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  • Hot Tuna Announces Fall Holiday Tour

    Hot Tuna Announces Fall Holiday Tour

    Rock legends Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukenon have announced an 11-date Hot Tuna Holiday Tour to take place from November to December. The trek will feature the duo mainly in their acoustic setting with the exception of their performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Formed in 1969 as an offshoot of Jefferson... »

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  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of August 18

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of August 18

    No Treble had record numbers of readers in the last week, thanks to some great videos – including a top 10 list of all-bass arrangements, plus new gear and some great how-to’s. Here are the most read features and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of August 18-24, 2013. Thanks as always... »

  • Tom Shani: 939 Lumens

    Tom Shani: 939 Lumens

    This isn’t just some bass playing. This is a true performance. Tom Shani is wrapping up his Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music and decided to make his final project badass. In this video, Shani demonstrates his performance system that he built that gives a single performer complete control of the visuals... »

  • Periphery Announces “This Tour Is Personal” North American Tour

    Periphery Announces “This Tour Is Personal” North American Tour

    Periphery has announced an expansive North American tour to wrap up the year as well as the album-cycle for Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, which they’ve been supporting since its July 2012 release. Anchored by bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood, the band will will be bringing along fellow metalheads Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus,... »

  • For Once in My Life: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

    For Once in My Life: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

    Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent us this cool video he made saying, “[James] Jamerson belongs with Bach, Debussy and Mozart, and that includes graphical scores on Youtube.” We couldn’t agree more. We dig this visual representation of one of Jamerson’s amazing bass lines – a bass line that is best described on the Wikipedia article about... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Release “Made Up Mind” with Pino Palladino, Bakithi Kumalo and Others

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Release “Made Up Mind” with Pino Palladino, Bakithi Kumalo and Others

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s third full-length album, Made Up Mind hit the shelves this week. The follow up to their Grammy-winning 2011 debut, Revelator and their live album, Everybody’s Talkin’, TTB saw the return of some old routines and collaborators, and some new. The most significant to us is the absence of original bassist and... »

  • Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

    Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

    Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt’s Signature basses have gotten a boost with the introduction of the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass and an updated version of the Squier Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass Available in 3-Color Sunburst and White Blonde, the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision... »

  • Jon Reshard and Jon Wilkes: “Hyde”, Live in the Studio

    Jon Reshard and Jon Wilkes: “Hyde”, Live in the Studio

    Check out this cool clip of Jon Reshard ripping up the bass on his song “Hyde,” live in the studio with drummer Jon Wilkes. Reshard shreds some hot licks and adds some flair with his tremolo bar. »

  • Luminlay Introduces Luminescent Fret Lines

    Luminlay Introduces Luminescent Fret Lines

    Luminlay has expanded their offering of position markers with a new set of luminescent fret lines. Created for fretless basses, the fret lines glow in the dark when activated by an LED light charger. The Luminlay Fret Lines are available in blue and green hues with two thicknesses: .5mm or .58mm. The sets come with... »

  • Bass of the Week: Manne Guitars Kayenta

    Bass of the Week: Manne Guitars Kayenta

    This week we check out the Kayenta bass from the Italian bass builders at Manne Guitars. Designed around an offset body, the bass’s shape puts it in a more upward angled position when playing that the company says is suited well for players that wear their instrument higher. Its korina body is also multi-chambered to... »