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  • New Stanley Clarke Band Album, “UP”, Set for Late September Release

    New Stanley Clarke Band Album, “UP”, Set for Late September Release

    Jazz-fusion bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s latest is set to drop September 30. UP, from The Stanley Clarke Band, promises a blend of electric and acoustic bass work from the legendary Clarke. Clarke’s former bandmates, pianist/keyboardist Ruslan Sirota and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. appear on the album being released by Mack Avenue Records, as do acoustic... »

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  • Weekly Top 10: Exploring Rocco Prestia’s Tone, Top 10 Bass Videos, New Gear and More of the Best in Bass

    Weekly Top 10: Exploring Rocco Prestia’s Tone, Top 10 Bass Videos, New Gear and More of the Best in Bass

    I love it when this happens: the top 10 list includes a top 10 list. So if you came to see the best in bass for this week, sit back and enjoy. These 10 stories and videos had the most views by No Treble readers for the week of August 10-16, 2014. Thanks as always... »

  • Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

    Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

    Bass legend Paul Jackson reached out to us with this note: “Good people at No Treble, check our new video ‘Midnight is a Lonely Heart’ from our forthcoming ‘Groove or Die’.” This, ladies and gentlemen, is what it is all about. The track is a preview of the debut album by the Paul Jackson Trio,... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App

    Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App

    Practicing will be taken to a whole new level with Ultimate Play Alongs, a new app that will be available for iOS and Android devices. The app, created by bassist Janek Gwizdala and drummer Louie Palmer, is built around a play-along experience with the back catalog of some of the world’s greatest musicians including Mike... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Peter Iwers PIB3 5-String Bass

    Ibanez Introduces Peter Iwers PIB3 5-String Bass

    In Flames bassist Peter Iwers has teamed up with Ibanez to release a third signature bass called the PIB3. Featuring a new blood red finish, the company says the new five-string model’s secret weapon is the EQB-IIID 3-band EQ. The mid control is set up to boost at one frequency while cutting at a different... »

  • Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Berklee hosted their 2014 Summer Bass Bash recently, and what a bash it was. Here’s one of the highlights from the event with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey jamming along with drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson. Smokin’! »

  • The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    After spending the summer on the festival circuit, The Wood Brothers have announced their own tour that will stretch from September through October. The Americana folk group will kick off their trek at the WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama and spend the two-month outing focusing on the Southeast and Midwest United States. The Wood Brothers... »

  • ADA Amps Introduces Definition Preamp

    ADA Amps Introduces Definition Preamp

    ADA Amps has unveiled the Definition Preamp, a discrete transistor preamplifier housed in a stompbox format. The pedal is designed to get the most out of instruments with passive magnetic pickups. ADA says the Definition’s high impedance and low capacitance allow for passive pickups to “produce their full dynamic and frequency capabilities without introducing compression,... »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Technical Death Metal band Beyond Creation is getting ready to release their sophomore album, Earthborn Evolution, and bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe has dished up a bass playthrough of the first track from the album, “Elusive Reverence.” The left-handed, six-string fretless player tears through the track with deceptive ease. Rather than lay on root notes or... »

  • Phish Reveal Fall Tour Dates

    Phish Reveal Fall Tour Dates

    Phish is continuing their tour in support of their latest release, Fuego, which dropped in June. Their fall tour dates will take them to the West Coast starting in Eugene, Oregon at the Matthew Knight Arena. The outing will also include dates in Washington, Nevada, and California with 3-night residencies at the Bill Graham Civic... »