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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 30
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 30

We closed out the year with a lot of best-of lists, and many of those made this week’s best of list. Here our the most read stories, lessons and the most watched videos on No Treble for the week of December 30 – January 5. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Transcription: Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy” Periphery’s...

Adam Ben Ezra: Solo Bass Cover of Andy McKee’s “Drifting”
Bass Videos

Adam Ben Ezra: Solo Bass Cover of Andy McKee’s “Drifting”

I can’t remember when I first discovered Adam Ben Ezra on Youtube, just that I was completely blown away. Browsing through videos today, I decided to go back and look at Adam’s older work. Then I stumbled upon Adam’s cover of the Andy McKee tune, “Drifting”. And once again: mind blown. In addition to incredible solo bass work, there’s some...

EC Custom Shop Introduces Super Switcher
Pedals & Effects

EC Custom Shop Introduces Super Switcher

EC Custom Shop has unveiled the Super Switcher, a programmable switching system for bass and guitar setups. The system features eight effect loops, seven presets with three banks, and five amp control relay functions for controlling amp channels, effects, tap tempo and more. Users can create presets to activate certain pedals or change amp channels. The Super Switcher also has...

Marcus Miller Kicking Off New Radio Show
Player News

Marcus Miller Kicking Off New Radio Show

Tomorrow marks a new milestone for Marcus Miller. The bassist is hosting a new weekly radio show on SiriusXM’s Real Jazz, where he will feature acoustic and electric jazz as well as “anecdotes about the many stars with whom he’s worked intimately including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn and his long time writing partner, the late Luther Vandross.” “Miller...

Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

Fender Custom Shop has introduced their 2013 Custom Collection, including the 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1951 Relic Precision Bass. As with all of the line, the basses are built by Fender’s craftsmen in their Corona, California Custom Shop. The 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro combines vintage styling with new customized features, says Fender. It’s built...

Read Up! Part 2: How to Find and Work Through Books for Bass
I Wish I Knew That

Read Up! Part 2: How to Find and Work Through Books for Bass

Ah ha! You’ve reached the oh-so-exciting section of the music store where the possibilities seem endless and you get giddy just thinking about picking something up and taking it home… No, not the bass wall… the bookshelves! You feast your eyes on the “Teach Yourself Harmonica” manuals, the transcription books of Green Day guitar solos, and, everyone’s favorite, the 100...

Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuña and Manolo Badrena: Bass & Percussion Jam
Bass Videos

Jaco Pastorius, Alex Acuña and Manolo Badrena: Bass & Percussion Jam

Another gem emerges with a recording of Jaco Pastorius and his early years in Weather Report. As the story goes, Alex Acuña and Manolo Badrena had just finished a killer version of “Rumba Mama” when Jaco jumped in on bass. This all took place at The Roxy in Los Angeles. There’s only one problem with this clip: it is way...

Bass of the Week: David Gage Czech-Ease Double Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: David Gage Czech-Ease Double Bass

Anyone who has traveled with an upright bass knows that it can be a real hassle. While electric upright basses are easier to get around, they don’t give the same feel and response as their acoustic brethren. Renowned luthier David Gage reacted to the issue by designing the Czech-Ease: a full scale double bass that features an abbreviated body for...

Transcription: Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”
Transcriptions

Transcription: Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”

Bass transcriptions are cool. They're even cooler when they're written by the bassist who played on the track. Adam “Nolly” Getgood shares this transcription and breakdown of his work on Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy.”

Victor Bailey, Lenny White & Larry Coryell: “Low Blow” Live (2006)
Bass Videos

Victor Bailey, Lenny White & Larry Coryell: “Low Blow” Live (2006)

During the 2006 Jazz Triumph Festival, Victor Bailey took the stage with guitarist Larry Coryell and drummer Lenny White. The trio performed Victor’s tune “Low Blow”, from the bassist’s album of the same name. Victor not only plays some impressive bass lines, he sings along with them too. Monster!

Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins Announce “Collection” EP
New Albums

Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins Announce “Collection” EP

No Treble readers, like us, have enjoyed the videos of bassist Evan Marien and drummer Dana Hawkins here. The duo has just announced they’re releasing a five track EP of their work, dubbed Collection. The album contains three tracks recorded at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn last June, and two tracks recorded at The Bunker Studio in November 2011. Collection is...

Reader Spotlight: Darryl Anders
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Darryl Anders

We first featured Darryl Anders and his band AgapeSoul back in July of last year. The bassist’s deep pocket groove made that first appearance here a big hit. Darryl has an impressive resume and a pretty sweet gear list too. So it was an easy choice to select him for this week’s reader spotlight feature… the first of 2013. Bio:...