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  • MicVault Studio: A Look at the iOS App for Recording Advice

    MicVault Studio: A Look at the iOS App for Recording Advice

    If you don’t have access to world-class engineers to answer your questions about recording your bass in the studio, you definitely want to check out MicVault Studio. The app is a collection of the preferences of Michael Wagener, Shane Wilson and Russ Long – three prominent and successful recording engineers when it comes to microphone... »

  • Dane Alderson: Bass Solo on “Liberty City”

    Dane Alderson: Bass Solo on “Liberty City”

    Here’s an incredible video of bassist Dane Alderson taking a solo on Jaco Pastorius’ “Liberty City” during a gig at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth, Australia. Alderson and drummer Andy Fisenden start off with simmer before building into a raucous finale with the band. The bassist says the performance is a bit of a... »

  • Top 10: John Paul Jones Isolated Bass, Juan Alderete Interview, Plus the Top Bass Gear, Videos and How-To’s

    Top 10: John Paul Jones Isolated Bass, Juan Alderete Interview, Plus the Top Bass Gear, Videos and How-To’s

    Last week’s top bass videos ran the gamut, starting with the isolated bass track of John Paul Jones on Led Zeppelin’s “What Is And What Should Never Be”. Then there was 14-year old Keisuke Baba causing jaws to drop with his bass play-along to RHCP’s “Tell Me Baby” (with 8 months experience on bass!) Plus... »

  • Duesenberg Introduces D-Bass Fretless Bass

    Duesenberg Introduces D-Bass Fretless Bass

    German instrument builder Duesenberg has introduced a fretless version to their D-Bass line of basses. Available in Black and Coral finishes, the D-Bass Fretless carries the same specifications as its predecessors, with the exception of its fretless ebony fingerboard. The D-bass sports an alder body with a hard rock maple neck. Combining vintage-vibe with modern... »

  • Top 10 of the Month: Gear, Basses of the Week, Lessons and an Old School Fender

    Top 10 of the Month: Gear, Basses of the Week, Lessons and an Old School Fender

    As we looked back at the most read stories, columns and features on No Treble last month, one thing is clear: you guys love the Bass of the Week feature. Three of the top 10 stories in March were just that. Add to that some gear news from Fender and Traveler Guitar, plus our latest... »

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  • Jack Blades Releases Second Solo Album, “Rock N’ Roll Ride”

    Jack Blades Releases Second Solo Album, “Rock N’ Roll Ride”

    Night Ranger bassist and vocalist Jack Blades has released his second solo album, Rock N’ Roll Ride. With a music career spanning over three decades, the Blades says the new record is a continuation of his style. “Rock N’ Roll Ride is an extension of what my music has been for the last 30 years,”... »