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  • Obbligato debuts first Turnstyle analog bass modeling system

    Obbligato, Inc. has released their first custom shop Turnstyle system, an analog bass modeling device for Fender Jazz and other similar basses. The system utilizes the bass’s existing magnetic pickups and a rotary switch to switch between six tones. The Turnstyle product is designed as a low cost alternative to digital processors and can be... »

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  • Wharton Music Center presents Ben Wolfe

    Jazz bassist and Juilliard School faculty member Ben Wolfe is performing Saturday, March 28, 2009 as part of the Wharton Music Center’s Library Concert Series in Gillette, New Jersey. Wolfe spent five years with Harry Connick, Jr., as musical director on the band’s world tours, followed by a member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and... »

  • Deftones launch fundraiser for Chi Cheng

    Deftones bassist Chi Cheng remains in a coma following his automobile accident on November 4, 2008. Now Chi’s family and friends are doing a fundraiser to help out with Chi’s medical bills. All donations are made via Paypal, directly to Chi’s mother Jeanne Cheng. Check out One Love for Chi to learn more and make... »

  • Stanley Clarke records new acoustic trio album

    JazzTimes is reporting that Stanley Clarke is releasing his first-ever acoustic jazz trio recording. The trio consists of Clarke, Hiromi Uehara on piano and fellow Return To Forever member Lenny White on drums. The album, Jazz in the Garden is set to release May 12th by Heads Up International, and is available for pre-order now.... »

  • Michael Manring: Helios

    Michael Manring: Helios

    We’re a week away from seeing Michael Manring live, and so we’ve decided to get ready with a few Youtube videos. Here’s Michael playing “Helios”, from his album Soliloquy on his Hyperbass: »

  • Marshall Amps shipping newest MB Series bass amplifiers

    Marshall Amplification’s newest additions to their MB Series bass amps are now shipping. Eight new models were added, including four combos, one head and three extension cabinets, in addition to the existing MB15 and MB30 models. Specific models: MB60 60-Watt, hybrid 1×12″ combo MB150 150-Watt, hybrid 1×15″ combo MB450H 450-Watt, hybrid head MB4210 450-Watt, hybrid... »

  • Mark Hoppus tweets tour updates

    Mark Hoppus is generating quite the buzz these days on Twitter, especially when it comes to news of the upcoming Blink-182 tour. MTV ran a story about the tweet, reporting that “the band’s bassist has been Twittering his fingers off over the past two days, giving frequent updates on the status of the group’s meetings... »

  • Fieldy apologizes to Korn band mates in new book

    Korn bassist Fieldy‘s new book, Got the Life is getting plenty of attention these days. In a recent interview, Fieldy shares that the book contains apology letters to each of his band mates for his past behavior. During an interview with the Associated Press, Fieldy shares that he became an alcoholic around the age of... »

  • Alphonso Johnson’s “Black Market” Performance

    Alphonso Johnson’s “Black Market” Performance

    Alphonso Johnson is a favorite of ours, and he proves once again how Joe Zawinul really knew how to pick bass players. Alphonso was replaced by Jaco Pastorius, and both appeared on Weather Report’s Black Market. Many people think Jaco held down the bass for the title track, but it was indeed Alphonso Johnson. Jaco... »

  • Nikki Sixx interviewed on Fox News

    We don’t watch Fox News here at No Treble HQ, but we heard something about Greta Van Susteren interviewing Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. Seemed like a strange pairing to us, but who are we to argue with bassists getting national coverage? The show only included five minutes of the interview. Here’s the full version,... »