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  • Gov’t Mule Announces More 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

    Gov’t Mule Announces More 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

    Gov’t Mule has added a slew of tour dates to their “20 Years Strong” tour. The band, anchored by bassist Jorgen Carlsson, will follow up their current dates with a show at the Palace Theater in Cleveland, Ohio on September 12. The southern-fried jam band will then continue in the Midwest before heading west for... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Bob Glaub’s Stories, Why People Love Bass, Primus Returns, Plus the Top Bass Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Bob Glaub’s Stories, Why People Love Bass, Primus Returns, Plus the Top Bass Videos and More

    Another week in the books, which means it is time to celebrate the week, bass-style. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of July 27 – August 2, 2014. Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Wojtek Pilichowski: Open Bass Solo... »

  • Sterling by Music Man Adds Natural Finish to Lefty Ray34 Series Bass

    Sterling by Music Man Adds Natural Finish to Lefty Ray34 Series Bass

    Sterling by Music Man introduced a new natural finish to the left-handed version of the Ray34 bass at this year’s Summer NAMM show. The natural finish allows for the bass’s lightweight ash body to be show through. The bass retains the features of the Ray34 series including maple neck, a single alnico humbucker pickup, and... »

  • Trip Wamsley and Clarence “Klue” Lewis: Drum and Bass Jam

    Trip Wamsley and Clarence “Klue” Lewis: Drum and Bass Jam

    Sometimes there’s a mind-meld that happens between bassists and drummers. I’m pretty sure it’s happening here between bassist Trip Wamsley and drummer Clarence “Klue” Lewis. »

  • Intronaut Announces 10th Anniversary Tour

    Intronaut Announces 10th Anniversary Tour

    Progressive metal band Intronaut has announced they’ll be taking a break from writing a new album in order to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a tour. The band, rooted by fretless bassist Joe Lester, will kick off their victory lap on November 6th at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California before winding along the... »

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  • Sandberg Guitars Introduces Serpentine Finish

    Sandberg Guitars Introduces Serpentine Finish

    Sandberg Guitars has been turning heads with interesting finishes on special handmade custom instruments. The company has now announced they’ve acquired a CNC machine that allows them to produce a new option called the Serpentine Finish, which brings two different types of woods together for each of the bass’s wooden components. “We have been doing... »

  • Ron Carter Trio: Samba de Orpheus

    Ron Carter Trio: Samba de Orpheus

    Ron Carter is a genius. This video is just more proof. Taken from a trio performance at France’s Jazz Soul Le Pommiers Festival in 2011, the clip only features Carter and guitarist Bobby Broom on the Luiz Bonfá tune “Samba de Orpheus,” while pianist Mulgrew Miller looks on. The entire song is a bass feature... »

  • Molten Voltage Releases SIMI Pedalboard Display

    Molten Voltage Releases SIMI Pedalboard Display

    Bassists who use MIDI controllers on their pedalboard know that the displays aren’t always clear. Molten Voltage has released a device called the SIMI (pronounced “See Me”) to tackle this problem. SIMI is a modular MIDI pedalboard display that features 16 large bright red alphanumeric LEDs to show what MIDI program you are on. Further,... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2014

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2014

    Bass gear stories are always popular on No Treble, and we get it. Here are the top 10 most read gear stories for the month of July. As always, we present it with a warning: may cause GAS. 1. Michael Kelly Guitars Licensed Renaissance Bass Luthier Rick Turner has teamed up with Michael Kelly Guitars... »

  • Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

    Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

    Steve Lawson brought his solo bass talents to this fantastic rendition of REM’s “Orange Crush,” which features the bassist navigating the tune with a host of loops and fantastic effects. The result is six minutes of soaring ear candy that takes you for a ride. »