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  • Samplr: A Look at the Sampling App for iPad

    Samplr: A Look at the Sampling App for iPad

    While I’m a bit of a noob when it comes to samplers, creating beats and most things electronic-music related, I am having a blast trying to create music with Samplr. Designed for live performance, Samplr gives you an astounding number of ways to interact with samples – from either the ones they include, or ones... »

  • Victor Wooten Behind the Scenes: Heaven

    Victor Wooten Behind the Scenes: Heaven

    I was looking through our Youtube channel and once again enjoying some of the many videos we shared as part of our three-part interview with Victor Wooten. This video gives a behind-the-scenes look at the tune “Heaven”, from Victor’s 2012 Words and Tones release. Victor shares more in the part 1 interview on the song... »

  • Steve Jenkins Debuts New Project with The Coaxial Flutter

    Steve Jenkins Debuts New Project with The Coaxial Flutter

    After eight years since his debut effort as a leader, Steve Jenkins has returned with Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter, an album that blends the bassist’s progressive rock and jazz fusion influences with “strong undercurrents of metal and electronic music.” The eight-song collection features Jenkins on a multitude of instruments and has guest appearances... »

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  • Providence Effects Announces the Dual Bass Station Preamp

    Providence Effects Announces the Dual Bass Station Preamp

    Providence Effects has announced the new Dual Bass Station, a bass preamplifier in pedal form with dual inputs and EQ channels. The pedal’s channels have separate inputs and are toggled with a footswitch, allowing for switching between two basses. Plugging into only input A lets users switch between each of the channels setups on a... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 16

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 16

    Another great week from the land of the low end. Here are the top 10 most read stories, columns and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of June 16-22, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Höfner Introduces Gold Label Series Violin Basses Höfner has added a new and colorful lineup... »

  • Zander Zon: Linkin Park’s “Numb” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Zander Zon: Linkin Park’s “Numb” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Zander Zon has shared his latest – a solo bass arrangement of Linkin Park’s “Numb”. Enjoying this one, and at the same time, I’m wondering what Zander will do next. »

  • DR Strings Adds White Bass Strings to NEON Hi-Def Line

    DR Strings Adds White Bass Strings to NEON Hi-Def Line

    DR Strings has added to their NEON line of bass strings with the NEON Hi-Def White set. The strings, which are white in color, are black light active for a bright appearance and feature DR’s K3 coating for extended life. DR is offering the strings in Lite and Medium gauges for 4- and 5-string basses... »

  • Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters: Palm Grease (Live, 1974)

    Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters: Palm Grease (Live, 1974)

    Oh yes, this is the good stuff. Anchored by bassist Paul Jackson and drummer Mike Clark, here’s Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters performing live in November 1974 at Musikladen in Bremen, Germany. Funky! »

  • When Technology Breaks: A Survival Guide for Bassists

    When Technology Breaks: A Survival Guide for Bassists

    Technology is a wonderful thing. Compared to a century ago, our day-to-day lives are completely different; we no longer need to hand wash our clothes, build a fire to eat, or take a horse and buggy to visit friends in an adjacent state. Instead, we can simply purchase magical devices such as washing machines, microwaves,... »

  • KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

    KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

    Interestingly, this cover covers both the electronic era of Daft Punk and the current era which features more live instruments. For the “live instruments” part, KNOWER has teamed up with the ever-funky Tim Lefebvre on the bass. »