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Rewind: NAMM 2011, Loads of New Bass Gear, Flying with Your Bass, The Diva Complex and Top Videos

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of January 16 – 22, 2011

Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses

1. Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses

This is pretty wild… bassist Grzegorz Kosiński performs “Minuet in D minor BWV 990, Anh. 132″ by Johann Sebastian Bach on two basses simultaneously. His basses are a 7-string Conklin Groove Tools (reverb, delay) and 6-string Spector Legend 6 Classic (bass). Grzegorz says, “Applause for Johann Sebastian Bach – the first composer in the history,…

Win a TC Electronic BG500

2. Win a TC Electronic BG500

Don’t Miss Out: TC Electronic and No Treble are teaming up for an ultimate gear contest! One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a TC Electronic BG500…

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3. NAMM 2011: Complete Coverage

The No Treble crew is hitting the floor at NAMM to get the scoop on all the new bass gear. Follow our coverage throughout the show for the latest and greatest bass news…

Gear Watch: Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass

4. Gear Watch: Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass

Fodera has introduced the new Yin Yang Standard bass, based on their Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe. The company consulted Wooten on the creation, as he has “long wanted a Yin Yang that could be more widely available.” The bass utilizes all the same materials and specifications from their Brooklyn-made instrument with a lower price…

Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI

5. Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI

Ruppert Musical Instruments has introduced the Basswitch IQ DI, a pedal that the company calls “the bass player’s Swiss knife”. Built in Germany, it serves as an A/B input switcher, a preamp, a clean booster, a parametric EQ, an FX loop switcher, and a D.I. box. The Basswitch has two inputs, which lead to channels…

NAMM Watch 2011: Part 2

6. NAMM Watch 2011: Part 2

The No Treble crew has been hitting the NAMM floor for a couple of days, getting the scoop on the latest bass news and meeting lots of great bassists along the way. Be sure to check out our ongoing NAMM coverage, with lots of new gear reports and bassist news scheduled, even after the show…

Flying with an Upright Bass

7. Flying with an Upright Bass

Many bassists will, at some point, find it necessary to fly with their upright bass. Although a professional bassist should be able to play acceptably on any bass that is thrown at them, there are a number of reasons why we want to play our own instrument on the road. If you are doing anything…

Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo

8. Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo

Maybe he’s not the Rick James you’re thinking of, but this Rick James really lays it down on his 6-string in this bass and drums jam.

Gruv Gear FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite

9. Gruv Gear FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite

The guys from Gruv Gear were showing off a few new products at their NAMM booth this year, including the new FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite. Designed with bass in mind, the Gruv Gear FretWraps are a string-muting accessory made to replace the hair ties that most bassists keep above the nut. Available in three…

Soup or Sound (aka, the Diva Complex)

10. Soup or Sound (aka, the Diva Complex)

Although I was not asked a question relating to the following, a recurring theme came up in several conversations while at the NAMM show last week. I’d like to say first that I had no bad experiences with anyone while hanging at the show. I did hear some fans talk of a few negative experiences…