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  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Let Me Get By”

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Let Me Get By”

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s third studio album, Let Me Get By, is also the group’s first with bassist Tim Lefebvre, known for his work in jazz and funk circles and on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar. Let Me Get By is the first featuring all band-penned songs, and the first album for co-bandleader Derek Trucks,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Andreas Rodosthenous

    Reader Spotlight: Andreas Rodosthenous

    Meet Andreas Rodosthenous, a bassist from Cyprus who leads his own project while also playing on others. Andreas is this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Born in the island of Cyprus around 1977. I was a self taught bassist up until 26 years old, then I Sstudied at Codarts (Rotterdam’s Conservatory... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2016

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2016

    January is the start of a run of big bass gear news coverage for us, starting with NAMM. And January had plenty of highlights – with a lot more to come. Here are the top 10 most read gear stories on No Treble for the month. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1.... »

  • Armin Metz: Swifty

    Armin Metz: Swifty

    Armin Metz is back with another beautiful bass song set in nature. “Swifty” is a solo bass piece with swirling rhythms and harmonic twists. Metz gets a sweet tone out of his ’77 Fender Jazz, which completes the theme with a custom floral pickguard. »

  • Dream Theater’s Latest Album Goes Epic

    Dream Theater’s Latest Album Goes Epic

    Dream Theater’s latest album, The Astonishing, is a double-CD prog-metal extravaganza. As always, band co-founder John Myung handles bass duties on the album, which also employs the talents of prolific choral/orchestral arranger and conductor David Campbell, who is also known as the father of rock artist Beck. With a cast of characters, map and complete... »

  • Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

    Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

    PRS Guitars began their Private Stock series 20 years ago, and to celebrate they’ve brought back their guitar of the month showcase. They kicked it off with a jaw-dropping Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4, which is our bass of the week. The short scale bass features a solid center block with hollow body wings. The... »

  • Talking Technique: Harmonic Minor Speed Shedding

    Talking Technique: Harmonic Minor Speed Shedding

    As with many scales, the harmonic minor scale gives us a great tonal playground to work with, but it also gives us a great platform to work on our technical playing. This lesson will work on some J.S. Bach-inspired harmonic minor bass lines to focus on our coordination and speed training. There’s nothing like a... »

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  • Damian Coccio: Trial By Light

    Damian Coccio: Trial By Light

    Damian Coccio sent us his latest solo bass performance of his composition, “Trial By Light”. The tune is the title track for his latest album. “The bass is a Fodera Custom Imperial MG shape and the effects are the Strymon Timeline Delay,” he shared. »

  • The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    2016 is turning out to have some incredible tours for bassists. The Who will be continuing their “The Who Hits 50!” tour with a new North American leg, and they’ve tapped Australian bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to open the shows. Between Pino Palladino in the The Who and Wilkenfeld’s band, these shows are going to... »