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Juan Alderete Joins Deltron 3030 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Juan Alderete Joins Deltron 3030 Tour

Juan Alderete has announced he will be laying down the low end for hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030 on their upcoming tour. The band, which consists of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala, is hitting the road in support of their latest album, Event II. “I met Dan “The Automator” Nakamura in the early 90?s when...

Bass of the Week: Electrical Guitar Company Series One Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Electrical Guitar Company Series One Bass

This week we take a look at the Electrical Guitar Company Series One Bass, an instrument built around a hollow “C” shaped anodized aluminum neck. The neck assembly is completely isolated from the body for maximum sustain. “All aluminum rings out in a very unique way,” EGC writes. “It almost has a natural chorus to it. For as many highs...

Richard Bona: Songs from The Ten Shades of Blues
Bass Videos

Richard Bona: Songs from The Ten Shades of Blues

Richard Bona is far and away one of the greatest living bassists… and more than that, he’s the epitome of the total musician. Here’s Richard with his band performing songs from his album, The Ten Shades of Blues in October, 2009. Enjoy.

In Memoriam: Keith “Sabu” Crier
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Keith “Sabu” Crier

Keith “Sabu” Crier, who founded the disco group GQ, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 58. Crier formed his first band in 1968 under name Sabu & the Survivors, which then became The Rhythm Makers in the 1970s. The band released a single album called Soul on Your Side in 1976, which landed the group the hit track...

Rhythmic Bass Playing: Making it Fit the Musical Setting
Ask Damian Erskine

Rhythmic Bass Playing: Making it Fit the Musical Setting

Q: For a while, I’ve been focusing on developing a percussive finger style bass technique, in a similar style to yours. I have great fun with it when playing on my or own or looping, but whenever I try it in a band situation, it just never sounds as good. All the detail – and most of the groove –...

Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something

This is an absolutely dynamite combination. Snarky Puppy, led by bassist Michael League, recently released Family Dinner, Volume 1 with a host of guest vocalists. Here’s the video for the song “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, who delivers an absolutely stunning performance over top of the absolutely smoking band. Starting with just vocals and a Rhodes, the track builds from a...

Rush Releases “Vapor Trails Remixed” and Atlantic Records Box Set
New Albums

Rush Releases “Vapor Trails Remixed” and Atlantic Records Box Set

Rush has released a 7-disc box set of their studio albums from Atlantic Records including a remixed version of their controversial 2002 album Vapor Trails. The Studio Albums 1989-2007 brings together Presto, Roll The Bones, Counterparts and Test For Echo, as well as their covers EP Feedback and 2007’s Snakes & Arrows. Each of the albums reproduces the original artwork...

Reader Spotlight: Rodney Vidanes
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Rodney Vidanes

Meet Rodney Vidanes, a bassist from the Philippines who really caught our attention with his terrific story. Rodney has the right attitude (read his superpower), has an open mind to many musical genres, and like many others he started out on another instrument, only to find he really was a bassist. Rodney is the No Treble reader in the spotlight...

Reviving Old Bass Strings: A New Approach
Bass Lessons

Reviving Old Bass Strings: A New Approach

I let one of my friends borrow my 1978 pre-Ernie Ball Music Man bass, and he really gunked up the strings. You’ll hear in the video below that the strings are pretty dead. There are all kinds of tricks out there being shared for reviving old strings: boiling, alcohol, whatever. This doesn’t require any of that, and you don’t even...

Evan Marien: Aeon (Solo Bass with Pedals and Laptop)
Bass Videos

Evan Marien: Aeon (Solo Bass with Pedals and Laptop)

Evan Marien just sent his latest video, and while it is without one of our favorite drummers (Dana Hawkins) it is still plenty cool. The tune is “Aeon”, written by Evan, who utilizes a few pedals and Markbass’ new Bass Multiamp. This one grooves. We wish it was longer, but Evan says, “just? replay it”.