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  • Gear Review: Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal

    Gear Review: Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal

    Tech 21 has a long history with bassists, and that history is growing even larger with the inclusion of bass-friendly versions of the Boost Series pedals. Offering an extra 21 dB of clean boost at your disposal, the line is characterized by analog circuitry that takes classic tones and attempts to improve them. The Bass... »

  • Aaron Gibson: “Lost in Forever” All Bass P.O.D. Cover

    Aaron Gibson: “Lost in Forever” All Bass P.O.D. Cover

    Aaron Gibson always blows me away with each new video he shares. Here’s Aaron performing his solo bass version of P.O.D.’s “Lost in Forever”. Also, the t-shirt looks pretty cool. But that’s not why we’re sharing. Really. »

  • Jared Followill: Kings of Leon Writing New Material

    Jared Followill: Kings of Leon Writing New Material

    It looks like Kings of Leon are ready to get back into gear after taking a break following a tour cancellation last year. In an interview with BBC 6 Music, bassist Jared Followill dropped the news that the group is in the process of making a new album. “We are in the writing process right... »

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  • Digitech Announces Hardwire V-10 Power Block

    Digitech Announces Hardwire V-10 Power Block

    Digitech has introduced the Hardwire V-10 Power Block, a pedal power supply with 10 fully isolated outputs. Housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis, the new power block features a shielded toroidal transformer to eliminate noise interference. The outputs have different voltages, with four 9-volt outputs, two pairs of 9/12-volt outputs that can be merged for... »

  • Diatonic Arpeggios: A Guide to Better Improvisation

    Diatonic Arpeggios: A Guide to Better Improvisation

    One way to quickly become fluent in a key is to familiarize yourself with that key’s diatonic arpeggios, i.e. the arpeggios beginning on each note of the scale. Facility in diatonic arpeggios is also necessary for true improvisational freedom and fluency. I don’t suggest attempting this until you are comfortable with the originating scale. In... »

  • Christian Harger: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Christian Harger: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Christian Harger sent us this video recently of his all-bass take on “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, saying “if you think it’s up to snuff”, that he’d love some more views. We love it. Very up to snuff! »

  • Weekly Top 10: Loads of Great Bass Videos, New School with Stew McKinsey, Slap Bass Groove Lesson and More

    Weekly Top 10: Loads of Great Bass Videos, New School with Stew McKinsey, Slap Bass Groove Lesson and More

    Can you handle this much bass? We think you can. Here are the top 10 most read articles, columns and lessons and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of October 14-20, 2012. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (September 2012) Of the 30 or... »

  • Black Sabbath Recording Songs for First Album in 33 Years

    Black Sabbath Recording Songs for First Album in 33 Years

    Last week, Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne was in the studio at Triple M in Sydney, Australia and shared that Black Sabbath is in the studio and planning a tour in 2013, specifically mentioning dates in Australia. Osbourne said the group is working with Rick Rubin, recording their first album in 33 years... »

  • Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Axe To Grind

    Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Axe To Grind

    Someone recently shared this video with me of the Travis Larson Band. I wasn’t familiar with them (hey, I don’t follow guitarists all that much). But bassist Jennifer Young really impressed me on this one. Sporting her Blue Dawn MusicMan Sterling bass, she does it all – doubling the lines, playing chords, and laying down... »

  • John Taylor Releases Autobiography

    John Taylor Releases Autobiography

    Duran Duran bassist John Taylor’s new autobiography In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran is now available in the U.S. The 304-page book details Taylor’s life from his shy childhood to pop stardom with all the trials and tribulations in between. Born Nigel John Taylor, the bassist formed Duran Duran with friend Nick... »