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  • Beardfish: The Hunter

    Beardfish: The Hunter

    Our Facebook friend Samwise Fair suggested we check out the song “The Hunter” by Swedish progressive rock band Beardfish. The tune features a bubbling and driving bass line from Robert Hansen, who lays down the low end on a J-Bass. He also has some fancy footwork that only a bassist could do. »

  • Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

    Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

    Status Graphite has introduced the Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass, which the company says retains most of the classic Status design with a few features tailored to the Muse bassist’s tastes. The bass is built around an alder body with a graphite shell on the front and back faces, which is matched with a woven graphite... »

  • Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android

    Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android

    While I am a big proponent of learning to read notation, I do agree that tab can be extremely useful, especially to the beginning musician. Tab has its place and its usefulness is undeniable, so I was looking forward to checking out the Songsterr Tab app on my iPad and iPhone. Man. I wish I... »

  • David Devereux: “Baba O’Riley” All Bass Live Looping Cover

    David Devereux: “Baba O’Riley” All Bass Live Looping Cover

    Well this one made my day. First, this nice note from bassist David Devereux: “…Thank you for featuring one of my videos as well as the player spotlight on your site last year, the response has been incredible and it was a huge motivation boost.” And this video, a recently filmed all-bass looper cover of... »

  • Dropkick Murphys Release “Signed and Sealed in Blood”

    Dropkick Murphys Release “Signed and Sealed in Blood”

    The Dropkick Murphys are kicking off the new year with a new album. Signed and Sealed in Blood is the eighth full-length studio album by the Irish-influenced punk rock band. This time though, the band wanted to do something different than the 2011 release Going Out in Style, which was a concept album. “This is... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of January 13

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of January 13

    Gear coverage is cranking up as we get closer to the NAMM show this week, and plenty of gear made this week’s top 10. Here our the most read stories, lessons and the most watched videos on No Treble for the week of January 13-19, 2013. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing! 1.... »

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  • Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM

    Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM

    Aria Guitars has announced they’ll be launching the Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM this week. A year in the making, the bass is a replica of the Black ’n Gold I bass Burton played. The bass made with the authorization of the late bassist’s family and bandmates in Metallica, with whom... »

  • Adam Nitti: The Renaissance Man / Rebirth

    Adam Nitti: The Renaissance Man / Rebirth

    Bassist Adam Nitti sent us this video of a live studio recording he did recently. The tune is “The Renaissance Man/Rebirth”, which appeared on Adam’s 2009 release, Liminal – an excellent album worth getting if you haven’t already. Things kick off with some excellent drums by Marcus Finnie and Adam’s bass, followed by the rest... »

  • Clutch Announces North American Earth Rocker Tour Dates

    Clutch Announces North American Earth Rocker Tour Dates

    The first leg of Clutch’s Earth Rocker Tour is set. The tour kicks off with the North American leg on March 8th in Cincinnati, Ohio. The band is hitting the road in support of their upcoming album, Earth Rocker, which has been confirmed for a March 19th worldwide release date. Supporting acts for the upcoming... »

  • Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses

    Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses

    Spector will be unveiling their Coda Pro series basses at NAMM this year. The new models offer the company’s classic inspired Coda at a lower price point by building them in their Korean Factory. Available with four or five strings, the Coda Pro basses feature two EMG HZ passive single-coil pickups paired with Spector’s TonePump... »