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  • Weekly Top 10: Bobby Vega Transcribed, Jaco Soundtrack Debut, Victor Bailey Update, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Bobby Vega Transcribed, Jaco Soundtrack Debut, Victor Bailey Update, Top Videos and More

    Happy Sunday. Time to run down the best of the best from the world of bass – according to No Treble readers. Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco) Mike Frost said that he was reflecting “on that moment when [he] placed [Jaco’s debut]... »

  • Keeley Electronics Introduces the Seafoam Plus Chorus

    Keeley Electronics Introduces the Seafoam Plus Chorus

    Keeley Electronics has introduced the Seafoam Plus, a stompbox that packs a chorus, double tracker, and reverb into one pedal. It uses the company’s new DSP platform and can be internally switched to be tailored for bass or guitar. “We have expanded on the success of our Automatic Double Tracking and Chorus by combining the... »

  • Ed Lucie and Anthony Vitti: Forgotten Grooveyard #12

    Ed Lucie and Anthony Vitti: Forgotten Grooveyard #12

    Berklee bass professor Anthony Vitti has a cool YouTube series called “Forgotten Grooveyard,” where he sits down with faculty, students and visiting artists at the school to kick out the jams. “The idea behind the ‘Forgotten Groove Yard’ was to record some lesser known classic grooves,” Vitti writes. “As a bass player, I approach everything... »

  • Beatles Hits Compilation Remastered & Restored

    Beatles Hits Compilation Remastered & Restored

    Some of The Beatles’ most significant number one hits both sound and look better than ever in a remastered edition of the 1 collection on one CD and two DVD/Blu-Ray discs. The limited edition set, called 1+, not only features remastered music, but also painstakingly restored videos for each of the album’s 27 songs, as... »

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  • Stash Stainless Bass Guitars Introduces Two New Models

    Stash Stainless Bass Guitars Introduces Two New Models

    Stash Stainless has expanded their innovative bass offerings with two new instruments: the Model E and the Model P. Similar to the original design, the new models are made almost entirely of stainless steel with a tubular acoustic neck and custom made split coil Alnico 5 pickups. “The new shapes are slight improvements on the... »

  • Marito Marques & Rich Brown: The Stormcloud’s Narrative

    Marito Marques & Rich Brown: The Stormcloud’s Narrative

    Drummer Marito Marques runs a series of videos called “Drum & Bass Sessions”, where invites different area bassists to perform with him in his studio. Bassist Rich Brown sat in on Marito’s fourth video of the series. He shared this video with us so we can share it with you. »

  • Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top Releases Solo Album

    Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top Releases Solo Album

    ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons has released his first solo album, Perfectamundo, as Billy Gibbons and The BFG’s. Gibbons co-produced the record of Afro-Cuban tinged blues rock with Joe Hardy (who also contributes some bass). Houston, Texas vocalist/bassist Alex Garza also appears on the record inspired by an invitation to play the 2014 Havana Jazz... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Michael Rhodes

    Bass Players To Know: Michael Rhodes

    There’s nothing like setting foot in a new city. You open the door to an unchartered group of restaurants, find yourself meeting tons of new people, and most importantly, get the opportunity to discover a new music scene. Once you check off the touristy spots, it’s time to talk to some locals… it’s the fastest... »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy

    Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy

    We’ve all had that moment when an unknowing fan asks what’s wrong with our “guitar.” Alberto Rigoni’s latest single, “Bass Guy”, and its video tackle that situation. The song will be on the bassist’s upcoming album Bassorama, due summer 2016. »

  • Extensive Remastering of 1971’s “Fragile” a Treat for Yes Fans

    Extensive Remastering of 1971’s “Fragile” a Treat for Yes Fans

    As Yes fans continue to mourn the June death of bassist Chris Squire, his music lives on, in pristine condition, in packages like a limited edition CD/Blu-ray version of the progressive rock band’s classic 1971 album, Fragile. The Fragile release is the fourth in a series of remixed and expanded packages from Yes. Here, the... »