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Top Ten

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (October 2014)

Each month, we love to celebrate the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble in a given month. This group of 10 (shared in October) tallied a total of 56,553 views and 19,374 shares. And you can watch them all in under one hour (50 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact). Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing. Enjoy.

Bass Videos

La Banda de Arturex: Bebe

Bassist Didier Parra can lay down a serious groove, as you’ll see in this video he shared with us. The band is La Banda de Arturex. “We make some kind of experimental music starting on funk,” Didier shared. The band was created by Paraguayan guitarist and composer Arturo Estigarribia, and Didier said this song is based on a poem from...

New Albums

Pink Floyd Offers First Album with New Music in 20 Years with “The Endless River”

Pink Floyd has released its first new album featuring new music in 20 years, . The record is an outgrowth of work created during sessions for 1994’s The Division Bell. In the interim, keyboardist Richard Wright died in 2008. Then a couple of years ago, remaining members David Gilmour (guitar/bass) and Nick Mason (drums) decided to regroup and focus on...


Robert Trujillo’s “Jaco: The Film” Available for Pre-Order

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the Robert Trujillo produced film on Jaco Pastorius like we have, then here’s some good news. The film is now available for pre-order, via a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music. Pre-ordering the film helps to make it a reality. Trujillo shared this update: “Hola everyone, thanks for checking out our project. Jaco has always been...

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Turan Guitars TG Semi-Hollow Bass

This week we take a look at the TG Semi-Hollow, a gorgeous single-cut bass made by Turan Guitars. The semi-hollow bass is crafted with a korina body topped with flamed maple. The top is complemented with matching pickup covers, control knobs, and headstock. While this is an untraditional looking instrument, Turan utilizes traditional f-holes to tie the bass together. The...

Bass Videos

Giorgi Mikadze: “Love Never Felt So Good” Michael Jackson Cover, Featuring Chuks Okpu

Berklee student and pianist Giorgi Mikadze arranged Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” for this live performance at the school’s Performance Center. And what an arrangement it is. Bassist Chuks Okpu lays down the funky lines on this tune, which also features the rapper Ryan Easter, to bring together one unique and refreshing take. No Treble readers may remember...


Blotted Science, Featuring Alex Webster, Announce New Album

Three years after the release of bug-themed album The Animation of Entomology, instrumental metal band Blotted Science has announced they’ll return to the studio in December to record their next project. Group leader Ron Jarzombek says the new album has a title and nearly forty minutes of music written. Virology will be a concept album again, but the group will...

Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: RIP Rick Rosas, Top Bass Videos, Basses Under $500, Jaco Anthology and More

Every week, we tally up the visits to the stories and videos we share, and create these top 10 lists of the most popular ones. Unfortunately this week we lead off with some more sad news, with the passing of the great Rick Rosas. For the week of November 1 – 7, 2014, No Treble readers enjoyed our semi-annual roundup...

Bass Videos

Rob Kohler: At The Top

Kevin shared this video with me a few days ago, and it blew me away. Bassist Rob Kohler performs “At The Top,” a tune the bassist says is “an old bass song.” I’m not familiar with the tune, but whatever the origin, it is a great tune matched with this terrific performance. If you know about this song, please share...

New Albums

The Rolling Stones Open the Vault to Release 1981 Hampton Show

The Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You era is on full display with a new set of DVD, Blu-ray, CD and vinyl releases. All are part of the Stones’ From the Vault series, and the first release is . This December 1981 show, held on Keith Richards’ birthday, was one of the final shows in a U.S. fall/winter tour supporting Tattoo You....


Reed James Engineering Introduces Edmond Gilmore Signature Pickup Set

Reed James Engineering has teamed up with bassist Edmond Gilmore to produce the company’s first signature pickup set. Based on their RJ NEO Vintage Vibe Noiseless pickups, the set has a bridge pickup that is wound for more balance and punch while retaining a classic tone. The voicing is suited specifically to Gilmore’s fretless playing. The new pickup set also...

Bass Videos

Cheikh Ndoye Project: “Linguere” Live at the Blue Room

Bassist Cheikh Ndoye has caught our attention – and our ears – more than once here. We think you’ll dig this one too: the Cheikh Ndoye Project in the studio, performing “Linguere”. Throughout the song, Cheikh switches effortlessly between laying down a funky line to playing melodies, and then switching yet again to some light accompaniment to back the soloists....