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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.

Martin Miller & Kirk Fletcher: Sunshine of Your Love
Bass Videos

Martin Miller & Kirk Fletcher: Sunshine of Your Love

Martin Miller has a new video, and this time around he’s joined by Kirk Fletcher on guitar. Once again, Benni Jud handles the low end for the band, who performs a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”.

Wal Basses Database Revived for 2021
News

Wal Basses Database Revived for 2021

If you’re intrigued by Wal Basses, then you’ll be spending some extra time on the internet today. Dutch “Walnut” Tony Tabasco has revived the Wal reference database initially created by Stephan Kueler.

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Atmospheric Refraction
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Atmospheric Refraction

Every Jerzy Drozd bass I’ve ever seen has left me in awe. The luthier’s elegant shapes and unreal finishes capture the imagination, and his newest creation is no exception.

Judith Owen with Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo: Arianne
Bass Videos

Judith Owen with Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo: Arianne

Leland Sklar shared this video on Facebook, from a November 2020 session at Judith Owen’s house. In this clip, Judith, Lee, and Pedro Segundo perform “Arianne”, with some tasty lines and harmonics by Lee, who really drives the tune.

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2020)
Top Ten

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2020)

2020 was a rough year. What helped us get through was the daily bass videos we share on No Treble. Here are the top 10 reader favorite videos for the last month of the year.

Jackson Guitars Introduces the X Series Concert Bass CBXNT DX IV
Basses

Jackson Guitars Introduces the X Series Concert Bass CBXNT DX IV

Jackson Guitars has announced a plethora of new instruments, but one has stood out for us the most. The X Series Concert Bass CBXNT DX IV seems to be an amalgamation of several vintage basses.

Canadian Armed Forces Long Distance Big Band: The Chicken
Bass Videos

Canadian Armed Forces Long Distance Big Band: The Chicken

Bassist Simon Paré sent us this video of a very ambitious performance. Simon got together members of the Canadian Armed Forces Big Band and created an entirely virtual video performance of “Soul Intro” and “The Chicken”.