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In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2015
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2015

As we reflect on the musical highs of 2015, let us not forget those bassists we lost. Our community lost some of its brightest stars this year, but their musical legacies will never go away. Join us as we take a moment to remember the lives and legacies of the bass players we lost this year. Tim Drummond (January 10,...

3 Sudacas: Tarde de Abril
Bass Videos

3 Sudacas: Tarde de Abril

3 Sudacas is a trio consisting of vocalist/percussionist Nella Rojas, bassist/vocalist Esther Rojas and guitarist/vocalist Eduardo Mercuri. Here they are performing their original tune, “Tarde de Abril.” Love the song and that bass tone!

Crowdfunding Campaign Created for Slain Bassist Anthony Tolson
News

Crowdfunding Campaign Created for Slain Bassist Anthony Tolson

A fundraising campaign has been set up for the family of Detroit bassist Anthony Tolson, who was murdered on Christmas Eve on his way to see his children for the holiday. Tolson, who toured with artists like Ne-Yo and Young Jeezy, had finished playing for a church service when he was killed in a carjacking. He was 33 years old....

Genzler Amplification Announces Magellan 800 Bass Amp
Amps

Genzler Amplification Announces Magellan 800 Bass Amp

After launching its initial product line earlier this year, Genzler Amplification has unveiled their first amp. The Magellan 800 is an 800-watt that features clean and drive channels for gig versatility. The front of the amp has Mute and Pad switches with separate volume controls for each channel. Its 3-band EQ includes a parametric mid control, and larger sculpting can...

Best of 2015: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns
Best of 2015

Best of 2015: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns

Damian Erskine’s “Ask” column is the longest running column we have here on No Treble. Every Wednesday afternoon, Damian answers a new reader question (you should send yours in too: askdamian@notreble.com). Not only is the the oldest column here (333 columns published, and counting), it is one of the most popular. Here are the top 10 reader favorites from Damian’s...

Adam Ben Ezra Trio: Beyond The Wall
Bass Videos

Adam Ben Ezra Trio: Beyond The Wall

Adam Ben Ezra is a man best known to us as a solo bassist. But that’s quickly changed with the introduction of his Trio – and their new album – this year. Here’s the Trio performing “Beyond The Wall”, the 11th track from Can’t Stop Running. Adam said he composed this song specifically for the trio. Amazing performance, beautiful composition.

Jauqo III-X Releases “Trioplicity”
New Albums

Jauqo III-X Releases “Trioplicity”

Jauqo III-X went in a slightly different direction on his new 13-track album with drummer Bernard Purdle and Kudzai Kasambira, Trioplicity. “Trioplicity is all improvised and I wanted the groove element between me and Bernard to be powerful and dominating but not overbearing, just do what a well balanced rhythm section is supposed to do, while at the same time...

Reader Spotlight: Andrew Humphrey
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Andrew Humphrey

Our final reader spotlight of 2015 is here, and we get to share the story of bassist Andrew Humphrey. Andrew gets huge points for his gear list. Check it out, and the rest of his story… Bio: Humphrey, aka Hump Diddy Slap Slap or Hard Candy, is a versatile punk and metal bassist with over 15 years experience, playing and...

Best of 2015: The Top 10 Bass Videos
Best of 2015

Best of 2015: The Top 10 Bass Videos

Every day, we share what we think is a great video from the world of bass. For many – including us – this has served as an excellent source of musical discovery. Of the 360+ videos we’ve shared over the course of 2015, these are the 10 most watched by No Treble readers. Enjoy! 1. Josh Cohen: Solo Bass Arrangement...

Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980
Bass Videos

Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980

I recently came across a great full-length concert video of the Talking Heads and it got me moving. Taken from their November 1980 performance the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, the band is in rare form with Tina Weymouth sharing bass duties with Busta “Cherry” Jones. Other members of the touring band include soon-to-be King Crimson member Adrian Belew...