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  • Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass

    Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass

    Veillette Guitars has unveiled their new Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass, being the company’s “most acoustic” bass yet. Designed to mimic vintage and classic semi-hollowbody basses, the body is 14” wide and heavily chambered with dual soundholes and a radiused spruce top. The curved face gives the body more depth in the center while keeping the edges... »

  • Doing the Best You Can

    Doing the Best You Can

    Q: I tend to get very nervous before any live performance. How do you deal with performance anxiety? A: Everyone, at some point in their development, gets nervous before a gig or feels inadequate to the task at hand. It’s natural. The best thing you can do is over prepare! Still, the nerves are there.... »

  • Dave Young, with Oscar Peterson: Nigerian Marketplace

    Dave Young, with Oscar Peterson: Nigerian Marketplace

    Pianist Oscar Peterson was known for keeping good company in bassists, and Dave Young is no exception. “Nigerian Marketplace” first appeared on Peterson’s album of the same name featuring bass giant Niels Hennig Orsted-Pederson, but here Peterson and Young are joined by guitarist Joe Pass and drummer Martin Drew for a beautiful and grooving rendition... »

  • Alex Webster: Cannibal Corpse to Record New Album This Year, Release DVD

    Alex Webster: Cannibal Corpse to Record New Album This Year, Release DVD

    In a recent interview with Rocksins, Cannibal Corpse founder Alex Webster revealed that the group is working on new material and will going into the studio this September. Don’t expect to see them live this year, though. When asked what the death metal band has lined up for the year, Webster replied, “We have no... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Leslie Dirksen

    Reader Spotlight: Leslie Dirksen

    Meet Leslie Dirksen, a bassist from Plymouth, Massachusetts, and our player in the spotlight for February 1, 2011. Bio: I started playing bass at age 17, being snuck into bars for blues jams. I attended B.I.T. Summer Session and then enrolled at Berklee in Boston. I played bass for Boston’s all female heavy metal group... »

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  • Marcus Miller “A Night in Monte-Carlo” Contest: Enter to win CDs, DR Strings, No Treble T-shirts and Back Stage Passes

    Marcus Miller “A Night in Monte-Carlo” Contest: Enter to win CDs, DR Strings, No Treble T-shirts and Back Stage Passes

    Congratulations to the winners of the Marcus Miller A Night in Monte Carlo contest on No Treble! Grand Prize Winner: Adam B. Winners’ Circle Winners Daniël S., Jared R., Peter K., Heather D., Bam F., Robert G., Jeremy M., David H., Thomas W., Jason K. Bass Line Winners Stefan N. , Kurt H., Dylan R.,... »

  • Jennifer Young with Travis Larson: Good and The Bad

    Jennifer Young with Travis Larson: Good and The Bad

    Jennifer Young plays a beautiful melody in this duet with guitarist Travis Larson. The song, “Good and the Bad,” comes from Larson’s 2005 album, Rate of Change. »

  • Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips

    Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips

    While making the rounds at NAMM, we came upon the Von Saint booth, where the company was displaying its innovative bass guitar grips. The concept is that bass stands are awkward and take up floor space, which is important, especially on stage. The Crewsader Grip, Rogue Grip, and Renegade Grips are designed to hook onto... »