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REO Brothers: Mr. Blue Sky
Bass Videos

REO Brothers: Mr. Blue Sky

The REO Brothers bring it in every video I’ve seen. This new one is no different. The brothers take on Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky”, with Ralph Otic on bass and backing vocals.

Scott Kinsey & Mer Sal Host Top Shelf Bassists on “Adjustments”
New Albums

Scott Kinsey & Mer Sal Host Top Shelf Bassists on “Adjustments”

Scott Kinsey and Mer Sal have teamed up for a new album called “Adjustments”, which sees the duo joined by a phenomenal set of supporting musicians. That includes Tim Lefebvre, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Haslip, Junior Braguinha, and Michael Janisch.

Spector Introduces Euro RST Bass Series
Basses

Spector Introduces Euro RST Bass Series

Spector has unveiled a new line of basses with the Euro RST series. The 4- and 5-string basses feature the company’s classic design with updated tonewoods, enhanced electronics, and exclusive stain options.

Tomáš Kedzior, Ester Švábková, & Veronika Coganová: Alvarado
Bass Videos

Tomáš Kedzior, Ester Švábková, & Veronika Coganová: Alvarado

Our friend David Alfred sent in this great video of Czech bassist Tomáš Kedzior’s song “Alvarado,” which features the percussionist Ester Švábková and clarinetist Veronika Coganová. Starting with solo bass, the song continues to evolve.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce World Tour
News

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce World Tour

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be touring for the first time since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the band in late 2019. Bassist Flea and the group revealed the trek in a spoof news segment.

In Memoriam: Bob Moore
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bob Moore

Bob Moore, whose enormous tone underpinned countless country hits, has passed away at the age of 88. Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young released a statement following the bass legend’s death.

DR!PTRiO: Krama
Bass Videos

DR!PTRiO: Krama

No Treble reader Lukas Pamminger sent us the latest video he’s on, and we’re really digging the music. Check out the fantastic trio, DR!PTRiO, and their tune, “Krama”.

Geddy Lee Reveals New Memoir
News

Geddy Lee Reveals New Memoir

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.

Wonder Women: Liza Carbe
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Liza Carbe

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.

Federico Malaman: Jaco Pastorius Octave Style Part 1
Bass Videos

Federico Malaman: Jaco Pastorius Octave Style Part 1

Federico Malaman is bringing it on his Youtube channel. Here’s a great lesson video he just shared, focusing on playing octaves in 16th notes in the style of Jaco Pastorius. He said this is how we “become Olympic champions of dance style bass lines!”

Cort Revamps Artisan B4 and B5 Element Basses
Basses

Cort Revamps Artisan B4 and B5 Element Basses

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.

The Brown’stone: Fonk! And the Power of “a”
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Fonk! And the Power of “a”

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.