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Aidan Hampson has once again expanded his library of bass transcriptions, this time focusing on the work of Flea. More specifically, the book has the bass parts written out for the entire Red Chili Peppers album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik.” Check it out - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Aidan Hampson has once again expanded his library of bass transcriptions this

Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book

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Five years ago, our friend Art Araya shared this remarkable and unique video of bassist Doug Alexis performing his own take on “The Chicken.” This has to be the most creative version we’ve heard yet. Dig it - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Five years ago our friend Art Araya shared this remarkable and unique

Doug Alexis: The Chicken

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TOP 10 BASS GEAR: January is always a big month for new bass gear, thanks to the NAMM Show. There were some big stories thanks to this year’s show. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the month - [ Notreble.com Link ]
TOP 10 BASS GEAR January is always a big month for new

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2017

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This week’s “Ask Damian” question is about as timely as they come. A reader asked Damian for advice on how to handle a gig where beliefs aren't in sync between the band members. An interesting subject for sure for this new column - [ Notreble.com Link ]
This weeks Ask Damian question is about as timely as they come

When Personal Beliefs Conflict with The Gig

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WATCH: I’m a sucker for a good Radiohead song, and even more so when there’s a great bass cover of it. Jean-Baptiste Salles brings a beautiful depth to the melancholy melody of “Exit Music” in today’s video - [ Notreble.com Link ]
WATCH Im a sucker for a good Radiohead song and even more

Jean-Baptiste Salles: Radiohead’s “Exit Music” for Double Bass

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Train has returned with their eighth studio album entitled “A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat.” The album includes the bass work of Hector Maldonado, who has anchored the band since 2009. Check it out, including the track “Play That Song” - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Train has returned with their eighth studio album entitled A Girl a

Train Releases “A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat”

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A year ago today, Ariane Cap shared this “Talking Technique” episode. As with many scales, the harmonic minor scale gives us a great tonal playground to work with, but it also gives us a great platform to work on our technical playing. Check it out - [ Notreble.com Link ]
A year ago today Ariane Cap shared this Talking Technique episode As

Talking Technique: Harmonic Minor Speed Shedding

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Hot Tuna has announced a string of dates for February and March. The legendary duo of guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady will be appearing mostly in their acoustic format with an electric date at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Story and dates here - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Hot Tuna has announced a string of dates for February and March

Hot Tuna Announces Winter 2017 Tour Dates

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Originally shared a year ago today, here’s a reader favorite video featuring Snarky Puppy’s “Molino Molero.” The band brought in guest vocalist Susana Baca and guest guitarist Charlie Hunter. Watch this - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Originally shared a year ago today heres a reader favorite video featuring

Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

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READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Davey Maddox, who originally started out on guitar but found it frustrating due to what he describes as “sausage fingers.” After a friend showed him a bass, he fell in love. Here's his story - [ Notreble.com Link ]
READER SPOTLIGHT Meet Davey Maddox who originally started out on guitar but

Reader Spotlight: Davey Maddox

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WATCH: It is always great to see MarloweDK doing his thing, and he’s back with a new video. Here’s what he describes as a “thumb plucking, finger picking bass groove in D, using (as always) as many open strings as possible.” This one grooves - [ Notreble.com Link ]
WATCH It is always great to see MarloweDK doing his thing and

MarloweDK: Slow Funk Groove in Dm

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Sad news to report today: prog rock legend John Wetton has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 67 years old. Story here - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Sad news to report today prog rock legend John Wetton has died

In Memoriam: John Wetton

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Radiohead has announced an extensive tour of the U.S. and Europe for 2017. Anchored by bassist Colin Greenwood, the band will be touring in support of their latest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” which came out last May. Story and dates here - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Radiohead has announced an extensive tour of the US and Europe for

Radiohead Announce 2017 Tour Dates

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So far, this is one of the most popular stories we covered from NAMM: Geddy Lee teamed up with Tech 21 to create the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112. Check it out - [ Notreble.com Link ]
So far this is one of the most popular stories we covered

Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112

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A reader asked Damian for advice on how to navigate the gigging world - getting the right pay and taking the right work. Damian offers up some great thoughts on the subject in this “Ask” column. Check it out - [ Notreble.com Link ]
A reader asked Damian for advice on how to navigate the gigging

How Much Should I Get Paid for Gigs?

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One this day in 2014, we published a “Profiles in Tone” feature focusing on the man with one of the most distinct tones in rock... the one and only Jack Casady. Check this out - [ Notreble.com Link ]
One this day in 2014 we published a Profiles in Tone feature

Profiles in Tone: Jack Casady

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BASS OF THE WEEK: This week we’re checking out a bass that went viral on Facebook. If you haven't seen the Lawalin Chamele Bass yet, check out this article, video, and photos, and you’ll see why it was so popular - [ Notreble.com Link ]
BASS OF THE WEEK This week were checking out a bass that

Bass of the Week: Lawalin Guitars Chamele Bass

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Ariane Cap’s second installment in her series of her favorite and most efficient practice “hacks” is here. You have probably heard of this one – taking breaks. Ariane offers up some tips on making the best of these breaks - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Ariane Caps second installment in her series of her favorite and most

Talking Technique: Efficient Practice Hacks #2 – How to Take a Break

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WATCH: Over the years, we’ve shared videos by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra featuring some stellar bassists. Here’s another to add to the list. MonoNeon joined the band for their performance in Asheville, NC on October 20th, 2016. This one gets funky - [ Notreble.com Link ]
WATCH Over the years weve shared videos by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra featuring

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Live with MonoNeon

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Sadowsky Guitars has released a compact version of their preamp pedal called the SBP-2. The new outboard preamp has the same circuitry that the company fits into their basses but in a slimmed down design. Story and specs here - [ Notreble.com Link ]
Sadowsky Guitars has released a compact version of their preamp pedal called

Sadowsky Introduces Compact SBP-2 Preamp Pedal

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