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  • Gibson Introduces Five-String EB Bass

    Gibson Introduces Five-String EB Bass

    Gibson is building upon their recently relaunched EB Bass series with a 5-string version. As with its 4-string accomplice, the new Five-String EB Bass takes its body shape from the original EB’s SG-inspired body and gives it an offset-double-cutaway design. The bass is built with a Grade-A ash body, a Grade-A maple neck featuring a... »

  • Moussa Diallo: I Bolo Do Bolo

    Moussa Diallo: I Bolo Do Bolo

    What do you get if you mix Mali, France and Denmark together to form a bass player? The answer is Moussa Diallo. This is Moussa’s group playing “I Bolo Do Bolo”, the bassist’s own composition with some funky African beats, groovy bass and a cool guitar solo. »

  • The Winery Dogs – Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen – Release Debut Album and Start Tour

    The Winery Dogs – Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen – Release Debut Album and Start Tour

    The new supergroup known as The Winery Dogs has released their self-titled debut album. Formed by bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, the group worked on the album last year. As we reported in December, the project originally included John Sykes, but due to conflicts in schedules and work styles, the... »

  • Speed Upp: A Look at the Programmable Metronome App for Windows and Mac

    Speed Upp: A Look at the Programmable Metronome App for Windows and Mac

    In this review, I’m changing up a bit from the typical mobile apps to take a look at one designed for Windows and Mac. Speed Upp is a simple metronome concept, but one that is wonderfully implemented. The app is designed for developing precision and speed, by guiding you during scale exercises and changing tempo... »

  • “Human Nature” Bass and Drums Tribute

    “Human Nature” Bass and Drums Tribute

    Emile Nelson sent us this killer video of him performing a bass and drum tribute to Michael Jackson, with drummer Con Settineri. Emile also handles the vocal duties on this nice cover of “Human Nature”. »

  • Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage Announce North American Tour

    Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage Announce North American Tour

    Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage have teamed up for a North American tour this fall that will kick off October 22nd in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up November 26th at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. Support for the tour includes Testament and Huntress, which brings the bass heavyweight tally up to John Campbell,... »

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  • Alex Webster to Join Conquering Dystopia with Jeff Loomis & Keith Merrow

    Alex Webster to Join Conquering Dystopia with Jeff Loomis & Keith Merrow

    Here’s some news that will make death metal fans rejoice: Cannibal Corpse bass legend Alex Webster is teaming up with The Faceless’s Alex Rudinger, Nevermore’s Jeff Loomis and guitarist Keith Merrow on their new project called Conquering Dystopia. The band started as a collaboration between Loomis and Merrow, who got together for a jam session.... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of July 14

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of July 14

    The one good thing you can always count on at the end of the week is a top 10 list of bass greatness. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of July 14-20, 2013. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Jim... »

  • Linda Oh: Blue Over Gold

    Linda Oh: Blue Over Gold

    Linda Oh’s new album, Sun Pictures is coming out August 27th, and the bassist is giving the world a sneak peek with a video of one of her new tunes entitled “Blue Over Gold.” Joined by saxophonist Ben Wendel, guitarist James Muller, and drummer Ted Poor, Oh sets a beautifully wandering groove with her thick,... »

  • Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

    Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

    Following up on their first two books, Alfred Music has released four more Led Zeppelin titles in their “Platinum Bass” series. All the books offer both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the lyrics and vocal melodies. Led Zeppelin: III Platinum Bass Guitar includes transcriptions for “Immigrant Song”, “Celebration Day”, “Since I’ve... »