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  • Marcus Miller and Hadrien Feraud: NAMM ’08 Jam

    Marcus Miller and Hadrien Feraud: NAMM ’08 Jam

    Here’s a nice little jam session between Marcus Miller and Hadrien Feraud at the Markbass booth during NAMM 2008. »

  • Rewind: The Week’s Most Popular Features

    Here are the top 10 most popular features on No Treble last week, as determined by you, our faithful readers (and favorite people). 1. Gear Watch: Fender Introduces New American Deluxe Series Basses Fender has updated all three basses in their line of American Deluxe series. 2. Video: Michael Manring: Sugar Check out this great... »

  • Chick Corea Trio with Frank Gambale, Antonio Sanchez and Tal Wilkenfeld: Lenore

    Here’s a 2007 performance of the Chick Corea Trio with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld and drummer Antonio Sanchez, joined by guitarist Frank Gambale. The performance took place at the Melbourne Jazz festival. »

  • Bakithi Kumalo Joins Simon and Garfunkel Tour

    South African bassist extraordinaire Bakithi Kumalo will be touring with folk duo Simon and Garfunkel in their North American ‘Old Friends’ tour. The tour focuses mostly in Canada, with about seven U.S. dates. Kumalo joined Paul Simon for his classic 1986 album Graceland, and has worked with him since. Kumalo has also worked with many... »

  • Gear Watch: Rotosound Introduces New Drop Zone String Sets

    Rotosound’s newest line of roundwound strings are designed for bassists who like to de-tune their instruments. The RS 66LH “Drop Zone” 65 to 130 gauge strings allow a 4-string bassist to drop down to B. The Drop Zone+ set allows 5-string players to drop from low B to F# with 85 to 175 gauge strings.... »

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  • Christian McBride Launches New Radio Show

    Jazz bass legend Christian McBride will be hosting a new weekly radio show on Sirius XM’s Real Jazz channel. The show, entitled “The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian,” premieres today at 1 PM ET. The format of the show takes place on stages in jazz clubs around the country while McBride interviews and performs with special... »

  • Slipknot’s Chris Fehn to Play Bass for Will Haven

    Will Haven has announced that Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn will be filling in on bass after Mike Martin left the group to take care of his family. In a statement, the band said, “We have found our new bass player and we are more than excited about it. Our long-time brother and close friend Chris... »

  • Gear Watch: Fender Introduces New American Deluxe Series Basses

    Fender has updated all three basses in their line of American Deluxe series. The American Deluxe Precision Bass, American Deluxe Jazz Bass and American Deluxe Jazz Bass V include new N3 Noiseless pickups, improved electronics, and active/passive tone control switches. All three also feature an A-string “stealth” string retainer on the headstock (low B string... »

  • Bassmanwho: The Second Market

    One of the great things about Youtube is that it makes discovering music and musicians from all over the world very easy. This bassist, who goes by the name of Bassmanwho, is from Taiwan and wrote this tune “The Second Market”, a song he says was “written in remembrance of the glory days once owned... »

  • Anthrax’s Frank Bello Helps Donate to NYC Schools

    Anthrax’s Frank Bello recently teamed up with Fender and the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock to donate electric basses and amps to 15 New York City public city schools. Bello, who was born and raised in the Bronx, showed students a good time with a jam session and by answering all of their rock questions.... »