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  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September

    Fender was quite busy in September, announcing several new basses. As a result, they took up exactly half of this month’s most read gear stories on No Treble, and four of the top five. Here are the most popular gear stories on No Treble for the month of September, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and... »

  • Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler

    Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler

    Source Audio has unveiled the SoundBlox 2 OFD Bass microModeler, a combination Overdrive/Fuzz/Distortion pedal with 12 distortions modeled after bass specific gear. The tones include models of Marshall Amplifiers, Mesa Boogie Amplifiers, Ibanez Tube Screamer, EHX Bass Big Muff, Pro Co Rat, Tone Bender, Fuzz Face, and Octavia as well as three original tones from... »

  • Acoustic Jam: Jan Urbanec and Adam Koller

    Acoustic Jam: Jan Urbanec and Adam Koller

    Bassist Jan Urbanec shared this cool jam video he did with percussionist Adam Koller. Love how these guys lock it in. »

  • ACS, Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Announce Fall Tour

    ACS, Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Announce Fall Tour

    Pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, and bassist Esperanza Spalding have announced a fall tour, including fourteen North American dates and nine European dates. The jazz trio will kick things off in Fairfield, Connecticut at the Quick Center for the Arts before taking the music west. The European leg includes performances in Finland, Sweden,... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 22nd

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 22nd

    All bass goodness, packed into a top 10 list. Here are the most read stories and most watched videos by No Treble readers for the week of September 22-28, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration Nathan Navarro is a total beast of a bassist who really knows how... »

  • Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

    Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

    Last year, we featured an incredible all-bass cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” by Victor Wooten. No Treble reader Chad Villar recently shared his own solo bass performance of the tune. Here’s Chad’s note: Here’s my humble rendition of a classic tune by Stevie Wonder. I was inspired after seeing Victor Wooten play his... »

  • Furthur Announces Hiatus

    Furthur Announces Hiatus

    Furthur, the project started by Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Phil Lesh, has announced a hiatus. After their four night run in Mexico in January, the group will be taking 2014 off. “Furthur came together in September, 2009, and from its inception was a band Phil and Bob were completely committed to, and... »

  • Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More

    Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More

    Les Claypool is one busy man. For starters, he’s announced that Primus will be switching drummers as Jay Lane takes off to perform with Bob Weir’s RatDog. The iconic trio will once again be rounded out by Tim “Herb” Alexander, who was with the band from 1989 to 1996 and played on everything from their... »

  • Steve Metcalf: Semisonic’s “Closing Time”, Featuring Sophie Bird

    Steve Metcalf: Semisonic’s “Closing Time”, Featuring Sophie Bird

    We’ve missed featuring Steve Metcalf and his incredible arrangements of popular tunes. Here he his performing his take on the Semisonic tune, “Closing Time”. Steve covers the upright bass, electric bass, guitar and percussion effects, while Sophie Bird is on violin. It all adds up to a nicely layered track and arrangement. As with most... »

  • Hatebreed’s Chris Beattie Sits Out Tour Due To Injury

    Hatebreed’s Chris Beattie Sits Out Tour Due To Injury

    Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie has been sidelined from the band’s upcoming tour due to injuries. Beattie, who founded the band with frontman Jamey Jasta, will be replaced by Shadows Fall’s Matt Bachand while he recovers. “On Monday a large branch fell off a tree I was cutting and knocked the ladder I was on out... »