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  • Monolith Loudspeakers Releases MAGMA 1.0 Bass Preamp

    Monolith Loudspeakers Releases MAGMA 1.0 Bass Preamp

    Monolith Loudspeakers and Effects has released the MAGMA 1.0, a dual channel bass preamp built on solid state CMOS technology. Each channel is identical and has it’s own input, as well as an A/B input for blending. The back of the unit has effects loops for both channels, as well as two master line outs,... »

  • Question of the Week: How many strings on your bass?

    Question of the Week: How many strings on your bass?

    Damian Erskine’s latest column (Making the Shift: from 4 to 6 String Bass) generated a ton of reaction and debate from readers. So here’s your chance to weigh in: How many strings on your bass? What’s the limit? Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page. »

  • BB BlackDog: When I Met You

    BB BlackDog: When I Met You

    BB BlackDog is a band after our own hearts: two basses, some drums and some loops. That’s it. Thanks to Facebook friend and BB BlackDog bassist Dale Rowles, who shared this video with us. Dale said, “Here is a live offering from our April tour. As always features just two basses and drums, with no... »

  • Evan Brewer Releases Solo Bass Album “Alone”

    Evan Brewer Releases Solo Bass Album “Alone”

    Bassist Evan Brewer has released his debut solo bass album, Alone on Sumerian Records. The album is truly a solo bass album, as Brewer notes he is the only person on the album, and every sound is made by his bass. “I just think of [the bass] as a tool,” he said. “You don’t necessarily... »

  • Luminlay Unveils SGT Series Fluorescent Position Markers

    Luminlay Unveils SGT Series Fluorescent Position Markers

    Luminlay has introduced the SGT series of luminescent inlay markers to their product line, including the SGT-40 and SGT-50. The new fluorescent markers are designed for the top of fingerboards, where previous incarnations were built as side dots. Available in green, the SGT-40 and -50 are dot inlays made of a highly luminous material that... »

  • FiRe 2: A Look at the Recording App for iOS

    FiRe 2: A Look at the Recording App for iOS

    I’ve long been on the lookout for a great recording app for my iPhone. Not for multi-tracking, because Garageband on my iPad has me 100% sold for that stuff, but more for recording quick ideas, recording rehearsals, concerts and so on. I recently tried out FiRe 2 by Audiofile Engineering, and after just a few... »

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  • Mark King Auctions Gear, Memorabilia for Charity

    Mark King Auctions Gear, Memorabilia for Charity

    Level 42 bassist Mark King is auctioning off some of his memorabilia and gear to benefit the Beaulieu House, a respite care center that helps children and young people with severe learning and physical disabilities. Among the items is King’s 30th anniversary Ashdown MK500 head and the first Status KingBass he took on tour, which... »

  • Dirty Loops: Just Dance

    Dirty Loops: Just Dance

    Facebook friend Helge Rudolph shares this video with us, featuring the group Dirty Loops performing a cover of Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance”. Bassist Henrik Linder helps make this tune so much better. Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com. »

  • Rewind: Chili Peppers Return, 4 to 6-String Shift, Anthony Wellington Interview, Upright Gear Checklist and the Top Bass Videos

    Rewind: Chili Peppers Return, 4 to 6-String Shift, Anthony Wellington Interview, Upright Gear Checklist and the Top Bass Videos

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of June 19-26, 2011. 1. Vulfpeck: “Beastly” Live in Studio This is Vulfrecords Records’ house rhythm section showing their stuff. Check out the funky bass by Joe Dart proving that it is, in fact, all about the bass. And... »

  • NEA Names Charlie Haden As Jazz Master

    NEA Names Charlie Haden As Jazz Master

    Charlie Haden has been named as a recipient of the Lifetime Honors award from the National Endowments for the Arts, a recognition they describe as the “nation’s highest honor in the fold and traditional arts.” Haden started playing bass on his family’s folk and country radio show and eventually became a jazz legend, performing with... »