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2021

Peter Hook & The Light Stream Mexico City Concert to Aid Road Crew
Concerts & Tours

Peter Hook & The Light Stream Mexico City Concert to Aid Road Crew

Peter Hook & The Light will be streaming a previously unseen concert film on January 15th. “Peter Hook & The Light – Live In Mexico City” is a full two-hour show from their sold out 2014 show. The one-off stream will benefit the band’s touring crew.

Gibson & Bronzini: A Light of Our Own
Bass Videos

Gibson & Bronzini: A Light of Our Own

Aaron Gibson’s “Horror Films and Sunday School” was my first introduction to Nahuel Bronzini, and the combination of the two musicians collaborating was exciting. In this clip, the duo found time to record a new tune, together.

Adam Nitti Debuts Vocals on New Album, “The World Is Loud”
New Albums

Adam Nitti Debuts Vocals on New Album, “The World Is Loud”

Adam Nitti’s music always amazes us, but this time he’s surprised us, as well. His new album, “The World is Loud”, sees the bassist forging a new path with an aggressive prog-rock style in place of his earlier fusion work.

2020

Five Years of Groove
News

Five Years of Groove

On January 8, 2015, we launched Groove – the No Treble Podcast. Today we’re celebrating 5 years of this monthly podcast, which now has 61 episodes!

Reverend Guitars Introduces the Sentinel Short-Scale Bass
Basses

Reverend Guitars Introduces the Sentinel Short-Scale Bass

Reverend Guitars will be unveiling a new bass model at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show called the Sentinel. The short-scale bass is described as “thick sounding [and] professional grade.”

Karl Clews: Juggernaut
Bass Videos

Karl Clews: Juggernaut

Karl Clews is known for his impressive bass cover videos. Now we get to check out one of his compositions. He shared this video with us of his tune, “Juggernaut,” arranged for three basses.

Utility Design Unveils the Vidami Online Video Foot Controller
Pedals & Effects

Utility Design Unveils the Vidami Online Video Foot Controller

YouTube and other online video sources have become a major source of information for musicians. Utility Design has announced a new piece of equipment to make utilizing online videos more streamlined.

2019

AC Guitars Introduces the Krell Kompakt Bass
Basses

AC Guitars Introduces the Krell Kompakt Bass

Luthier Alan Cringean has introduced a new bass to his AC Guitars line that’s based on a model from his other brand, Reiver Guitars. The Krell Kompakt is a 32-inch scale bass with a new body shape.

Joel Quarrington: J.S. Bach Sixth Suite BWV 1012
Bass Videos

Joel Quarrington: J.S. Bach Sixth Suite BWV 1012

Joel Quarrington is one of the greatest double bassists of our generation. Here he performs Bach’s entire sixth cello suite, BWV 1012, which features six movements. The emotion put into every note will leave you on the edge of your seat.

The New Mastersounds Return with “The Nashville Session 2”
New Albums

The New Mastersounds Return with “The Nashville Session 2”

British soul and funk quartet The New Mastersounds have followed up their 2016 release “The Nashville Session” with its sequel, “The Nashville Session 2.” Similar to the first album, the latest effort has them performing in the same analog studio along with a live audience.

2018

Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

Adam Clayton is a bassist with style. He’s an avid collector of fine watches, and now he has just the instrument to match. H. Moser & Cie teamed up with Wild Customs to gift the U2 bassist with a gorgeous custom bass that brings his passions together. “A founder member of U2 who writes about contemporary art for British GQ,...

Bass Transcription Analysis: “I Start With The Blues” Bob Mintzer Sax Solo, Part 2
Creative Bass Lines

Bass Transcription Analysis: “I Start With The Blues” Bob Mintzer Sax Solo, Part 2

For our second installment focusing on Bob Mintzer’s solo from “I Start With The Blues,” we’ll be focusing mainly on transposing a line through different keys and why we do that. This is really important and something I touched upon in part one, too. It goes without saying that jazz standards and indeed tunes from all genres are in different...

SNIPS: Penny Arcade
Bass Videos

SNIPS: Penny Arcade

This one transported me back in time. Guitarist Matteo Mancuso shared this video of his project with bassist Riccardo Oliva and drummer Salvatore Lima, who took on the UZEB tune, “Penny Arcade.”

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of the books I write is...

2017

Weekly Top 10: Top 10 Bassists in 2016, Beautiful Practice, Lessons for 2017, Zander Zon Podcast and More
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: Top 10 Bassists in 2016, Beautiful Practice, Lessons for 2017, Zander Zon Podcast and More

It’s the end of the first week of the new year, and we have you covered with the weekly top 10 here on No Treble. Thanks for being here! 1. 2016 Reader Favorite Bassists At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top...

