Another great week in the books, so it is time to look back. This week on No Treble, we featured two interviews with some exciting bassists: Liza Carbe and Anthony Muthurajah. We also shared some exciting news from Geddy Lee, a killer, funky bass lesson by Rich Brown, new bass gear, and more.
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Peter Hook has recently put up a load of his gear and memorabilia from his New Order days up for auction. This week we’re checking out a custom bass built for him by Chris Eccleshall.
Julia Hofer is back with another “Top 5” video, and this time, she’s focusing on the incredible work of Pino Palladino. Choosing just 5 bass lines by Pino seems next to impossible, so Julia narrowed it down to some of her all-time favorites.
Fender has just announced an update to their Player Series. The “Player Plus” line includes three basses, offers upgraded playability and electronics.
Leland Sklar is known for his amazing playing as well as his big heart. The legendary session bassist is showing that once again by auctioning off one of his basses to benefit the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
In this month’s episode of “Wonder Women - Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, Brittany Frompovich checks in with Liza Carbe. Liza is a multi-faceted musician whose career includes composing for TV and film and extensive work as a touring musician.
Cort has revamped their Artisan B4 and B5 Element basses with new features for 2021. The instruments, which are four- and five-string models, have been upgraded with high-mass MetalCraft bridges with a dual-string loading system, and more.
Multi-instrumentalist and music educator Anthony Muthurajah has released a truly impressive new album of original fusion compositions. Vuyani Wakaba caught up Anthony to get the scoop.
When Rush called it a day in 2018, Geddy Lee took up collecting basses and eventually wrote “Geddy Lee’s Big, Beautiful Book of Bass”. With even more time on his hands during the pandemic, he took to writing a memoir.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is talking about FONK! That’s right, people. This lesson is an exercise in groovin’ and adding some ‘stank’ to your funk game.
No matter the genre, Béla Fleck has always kept the best of musical company in his bands. That goes especially for bassists, and his new album “My Bluegrass Heart” continues that trend.