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  • Alusonic Announces the Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass

    Alusonic Announces the Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass

    Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has teamed up with Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni to present the Alusonic Alberto Rigoni Hybrid signature bass. The bass is a take on the company’s hybrid blend of aluminum and wood construction and features an alder body topped with aluminum. “As many bass players, I’m affected by GAS but I’m also pretty... »

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  • Arco Tone on the Bass: Three Main Components

    Arco Tone on the Bass: Three Main Components

    There are a number of things than can adversely affect a bassist’s tone when they are using the bow. For example, failing to move the bow parallel to the bridge will cause impurities in the tone. Too much, or too little, rosin can cause problems. So can worn out bow hair or an improperly tightened... »

  • Mike Gordon: Yarmouth Road

    Mike Gordon: Yarmouth Road

    Mike Gordon’s fourth solo album, Overstep, was released last month to critical acclaim. The Phish bassist has been touring in support of the record, but he’s also just released this music video for the fourth track, “Yarmouth Road.” »

  • Dead Kennedys 7-Inch Singles Re-Released

    Dead Kennedys 7-Inch Singles Re-Released

    If you didn’t hold on to your Dead Kennedys singles and you want to relive the days when you laid down a 7-inch record on your turntable and dreamed of a punk rock revolution, was made for you. The vinyl set features seven singles released by the band (with Klaus Flouride on bass and Jello... »

  • Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of April 13th

    Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of April 13th

    Take two great bass lessons, add four bass gear stories, three bass videos and one bassist story… add them together, and you have the top 10 stories and videos on No Treble. Here’s the list for the week of April 13-19, 2014. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Dan Lakin Launches D. Lakin... »

  • MBS Effectos Releases Evolution Volume Pedal

    MBS Effectos Releases Evolution Volume Pedal

    Argentinian effects company MBS Effectos has released the Evolution Volume Pedal. The active pedal utilizes a transparent buffer to allow for placement anywhere in your signal chain. It also has a buffered tuner output that’s not affected by any volume changes to allow for quick and easy tuning. The tuner output can be used to... »

  • John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

    John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

    I’ve said it before… by far, my favorite work by John Mayer is with his trio, thanks to Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan backing him up. Here’s the trio in 2005 performing a bonus jam at the end of a concert, including “Chicken Grease” and “Cissy Strut”. Each member of the band gets his own... »

  • Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra Releases “L.A. Treasures Project”

    Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra Releases “L.A. Treasures Project”

    A live performance from the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, led by double bassist John Clayton, his sax-playing brother Jeff and drummer Jeff Hamilton reveals the distinct pleasures of not only listening to the orchestra, but also two beloved L.A. vocalists. The pair — Ernie Andrews and Barbara Morrison — are the treasures referred to in the... »

  • Carvin Introduces Vanquish Series Bass Guitars

    Carvin Introduces Vanquish Series Bass Guitars

    Carvin has unveiled a new line of basses called the Vanquish Series, which the company calls a “radical departure from traditional bass guitars.” Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, the new model is built with a beveled body for comfort and a 5-bolt neck for increased body/neck contact. Standard features on the series include... »

  • Willy González: 29 Mineros de San Albino

    Willy González: 29 Mineros de San Albino

    Willy González is one of my favorite bassists. His unique approach draws from traditional Latin American folk styles with strumming and fingerstyle techniques on his 6-string bass. Here’s Willy performing the song “29 Mineros de San Albino”: »