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  • Old School: 1966 Fender Precision Bass

    Old School: 1966 Fender Precision Bass

    Chuck Hoffman shares his 1966 Fender Precision bass, one he bought about seven years ago, and credits as the source of his love for bass today. The 1966 Fender Precision was the first of the CBS-era of Fender basses, with 1965 being considered a transition year after Leo Fender sold his company to CBS. 1966... »

  • Question of the Week: Are you in a band and/or gigging?

    Question of the Week: Are you in a band and/or gigging?

    Here’s another single question from our Player Spotlight questionnaire (open to all bassists, by the way). The question this week: Are you in a band and/or gigging? Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page. »

  • The First Barbarians with Willie Weeks: Shirley, Live (1974)

    The First Barbarians with Willie Weeks: Shirley, Live (1974)

    A group led by Ronnie Wood dubbed “The First Barbarians” recorded a concert album in July, 1974. with material from one of the two performances at London’s Kilburn Gaumont State Theatre used for the release (now available as a ). The concert was in support of Wood’s album I’ve Got My Own Album to Do.... »

  • Mike Prigodich Releases “A Stitch in Time”, Featuring Damian Erskine

    Mike Prigodich Releases “A Stitch in Time”, Featuring Damian Erskine

    Keyboardist Mike Prigodich has released his debut album, A Stitch in Time, featuring bassist (and No Treble contributor) Damian Erskine. The album’s intriguing melodies, odd time signatures, and ear-bending harmonies make it a stand-out album in the world of fusion. Prigodich got a wake-up call in 2008 when he was diagnosed with cancer, leading him... »

  • AKAI Announces EIE Pro USB Audio Interface

    AKAI Announces EIE Pro USB Audio Interface

    Akai has announced the EIE Pro, a USB audio interface capable of recording up 24-bit resolution and 96kHz sampling. The EIE Pro has four ins and four outs, MIDI I/O, and is compatible with virtually any DAW on Mac or PC. The inputs are XLR-1/4″ combo jacks, which lead to four discrete preamplifiers with true... »

  • Quiztones: A Look at the Frequency Identification Ear Trainer for iOS

    Quiztones: A Look at the Frequency Identification Ear Trainer for iOS

    Have you ever been on a sound check and the singer or one of the house sound guys asks the monitor guy to “lower 1k about 2db” in this wedge, or something like that? I’ve long marveled at those who could so quickly identify a problem frequency and eliminate feedback or simply make the mix... »

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  • The Fab Faux: Abbey Road Medley

    The Fab Faux: Abbey Road Medley

    The Fab Faux is one of if not the best Beatles tribute bands. Consisting of bassist Will Lee and Jimmy Vivino, Rich Pagano, Frank Agnello and Jack Petruzzelli. This is part of an in-studio medley of the Fab Four’s Abbey Road, featuring the songs “Sun King” through “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window.” Gotta... »

  • Rewind: Loads of New Bass Gear, Bass Lessons and How To’s, Plus the Best Bass Videos of the Week

    Rewind: Loads of New Bass Gear, Bass Lessons and How To’s, Plus the Best Bass Videos of the Week

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of July 17-23, 2011. 1. Victor Wooten Band: Hali Baba Live Victor Wooten took the stage with during Summer Camp 10 with his band and performed “Hali Baba”. As Vic says in the intro, he wrote this tune for... »

  • TecAmp Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Raptor Head and Cabinet

    TecAmp Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Raptor Head and Cabinet

    German bass amp manufacturer TecAmp is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with the release of the Raptor Head and Cabinet, limited to 25 pieces. The 300-watt all-tube head features a preamp consisting of four ECC83 tubes and a ECC81, while the power amp section has six 6550 power tubes. For tone control, TecAmp included a tube-buffered,... »

  • Terri Lynne Carrington Releases The Mosaic Project, Featuring Esperanza Spalding

    Terri Lynne Carrington Releases The Mosaic Project, Featuring Esperanza Spalding

    Drummer Terri Lynne Carrington has released The Mosaic Project, an album featuring all female musicians including bassist Esperanza Spalding, as well as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Nona Hendryx, Gretchen Parlato and others. “Everything about this recording is about making a larger picture out of many various elements,” Carrington explains. “I assembled several... »