As 2020 finally draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the members of the bass community we lost this year. From rock pioneers to funk icons to visionary luthiers, their work helped to define the shape of music.
My friend Eric Lawson posted this video recently, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. This is a serious groove! Check him out playing along to Mr. Talkbox’s “Funkadelic Sound”.
This year was a tough one for a lot of us. One thing that helped us get through it was growing connections in the world of bass, and covering the instrument we all love so much. Here’s a roundup of your favorite stories, lessons, and more for 2020.
Every single day of the year, we share a video. So when we compile the top 10 videos of the year, it is saying a lot – with tens of thousands of combined views. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass videos for 2020.
Today is Rebecca Johnson’s birthday, so it is a perfect time to share another one of her killer videos in celebration. Here’s a great clip of her band getting funky with Prince’s “Kiss.”
Five years ago, Sandberg Guitars introduced the vintage rock-inspired Forty Eight model. This year they worked with Victor Brandt of Dimmu Borgir to create a signature version. Kevin took the 4- and 5-string basses for a spin in this new review.
While 2020 was a tough year for everyone, it didn’t seem to slow down the release of new basses as much as expected. And it certainly didn’t slow down the people checking out the new additions. Here are the top 10 favorites this year.
We’ve shared videos by Wojtek Pilichowski and Adrian Maruszczyk before, and we’ve always loved watching the duo. Istvan Csury sent this new clip of them performing the Tears for Fears song, “Mad World” - with some unique percussion by Lukas Kuban.
Federico Malaman has just released a new instructional book called “Malalicks”, which is a collection of ten licks to improve your soloing skills.
Kevin Johnson kicked off the Bass of the Week series in August 2011 with the goal of “featuring low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.” To date, he’s featured 487 basses. Here are the top 10 No Treble Reader favorite BoTW’s for 2020.
My first experience hearing Áron Hodek play was at a Winter NAMM Show. I was beyond impressed. Here’s a recent video Áron shared, with him performing a solo bass arrangement/improv of “Something New” by Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla Sign.
Listen up, prog fans: Liquid Tension Experiment is back. The incredible supergroup of Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, and Tony Levin have signed to InsideOutMusic and will be releasing a third album in spring 2021.