February is always a great month for bass gear, as news from the Winter NAMM show keeps rolling during the month. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite gear stories for the month.
Abstract Logix has shared a fantastic video of the Jimmy Herring Band performing live at the New Universe Music Festival in Raleigh in 2010. In this clip, the band performs George Harrison’s “Within You, Without You”, with Neal Fountain on bass.
Neil Young has released another gem from his archive called Way Down in the Rust Bucket. The live album and concert film captures the songwriter and Crazy Horse, featuring bassist Billy Talbot, live in 1990
Dunlop is now shipping the Volume (X)8 volume and expression pedal. Designed with Pedaltrain, the unit has an 8-inch housing and front-mounted jacks optimized for the Pedaltrain Metro series and more.
I discovered this instructional video done by Verdine White in the ’90s. If you remember the old “Starlicks” instructional videos, get ready for some serious nostalgia!
Bassist and music director Douglas Grigsby has passed away from complications following a stroke he had in September. He was 57 years old.
After discontinuing a similar model two years ago, Epiphone has reissued the Embassy bass. The design retains the asymmetrical solid mahogany double-cutaway body design found on the original 1963 version.
If you listen, you can find music in anything. Nathan Navarro did just that with three random videos he found and added some bass. The result is pretty amazing.
Nenad Vasilic has put out a lot of good music in his career. His way of blending Balkan folk music into the jazz idiom is refreshing, and his bass work matches that uniqueness. He’s just released his new compilation album, “Vol. 1”.
While it’s easy to get caught up in the world of blazing technique (and more), Ryan turns her attention to a genre that typically features acoustic instruments, bluegrass. Check out her latest Bass Player To Know, Mark Schatz.
Charles Berthoud and Zander Zon have teamed up together again to create one ultimate bass video. “The One” is a tune that morphs from one technique to the next: one finger, one fret, one string, one technique, and more.
Bassist, guitarist, and composer Santi Debriano has released a new album called “Flash of the Spirit”. The album explores the musical meshing of his cultural background.