Fodera Unveils Monarch-P and Emperor-J Standard Classic Basses
Basses

Fodera Unveils Monarch-P and Emperor-J Standard Classic Basses

Fodera is gearing up for NAMM by introducing two new Standard models with the Fodera Emperor-J Classic and Monarch-P Classic. The retro-styled basses are built in Fodera’s Brooklyn shop alongside their custom instruments but are built in batch with limited options to keep costs and wait time to a minimum. The Monarch-P Classic comes in two configurations: an ash body...

Jesús Rico Pérez: Red Right Returning (Michael Manring Cover)
Bass Videos

Jesús Rico Pérez: Red Right Returning (Michael Manring Cover)

Jesús Rico Pérez is back with another stunning Michael Manring cover. This time around he performs “Red Right Returning,” which appeared on Michael’s 1991 album, Drastic Measures. No easy feat!

Bass Bash Returns for 2017
Events

Bass Bash Returns for 2017

The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio Rolli. Besides all the incredible...

2016

Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance
News

Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance

After months of speculation, Guns N’ Roses have officially announced that the band will reunite in 2016. Singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan are all confirmed in the lineup, which is set to headline the Coachella Music Festival on April 16th and 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The rest of the band’s personnel...

Aguilar Amplification Announces Limited Edition SL 112 in Blue Bossa
Amps

Aguilar Amplification Announces Limited Edition SL 112 in Blue Bossa

Following last year’s Cabernet version, Aguilar Amplification has announced a limited edition version of their SL 112 cabinet. The 2016 version, which is limited to 250 units, will come in “Blue Bossa” and come with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The SL 112 weighs in at 25 pounds and features a neodymium driver and a phenolic tweeter with a custom-designed...

Bryan Ladd, LaToya Kennedy, Mark Bowers, Jason Patterson: Prototype
Bass Videos

Bryan Ladd, LaToya Kennedy, Mark Bowers, Jason Patterson: Prototype

Bassist Bryan Ladd shared his latest video with us, which is a collaboration with vocalist LaToya Kennedy, guitarist Mark Bowers and drummer Jason Patterson. Here’s the group performing their cover of OutKast’s “Prototype”. So smooth, and dig that bass solo!

Roberto Badoglio Forms New Band, Releases Album
New Albums

Roberto Badoglio Forms New Band, Releases Album

Italian jazz bassist Roberto Badoglio has formed a new band, called Beyond Turbines, which has released its self-titled debut album. The band, which also features featuring German guitarist Bjossi Klütsch and American keyboardist Steve Hunt, describes the album as “high-energy progressive fusion. . . intricately arranged yet laced with free-flowing extended improvisations…” “After working with Steve on my first solo...

2015

Groove – Episode #1: Robert Trujillo
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #1: Robert Trujillo

Robert Trujillo is known to millions of people – all over the world – as Metallica’s bass player. Fans of Metallica know Trujillo as the guy who replaced Jason Newsted in 2003. Both Trujillo and Newsted had tough boots to fill after original Metallica bassist, Cliff Burton, was killed in a tour bus accident in 1986. Prior to Metallica, Trujillo...

Jethro Tull: “Nothing is Easy”, Live 1970
Bass Videos

Jethro Tull: “Nothing is Easy”, Live 1970

When I was writing the In Memoriam story covering the bassists we lost in 2014, I spent some time revisiting each of their works, including original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick. Here’s Cornick with Tull at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Their whole set was fantastic, but the band really brought it in their finale with “Nothing is...

Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet
News

Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

You can still learn something new or grow as a bassist, even if you’ve developed a certain style over the course of a couple of decades with one band. At least that’s the lesson one can take from a recent admission by Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Back in 2004, Bello left Anthrax after 20 years to play in another metal...

2014

Tino Tedesco Announces The Primal Bass Series
Basses

Tino Tedesco Announces The Primal Bass Series

Swiss luthier Tino Tedesco has unveiled The Primal series of basses, including the 4/21 and 5/21. The new line aims to reduce the amount of options to be able to offer a professional instrument on a budget. “We have retained a lot of important features also present on our other models like the graphite reinforced necks, the 2-way trussrods and...

Developing Timing and Feel: Rhythmic Studies for Bass Players
Ask Damian Erskine

Developing Timing and Feel: Rhythmic Studies for Bass Players

Q: My question is about timing. I realize that the choice of notes make a line hip, but the rhythm and the timing make the groove! How do you practice timing, Damian? A: Truer words have never been spoken! It’s all about the groove and time-feel (fancy words for “pocket”). Here are some goals for developing your timing and groove:...

