the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Metallica to reunite with Jason Newsted for HOF induction

    Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted will join the group when they perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next month, according to guitarist Kirk Hammett. Fans can thank Blondie. Kind of. In a recent interview, Hammett recalled the night Blondie was inducted in 2006. Former band members Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Aguilar Introduces DB 751 Bass Amp

    Aguilar Amplification has just announced the new DB 751 bass amp, the follow up to the DB 750. The new DB 751 features a new hybrid preamp and delivers 975 watts at 2 ohms and 750 watts at 5 ohms. Specs: Power Output: 975 watts @ 2 ohms, 750 watts @ 4 ohms Preamp Section:... »

  • Flea to induct Metallica at Rock HOF 2009 event

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will join Eminem, Jimmy Page, and Ronnie Wood to induct the 2009 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Flea will induct Metallica, Eminem will induct Run-D.M.C., Jimmy Page will induct ex-Yardbird bandmate Jeff Beck, and Ronnie Wood of the The Rolling Stones will induct Bobby Womack.... »

  • Alfred Music expands Ultimate Beginner Series for bass

    The Ultimate Beginner Series, a popular learning series from Alfred Music, has been expanded to include complete book and DVD packages. The series covers bass, acoustic guitar and drums. The bass series includes over three hours of DVD instruction covering rock and blues grooves, tapping, harmonics, slapping and equipment. For more information, check out www.alfred.com. »

  • P-Nut Interview at NAMM 2009

    P-Nut Interview at NAMM 2009

    311 bassist P-Nut was interviewed during NAMM 2009, talking basses and amps, stage volume, and why we play bass. Oh he, jams too. Enjoy! »

  • Acoustic Image announces new products

    For the last 12 months, Acoustic Image has been doing a lot of design work on their new line of products. The company has just announced their 2009 offerings, including the new 800W Coda+ and Corus+ combos and Ten2 combo/cabinet. The Ten2 will be available mid-year and pricing is not yet available. The Coda+ and... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Updates (Mar – Oct 2009)

    Michael Manring has released his latest tour schedule. We’ll be at the Jammin’ Java this Saturday (March 28th). If you’re also attending, please drop us a note! Solo performance Thu. Mar. 26 at 8PM The Stone: Avenue C at E 2nd St. in New York, NY 10009 Solo performance Sat. March 28 at 7PM Jammin’... »

  • Felix Pastorius and The Heavy Pets: Nautilus

    Felix Pastorius and The Heavy Pets: Nautilus

    Today’s featured video kicks off the week just right. Felix Pastorius and his band, The Heavy Pets, performs “Nautilus” in front of a live audience at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans, LA. The band is joined by Flecktones sax man, Jeff Coffin, which only adds to the greatness. »

  • Bryan Beller announces bass clinics

    Bassist Bryan Beller is gearing up for a few bass education appearances starting later this month. The first is The Gerald Veasley Bass Boot Camp, a three day, retreat-style event in Reading, Pennsylvania. Other instructors will include Victor Wooten, Andrew Gouche, T.M. Stevens, Anthony Wellington, Adam Nitti, and David Dyson. Veasley’s camp will be at... »

  • Brian Bromberg: I Got Rhythm

    Brian Bromberg: I Got Rhythm

    Our good friend Caleb (a piano player, but still cool), recommended today’s featured video, Brian Bromberg playing “I Got Rhythm” with Akira Jimbo and Otmaro Ruiz. Be sure to check out the solo! »