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  • Teen Blues Brothers Make a Big Sound on Debut Album

    Teen Blues Brothers Make a Big Sound on Debut Album

    Emerging blues teen titans The Peterson Brothers have released their first, self-titled, album on Blue Point Records. The pair, who hail from near Austin, Texas, have been making a name for themselves on the blues circuit for five years, after really being discovered at Pinetop Perkins’ 97th birthday celebration at Antone’s in Austin. The younger... »

  • Hamilton Stands Announces Guitar Stands and Racks

    Hamilton Stands Announces Guitar Stands and Racks

    Hamilton Stands has launched a new set of products for owners of multiple instruments including a double guitar stand, a triple guitar stand, a three place rack, and a five place rack. All of the new models feature steel construction finished in a “stage-friendly” black with rubber composite material on contact points to prevent dings... »

  • Left Hand Exercises and Resources for Bass Players

    Left Hand Exercises and Resources for Bass Players

    Q: I live in Ethiopia and I am a 4th year bass student. I have some problems my left hand. Do you have advanced finger exercises? A: For this question, I’m going to point you to a variety of resources – here on No Treble, and across the web. There are a variety of stretching... »

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  • Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan & George Duke: Live 1990

    Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan & George Duke: Live 1990

    Rick Suchow has shared another gem of a video. We’ll let him explain: “The always adorable Chaka with Stanley Clarke and George Duke, performing ‘I Wish You Love’ live at Montreux 1990. Stanley takes a solo on his EUB. The audio is a bit hissy and this is clearly an impromptu performance, but still a... »

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released

    Stevie Ray Vaughan Bass Play-Along Book Released

    So you’ve decided that you want to emulate the sound of all those Stevie Ray Vaughan records you’ve always loved. But, you need a little help in exactly replicating what Tommy Shannon does on bass. Hal Leonard Publishing has released a new book to help players lock into some of Vaughan’s most famous work. Stevie... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Christian Stenrøjl

    Reader Spotlight: Christian Stenrøjl

    Christian Stenrøjl is not just another gigging bass player. He’s going way above and beyond with the goal of curing people with the bass – through music therapy. We’re thrilled to share his story as this week’s Reader Spotlight. Bio: I am 21 years old, and I’ll be studying Music Therapy at Aalborg University this... »

  • Vibrance Guitars Introduces Bass Models

    Vibrance Guitars Introduces Bass Models

    Vibrance Guitars has gotten into the deep end with a new line of basses. Available in four and five-string versions, the basses are hand-crafted in the U.S. by luthier Craig Collins. Each bass design includes neck-through construction and a highly chambered body for extra harmonic resonance. The bodies are made with American Black Walnut for... »

  • Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not

    Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not

    I’ve grown to love the sound of fretless in a metal setting. Here’s a great clip of Olivier Pinard laying it down in a new metal group called Akurion that features members of Cryptopsy and Neuraxis, including vocalist Mike DiSalvo, guitarist Rob Milley, and drummer Tommy Mckinnon. This clip is of their debut track, “Yet... »

  • Detroit Bass Day Returns for 2015

    Detroit Bass Day Returns for 2015

    If you hear a rumble coming from the Midwest, don’t worry. It’s just the buildup to Detroit Bass Day on August 8th, 2015. This year’s event will take place at the Detroit Institute of Music Education and promises to be the biggest one yet. Detroit Bass Day 2015 will be hosted by Lola George with... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2015

    July is the month for Summer NAMM, and with it, some new gear news from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 most read gear stories for the month of July. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Wing Bass Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have... »