the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Bartolini Unveils B-Axis Pickups

    Bartolini Unveils B-Axis Pickups

    Bartolini unveiled the b-axis series of bass pickups at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. Based on the company’s original HI-A design from the ’70s, the b-axis pickups feature a fully encapsulated Alnico V exposed pole piece design that fits as a replacement set for J-style basses. “The main design principle was to provide a highly... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X4 Looper

    TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X4 Looper

    TC Electronic’s Ditto series of loopers got a little bigger at the NAMM Show this year. The Ditto X4 Looper builds on the simplicity of the original Ditto by adding two loop tracks, two loop modes, seven loop effects, loop decay, MIDI sync, loop import/export, and stereo inputs and outputs. The list of options and... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Bass Players to Know: Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Bass Players to Know: Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    There comes a time in every fans life when they get wind of their favorite artist coming to town. You hear an advertisement on the radio or stumble upon a billboard and decide that the show isn’t something you want to experience, but something you have to. I spent a good portion of middle school... »

  • Zander Zon: Adele’s “Hello” for Solo Fretless Bass

    Zander Zon: Adele’s “Hello” for Solo Fretless Bass

    For years, Zander Zon has wowed us with his solo bass videos, using his Zon 4-string fretted bass. Later, he got a Chris Larking acoustic bass guitar, and took things to a new level. Now, he has a Zon fretless bass, and he’s shared his first video with it – a cover of Adele’s “Hello”.... »

  • After The Burial Digs Deep on Latest Album

    After The Burial Digs Deep on Latest Album

    Extreme metal band After The Burial’s fifth album, Dig Deep, is getting high marks from metal fans. Metal Injection magazine says the album is its favorite since the band’s 2008 offering, Rareform. “The adjectives pummeling and relentless come to mind when listening to the album,” the magazine says. Lee Foral continues to handle bass on... »

  • Consider The Source Release Free Album, Announce Spring Tour

    Consider The Source Release Free Album, Announce Spring Tour

    Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source is celebrating their 10th anniversary in style this year. The band, who have just returned from a two-week trek of India, are releasing a free compilation album spanning their career. Past is Prologue: 2005-2015 includes tracks from each of their studio albums as well as a bonus... »

  • Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown took to the Winter NAMM show this year to introduce the Rootmaster EVO Range. Building on the Rootmaster series, the EVO range has been streamlined with improved features and a reduction in weight. The Rootmaster preamp now has active and passive inputs to get optimal levels for your bass. Other common features in the... »

  • Mo’ Blow: Ricky The Lobster

    Mo’ Blow: Ricky The Lobster

    Tobias Fleischer shared his latest video on our Videos Forum, and it’s a great groove. He lays down some serious low end with his band Mo’ Blow on the track “Ricky The Lobster”. Fleischer’s slap line, which he plays on flatwounds, has everything it needs while having a certain subtlety to keep it in a... »

  • Fernando Molinari’s Latest Album Released

    Fernando Molinari’s Latest Album Released

    Brazilian bassist Fernando Molinari has released the album, Built By Elements. The instrumental album combines fusion, prog rock, and Brazilian music. We’ve been aware of Molinari’s talents for quite a while here at No Treble. Take a look at how we’ve featured his work in our archive. Just check out the track “Tropical Rain” in... »

  • D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass

    D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass

    D’Addario has adapted their NYXL strings to their line of bass products. The new NYXL Bass sets feature the company’s NY Steel core and reformulated nickel-plated wrap wire, which they say offer a more powerful low end, accentuated harmonics, and focused punch. The NY Steel core also adds to the string’s durability and stability, while... »