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Bass Transcription: Andy Fraser’s Bass Line on “Mr. Big” by Free
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Bass Transcription: Andy Fraser’s Bass Line on “Mr. Big” by Free

Free was formed in 1968 in London, and they followed in the footsteps of bands such as Cream and Fleetwood Mac, who grew out of the British Blues Explosion of the mid-sixties. By moving away from some of the restrictions of the genre, Free (alongside Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple), helped to define British heavy rock music of...

YYNOT: Natural Science
Bass Videos

YYNOT: Natural Science

YYNOT is back with a new Rush cover – and a new drummer. In this clip, they play “Natural Science” from Rush’s Permanent Waves. Joel Stevenett is the new drummer, and as always, the bass is handled by No Treble reader favorite Tim Starace.

The Stray Cats Reunite For 2018 Concert
Concerts & Tours

The Stray Cats Reunite For 2018 Concert

Rockabilly fans rejoice: The Stray Cats are reuniting to perform their first North American performance in 10 years. The original trio of Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom, and Lee Rocker will be performing at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend on Saturday, April 21st. The band, known for hits like “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town”, got their start...

Earthquaker Devices Introduces Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator
Pedals & Effects

Earthquaker Devices Introduces Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

Earthquaker Devices has introduced the Westwood, a pedal they describe as “a mild mannered light-to medium-gain translucent overdrive manipulator.” Its EQ section includes Treble and Bass controls with up to 20 dB of cut/boost while its drive section offers a host of tones. “The Westwood’s Drive control sets the level of gain for a near-clean boost at lower settings, to...

Pawn and Prophecy: An Interview with Mike LePond
Interviews

Pawn and Prophecy: An Interview with Mike LePond

Symphony X bassist Mike LePond is gearing up to release his second album with his solo project, Silent Assassins, and it’s a beast of an album. Pawn and Prophecy is an eight-song adventure leading listeners through the bassist’s favorite literature. Songs vary in story from Greek mythology to literature like H.P. Lovecraft. The masterpiece of the album is a 20-minute...

Richard Bona and Metropole Orkest: Engigilaye
Bass Videos

Richard Bona and Metropole Orkest: Engigilaye

We’ve featured Richard Bona and Metropole Orkest before, with their take on the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Three Views of a Secret.” Here’s another terrific performance from that concert, with a performance of the tune, “Engigilaye.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Wheels of Soul Tour 2018
Concerts & Tours

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Wheels of Soul Tour 2018

Each summer the Tedeschi Trucks Band puts on their Wheels of Soul Tour with a killer lineup. This year is no different as the band has tapped Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band to join them on the 19-date trek. “We all draw from some of the same roots,” co-bandleader Derek Trucks explains. “But we also share a different...

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

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

Clear your schedule, because it is time for our monthly roundup of the best bass videos. Here are the No Treble reader favorite videos from December 2017. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing! 1. Phil X & The Drills: Superstition I stumbled upon this excellent video of Phil X & The Drills recently, and I was an instant fan. Anchored...

Is Bass Face Okay on the Gig? A Discussion on Stage Presence
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Is Bass Face Okay on the Gig? A Discussion on Stage Presence

Q: Is “bass face” acceptable or not on a gig? I know a band where the leader was telling the bassist not to have their (un)usual bass face on; they should smile or relax their face. I just performed at a gig where my head is in the jazz charts in front of me (I had not memorized 4 sets...

Sharon Renold: The Garden
Bass Videos

Sharon Renold: The Garden

Berklee just shared this video of Sharon Renold, who performs this heartfelt bass and vocals cover of Oli Rockberger’s “The Garden”. We’re glad to discover Sharon, thanks to this video. And we’ll be looking for more.

Mike Gordon Adds New 2018 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Mike Gordon Adds New 2018 Tour Dates

Mike Gordon has announced a new string of tour dates in support of his latest album, OGOGO, that will take the bassist and his band through the Northeast. The extra dates which land in March and April, are added to his current 2018 schedule that focuses on the West Coast and South. Gordon’s band consists of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist...

Genzler Amplification Unveils the BA12-3 SLT Cabinet
Amps

Genzler Amplification Unveils the BA12-3 SLT Cabinet

Two years after introducing their Bass Array design, Genzler Amplification has unveiled a slanted model called the BA12-3 SLT. The new cab fits a 12-inch woofer in a vented bass reflex design and a 4 x 3-inch neodymium cone-driver line array into a slanted cab. “The slanted version further enhances all benefits of the BA design adding a new level...