Steve Jenkins: Sphere
Bass Videos

Steve Jenkins: Sphere

Prepare to have your face melted. Steve Jenkins just released this video for the track “Sphere” from his latest album, Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter. Using some gnarly overdrive, the bassist wastes no time in ripping it up with a heavily syncopated slap riff. The song takes a chilled out intermission before coming back with even heavier riffs.

2013

Reader Spotlight: Mason Nagy
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Mason Nagy

Meet Mason Nagy, a bassist who is carrying on the family tradition of playing bass, from his grandfather to his dad to him. As with many bassists in the spotlight here, Mason is part of a very cool family. Mason is our player in the spotlight for the week of January 8, 2013. Bio: With such achievements as having plenty...

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2012)
Top Ten

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2012)

Here are the 10 most watched and most epic bass videos from December, 2012 on No Treble. Enjoy! 1. Robert Trujillo, Steve Bailey and P-Nut Bass Jam Here’s a sweet jam from Warwick’s Fuss on the Buss 2012 DVD. Robert Trujillo and Steve Bailey set an interesting groove between Trujillo’s gnarly distorted bass and Bailey’s bell-like tone and lyricism on...

Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra
Bass Videos

Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra

Szoke Richard shared this video, saying “no treble at all”. Indeed. And we love it. 90 bass orchestra!

Joseph Patrick Moore Releases “Read Music” eBook
News

Joseph Patrick Moore Releases “Read Music” eBook

Bassist Joseph Patrick Moore has released a new eBook for the iPad entitled Read Music: Making Sense of Music Notation. The 250-page book tackles the issue of reading for all instruments, from beginning musicians as well as seasoned pros. Moore includes audio examples, exercises, etudes and interactive self-tests to let readers get the most out of the learning experience. Chapters...

2012

Esperanza Spalding Announces New Album, “Radio Music Society”
Player News

Esperanza Spalding Announces New Album, “Radio Music Society”

Esperanza Spalding is coming off of a monster year, which started in February 2011 when the bassist became the first jazz musician in decades to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist (and, much to our pure joy, beating out Justin Bieber for the honor). That award was for Spalding’s 2010 release, Chamber Music Society, which reached number 1...

Fender Custom Shop Introduces 2012 Bass Models
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Introduces 2012 Bass Models

Fender’s Custom Shop has announced two new bass models for 2012, including the 2012 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1961 Closet Classic Jazz Bass. Both models are built in the U.S. by Fender’s master builders. According to Fender, the Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro combines “the best of the Precision and Jazz Bass models,” which can be partly...

Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio: Live Gary Willis Solo
Bass Videos

Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio: Live Gary Willis Solo

Gary Willis! Here’s the bass master taking a solo during a live performance with the Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio in October, 2010, on a tune named “Essaouira”. Scott Kinsey – who was with Willis in Tribal Tech – is on keys, and Gerg? Borlai is on drums. Want to check out the whole tune? We’ve got you covered:

2010

Events

Gerald Veasley’s 2010 Bass Bootcamp announced

Bassist Gerald Veasley‘s 2010 Bass Bootcamp is now open for registration. The event will take place over three days starting Friday, March 19th in Reading, Pennsylvania. The Bootcamp is designed for players of all levels and experience, which hands-on instruction from an impressive list of bassists, including: Bakithi Kumalo Brian Bromberg Michael Manring Anthony Wellington Richard Waller III Chris Farr...

What's Spinning

What’s Spinning for… Rufus Reid

Editor’s note: this is the first of a new series we’re running called “What’s Spinning”. Each week, we’ll check in with bassists to see what they’re listening to and what they’re up to. We hope you enjoy! This week, Rufus Reid shares the CDs currently spinning in his player, and his take on the recordings. Initiation by Sumi Tonooka &...

Bass Videos

Damian Erskine live: Fif

Check out this live performance of Damian Erskine and his band performing one of Damian’s tunes, “Fif”. The performance took place in Portland, at the Mission Theatre. Awesome tune. Maybe someone can Ask Damian Erskine what the time signature is!

Concerts & Tours

The Who Tribute to be held at Carnegie Hall

Ever wanted to see some of your favorite players give their own take on the legendary bass lines of the Who’s John Entwistle? Here’s your chance: promoter Michael Dorf will be presenting “The Music of the Who” at Carnegie Hall on March 2, 2010. The event, which benefits six organizations for music education, will feature such artists as Warren Haynes...

2009

Concerts & Tours, Events

WesFest 4 benefit concert announced

WesFest 4, a benefit concert for The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College of Music is taking place on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. WesFest 4’s line-up includes: The Allan Holdsworth/Alan Pasqua Group featuring Chad Wackerman and Jimmy Haslip Keneally – Minnemann – Beller (Bryan Beller) Tamara Silvera Danny Mo & The Exciters...