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  • Godlyke Announces Maxon AD10 Analog Delay and ASC10 Stereo Chorus Pedals

    Godlyke Announces Maxon AD10 Analog Delay and ASC10 Stereo Chorus Pedals

    Godlyke has released two new Maxon effects pedals: the AD10 Analog Delay and the ASC10 Ambient Stereo Chorus. Both models are a part of the brand’s new Compact Series and are housed in chassis with reduced footprints. Other common features include an easy-access battery door, an LED status indicator, 9-volt battery or AC power options,... »

  • Travel Tips for Bass Players

    Travel Tips for Bass Players

    Q: I am going on my first tour with a band. Do you have any travel tips? Any travel tips relating to driving or flying tours would be appreciated! A: I most certainly do, as I’m sure readers of this column do as well. In no particular order, here are some things that come to... »

  • Jaco Pastorius Trio: “Black Market” (March 1986)

    Jaco Pastorius Trio: “Black Market” (March 1986)

    In 1986, Jaco Pastorius toured Europe in a trio with guitarist Bireli Lagrene and different drummers. While there are recordings out there documenting some of these performances (including this one), videos from that period always seemed highly unlikely – thanks to it being the mid-80’s, when technology was pretty lousy compared with today’s standards. Thankfully... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Connor McClelland

    Reader Spotlight: Connor McClelland

    Meet Connor McClelland, a bassist from Queens NY who is pursuing the dream. Connor got his start on a $70 Toys R Us bass (his gear list has improved since then), and he refers to playing bass as his “my piece of sanity.” We like that attitude. Connor is the No Treble reader in the... »

  • Bass Centre Introduces Jaco Pastorius Tribute Bass

    Bass Centre Introduces Jaco Pastorius Tribute Bass

    The Bass Centre is paying tribute to the late great Jaco Pastorius with their new Portrait Bass. Based on their Jive Bass, the latest addition to the Bass Collection range features a lined fretless rosewood fingerboard and Solar Flare finish. The Portrait Bass also comes without a pickguard, similar to how Jaco kept his instruments.... »

  • Jenna Jackley and Ryan Haines: Lean Into Faith

    Jenna Jackley and Ryan Haines: Lean Into Faith

    Guitarist/vocalist Jenna Jackley and bassist Ryan Haines have teamed up again to present some creative music. Haines offers up a cool and complimentary bass line to Jackley’s beautiful vocals on this performance of “Lean Into Faith”. »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June

    Here are the top ten most read, commented and shared bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of June, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Expanding Hands Music Now Offering Funk Fingers Funk Fingers are available once again thanks to a licensing agreement between Tony Levin and Expanding Hands Music. Levin... »

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  • Focus on Breathing: An Essential Guide for Bass Players

    Focus on Breathing: An Essential Guide for Bass Players

    So many of us play with unneeded tension and spend a great deal of time trying to remedy this. We spend untold hours searching for the freedom of motion that will allow us to transcend our instrument. One aspect of tension that is sometimes overlooked is a player’s breathing. If you have never paid attention... »

  • Marco Desgagné and Abe Laboriel Jr.: Bass & Drums Duet

    Marco Desgagné and Abe Laboriel Jr.: Bass & Drums Duet

    Bassist Marco Desgagné sent us this video of his duet with drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., where the two lock in and get down, get funky, and tear things up. »

  • Jack Bruce Signs With Esoteric Antenna, Announces New Album

    Jack Bruce Signs With Esoteric Antenna, Announces New Album

    After nearly ten years, Jack Bruce is getting back into the studio with plans to release a new album in 2014. The bass legend has signed to Esoteric Antenna, a label of the Cherry Red Recordings Group, and has announced that he is currently in the writing and recording stage of the project. “It is... »