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  • Weekly Top 10: More Bass Gear News from NAMM, Top Videos, More Isolated Bass Tracks, Plus Bass of the Week

    Weekly Top 10: More Bass Gear News from NAMM, Top Videos, More Isolated Bass Tracks, Plus Bass of the Week

    Time for our weekly celebration of the best in bass… or in other words: this week’s top 10 most popular stories and videos on No Treble. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Ibanez Adds Fanned Fret SR Models to Bass Workshop Series One of the many new basses at Ibanez’s booth this... »

  • Laney Amplification Unveils the Nexus Studio Live Bass Amp

    Laney Amplification Unveils the Nexus Studio Live Bass Amp

    Laney Amplification has expanded their Nexus series of bass amps with the Nexus Studio Live, a hybrid tube bass amp designed for use on stage or in a session. The core of the amp includes a ECC83 tube in the preamp and a class D amps for a total output of 1,000 watts, but that’s... »

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  • Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

    Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

    Here’s another great metal playthrough featuring bassist Mike Poggione and guitarist Tyler McDaniel of Serocs demonstrating the song “And When The Sky Was Opened.” The clip comes from the Blakhart Guitar booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM show. Poggione is rocking a 7-string bass and some wicked right hand technique to tear through the 7-minute... »

  • D’Angelico Guitars Introduces EX-SD Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars Introduces EX-SD Bass

    After introducing the EX-Bass two years ago, D’Angelico announced the solidbody EX-SD Bass at this year’s NAMM Show. The four-string bass features a chambered mahogany body topped with flame maple and a mahogany neck. Its rosewood fingerboard holds 21 frets and is adorned with mother of pearl block inlays as position markers. The EX-SD is... »

  • Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

    Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

    Alessandro Corsi has taken things to a new level with his latest solo bass arrangement. The bassist covers Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” with an infectious amount of charisma. »

  • Jazz Bassist/Composer Ben Wolfe Leads Quintet on “The Whisperer”

    Jazz Bassist/Composer Ben Wolfe Leads Quintet on “The Whisperer”

    Double bassist Ben Wolfe has worked alongside some of the jazz world’s biggest names, including Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall. And as he’s done so, he has also forged his own impressive path as a player, composer and bandleader. His latest recorded effort sees him heading up a quartet on The Whisperer. The record features... »

  • The Lightbulb Moment: A Quarter Note For Your Thoughts

    The Lightbulb Moment: A Quarter Note For Your Thoughts

    Here we are, smack dab in the middle of the college admission process — the worst part about being in high school. Clearly, a full day of classes followed by extra-curricular activities and homework isn’t enough to deal with; there are standardized tests to study for, essays to write, schools to visit, interviews to prepare... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Simon Fitzpatrick is back with a new solo bass arrangement. This is Toto’s “Rosanna”, which once again showcases both his incredible musicianship and technique. I forgot how many things go on in this tune, and Simon nails them all. In case you’re wondering, Simon is playing a Sei Bass Flamboyant 6. »

  • Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

    Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

    Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel is hitting the road alone this spring. He’s touring to promote the release of If We Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week by his solo side project, Lieutenant. The album comes out on March 10 and Mendel’s first Lieutenant date is March 18 at SXSW... »

  • Warwick Introduces Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    Warwick Introduces Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    Warwick introduced a new signature bass for Stuart Hamm during the NAMM Show this year. The new model is based on the company’s Streamer with extended contouring and a deeper cutaway for improved access to the higher register. The Stu Hamm Signature bass is built with an alder body and five-piece birdseye maple and rosewood... »