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Archive for August 2012

Bass Gear Round-Up: The Most Popular Gear for August 2012
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Bass Gear Round-Up: The Most Popular Gear for August 2012

We saw a lot of new bass gear coming out in August (we love that). Here are the most popular new gear stories, based on No Treble readership. Oh, and here’s your warning: may cause G.A.S. 1. Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass and Telecaster Bass Special Squier has beefed up their Vintage Modified series with the introduction of the...

Going Unnoticed: Our Role as Bassists (Or: The Not-So-Obvious Compliment)
I Wish I Knew That

Going Unnoticed: Our Role as Bassists (Or: The Not-So-Obvious Compliment)

There’s an old saying in the musical world that goes a little like this: “I didn’t even notice the bass until it wasn’t there!” While this may seem a bit unfair – as if all of the other instruments receive the listening attention they deserve while we stand in the back – it happens to be a great compliment. Of...

Bruno Tauzin: “Wow”
Bass Videos

Bruno Tauzin: “Wow”

Here’s an aptly named solo bass groove called “Wow” from bassist Bruno Tauzin. The piece offers a catchy melody supported by rich chordal responses to make for an interesting listen.

Kathy Valentine Suffers Wrist Injury, Sits Out Tour Dates
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Kathy Valentine Suffers Wrist Injury, Sits Out Tour Dates

Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine has been sidelined with a broken wrist and will have to sit out of the band’s current tour. The Go-Go’s are touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the hit album Vacation. Valentine, who co-wrote the album, has had surgery to realign the distal radius bone. “The surgery will allow for wrist movement much quicker...

Bass of the Week: De Gier BeBop
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: De Gier BeBop

There are lots of interpretations of the old J-bass, but one that strikes me most is the BeBop made by Dutch boutique shop De Gier. It offers a little more in the curves department with subtle tweaks to set itself apart from the classic design. Available in 4- or 5-string versions, the De Gier BeBop comes standard with an alder...

The New Face of Bass: An Interview With Evan Brewer
Interviews

The New Face of Bass: An Interview With Evan Brewer

With unbelievable technique and a unique musical voice, Evan Brewer is quickly becoming the face of the new wave of bass heroes. The former Animosity bassist joined the ranks of technical death metal band The Faceless last year in time to help write and record their new album Autotheism, which hit shelves August 14th. The band has just wrapped up...

Johan Hansén-Larson: One Tasty Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Johan Hansén-Larson: One Tasty Bass Solo

Bassist Johan Hansén-Larson sent us this video, which has a neat story behind it, not to mention one of the most unique camera views we’ve seen. Johan shared, “this is my solo from the Roy Hargrove song Strasbourgh – St Denis, from a gig I did last spring here in Stockholm. In the beginning of the video you can see...

Lava Cable Introduces Grab N’ Go Configurable Pedal Board System
Pedals & Effects

Lava Cable Introduces Grab N’ Go Configurable Pedal Board System

Lava Cable has introduced a new version of their Configurable Pedal Board System called the Lava Grab N’ Go. Built from specially formulated ABS, the board is made up of several pieces that lock together and are secured to form-fitting ABS base plates with machine screws and locking nuts for stability. The board is available in seven pre-assembled versions ranging...

Playing a Gig with No Prep Time: A Guide for Bass Players
Ask Damian Erskine

Playing a Gig with No Prep Time: A Guide for Bass Players

Q: I will soon be filling in on a gig with no rehearsals or charts. I’m a little freaked out. They said we’d get a few minutes during sound check to run through a tune or two, but how can I expect to play well when I can’t really prepare? A: I feel your pain, friend! In the scenario you...

Xander Myers: Funky Bass Cover of PSY’s “Gangnam Style”
Bass Videos

Xander Myers: Funky Bass Cover of PSY’s “Gangnam Style”

Who doesn’t like a good viral video? Korean rapper PSY scored it big with his latest hit “Gangnam Style,” which has reached over 67 million views on YouTube. The zany and infectious tune inspired Xander Myers to make a slightly funkier version with his own bass line. Check it out!