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Damian Erskine Returns with “In This Moment”
New Albums

Damian Erskine Returns with “In This Moment”

Bassist, educator, and longtime No Treble columnist Damian Erskine has just released a new album called “In This Moment”. The gorgeous eleven-song collection is described as a departure from his previous albums and features a trio setting.

Sandberg Guitars Launches Martin Mendez Signature Bass
Basses

Sandberg Guitars Launches Martin Mendez Signature Bass

Sandberg Guitars has announced the latest in their artist series with a signature model for Opeth and White Stones bassist Martin Mendez.

Rosan Asmussen and Matt Chancey: Levitating
Bass Videos

Rosan Asmussen and Matt Chancey: Levitating

Rosan Asmussen shared this video on our Facebook Group, and it is funky. Rosan discovered Matt Chancey and his drum cover of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating”, so she decided to add some bass to it.

“Bach Shapes” For Bass Now Available
Sheet Music & Instruction

“Bach Shapes” For Bass Now Available

Jon De Lucia has just released the print edition of “Bach Shapes: Diatonic Sequences for Bass”. The 70-page book is full of exercises picked from the Baroque composer’s musical vocabulary.

(Virtual) NAMM 2021: All the Bass News
Bass Gear

(Virtual) NAMM 2021: All the Bass News

If things were normal, the No Treble crew would be on the floor at the Winter NAMM Show today. It wasn’t meant to be. However, the gear news is still coming like normal, and we’ll be covering it all.

Áron Hodek: Q&A with AronTheBassist (Part 2)
Bass Videos

Áron Hodek: Q&A with AronTheBassist (Part 2)

Áron Hodek (aka “Áron The Bassist”) is back with Part 2 of his Q&A videos. Áron answers more viewer questions and lets us in on his practice routine and other topics.

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Miles Davis Bassists
Events

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Miles Davis Bassists

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be offering a free webinar with fellow bass masters. This week’s discussion will feature bassists who worked with Miles Davis, including Dave Holland, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Darryl Jones.

Aguilar Announces DCB P and J Style Pickups
Pickups

Aguilar Announces DCB P and J Style Pickups

Aguilar has blended their DCB pickup design into traditional shapes with the new DCB 4P, 4J, 5J, and 4PJ pickups. The dual ceramic bar style introduces a “new and unique voice for Jazz and Precision style basses,” they say.

Bass & Creativity: Alternate Lydian Modes
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Alternate Lydian Modes

For this lesson, we'll be looking into some alternate Lydian colors. We will take a look at the colors and applications of the Augmented Lydian and Dominant Lydian, both as full modes and as temporary colors integrated within more usual chord sequences.

REO Brothers: Sultans of Swing
Bass Videos

REO Brothers: Sultans of Swing

With each new video the REO Brothers shares, I’m more convinced there’s nothing this band can’t pull off. Here’s their latest, with a superb cover of Dire Straits’ hit tune, “Sultans of Swing.”

Le Coq Records Launches with All Star Album featuring Patitucci and Colangelo
New Albums

Le Coq Records Launches with All Star Album featuring Patitucci and Colangelo

Le Coq Records, a new label founded by Piero Pata, has released their first album. “Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1”. Bassists John Patitucci and Chris Colangelo hold down the groove and take some killer solos.

Spector Introduces NS Dimension and NS Ethos Basses
Basses

Spector Introduces NS Dimension and NS Ethos Basses

Spector Musical Instruments is starting 2021 by launching two new series of basses: the NS Dimension and the NS Ethos. Both instruments are modern takes on their NS body shape with the Dimension featuring a multi-scale neck.