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  • MTD Releases Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass

    MTD Releases Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass

    After two years of tweaking, MTD has released the Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass. The bass is based on the company’s Saratoga model while combining features of Stockton’s previous MTD basses, including a more rounded arm contour and a strap button position that’s moved up like a 535. Key to the instrument’s design is its... »

  • (718): El Sombrero, Live at Blue Note

    (718): El Sombrero, Live at Blue Note

    Many bassists will know Phil Palombi as a jazz bass guru and Scott Lafaro aficionado, but he’s got a funky electric side too. Here’s a video of his spacey jam trio (718) performing “El Sombrero” during their CD release party at the Blue Note in New York City. The group also includes keyboardist Matthew Fries... »

  • Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 23rd

    Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 23rd

    Every week in bass land is great, but this week was exceptionally great. Lessons, videos, bass players and gear. What more could you ask for? Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of March 23-29, 2014. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1.... »

  • Höfner Renames “Beatle Bass” Reissue Line of Basses

    Höfner Renames “Beatle Bass” Reissue Line of Basses

    Höfner has announced that their line of 500/1 Violin “Beatle Basses” are getting new names to more accurately represent their time. The construction and fittings will remain unchanged. “Due to the sequence that re-issue models were released in, more than 10 years ago, the [Paul] McCartney spec bass became the Vintage ’62 Re-issue despite the... »

  • Deep Purple: Pictures of Home, Live at Montreux

    Deep Purple: Pictures of Home, Live at Montreux

    Our Facebook friend Keith Devereux wrote to us saying, “How about some videos of Roger Glover? A very much overlooked but very talented Bass player.” It reminded me of one of my favorite Deep Purple tunes, “Pictures of Home,” which first appeared on their iconic Machine Head album. Here’s Glover with Deep Purple performing the... »

  • Barefaced Bass Cabinets Unleashes Generation 3 Cabinets

    Barefaced Bass Cabinets Unleashes Generation 3 Cabinets

    English bass amplification company Barefaced Audio has announced their new Generation 3 series of cabinets including revamps of their flagship Big Baby II and Big Twin II cabinets. Both models have been updated with new drivers, hardware and construction. “The key is our new custom 12XN550 speaker driver, which has taken over two years to... »

  • Daniel Toledo: Mikkakan

    Daniel Toledo: Mikkakan

    No Treble reader Daniel Toledo shared this video with us, of a great tune he wrote and recorded earlier this month. The tune “Mikkakan” was recorded at the studios at Berklee in Valencia, Spain. So perfect for a Saturday afternoon. »

  • The Great Bass Picksperiment

    The Great Bass Picksperiment

    I was a pretty picky eater when I was a kid. Okay, a very picky eater. Oh yeah, and I still am. Wednesday nights typically revolved around my father making pasta and having to put up with my self-imposed dietary restrictions: I was an anti-tomatite. Dad tried as hard as possible, time and time again,... »

  • Snarky Puppy Featuring Shayna Steele: Gone Under

    Snarky Puppy Featuring Shayna Steele: Gone Under

    Snarky Puppy’s live DVD/CD offers a musical diversity like no other. Here’s the band performing “Gone Under” with Shayna Steele. Steele wrote the tune and Snarky Puppy bandleader and bassist Michael League produced and arranged it. »

  • Asia Releases “Gravitas”

    Asia Releases “Gravitas”

    Asia’s 14th studio album, , is a pure expression of the progressive rock band, according to lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton (formerly of King Crimson). “It conveys the spectrum of emotion and color from real life agonies to ecstatic fantasy of escapism. Great songs, fabulous performance. Gravitas is ASIA by ASIA. At last.” Asia... »