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Marco Panascia and Johan Hansén-Larson: “Lady Bird” Bass Duet
Bass Videos

Marco Panascia and Johan Hansén-Larson: “Lady Bird” Bass Duet

It’s great when two of your favorite bassists get to jam together. It’s even better when they get to record it. Here’s a video of electric bass whiz Johan Hansén-Larson playing a duet with New York jazz heavyweight Marco Panascia on the standard “Lady Bird”. After their respective face-melting solos, the duo trade fours then twos, all while keeping a...

Robert Hurst Releases “Bob a Palindrome”
New Albums

Robert Hurst Releases “Bob a Palindrome”

Veteran jazz bassist Robert Hurst has released Bob: A Palindrome on Bebob records. Hurst’s sixth album as a leader has been a long time in the making with original songs written as far back as 1985. It was recorded in October of 2001, but between his time playing as a member of the Tonight Show Band, touring with Diana Krall...

Reader Spotlight: Cassie Mann
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Cassie Mann

Meet bassist Cassie Mann who like many here, started on guitar before finding out bass is where it’s at. Cassie is a young bassist on the right track, and we’re thrilled to share her story for this week’s reader spotlight feature. Bio: I’m an 16 year old bass player in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia! I perform in numerous group from...

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March

Time for your monthly dose of bass gear goodness, with our usual disclaimer: may cause G.A.S. These are the top ten most read, commented and shared bass gear stories on No Treble last month. 1. Blast Cult Enters the Electric Bass Market with the Thirty 2 Bass Blast Cult announced a new electric bass model late last year, but the...

Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

The NAMM Show is one of the highlights of our year… like a family reunion of sorts. But it is massive, and so we often miss many of the great performances that take place on the show’s floor. (Hey, we’re not lying when we say we’re working… at least not completely.) Thankfully, there’s video to show us what we missed....

Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps
Amps

Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps

Phil Jones Bass has introduced the Double Four, a new 70-watt combo micro-amp that is roughly the size of a shoebox. Sporting a pair of Neo Power 4-inch drivers, the Double Four features a new driver design, acoustic loading, and separate PWM amplifiers for each speaker. The backs of the speakers are loaded with a Rectangular Auxiliary Low Freqency Radiator...

iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass
Apps

iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

iDouble Bass was recommended for review by my friend (and fantastic luthier/bass/educator Laurence Mollerup in Vancouver, BC). This is a simple app with a simple goal: to help educators and beginning upright students to learn the proper techniques, teaching techniques and provides a wealth of information regarding application. There are plenty of pictures included which will help you to learn...

Remi Zik: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Playalong
Bass Videos

Remi Zik: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Playalong

Sometimes you find a video on YouTube that reminds you how much you need to practice, and bassist Remi Zik has raised the bar with this virtuosic rendition of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. With extreme attention to detail, Zik nails the tune’s bass line. We can only imagine he worked up a sweat on this one. “Not an easy song! But...

Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups
Pickups

Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups

Lace Music has released a new line of passive Lace Sensor pickups for bass dubbed the “Man O’ War” Series. Available in J-bass, P-bass, and MM-style configurations, the new pickups are upgraded versions of the Lace pickups originally introduced in the early ‘90s as replacements for Fender’s P Bass Plus and J Bass Plus instruments. Lace describes the new “Man...