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Bill Laurance Releases “Flint”, Featuring Michael League
New Albums

Bill Laurance Releases “Flint”, Featuring Michael League

Snarky Puppy lovers, a cool thing is about to happen for you — the group’s bassist, Michael League, has produced, arranged, played on, and even released the debut album of the band’s UK-based keyboardist Bill Laurance. The album, Flint, on League’s GroundUP label, is available in a CD/DVD combo set, which is not only filled with great music, but also...

Reader Spotlight: Alejandro Masafret
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Alejandro Masafret

Meet Alejandro Masafret, a full-time musician and music educator from Spain. Alejandro keeps busy as an in-demand bassist, but his start was completely one of chance – and one he’s glad took place. Among the great stuff he shared was “I really love bass!” That of course is what we want to hear, and so it was an easy choice...

Learning to Transpose: A Lesson for Playing Bass Lines in Every Key
Bass Lessons

Learning to Transpose: A Lesson for Playing Bass Lines in Every Key

I’ve found many bass players have difficulty with transposing bass lines, so here’s a lesson that should help. Transposing on bass isn’t terribly difficult, since we can rely on shapes and patterns up and down the neck, to play a line in several keys. In the video below I demonstrate how to navigate the neck, playing the same pattern over...

Jesús Rico Pérez: Fretless Bass & EBow
Bass Videos

Jesús Rico Pérez: Fretless Bass & EBow

Solo bassist Jesús Rico Pérez shared yet another incredible video with us. On this tune, Jesús starts with an Ebow, making his bass sound flute-like in this Michael Manring-inspired piece. Jesús has released his album, Scars – Solo Bass Guitar. Check it out on Bandcamp.

WAMI, Featuring Marco Mendoza, Releases “Kill The King”
New Albums

WAMI, Featuring Marco Mendoza, Releases “Kill The King”

WAMI (White Appice Mendoza Iggy) – the new supergroup featuring Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Dio), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) and 16-year-old Polish newcomer Iggy Gwadera (Anti Tank Nun) on guitar – has released its debut album, . Mendoza, who was the first to connect with the young guitarist, calls the album...

Sandberg Introduces Electra M-4 Bass
Basses

Sandberg Introduces Electra M-4 Bass

Sandberg has added the new M-4 model to the Electra series of basses. This latest addition joins the previous models to round out the three most common classic bass styles with a single humbucker with a 2-band EQ. Sandberg says this configuration gives it a modern rock tone. Similar to the rest of the line, the bass is designed, assembled...

In Memoriam: Ed Gagliardi
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Ed Gagliardi

Original Foreigner bassist Ed Gagliardi has passed away after a eight years of battling cancer. He was 62. Gagliardi was the final member added to create Foreigner in 1976. The native New Yorker was of the American half of the band while the other three members of the sextet were British. Although he was right-handed, Gagliardi played a Rickenbacker bass...

Victor Wooten: Music as a Language
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

When Victor Wooten was on tour in support of Sword & Stone and Words & Tones, my daughters and I caught a show in Falls Church, Virginia. Before that performance, Victor invited us to hang out with him and some of the other band members on the tour bus. I’ve often wished I could have recorded that conversation, which was...

Paul McCartney’s “Out There” Tour Returns To U.S.
Concerts & Tours

Paul McCartney’s “Out There” Tour Returns To U.S.

Paul McCartney’s “Out There” Tour is set to hit the U.S. this summer. The U.S. leg opens June 14 with McCartney’s first-ever performance in Lubbock, Texas, hometown of rock and roll icon Buddy Holly. McCartney, who requested to play the city, is a well-known fan of Holly’s work and owns Holly’s music publishing catalog. The Lubbock show and dates in...

Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of May 4th
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of May 4th

Time to crank up the bass. Here are the top 10 most read/most watched stories and videos on No Treble for the week of May 4-10, 2014. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Bass of the Week: MonoNeon’s Microtonal Bass Most No Treble readers will recognize MonoNeon as a forward thinking bassist with a unique style that blends...