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  • Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage

    Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage

    Earlier this year, the badass power rock trio of dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales, and Thomas Pridgen teamed up and released their self-titled debut album. Now they have a music video for “Collateral Damage,” which is underpinned by Pinnick’s ballsy bass tone. Dig it. »

  • Andrew Seward Leaves Against Me!

    Andrew Seward Leaves Against Me!

    Bassist Andrew Seward has parted ways with Against Me!, according to a post on the band’s website. Comments from each of the bandmembers suggests that there’s no love lost between the three of them. “No drama here,” Seward wrote. “I reached a point where I need to focus on other things. Respect to [vocalist Laura... »

  • Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

    Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

    Dean Guitars has released a new bass to their Signature Series with the USA Jeff Berlin Basic. Made in the USA, the new model scales things back from the Patchwork bass while keeping the design’s strengths in place. The Jeff Berlin Basic features bolt-on construction with an alder body, a maple neck, and a rosewood... »

  • Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

    Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

    Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend sent in this very personal performance of his original song, “For My Father.” He wrote the song without understanding what it was about until his father passed away. “I always knew that it was a special song, but I could never figure out why,” Townsend wrote. “I could never pick a... »

  • Deep Purple Releases “NOW What?!”

    Deep Purple Releases “NOW What?!”

    It’s been forty-five years since Deep Purple released their debut album, Shades of Deep Purple. In that time, the group has gone through numerous lineups and countless trials and tribulations. After it all they’re ready for more with their 19th studio album, NOW What?!, an 11-track effort of brand new material. The band’s current lineup... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Christopher Woods Guitars Wizard Bass

    Bass of the Week: Christopher Woods Guitars Wizard Bass

    This week we check out the Wizard by Christopher Woods Guitars. Woods, who got his start working for Michael Tobias, started building under his own name in 2000 under the CWG banner and does work on a custom basis. The Wizard is a striking design with long, symmetrical horns and a round bottom that comes... »

  • All Bass Birthday Celebration with Viaceslav Svedov

    All Bass Birthday Celebration with Viaceslav Svedov

    You may have heard today is No Treble’s fourth birthday. So we decided to continue the celebration with the only kind of video that makes sense on a day like this. Here’s Viaceslav Svedov – one of our favorite bassists and friends we’ve discovered thanks to this magazine – doing his trademark thing, including great... »

  • Happy Fourth Birthday, No Treble!

    Happy Fourth Birthday, No Treble!

    Every May 2nd, I like to celebrate No Treble’s birthday with a story. Each year’s story is exciting to me, and looking back, it is even more exciting at how far this thing I once called a “little experiment” has come. Over these four years, we’ve made so many friends and connections, including over 80,000... »

  • ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

    ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

    Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson has a new line of signature basses from ESP as part of their Artist Series instruments. While the basses share many qualities, the ESP Tommy Stinson Bass is built in the company’s custom shop while the TS-4 runs as part of their LTD lineup. Both basses sport a set... »

  • Right Hand Technique for Bassists: Expanding Your Finger Patterns

    Right Hand Technique for Bassists: Expanding Your Finger Patterns

    Q: How do I improve my playing by using the three-finger technique and yet maintain the groove with my thumb? A: Something I’ve come across with many students is a preconception of how they want to use their thumb. With some students, this has actually stood as an obstacle to their growth. I think this... »