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Mark Marxon: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Bass Videos

Mark Marxon: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Mark Marxon sent this video to me recently (on his birthday!) Mark arranged Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” as a chill solo bass piece – complete with some smooth lines, chords and harmonics. Really enjoyed this one. Nice work, Mark – and happy belated birthday.

NOISE Audio Design Unveils The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp
Amps

NOISE Audio Design Unveils The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp

Veteran tube amplifier tech Blackie Pagano of NOISE Audio Design has unveiled The Perfect Storm, a limited edition high-transconductance, high-current tube bass guitar preamp. The sleek preamp takes its moniker from a realization Pagano had after receiving a box of Russian-made 6C45pi tubes, which are sensitive to audio signals and, despite their small size, run the same currents of larger...

Developing a Solo Over Chord Changes
Ask Damian Erskine

Developing a Solo Over Chord Changes

Q: I have a question about improvising. If one browses the internet for learning how to improvise on the bass guitar, one can easily find lots of great tips: learn familiar melodies and expand them, learn solos from other instruments and be inspired by others. I would like to know about how to approach improvising using musical theory. In this...

Miki Santamaria, DaBeat & Friends: Live at the Plygrnd Studio
Bass Videos

Miki Santamaria, DaBeat & Friends: Live at the Plygrnd Studio

We’re used to seeing Miki Santamaria as a solo bassist, but we know he can lay it down (and does) in plenty of band settings. Here’s Miki along with vocalist DaBeat and their friends performing Michael Jackson’s “Baby Be Mine”. If you dig this, check out Miki and DaBeat’s duet on “Man in the Mirror” from the archives.

Soilwork Releases 10th Studio Album, Changes Bassists, Sets Tour
New Albums

Soilwork Releases 10th Studio Album, Changes Bassists, Sets Tour

Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork has released its last album with bassist Ola Flink, who left the band in June. The Ride Majestic is a work informed by deaths affecting several band members, according to vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid. In June, Strid addressed Flink’s departure: “We all sooner or later come to a crossroad in our lives, when our...

Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches

Gabriel Vilches’s father took him to see KISS when Gabriel was fifteen years old. The next day, he began playing the bass, and he hasn’t stopped yet. We love his story. Bio: I’m a bass player, composer and producer of Argentina, who loves music. I started playing in rock bands in my hometown, La Plata, later I played jazz and...

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

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2015

Time for the celebration that gives most No Treble readers a bad case of G.A.S. We prefer to call it the top 10 most read gear stories on No Treble for the month though. Enjoy. 1. Bohemian Guitars Boho Bass Here’s something different: Bohemian Guitars has introduced the Boho Bass, a hollow body electric bass constructed with an upcycled oil...

Kamasi Washington with Miles Mosley: Re Run Home, Live
Bass Videos

Kamasi Washington with Miles Mosley: Re Run Home, Live

If you’ve been following No Treble for a while, you know that Miles Mosley is doing amazing things with the double bass. I recently caught Mosley on tour with saxophone genius Kamasi Washington and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. The band’s chemistry was the stuff of legends. Here’s a great clip of Kamasi and the...

Evan Marien Releases “Artifacts”
New Albums

Evan Marien Releases “Artifacts”

Bassist/multi-instrumentalist Evan Marien has released his latest solo effort, Artifacts. Marien composed, produced and mixed the album, which he said “slowly took shape over three years–a painstakingly careful process to produce some of the most unique sounds and textures that reflect what I’ve seen and heard in my life.” Marien said he’s particularly proud of his solos on the album,...