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  • Steve Metcalf: “C’mon Girl” Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover

    Steve Metcalf: “C’mon Girl” Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover

    Bassist Steve Metcalf is back with an all-new and typically epic cover. This time around he tackles the Chilli Peppers tune “C’mon Girl”. »

  • Adam Duce Splits from Machine Head

    Adam Duce Splits from Machine Head

    Bassist Adam Duce has left the ranks of Machine Head, according to a statement on the band’s website. Though he’s hinted at thinking of leaving before, the news comes as a surprise considering Duce founded the band with guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn in 1991. The group released seven albums with over 2.4 million copies sold during... »

  • NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar

    NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar

    NS Design excited the bass community at last year’s NAMM show by unveiling the NS Radius Bass Guitar. This year, the company has introduced a production version of the headless bass. Made in the Czech Republic, the CR5 Model shares all the same dimensions as its U.S. counterpart. The CR5 Radius Model is a 5-string... »

  • Expanded Harmonics: More on Locations and Patterns

    Expanded Harmonics: More on Locations and Patterns

    Last time we talked about how to find out where harmonics occur on a string by dividing the string into equal parts. Below you will find a more straightforward representation of the specific harmonics that can be found at the end of the fingerboard on each string. We will be placing the thumb on the... »

  • Ray Riendeau: “The Stranger” Live Bass and Drum Duo Performance

    Ray Riendeau: “The Stranger” Live Bass and Drum Duo Performance

    Bassist Ray Riendeau shared his latest video with us, featuring a live performance of the tune “The Stranger” he did with drummer Martin Diamond. And the tune is quite a ride full of great rhythms, interplay and stellar technique. Great for listening and watching. »

  • Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses

    Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses

    Jackson’s Concert Bass series has grown this year with the introduction of the JS3QM and JS3VQM models. The new versions take all the features of their brethren and add a quilted maple top. Four and five-string basses, respectively, the JS3QM and JS3VQM Concert Basses feature basswood bodies, bolt-on maple necks, and 24-fret, compound-radius rosewood fingerboards.... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 17

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 17

    Last week was a record-breaking one for No Treble and readership, thanks in large part to the top 10 stories and videos that made this top 10 list. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. It means a lot to us. 1. Marta Altesa: “Time Won’t Wait” Jamiroquai Play-Along Holy smokes. How have we... »

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  • Aubrey Harris (aka BassGirl): “Crossroads”, with Keith Urban at ACA

    Aubrey Harris (aka BassGirl): “Crossroads”, with Keith Urban at ACA

    Since we first featured bassist Aubrey Harris just about two years ago, we’ve known here simply as “BassGirl”. And for two years, she’s been impressing No Treble readers – including us. It has been great to watch Aubrey grow as a bassist and musician, and to see how she’s harnessed the power of the web... »

  • Bass Fretboard Workbook: Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery

    Bass Fretboard Workbook: Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery

    Hal Leonard announced a few new bass-focused books at this year’s NAMM Show, including a new one by author Chad Johnson. For many bassists, complete fretboard knowledge is lacking. Bass Fretboard Workbook – Essential Music Principles and Concepts for Fretboard Mastery was written to overcome these unknown spots with Johnson’s method for becoming comfortable with... »

  • Review: Cort T54 and Curbow 52 Basses

    Review: Cort T54 and Curbow 52 Basses

    This review will cover two Cort basses, the T54, and the Curbow 52. These basses are not the Cort basses of years past you may remember when you went shopping for one of your early basses. For an entry level intermediate basses, I was truly impressed with the features, fit and finish, and the sound.... »