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  • Rewind: Custom Basses, BassGirl is Back, Practice Advice and New Photo Galleries

    Rewind: Custom Basses, BassGirl is Back, Practice Advice and New Photo Galleries

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of March 27 – April 2, 2011. 1. Contest: Win an Ansir Custom Built Bass — Designed Just for You! Ansir Music is sponsoring an incredible custom bass giveaway (valued at $2,000) to help all you bassists kick off... »

  • Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    After years of having a signature acoustic bass produced by Washburn, Stu Hamm now has a signature electric bass guitar with the company, called the SH B3 Hammer. The new model is a a double cut-away design featuring an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck with a radial neck joint. The fingerboard is rosewood.... »

  • How To: Fretless Bass Conversion

    How To: Fretless Bass Conversion

    Our Facebook friend Ryan Pusiak posted a question on our Facebook page, asking about the best way to go about converting a fretted bass into a fretless one. So we decided it was a great opportunity to feature the series from Jason Holder, one of the guys at The Musician’s Den in Evansville, Indiana. Jason... »

  • Asia Announces New Omega Tour Dates

    Asia Announces New Omega Tour Dates

    80’s supergroup Asia has announced new dates to continue their extensive Omega tour, which began last year after they released their album of the same name. Led by bassist/vocalist John Wetton, the lineup includes drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe, each being from the bands Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK, and... »

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  • Paul Young with Pino Palladino: I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (1984)

    Paul Young with Pino Palladino: I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (1984)

    Our Facebook friend Jeff Kerestes shared this video with us, with Pino Palladino working his magic on the fretless, way back in 1984. Ignore the hair. If you can. »

  • AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo

    AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo

    German amp makers AER has announced a new addition to their Bottom Line series of bass amps, called the Amp Three. The 200-watt combo amp has features two 8” speakers, which the company explains helps to enhance low-mids for clarity and punch for cutting through the mix. For tonal control, the Amp Three has a... »

  • This Cat can Play the Bass!

    (This is as close as we’re getting to an April Fool’s joke). Hat tip to Gregor Fris, who reminded me of one of my favorite Tom & Jerry episodes when I was a kid, just starting out on upright. »

  • Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour

    Deep Purple Announce “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour

    Deep Purple have announced “The Songs That Built Rock” Tour, which will be the group’s first North American tour in four years. The trek marks another milestone as it will be the first time they perform with a symphony orchestra on the continent. The orchestra will accompany them on every date except for San Francisco.... »