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  • Reader Spotlight: Kristoffer Carter

    Reader Spotlight: Kristoffer Carter

    Meet Kristoffer Carter, a bassist from Akron, Ohio who regularly headlines solo bass looping shows around Ohio and Chicago. Kristoffer is our bassist in the spotlight for August 23, 2011. Bio: Kristoffer Carter came up through the Cleveland, OH music scene as the touring bassist for ska rockers The Twistoffs, then reinvented himself as a... »

  • Mod Shop: Bridge Replacement

    Mod Shop: Bridge Replacement

    Upgrading the Lab Rat: Bridge Replacement I have a bass I call the Lab Rat. It’s a really cheap Jaguar knock off I bought to experiment with some ideas I’d been kicking around. I’ve upgraded all the electronics already, and we’ll briefly go over some of that in future articles. I’m on to the hardware... »

  • Question of the Week: Tell us about your gear!

    Question of the Week: Tell us about your gear!

    A new week, a new question taken from the Player Spotlight questionnaire (open to all bassists, by the way). The question this week: What’s in your gear list? Tell us about your gear! Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page. »

  • Peter Erskine New Trio with Damian Erskine: Every Tomorrow

    Peter Erskine New Trio with Damian Erskine: Every Tomorrow

    Here’s a nice inside look at the Peter Erskine New Trio performing “Every Tomorrow” from their new album, Joy Luck. This is the first project between uncle (Peter) and nephew, bassist (and No Treble contributor) Damian Erskine. “Every Tomorrow” was written by the other member of the trio, pianist Vardan Ovsepian. Also cool: bassist Janek... »

  • Fishbone Documentary on Screening Tour

    Fishbone Documentary on Screening Tour

    A new documentary about the genre-defying band Fishbone is making its way around the country in select screenings, with a DVD release in the works. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone follows the band’s career, from their formation in South Central Los Angeles and rise to fame to struggles and their current day affairs. The... »

  • 3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal

    3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal

    3Leaf Audio has released the PWNZOR Optical Compressor, a new high-fidelity design that also nods to classic compressors with a Vintage switch. The pedal’s internal charge pump circuitry turns power from a standard 9-volt supply into 18-volts to provide more clean headroom. 3Leaf also included their new relay bypass system for clickless switching, which automatically... »

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  • Right Note: A Look Inside the Ear Training App for iOS

    Right Note: A Look Inside the Ear Training App for iOS

    Right Note is an app by Orange Qube, offering ear training and pitch and melody recognition on iOS devices. While there are a number of ear training apps available at the app store, I found Right Note to be worth a special mention, primarily due to the inclusion of the microphone as a means of... »

  • Jeff Beck Live with Tal Wilkenfeld and Jimmy Page: Bolero, Immigrant Song & Peter Gunn

    Jeff Beck Live with Tal Wilkenfeld and Jimmy Page: Bolero, Immigrant Song & Peter Gunn

    This clip is from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance by Jeff Beck, along with Beck’s band (at the time), bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and keyboardist Jason Rebello. Jimmy Page joins the band for the group’s performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”. »

  • Rewind: The Best Bass Videos, The Who Bass Play-Along, Larry Graham’s 65th, New StringRay, Learning the Blues and More

    Rewind: The Best Bass Videos, The Who Bass Play-Along, Larry Graham’s 65th, New StringRay, Learning the Blues and More

    No Treble readers enjoyed lots of top bass videos last week, including the Top 10 videos in July, Larry Graham still doing it at 65, and the funky bass work of Kai Eckhardt and Jamiroquai’s Nick Fyffe. In gear news, Ernie Ball / Music Man announced a new StingRay bass, and BassBrites USA introduces their... »

  • Korg Releases Pandora Mini

    Korg Releases Pandora Mini

    Korg is now shipping the Pandora Mini, an even more portable version of their popular multi-effect processor. Designed for both bassists and guitarists, the Pandora Mini includes 158 amp models and effects with 400 programs – 200 preset and 200 user programmable locations. The pocket-sized effects processor also includes 100 rhythm and metronome patterns for... »