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Harry Connick, Jr. and Ben Wolfe: Fly Me to the Moon
Bass Videos

Harry Connick, Jr. and Ben Wolfe: Fly Me to the Moon

Here’s a great clip of bassist Ben Wolfe swinging hard with Harry Connick, Jr. on the jazz standard “Fly Me to the Moon” from a 1989 appearance on Night Music. Connick and Wolfe keep things light by drawing out the melody and playing off of each other. The duo start with just bass and vocals before Connick sits at the...

Q-Tuner Introduces Q2.0 J-Bass Pickups
Pickups

Q-Tuner Introduces Q2.0 J-Bass Pickups

Q-Tuner has expanded their line of neodymium pickups with the Q2.0 J-bass model. Designed for use with roundwound strings, the new pickup utilizes the company’s humbucker sidewinder technology fit into a standard J-style pickup size. The pickups uses a neodymium blade for passive, noiseless operation. Q-Tuner describes their output as dynamic and exceptionally clean, with a frequency range of 10Hz...

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2015
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2015

We discovered so much new gear at this year’s Winter NAMM show that February was filled with news from the show. (We’re still covering it too). But only 10 gear stories can make the monthly roundup list – and here is your top 10 for the month of February. 1. Ashdown Desktop B-Social Bass Amp Ashdown Engineering took the opportunity...

Bass of the Week: Healy Guitars Healer Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Healy Guitars Healer Bass

This week we check out the Healy Guitars Healer Bass. Based in Easthampton, Massachusetts, the company is headed by luthier Trevor Healy, who spent years honing his craft under the legendary Roger Sadowsky, Joe Zon, and others. The Healer is a take on a classic bass and features a curvy, offset mahogany body. Its set-neck is also made of mahogany...

Snarky Puppy: What About Me? (Live)
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: What About Me? (Live)

Time for some Snarky Puppy – including the great bass work (and composition) by Michael League. This is the band performing “What About Me?”, which appears on their live DVD, We Like It Here. These guys are ridiculously good. Wow.

Black Star Riders’ Second Album has “Killer Instinct”
New Albums

Black Star Riders’ Second Album has “Killer Instinct”

The second album from Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct, is the band’s first with seasoned rock bassist Robbie Crane. Crane replaced Marco Mendoza in early 2014, bringing a sound formed during stints with the Vince Neil Band and Ratt to BSR, which was formed by members of Thin Lizzy. The Killer Instinct is available on , and as a...

Weekly Top 10: Killer Bass Videos, New Bass Gear, Improving Your Ears, Breaking Down Note Choices and More
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: Killer Bass Videos, New Bass Gear, Improving Your Ears, Breaking Down Note Choices and More

Time for another one of our awesome lists jam packed full of bass greatness. This week’s top 10 list is 50% bass videos, with the other half made up of two awesome columns by No Treble’s resident experts, some bass gear news, and the Bass of the Week. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Tower of Power: “Soul With...

Zon Introduces Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass
Basses

Zon Introduces Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass

Zon’s booth at NAMM this year was highlighted by the release of the Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass. The instrument has several unique features, including a tulip wood boy, a black satin finish, and a Hipshot D-tuner, but its electronics push the envelope. The BG4 is fitted with a pair of Bartolini pickups which seemingly only have a single volume...

Viktor L?rincz: Solo Bass Rock and Roll
Bass Videos

Viktor L?rincz: Solo Bass Rock and Roll

Viktor L?rincz is one of those bassists who don’t seem to need anyone to help him put together some super enjoyable music. He just shared one of his new videos with us where he plays a fun old school rock tune. Enjoy (and dig that ring!)

Isley Brothers’ Landmark Album, “3+3” Gets Vinyl Reissue
New Albums

Isley Brothers’ Landmark Album, “3+3” Gets Vinyl Reissue

The Isley Brothers album 3+3 may have been the group’s 11th, but it marked a turning point for the family band. And now, the record is getting some vinyl love with a reissue on 180-gram translucent blue vinyl via Friday Music. The title refers to bassist Marvin Isley, guitarist Ernie Isley, and keyboardist Chris Jasper officially joining the group established...