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  • Two Dead Shows Added, All Five Shows Set for Broadcast

    Two Dead Shows Added, All Five Shows Set for Broadcast

    The remaining members of The Grateful Dead have added two dates to its roster of “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” shows. The two new shows, which preceded the three previously announced July 3-5 shows in Chicago, are nods to the very beginnings of The Dead’s career, just as the Chicago shows... »

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  • Tech 21 Boost Comp Pedal Now Shipping

    Tech 21 Boost Comp Pedal Now Shipping

    After announcing the pedal at this year’s NAMM Show, Tech 21 is now shipping the Boost Comp. The all-analog compressor utilizes FET-based technology, which the company says is inherently warm, while simplifying the controls for easy tweaking. The pedal offers pre and post-effect tone shaping capability with its Presence and Tone controls. Presence adds a... »

  • Bass Battle: Live Looping Session #7

    Bass Battle: Live Looping Session #7

    Bass Battle has taken his looping sessions to a whole new level. The bassist, aka Bogdan Diaconeasa, sent us his latest looping session, which features his already stellar playing fleshed out with ambient effects and a backbeat. The jam creates a mesmerizing sonic atmosphere and a hook that will stick in your head. »

  • Happy Sixth Birthday, No Treble!

    Happy Sixth Birthday, No Treble!

    Continuing the tradition, here’s the annual birthday post for No Treble. Time just keeps flying by. Since our last birthday, nearly 68,000 new friends have joined us on our Facebook page. One of our big additions since our fifth birthday was the launch of Groove – the No Treble Podcast, hosted by Mitch Joel. Right... »

  • Bass Players to Know: Phil Lynott

    Bass Players to Know: Phil Lynott

    Jumping back into the world of rock and roll, I can’t help but appreciate the bass players that infuse a band with their energy, musicality, and personality, making us fall in love with both the person and the music. Providing far more than just a bass line, players like Jack Bruce, Rick Danko, and the... »

  • Iron Maiden: Powerslave, Live 2008

    Iron Maiden: Powerslave, Live 2008

    Powerslave is one of Iron Maiden’s greatest albums, and the title track is just as killer. Here’s the band tearing it up during a performance in Costa Rica with Steve Harris laying it down like only he can. The clip is taken from a 2009 British/Canadian documentary called Iron Maiden: Flight 666, which followed the... »

  • Bob Gingery Releases Debut Album

    Bob Gingery Releases Debut Album

    Bassist/composer Bob Gingery has released his debut record, Traveler, with his longtime band. Jazz anchors Gingery’s work, but elements of rock, blues, and folk and modern harmonies can be heard on the record featuring his band: Jon Irabagon on saxophones (winner of 2008 Thelonious Monk competition), Mike Baggetta on guitar and Mark Ferber on drums.... »