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  • Reader Spotlight: Lyndsey Torrez

    Reader Spotlight: Lyndsey Torrez

    We’ve featured more than a few readers here who have super cool parents. Add Lyndsey Torrez to the list (thanks to his dad). Lyndsey is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of March 30th, 2015. Bio: I hail from Austin, TX but live in College Station, TX. I have spent a... »

  • Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars has unveiled a new five-string model called the Daikatana. Named after a Japanese longsword, the bass is built with two matching Sapele halves with Pao Ferro reinforcement in between. Dahrendorf says the combination gives the bass a “sharp attack, a deep resonance and an endless sustain.” The Daikatana has a multi-scale design that... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”

    Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”

    Here’s a clip from the 2012 North Sea Jazz fest featuring the one and only Esperanza Spalding performing covers of two Michael Jackson tunes, “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”. No other words necessary. »

  • Rediscovered Buena Vista Social Club Music Released on “Lost and Found”

    Rediscovered Buena Vista Social Club Music Released on “Lost and Found”

    The 1997 album, The Buena Vista Social Club, alerted many music fans to a world of Cuban music they may not have fully appreciated or even known about previously. The majority of the Buena Vista players were older at the time of the original, self-titled album’s release, with music careers prominent in the 1940s and... »

  • Superstar-Packed Charity Tribute to Paul McCartney Released on Video

    Superstar-Packed Charity Tribute to Paul McCartney Released on Video

    The MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney occurred back in February 2012, but now many of the performances from the concert are available on DVD and Blu-ray. The tribute concert film not only features artists like Alicia Keys, Duane Eddy, Coldplay and James Taylor covering legendary singer/songwriter/bassist/multi-instrumentalist’s work from his tenures in The Beatles and Wings,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

    Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

    Miki Santamaria is a favorite here at No Treble headquarters – and among readers too – so I was excited to check out his signature bass from Lorita Basses. Designed by the bassist and built by luthier Xavier Lorita in Barcelona, its striking design includes a maple theme with a flamed maple top over a... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: “I Left America” Michael Manring Cover

    Jesús Rico Pérez: “I Left America” Michael Manring Cover

    This is not the first time we’ve featured a video of bassist Jesús Rico Pérez performing a cover of a Michael Manring tune… and I’m betting it won’t be the last. This is Jesús’ performance of “I Left America”, which appeared on Manring’s album, Soliloquy. BTW, the first time we shared one of Jesús’ covers,... »

  • Modest Mouse Releases First Album Since 2007

    Modest Mouse Releases First Album Since 2007

    Modest Mouse’s first album in eight years, Strangers to Ourselves, is also the group’s first with bassist Russell Higbee (former Man Man.) Higbee came into the fold after founding member Eric Judy left the indie-rock group best known for 2004’s “Float On” to spend more time with his family. Higbee’s bass is undeniable on tracks... »

  • Weekly Top 10: New Basses, Right Hand Endurance, Improving Time & Rhythm, Bass of the Week and the Top Videos

    Weekly Top 10: New Basses, Right Hand Endurance, Improving Time & Rhythm, Bass of the Week and the Top Videos

    Time for another celebration of the best in bass for the week. This week we have a wonderful balance of gear, videos and expert how-to columns that made the list. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses Fender had a lot of new gear at NAMM this... »

  • Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

    Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

    After releasing their World Pro Tour Series, Eden has taken a different approach with the introduction of the MicroTour Mini Bass Amp. The compact amp, which is shaped like the company’s full stack, stands 12 inches high and weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Eden explains that the MicroTour was designed to bring Eden tone to... »