorza: “Continuum” Lesson and Analysis

Pablo Elorza has published the second video in his “Deep Into Electric Bass Classics” series of bass lessons with an in-depth look at the popular Jaco Pastorius tune “Continuum.” After playing through the tune, Elorza explains the methods and techniques Pastorius used to create his melodies. The lesson is a great one for any music theory buff as well as...