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  • Rush: “Working Man” Live, 2002

    Rush: “Working Man” Live, 2002

    Today is Geddy Lee’s birthday, which means we’re celebrating all day with plenty of Rush tunes in rotation. Since we pick one video to spotlight each day, we decided on a tune that brings the band full circle, in a way – the classic Rush tune, “Working Man.” The tune of course was part of... »

  • Amanda Ruzza and Mauricio Zottarelli Release “Glasses, No Glasses”

    Amanda Ruzza and Mauricio Zottarelli Release “Glasses, No Glasses”

    It only took two days in the studio to capture the funky, no-holds-barred jams that define — bassist Amanda Ruzza’s album with fellow Brazilian, drummer Mauricio Zottarelli. The pair were joined on the record by keyboardist-saxophonist and Esperanza Spalding sideman Leo Genovese. The trio initially gathered in the studio to film a short video for... »

  • Providence, LTD Announces Anadime Bass Chorus Pedal

    Providence, LTD Announces Anadime Bass Chorus Pedal

    Providence, LTD has introduced the Anadime Bass Chorus pedal. Based around a bucket brigade device analog delay line, the pedal has depth and speed knobs as well as a three-position DEEP switch to dial in your tone. It also has a high-pass filter knob that controls the amount of chorus in the lower register. Other... »

  • Basic Care of Your Upright Bass: Part 2

    Basic Care of Your Upright Bass: Part 2

    While there are certainly deals out there, an upright bass can cost. Even a “student model” plywood bass, properly set up, can easily set you back around $2000 US. The prices only go up from there. Needless to say, most of us would like to protect this investment. The suggestions below are a continuation of... »

  • Royal Blood: Little Monster

    Royal Blood: Little Monster

    Our friend Ian Pettersson sent me this note: “Royal Blood. A two piece band. Bass & drums. Sure what more do you need?” That should do it, Ian! Royal Blood might be a two man band, but they have a huge sound thanks to Mike Kerr, who handles the vocals and plays bass while simultaneously... »

  • ZZ Top Releases “The Very Baddest” Compilation

    ZZ Top Releases “The Very Baddest” Compilation

    It’s not often that a greatest hits collection includes material recorded for a variety of different labels over the course of a career. But ZZ Top fans are in luck with 2-disc set, , which includes music issued by three labels during the legendary Texas blues rockers’ career, which began back in 1969. The band... »

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  • Weekly Top 10: An Aluminum Bass, New Bass Gear, Bass Lick Series, The Best Bass Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: An Aluminum Bass, New Bass Gear, Bass Lick Series, The Best Bass Videos and More

    The end of another week and two things seem to be true: time is flying, and the world of bass is doing just fine. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of July 20-26, 2014. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing the... »

  • Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos

    Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos

    Riffstation has launched a beta app with some lofty goals. Play is designed to present chords for any Youtube music video, in real time. The software has a super clean and simple interface, which shows promise. And while bass isn’t listed in the app, following the guitar chords should be suitable for most songs. (The... »

  • Łukasz Adamczyk: Disco of Thoughts

    Łukasz Adamczyk: Disco of Thoughts

    This is only the second time we’ve featured Łukasz Adamczyk, and we can already tell his music is quite diverse. Łukasz sent me this video of his band performing his original tune, “Disco of Thoughts”. The song grabbed me right away with that gnarly growl of his bass. Łukasz also plays keys on the tune... »

  • Overkill Releases 17th Studio Album

    Overkill Releases 17th Studio Album

    Stalwart New Jersey thrash band Overkill has released its 17th studio album, . With songs written by bassist D.D. Verni and singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (both founding members,) White Devil Armory is packed with the thrash sound that Overkill fans have come to prize in the band’s long recording career, which began in 1985. The... »