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  • GHS Strings Now Shipping GHS Crossovers

    GHS Strings Now Shipping GHS Crossovers

    GHS Strings’ new GHS Crossovers line of strings – designed to fit the NS Design CR and NXT series of electric upright basses – are now available. The new strings, which come in 4- and 5-string sets, fill a gap for the bass. “The string options for the NS Design upright bass are limited,” explains... »

  • Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of April 20th

    Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of April 20th

    Donald “Duck” Dunn. Jaco. Pino Palladino. Epic bass videos. New bass gear… What an epic week on No Treble. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos for the week of April 20-26, 2014. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing! 1. Bass Players You Need To Know: Donald “Duck” Dunn... »

  • Flea Working on Autobiography

    Flea Working on Autobiography

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is writing a memoir, which has already been picked up by Grand Central Publishing. The book is expected to cover the childhood of Flea (born Michael Balzary), which shifted from normal suburban living to a bohemian youth with his stepfather, who was a jazz musician; all his years with... »

  • Victor Bailey: Countdown

    Victor Bailey: Countdown

    Victor Bailey is about to get you to kick your practicing into high gear with this video. It’s a playalong of his take on John Coltrane’s “Countdown” as heard on . “When I went to Berklee 35 years ago, I transcribed a bunch of Coltrane solos including this one,” Bailey shared. “I’m playing Coltrane’s solo.... »

  • Big Tone Music Brewery Releases Quadboost Pedal

    Big Tone Music Brewery Releases Quadboost Pedal

    Big Tone Music Brewery has released the Quadboost, a pedal that combines four of the most popular boost circuits into a single stompbox. Building upon the company’s Triboost, the Quadboost has germanium, silicon, MOSFET, and JFET boosts with a 2-band EQ to create sculpted boosts. The germanium boost is based on the Dallas Rangemaster Treble... »

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  • Doug Johns: The Dougumentary

    Doug Johns: The Dougumentary

    Doug Johns is one of the funkiest bassists alive. The Terra State Video Club caught some of the funk with this 45-minute look into his style, his outlook, and his personality. “I’m proud to announce… The Dougumentary!” Johns shared on Facebook. “Filmed at Terra State Community College/Terra Video Club/ Brandon Beining, Mark Grine, Chris Cavera.... »

  • Neon Trees Returns with “Pop Psychology”

    Neon Trees Returns with “Pop Psychology”

    Neon Trees’ third studio album, , is hitting retailers just a few months after bassist Branden Campbell underwent open heart surgery to repair a mutated aortic valve. Campbell’s surgery was in December 2013, according to Fender.com, and he’s feeling better than ever. The bassist for the pop/rock outfit also revealed a bit about the album... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Donald “Duck” Dunn

    Bass Players To Know: Donald “Duck” Dunn

    For the official launch of our Bass Players to Know series, we’re starting with the man, the legend, the ’fro: Donald “Duck” Dunn. Lets cover some of the need-to-know facts, an examination of his style, and a few key listening examples… So who is Duck Dunn, anyway? Dunn was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Balagusto for Solo Double Bass

    Adam Ben Ezra: Balagusto for Solo Double Bass

    Any time Adam Ben Ezra shares a new video, I know we’re all in for a treat. This time around, Adam is performing the song “Balagusto” on his 5-string upright. It is simply remarkable how he can make it sound so much bigger than one person playing live. The track is available on Adam’s Bandcamp... »

  • G. Love and Special Sauce Release “Sugar”

    G. Love and Special Sauce Release “Sugar”

    G. Love & Special Sauce founding member, bassist Jim “Jimi Jazz” Prescott has returned to fold for a new album that marks the 20th anniversary of the group’s recorded debut. Prescott previously played with the group from 1993 through 2008. The new album, , will sound somewhat familiar to old school fans of the group... »