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Talking Style: Fire on the Bayou
Talking Style

Talking Style: Fire on the Bayou

“Fire on the Bayou” might just be my favorite song out of New Orleans. There is a grit and attitude about it that can only be found in New Orleans. The lyrics paint a picture of the New Orleans that I remember seeing on my periphery as a little boy growing up there – observing my uncles and other older...

Thundercat: A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)
Bass Videos

Thundercat: A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)

Thundercat’s latest album Drunk has been getting rave reviews and for good reason. The songs are hypnotic and the bass playing is on point. Here’s Thundercat performing the song “A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)”, live on The Current. The bassist slays on his 6-string hollow body for the song’s groove and his solo.

Voodoo Lab Launches the Dingbat Pedalboard Series
Accessories & Strings

Voodoo Lab Launches the Dingbat Pedalboard Series

Voodoo Lab has expanded their pedal-centric offerings with the new Dingbat series of pedalboards. Built in California, the boards come in three sizes and are built for lightweight durability. The series also includes the Dingbat PX, which adds an integrated PX-8 Plus true-bypass pedal switching system. The rig allows for 36 preset pedal combinations at the touch of a button....

Laney Amps Introduces the R500 Head and Combo Amp
Amps

Laney Amps Introduces the R500 Head and Combo Amp

Laney Amplification spruced up their Richter Series of bass amps with a new look plus two new models. “For this show we’ve taken our original Richter range and we’ve given them a facelift,” a Laney rep told us at the NAMM Show. “Richters 1-4 are in the same cosmetic as the Nexus, but we’ve also added two new products: the...

The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford
Interviews

The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

As genres morph and blend into each other, it has been increasingly important for bassists to be able to cover a variety of styles. Many get a style knowledge that is either an inch wide and a mile deep or a mile wide and an inch deep. Anthony Crawford’s knowledge is a mile wide and a mile deep. That may...

Or Lubianiker: HadToDoIt
Bass Videos

Or Lubianiker: HadToDoIt

Or Lubianiker shared this new composition on Facebook and it’s killer. Though there’s some very complex work to it, the song came together in an evening. “So last night instead of using my studio time for what I intended I ended up producing this little vid,” he wrote. “A combination of inspiration and procrastination! I just ‘Had to do it’....

Trickfish Amplification Expands Bass Cabinet Lineup
Amps

Trickfish Amplification Expands Bass Cabinet Lineup

Trickfish Amplification expanded their lineup of cabinets this year with the SM210V, SM210HD and the BM410HD. Each of the cabs are fitted with the company’s new proprietary neodymium 10-inch drivers. “The SM210V is the first cabinet to use our new, proprietary neo 10″ driver and the results are stunning,” says Trickfish’s Richard Ruse. “We’re achieving a greater MAX SPL rating,...

Applying Licks from Transcriptions
Ask Damian Erskine

Applying Licks from Transcriptions

Q: I consider myself as a good reader. I can sight read music both in bass and treble clef, and I like to challenge myself with complex etude like those on the Patitucci book or classical pieces. But every time I come across jazz studies, (bebop in particular), I struggle to understand what’s in the mind of the player and...

Funkadelic: Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Live on KCRW
Bass Videos

Funkadelic: Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Live on KCRW

In preparing for our interview with P-Funk’s Lige Curry, I revisited tons of old Parliament and Funkadelic bass lines. One that always sticks out for me is from “Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.” It’s sparse yet somehow meaty. Here’s Curry with George Clinton and Funkadelic performing the funk classic on KCRW.

Reader Spotlight: Ben Jones
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Ben Jones

Meet Ben Jones, a busy, working bassist who started out on drums, then heard Stanley Clarke while trying to learn the guitar – and the rest is history. Ben is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I started off as a drummer very young and then graduated to bass around the age of 14....

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2017)
Top Ten

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2017)

Time to clear your calendar for the afternoon, because it is time to celebrate the top 10 most watched videos of the month. Here are the No Treble reader favorites for the month of February, 2017. 1. Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D Victor Wooten and his trio with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini warmed up for their recent...

Remco Hendrix: Chill Funk Rock Bass Groove
Bass Videos

Remco Hendrix: Chill Funk Rock Bass Groove

Time to get funky with another video by Remco Hendrix. In this video, Remco shared, “Having a good time with some funky thumb/finger plucking grooves with a laid-back vibe to it.” We dig it.