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  • See in the New Year with The Avetts Via Live Album

    See in the New Year with The Avetts Via Live Album

    Americana band The Avett Brothers have released their latest live album, Live, Vol. Four. Recorded last New Year’s Eve in Raleigh, North Carolina, the CD/DVD set captures an Avetts’ New Year’s performing tradition (this year’s show is set for Greensboro, North Carolina) and is part of the band’s longstanding tradition of releasing live records, as... »

  • In Memoriam: Lemmy Kilmister

    In Memoriam: Lemmy Kilmister

    It’s another tough day in the bass world. Rock icon and bass legend Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, who fronted Motörhead since 1975, has died at the age of 70. The news was confirmed by the band’s Facebook page. “There is no easy way to say this,” the statement read. “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away... »

  • Best of 2015: The Top 10 Interviews and Podcasts

    Best of 2015: The Top 10 Interviews and Podcasts

    We debuted Groove – the No Treble Podcast in January, 2015, with the addition of host Mitch Joel. It is thrilling is seeing how popular it is with No Treble readers. Here are the top 10 reader favorite interviews on No Treble in 2015. 1. Groove – Episode #1: Robert Trujillo Robert Trujillo is known... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Fanned Fret Bass

    Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Fanned Fret Bass

    This week we’re checking out a fanned fret design by Ploughman Guitars in Serbia. Luthier Radovan Jovicic built the bass with a multi-scale ranging from 33 inches to 35 inches. It’s built with neck-through construction featuring a maple and mahogany neck and wenge fingerboard with mahogany binding. The body wings are a sandwich of mahogany,... »

  • Carol Kaye: Boogaloo

    Carol Kaye: Boogaloo

    Today’s video isn’t really a video, but we don’t care. Once you hear Carol Kaye laying it down, we don’t think you’ll mind either. This is “Boogaloo,” from Kaye’s Picking UP on the E String album. »

  • Baroness Releases “Purple”

    Baroness Releases “Purple”

    A 2012 Bath, England, bus accident that changed the personnel of Baroness didn’t destroy the band, which has returned with the album, Purple. The metal band’s drummer and bassist left the band after suffering injuries in the accident, but with replacement bassist/keyboardist Nick Jost the band created an album that has already netted a Spin... »

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  • Weekly Top 10: Talking Technique, Best of 2015 Lessons & Transcriptions, Bass of the Week, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Talking Technique, Best of 2015 Lessons & Transcriptions, Bass of the Week, Top Videos and More

    As always, we celebrate the end of another week with a celebration of reader favorites over the last seven days on No Treble. Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Galactic Empire: Star Wars Theme Star Wars buzz is in the air, so we thought we’d celebrate with this fun video by... »

  • Tower of Power to Celebrate 48th Anniversary with Tour

    Tower of Power to Celebrate 48th Anniversary with Tour

    It may seem hard to believe, but 2016 will mark 48 years since the formation of Tower of Power. The influential group has released 18 studio albums, seven live albums, six compilations, three DVDs, and have toured the world with thousands of shows. To celebrate the band’s longevity, they’ll be bringing their unique blend of... »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Carnavalito

    Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Carnavalito

    The Zawinul Syndicate performed at the Munich Philharmonie in Germany in 1989. Featuring Scott Henderson on guitar, Gerald Veasley on bass, Cornell Rochester on drums, Bill Summers on percussion, and Leata Galloway and Carl Anderson on background vocals, here’s the group performing “Carnavalito”. The tune originally recorded on the album. If you like that, check... »

  • Cage The Elephant Hooks Up With Dan Auerbach on Latest

    Cage The Elephant Hooks Up With Dan Auerbach on Latest

    Alternative band Cage the Elephant has released its fourth album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys – known for his production work with a wide variety of artist – produced the record, which features the work of founding band member Daniel Tichenor on bass. The hope, the band states, was to... »