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In Memoriam: Tony Lewis
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis of British pop rockers The Outfield has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 62 years old. The new was reported from his social media pages.

Rebecca Johnson Band: I Keep Forgettin’
Bass Videos

Rebecca Johnson Band: I Keep Forgettin’

As always, Rebecca Johnson and her band knock us out with each new video they share. In this one, they perform Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’.” Rebecca’s tone is incredible, and once again, she simultaneously handles the lead vocals.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Slippin’ and Slidin’”
New Albums

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Slippin’ and Slidin’”

The Immediate Family’s long-awaited album, “Slippin’ and Slidin’”, is finally here. The EP is the first U.S. release from the band, which is made up of session legends Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, and Leland Sklar.

Reader Spotlight: Geoff Kluke
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Geoff Kluke

Meet Geoff Kluke, a double and electric bass player, arranger, composer, lecturer, and teacher who has enjoyed 51 years (so far) in music. Geoff is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

Scary Goldings: Clem Fandango
Bass Videos

Scary Goldings: Clem Fandango

I’ve been digging the Scary Goldings’ 2019 record “The Ego Trap” lately. Now they’ve announced their third record is available for pre-order. Here’s their video for “Clem Fandango”, which features Tim Lefebvre, who plays his De Armond Starfire.

Steve Bailey, John Patitucci, and Victor Wooten Host “Pick Bass and Beyond” Webinar
Events

Steve Bailey, John Patitucci, and Victor Wooten Host “Pick Bass and Beyond” Webinar

Steve Bailey, John Patitucci, and Victor Wooten are continuing their weekly bass webinar this Thursday. The “Pick Bass and Beyond” roundtable discussion is slated to include some of the most prominent pick players of our instrument.

Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars Hope 6
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars Hope 6

Today we’re featuring a gorgeous bass sent in by its owner, Apok Folken. His Wreck Guitars Hope 6 is the second instrument he got from the builder.

Charles Berthoud: Eruption
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud: Eruption

With the tragic news of the passing of Eddie Van Halen, Charles Berthoud decided to record a tribute. He asked his fans for suggestions, and “Eruption” made the list. Charles pulled off this tall task with a fantastic bass version of the iconic tune.

The Budos Band Releases “Long In The Tooth”
New Albums

The Budos Band Releases “Long In The Tooth”

Fifteen years since their debut album, afro-psych soul outfit The Budos Band has returned with Long In The Tooth. The horn-heavy record is full of unshakeable grooves.

Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils 420 Fuzz v2 Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils 420 Fuzz v2 Pedal

Fuzzrocious Pedals is about to light it up again with the 420 Fuzz v2. The new version of the pedal, which was previously built in limited batches, is now a permanent part of the company’s effect lineup.

MonoNeon: We Somebody Y’all
Bass Videos

MonoNeon: We Somebody Y’all

MonoNeon has been impressing us for years on the bass. Now he’s doing it again with vocals – and bass. Here’s a new track by MonoNeon and Davy Nathan. MonoNeon he not only handles the bass and vocals, but also guitar, keyboards, and percussion.

Matt Brewer and Orlando le Fleming Announce Online Masterclass
Events

Matt Brewer and Orlando le Fleming Announce Online Masterclass

Bassists and renowned teachers Matt Brewer and Orlando le Fleming are teaming up for a special bass masterclass on Monday. The hour-long session will focus on jazz bass topics as well as what it takes to be a sideman in New York City.