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  • Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live

    Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live

    Last year, Megadeth celebrated the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Countdown to Extinction with a reissue and tour during which the band played the the whole thing in order. One year later, the group has released Countdown To Extinction: Live, a snapshot of the anniversary tour that was captured at the Fox Theatre in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Boogie Cindy

    Reader Spotlight: Boogie Cindy

    Meet the bassist known as Boogie Cindy. Cindy anchors the Boogie Wonder Band, a band she founded and has since gone on to play over 2,500 shows in 450 cities around the world. The band is a well-choreographed 1970s Disco cover band. Cindy is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September... »

  • Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series

    Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series

    Osiamo has launched the Dr. J line of effects pedals, which the company describes as bringing reasonable prices to the “boutique” market. The series includes three stompboxes aimed at bassists: the D-55 Aerolite Comp, the D-53 Sparrow Driver & DI, and the D-52 Soloman Bass Overdrive. All of the pedals feature true bypass switching, a... »

  • Dumpstaphunk: “Gasman Chronicles” Live (2013)

    Dumpstaphunk: “Gasman Chronicles” Live (2013)

    Thanks to the new iTunes Radio, I got on a Dumpstaphunk kick, which extended to videos of the band. This is one funky band, started by Ivan Neville (son of Aaron Neville) and including two bassists (Nick Daniels and Tony Hall), and one incredible drummer (Nikki Glaspie). Here they are in their return home to... »

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  • Percy Jones and BangTower Release New Single from Upcoming Album

    Percy Jones and BangTower Release New Single from Upcoming Album

    Three years ago, bassist Percy Jones, guitarist/engineer/producer Neil Citron and drummer Walter Garces released their debut as the band known as BangTower. The trio is back with a new release, coming later this year. BangTower has released the first track, “This is My Town”, which features a first for the band: Citron’s vocals. Jones, a... »

  • Settling into a Groove: A Guide for Bass Players

    Settling into a Groove: A Guide for Bass Players

    One of the most important things we do as bass players is to create and lock into a groove. When I practice this I prefer a drum machine to a metronome. Here’s a guide to working with a drum machine to master the groove: 1. Set the tempo and style. Choose all the styles you... »

  • Jose Castillo: “The Sinister Minister” Bass Cover

    Jose Castillo: “The Sinister Minister” Bass Cover

    Alun Vaughan shared this video with us featuring bassist Jose Castillo performing his take on the Bela Fleck & The Flecktones tune “The Sinister Minister”. Jose is covering more than just the bass, as you’ll soon see. Wow! »

  • Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android

    Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android

    Stuart Bahn has just released the second in his Music Theory Toolkit Series of apps for Android devices, entitled Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys. The app trains you to learn all the minor, major, and diminished chords found in all 12 minor keys. Your theory is tested as the app displays a minor... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 15th

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 15th

    Last week was dominated by popular new bass gear stories and awesome bass videos. That, plus Damian’s latest column and a “How to Groove” lesson by MarloweDK make up the top 10 most popular stories, how-to’s and videos on No Treble for the week of September 15-21, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! Keep... »

  • Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

    Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

    Last month we featured a burning track by the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra entitled “TNFJ“. The song really caught readers’ attention with sick drumming, other-worldly steel drums, and of course, the extra funky bass line by Cody Wright. Wright, who uses a pick to play, also wowed us with a driving and percussive solo. Here is... »