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Bruno Tauzin: Funky Slap Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Bruno Tauzin: Funky Slap Bass Solo

Bruno Tauzin is back with another short and sweet bass video. This time he lays down a thick slap groove filled out with some nice double stops.

Reader Spotlight: Christopher Halson Griffiths
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Christopher Halson Griffiths

Meet Christopher Halson Griffiths, a busy bassist from Nashville who jokes that he started playing the bass because “he wasn’t very good at guitar.” Joking aside, Christopher has an impressive resume. Christopher is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Nashville resident and Michigan native has managed to play bass in 3 countries and 49...

Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass
Basses

Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

Besides celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR this year, Ibanez also introduced a new semi-hollow body model called the SRH. The bass comes in four and five-string versions with the option of fretted or fretless fingerboards, all of which all built with a mahogany semi-hollow body and a spruce top. The body has a single f-hole with a special...

Josh Cohen and Sarah Thawer: Fanny Pack Swag
Bass Videos

Josh Cohen and Sarah Thawer: Fanny Pack Swag

Josh Cohen sent this video to us saying, “Here’s a video that drummer Sarah Thawer and I just did of an original composition “Fanny Pack Swag”. It illustrates some of the techniques that I will be talking about during a masterclass at Bass Break Live on June 10th in Newcastle, Delaware along with Adam Nitti, Norm Stockton, and Tiffany Lloyd.”...

Bass of the Week: Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite

This week we’re taking a look at a beautiful model by the UK’s Anaconda Basses. This particular Anaconda Tribute J5E Elite was built for Joe Sam, a pro bass player from London, with a special twist. “He’s an avid Prince fan and wanted a bass which had certain design cues to pay tribute to the master,” builder Andrew Taylor-Cummings explains....

Eden Unveils Limited Edition P-Series Bass Cabinets
Amps

Eden Unveils Limited Edition P-Series Bass Cabinets

Eden Amplification has unveiled a special pair of models to their P-series cabinets. The Limited Edition P1515X and P1510X will be handmade in England and limited to 40 units of each. The P1515X features a pair of 15-inch XLT drivers plus an aluminum horn to dish out 800 watts of power. The horn has its own level control with a...

The Wood Brothers: I Got Loaded
Bass Videos

The Wood Brothers: I Got Loaded

Ever since the Wood Brothers released their album Live at the Barn, I’ve been listening to them nonstop. One of my favorite songs on the album is “I Got Loaded,” which they also played in this awesome video. The trio, including double bassist Chris Wood, loaded themselves into a horse-drawn carriage and played the song through the French Quarter in...

AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass
Basses

AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass

AC Guitars has unveiled the latest in their bass lineup with the RetroB. The retro-styled bass is a departure from luthier Alan Cringean’s typical designs. “Over the years I have been asked to build copies and have alway turned down the work because it was not something I was interested in, there are more than enough J Basses out there...

Brad Russell: Steve Vai’s “The Attitude Song” on Bass
Bass Videos

Brad Russell: Steve Vai’s “The Attitude Song” on Bass

Guitarist Steve Vai is known for his insane playing and fireworks on the instrument. Brad Russell decided to tackle Vai’s style by playing the guitar part to “The Attitude Song” on his four-string bass. From the pinch harmonics to the crazy whammy bar work, Russell brings the fire from the low end.

Bass Transcription: A Little Piece for Jaco
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: A Little Piece for Jaco

It’s been a long time since my last transcription because it’s summer here in South America, and I’ve been very busy working and playing. Recently I played with my latest project, , at the Lebu Jazz Festival. It’s a bass-drum duo with a lot of electronica. I also wrote “A Little Piece for Jaco,” for a review of Willcox basses,...

YYNOT: YYZ
Bass Videos

YYNOT: YYZ

This is the one I’ve been waiting for from YYNOT. The virtual Rush cover band has just released their cover of “YYZ.” This is their first video with the band’s new drummer, Chris Moore, who joins bassist Tim Starace and guitarist Billy Alexander. Tim even handles the keyboards on this one, Geddy-style.

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner
Accessories & Strings

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner

String manufacturer D’Addario has released their first ever pedal tuner. The compact tuner runs on a 32-bit chip, which the company says has four times the processing power of a standard headstock tuner. Its face has colored LED lights to indicate whether you’re sharp, flat, or in tune. It also features true-bypass switching, so the output is automatically cut when...