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  • Crash Kings: Saving Grace

    Crash Kings: Saving Grace

    It has been a while since we’ve seen Crash Kings, but this band holds a special place in our hearts ever since we shared their “Evolution of Guitar – With No Guitar” video back in 2011. Here’s something much more recent, with brothers Mike Beliveau (bass) and Tony Beliveau (keyboards and vocals) performing “Saving Grace”... »

  • Damian Erskine Releases “Within Sight”

    Damian Erskine Releases “Within Sight”

    Damian Erskine has released, Within Sight, an album that explores the boundaries of the bass in jazz fusion. The long-awaited followup to 2010’s So To Speak features the bassist’s unique voice on nine original compositions that vary in tone and texture for an intriguing listen. “This album is my attempt to put it all out... »

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  • Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass

    Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass

    Warwick’s Streamer CV bass is getting a little bigger with the introduction of a five-string model to the lineup. The model, which was originally debuted in 2013, combines the company’s Streamer model with a vintage aesthetic. The Warwick Streamer CV 5 is built with a US swamp ash body matched with a one-piece maple neck... »

  • Colin Trusedell: Amerika, The Beautiful

    Colin Trusedell: Amerika, The Beautiful

    We’re celebrating Independence Day with a clip of U.S. Air Force bass player Colin Trusedell performing his take on “Amerika, the Beautiful,” as popularized in the bass world by Jaco Pastorius. The track comes from Trusedell’s latest recording, All By Myself. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! »

  • Neil Young Pairs With Promise of the Real on New Album

    Neil Young Pairs With Promise of the Real on New Album

    Neil Young’s latest album, The Monsanto Years, sees him teaming up with the rock band Promise of the Real, which is led by legendary musician and songwriter Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. Making the ecologically and environmentally oriented record was a thrill for Promise of the Real members, who even named their band after... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2015

    Time for yet another GAS-inducing list of the top 10 reader favorite gear stories on No Treble. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! 1. Gruv Gear Fump Bridge Muter/Dampener Music accessory company Gruv Gear has expanded their string dampening products with the Fump, a muting device that slides over the strings against the bridge of your... »

  • Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

    Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

    Tech 21 has unveiled the VT Bass 500, a bass amp head that marries their all-analog SansAmp preamp with a 500-watt Class D power amplifier. The amp, which is adapted from the SansAmp Character Series, weighs in at 6.5 pounds. A key point to the amp’s circuitry is its Character control that alters the overall... »

  • Steve Harris and British Lion: Eyes of the Young, Live

    Steve Harris and British Lion: Eyes of the Young, Live

    Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris is getting ready to take his solo project British Lion out on the road for a month-long tour of the UK. For a teaser of what’s to come, the bass legend posted this live clip of “Eyes of the Young” from his 2012 album. Harris brings his signature snarling tone... »

  • The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video

    The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video

    The first official video release of a 1982 Shea Stadium show by The Who has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray. Featuring restored video and newly mixed sound, the concert shows a band in its last days with its second drummer Kenney Jones. The tour promoted the band’s album It’s Hard, and would be its last... »

  • Groove – Episode #7: Mark Egan

    Groove – Episode #7: Mark Egan

    Mark Egan has a very specific sound. Whether it’s from co-founding the jazz fusion band, Elements, or being a part of the Pat Metheny Group… or from the Gil Evans Orchestra to his work with Sting, Joan Osborne, Cyndi Lauper or Art Garfunkel. The smooth, fretless electric bass sound is unmistakably his. Egan spent a... »