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  • Phil Lesh Done With Recording, Continues Touring With Furthur

    Phil Lesh Done With Recording, Continues Touring With Furthur

    Sounds like Phil Lesh is done with studio albums. In a recent interview with Billboard, the 72 year old bassist said Furthur – his current effort with fellow Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir – has no plans to record new albums, citing their focus on continually evolving music. “Nobody’s mentioned it to me, and certainly... »

  • Mesa Boogie Introduces Traditional Powerhouse Bass Cabinets

    Mesa Boogie Introduces Traditional Powerhouse Bass Cabinets

    Mesa Boogie has introduced a new line of bass cabinets called the Traditional Powerhouse Series that offers up 2×10, 4×10, 1×15, 6×10, and 8×10 speaker configurations. Each of the cabs are handbuilt in Petaluma, California with Marine-grade Baltic Birch and are covered with Black Bronco Vinyl with a gray and black weave jute grille. The... »

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  • iMaschine: A Look at the Beat Sketch Pad for iOS

    iMaschine: A Look at the Beat Sketch Pad for iOS

    I have a confession: I am completely useless when it comes to making beats or using synths and drum machines. While I pride myself on being both musical and tech savvy, for some reason, when I combine the elements, the results are not exactly fantastic. But as they say, there’s an app for that. I’ve... »

  • Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

    Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

    Former Cirque du Soleil bassist Darrell Craig Harris took the Beatles’ “Come Together” and cranked up the funk knob on this solo bass version of the classic tune. Grooooooooooooooooovy. »

  • Weekly Top 10: RIP Bob Babbitt, Isolated Paul McCartney, Joe Osborn’s Top 10, Amazing Bass Videos and Bass Lessons

    Weekly Top 10: RIP Bob Babbitt, Isolated Paul McCartney, Joe Osborn’s Top 10, Amazing Bass Videos and Bass Lessons

    Another week in the books, and another week of the best of the best in bass, and a sad farewell to a legend among legends, Mr. Bob Babbitt. Here are the top 10 most read, most viewed articles, columns and videos on No Treble for the week of July 15 – 21, 2012. Thanks for... »

  • PBS History Detectives to Trace History of Ampeg Amp Marked with James Jamerson’s Name

    PBS History Detectives to Trace History of Ampeg Amp Marked with James Jamerson’s Name

    In 2009, Los Angeles bassist Steve Fishman discovered a vintage Ampeg amp that may just be the find of the century. Stenciled on the back of the amp was the name of the Motown bass legend, James Jamerson. Fishman, who has recorded with Paul McCartney, decided to try to get this story investigated, to see... »

  • The Who Announce “Quadrophenia” Tour – First North American Tour in Four Years

    The Who Announce “Quadrophenia” Tour – First North American Tour in Four Years

    The Who have announced a major North American tour celebrating their 1973 double album Quadrophenia, which they will play in its entirety each night in addition to a selection of their greatest songs. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have tapped bassist Pino Palladino to fill the enormous shoes of John Entwistle, who passed... »

  • Vincenzo Maurogiovanni Solo Bass Concert: Blue in Green

    Vincenzo Maurogiovanni Solo Bass Concert: Blue in Green

    It has been a while since we featured a video by Vincenzo Maurogiovanni, so lets fix that right now. Here’s Vincenzo’s stunning solo bass performance of the Bill Evans / Miles Davis tune “Blue in Green”, from Miles’ Kind of Blue. Perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Or any time. »

  • Avishai Cohen Releases “Duende”

    Avishai Cohen Releases “Duende”

    Avishai Cohen has teamed up with Nitai Hershkovits to release Duende, the bassist’s 13th album and one that offers quite a unique blend of classical, jazz and folk music. The album includes nine duets, written by the duo, except for a few reinterpretations of standards by John Coltrane, Cole Porter and Thelonius Monk. One thing... »

  • Korg Releases TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome

    Korg Releases TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome

    Korg has introduced the TM-50 combo tuner/metronome. The latest edition of the their TM series allows for using both the tuning and metronome functions simultaneously while including a newly designed LCD needle-type meter. The TM-50’s pitch detection ranges from C1 to C8 with a tempo range of 30 to 252 beats per minute. Other features... »