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  • Reader Spotlight: Con Maikantis

    Reader Spotlight: Con Maikantis

    Meet Con Maikantis, a bassist who started out on keys at a young age, making the switch thanks to an opportunity to join his father in a band. Con is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of July 27, 2015. Here’s his story. Bio: I started playing keyboards at the age of... »

  • Source Audio Introduces Reflex Universal Expression Controller

    Source Audio Introduces Reflex Universal Expression Controller

    Source Audio has released the Reflex Universal Expression Controller, a pedal they call “the stand-alone command center for all of your expression pedal needs.” The Reflex has three 1/4-inch expression outputs, expression control, six LFO wave shapes, MIDI continuous controller messages, 128 user presets, and a USB port. Each of the three expression outs has... »

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  • Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Fever

    Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Fever

    Bassist Tim Carey and vocalist Amanda Taylor teamed up for this awesome version of the classic Peggy Lee song “Fever”. Carey fills the song out with some fantastic two-handed tapping that makes you forget there’s only two people performing. »

  • Identity of Slipknot Bassist Confirmed; Fall Tour Announced

    Identity of Slipknot Bassist Confirmed; Fall Tour Announced

    The identity of Slipknot’s bassist is no longer a mystery. Band leader Corey Taylor recently revealed on Chris Jericho’s podcast, Talk Is Jericho, that, as suspected, that former Mastodon tech/onetime guitarist for Krokodil, Alessandro “Vman” Venturella is in the band, along with new drummer Jay Weinberg, son of Max Weinberg, son of the E Street... »

  • Bass of the Week: 3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass

    Bass of the Week: 3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass

    This week we’re taking a look at the Sniper bass by 3G Handmade Instruments. Made in Italy, the bass was designed for portability while keeping a full size bass experience. “[The] Sniper Bass was born to solve transport problems due to the electric bass pack size while maintaining the traditional scale and balance of a... »

  • Some Thoughts on the 1-2-3-4 Fingering System for Double Bass

    Some Thoughts on the 1-2-3-4 Fingering System for Double Bass

    For as long as there have been bassists, there has been debate about what fingering system to use. While most players today use a three-finger technique (1-2-4, or the Italian 1-3-4) some suggest a four-finger technique, especially in the middle positions (i.e. between D and G on the G string). One of the main arguments... »

  • Mike Frost Band: Songbird

    Mike Frost Band: Songbird

    I was 8 years old when Fleetwood Mac released Rumours. My parents would spin that record often – as would I, despite not being allowed to touch the turntable. One of my favorite songs on that record was Christine McVie’s “Songbird”. While I never imagined that song reworked for other instrumentation, bassist Mike Frost thankfully... »

  • Korn To Play Debut Album In Entirety On US Tour

    Korn To Play Debut Album In Entirety On US Tour

    Metal mainstays Korn have announced that they will be celebrating their self-titled debut album by performing it in its entirety on an extensive US tour. Focusing on more intimate venues, the trek will begin at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and snake across the entire country over the month of October. The record, which was... »

  • Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Man VS Metronome, Learning Notes VS Patterns, Top Bass Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Man VS Metronome, Learning Notes VS Patterns, Top Bass Videos and More

    More good news from the world of bass… aka the Top 10 most popular stories, videos, and how-to’s on No Treble. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. The Wing Bass Now Available Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21... »

  • Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

    Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

    After introducing the custom shop version in May, Warwick has made good on their promise to bring the Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature bass to their mid-priced Rockbass Artist Line. The bass, which Warwick describes as the “little brother” of the custom shop model, carries many of the same features while being manufactured in the... »