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  • Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop is reviving their former Airline 2P bass with a new model: the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass. The retro design retains many of the same features with a few differences. “Inspired by the discontinued Airline 2P Bass, the new Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass keeps the same ‘JB Hutto-style’ body shape, but now comes... »

  • Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils the Octave Jawn Pedal

    Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils the Octave Jawn Pedal

    One of the cooler effects we got to check out at NAMM this year was the Fuzzrocious Pedals Octave Jawn. (Jawn is Philly slang for “thing”.) Builder Ryan Ratajski says the new digital octaver will be a drop-in mod for his pedals. “Octave Jawn is a digital octaver specifically made to track faster than many... »

  • Neil Young Pairs With Promise of the Real on New Album

    Neil Young Pairs With Promise of the Real on New Album

    Neil Young’s latest album, The Monsanto Years, sees him teaming up with the rock band Promise of the Real, which is led by legendary musician and songwriter Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. Making the ecologically and environmentally oriented record was a thrill for Promise of the Real members, who even named their band after... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Meet Zach Suter a musician with a very touching story on what music means to him. Early in his musical journey, Zach played cello before turning to the “cool” instrument – the bass. Zach is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of February 17, 2014. Bio: I have been playing music... »

  • Mumford and Sons Bassist Ted Dwane Hospitalized

    Mumford and Sons Bassist Ted Dwane Hospitalized

    Mumford and Sons have postponed three headlining shows this week after bassist Ted Dwane was hospitalized while on their current tour. “Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment,” the band stated on their Facebook page. “The scans... »

  • Eric Avery Quits Nine Inch Nails

    Eric Avery Quits Nine Inch Nails

    Photo by acidpolly Eric Avery has announced he’s parting ways with the newly revamped Nine Inch Nails, citing exhaustion from touring with Garbage. The band, whose lineup was unveiled in late February by creator Trent Reznor, has not named a replacement. “It’s with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I’m pulling out of... »

  • Nikki Sixx Selling Stage-Played Basses from Motley Crue Concerts

    Nikki Sixx Selling Stage-Played Basses from Motley Crue Concerts

    Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is offering fans a chance to buy his stage-played basses from the band’s current and upcoming North American tours. Each night of the tour, Sixx will play one of his signature Schecter basses for the concert. Fans that buy the bass will get to have a meet-and-greet with Sixx before... »

  • Jefferson Starship’s Pete Sears Reunited with Custom Bass After 35 Years

    Jefferson Starship’s Pete Sears Reunited with Custom Bass After 35 Years

    Any musician will tell you that stealing an instrument is one of the worst things you can do to someone. The bass community has seen its fair share of famous instruments gone missing, but fortunately we can report one more that’s found its way home. Former Jefferson Starship bassist Pete Sears took to his Facebook... »

  • Rocco Prestia Facing Health Issues, Needs Kidney Transplant

    Rocco Prestia Facing Health Issues, Needs Kidney Transplant

    Rocco Prestia is facing serious health issues again, according to reports shared on Tower of Power’s website and Facebook page. The bassist, who is famed for his unique 16th note finger-style funk playing, is in need of a kidney transplant. “As you know, our beloved Rocco Prestia has been a part of Tower of Power... »

  • Paul McCartney Reportedly Recorded a New Song with Nirvana Members for Upcoming Album

    Paul McCartney Reportedly Recorded a New Song with Nirvana Members for Upcoming Album

    There’s some buzz building on the web about another collaboration between Paul McCartney and Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, thanks to a news item from The Macca Report. The report suggests the musicians got together for one of the tracks from McCartney’s upcoming and yet-to-be-titled album. The Macca Report’s Jorie Gracen... »