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  • Bob Babbitt to Receive Star on Music City Walk of Fame

    Bob Babbitt to Receive Star on Music City Walk of Fame

    Funk Brother and bass legend Bob Babbitt will be getting part of his due respect by receiving a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. Babbitt’s star, which will be the Walk of Fame’s 60th commemorative sidewalk marker, will be unveiled at a ceremony on June 5th that will also be... »

  • Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar

    Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar

    Fret-King has unveiled their new Black Label series of instruments, including the Perception Bass Guitar. Available in 4 and 5-string versions, the Perception sports a passive P/J pickup set made by Wilkinson. The body is made of two pieces of American Alder, while the neck is Canadian Hard Rock Maple topped with a rosewood fingerboard.... »

  • Top 10: The Best of No Treble – Top Bass Gear, Lessons and Stories (May 2012)

    Top 10: The Best of No Treble – Top Bass Gear, Lessons and Stories (May 2012)

    May was another great month for gear news (and some sweet basses of the week picks by Kevin), and No Treble readers ate it all up. We also shared the sad news of the passing of Duck Dunn, and some good news with a Jaco documentary planned and backed by Robert Trujillo. Plus, some of... »

  • Steve Metcalf: All Bass Cover of Radiohead’s “Reckoner”

    Steve Metcalf: All Bass Cover of Radiohead’s “Reckoner”

    Here’s bassist Steve Metcalf once again with one of his incredible all-bass covers. This time around, Steve tackles Radiohead’s “Reckoner”. As with most of his covers, Steve offers this one as a free audio download. Once again, a tune made awesome by making it all about the bass. »

  • Stanley Clarke Announces Tours with George Duke and Stewart Copeland

    Stanley Clarke Announces Tours with George Duke and Stewart Copeland

    Bassist Stanley Clarke is gearing up for two tours this summer – one with George Duke in the US, Japan and a Carribean cruise, and another with Stewart Copeland with dates across Europe. Clarke Duke 4 “Bring It!” Tour The Clarke Duke 4 “Bring It!” Tour pairs the duo for the first time in six... »