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  • G&L Introduces MJ-4 Bass Guitar

    G&L Introduces MJ-4 Bass Guitar

    G&L has introduced the MJ-4 Bass, a bass with a familiar feel that the company says is part of an evolution of bass features. The model sports a pair of G&L’s new Bi-Coil Alnico V pickups, which they say looks like a classic single-coil but actually contains two side-by-side coils configured in series-humbucking mode. The... »

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  • Top 10: The Best Bass Lessons and How To’s in February

    Top 10: The Best Bass Lessons and How To’s in February

    Time to hit the shed. Here are the 10 most popular how to columns and lessons on No Treble in February. 1. Expand Your Bass Fretboard Knowledge with the Pentatonic Scale Here’s a great exercise aimed at expanding your fretboard knowledge. For this lesson, we’re going to use the five positions of the A minor... »

  • The Brothers Johnson: Stomp!

    The Brothers Johnson: Stomp!

    Today, we’re gonna throw it back with the 1980 music video for “Stomp!” by the Brothers Johnson. Bassist Louis Johnson is holding it down with a perfect grooving bass line. Dig it. »

  • In Memoriam: Chuck Goff

    In Memoriam: Chuck Goff

    Chuck Goff, who played bass with country music superstar Toby Keith, died this week after sustaining injuries from a car accident. He was 54. Carl “Chuck” Goff Jr. played for Keith for over 25 years as both a bass player and band leader. He also cowrote “You Ain’t Much Fun” and “Upstairs Downtown” from the... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February

    While NAMM seems like a distant memory now, the gear coverage from the show kept coming in February (and we still have more to cover!) And that made for a gear-filled February. Here are the top 10 most popular gear stories on No Treble for February, 2013. 1. Fender Introduces Four New American Vintage Basses... »

  • Bass Strings: To Change Or Not To Change

    Bass Strings: To Change Or Not To Change

    For years, bass players have debated the concept of changing strings and most people have asked the same questions: Doesn’t it change the sound of the instrument? Does the funk disappear? How can someone get good tone playing strings that are a year old? Don’t you know that (insert famous bass player) never changed his... »

  • Marcus Miller and Alex Han vs. Joe’s “Claptrap”, Live on Rai Radio

    Marcus Miller and Alex Han vs. Joe’s “Claptrap”, Live on Rai Radio

    Here’s an outstanding video of Marcus Miller and saxophonist Alex Han going to town on a beat given to them by a DJ on Italy’s Rai Radio. Miller shared the story on his Facebook page recently while in the studio. “Been in the studio with Alex Han for the past couple weeks working on his... »

  • Primus Gears Up For Spring 2013 3D Tour

    Primus Gears Up For Spring 2013 3D Tour

    A week after announcing a tour with his Duo De Twang, Les Claypool and Primus are gearing up for a new leg of their 3D Tour. The concert experience has audience members wear 3D glasses to enjoy a “one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience.” Performances also feature Quad Surround Sound, as well. The trek kicks off in Eureka,... »