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  • Music From the Late Jimmy Bain Released

    Music From the Late Jimmy Bain Released

    Fans of the late bassist Jimmy Bain, who passed away in January, can hear and see his final work on the deluxe edition of the band Last in Line’s album, Heavy Crown. Last in Line featured original Dio members Bain, Vinny Appice and Vivian Campbell, along with vocalist Andrew Freeman. Bain, who died on Jan.... »

  • Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Teaching (and Learning) Chords, One Finger Per Fret Lesson, Top Bass Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Teaching (and Learning) Chords, One Finger Per Fret Lesson, Top Bass Videos and More

    Another week ends, which means it is time to look back at the reader favorites here on No Treble. These are the top 10 stories, lessons, videos and more – as viewed by you. Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. EMG Introduces Solderless J System Pickups Swapping out your Jazz Bass... »

  • Billy Sheehan’s Signature EBS Pedal Goes Deluxe

    Billy Sheehan’s Signature EBS Pedal Goes Deluxe

    The EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe was unveiled at NAMM this year with the bass legend on hand to talk about it. The pedal adds on to his existing signature drive with more gain with a Boost footswitch, a phase inverter switch for add low end, and an innovative swappable op-amp. “There are a... »

  • McSim 3 Live: Linley Marthe Bass Solo

    McSim 3 Live: Linley Marthe Bass Solo

    Maxime Lenssens shared this video with just a simple note: “Mind blowing solo with ‘McSim 3’.” The mind blowing solo is by bassist Linley Marthe, who is joined by Jozef Dumoulin on keys and Lenssens on drums in this November, 2015 performance in Brussels. »

  • Aidan Hampson Transcribes Dylan, Elvis, Buckley and Queen

    Aidan Hampson Transcribes Dylan, Elvis, Buckley and Queen

    Prolific bass transcriptionist Aidan Hampson is back with a new slate of downloadable PDF transcriptions. This time out, the selections are Bob Dylan — Bass Transcriptions, Best of Elvis for Bass, Jeff Buckley — Grace, and Queen — Bass Transcriptions. Check out the song list for each book below. Bob Dylan — Bass Transcriptions: Subterranean... »

  • Orange Amplification Launches O Bass Guitar

    Orange Amplification Launches O Bass Guitar

    Orange Amplification took to NAMM to launch the O Bass, a vintage-styled bass that comes in Teardrop Sunburst, Off-Black and Orange finishes. The bass first made an appearance at the 2014 Winter NAMM show as a demonstrator piece, but came to production after videos of the instrument spread online. The company describes the O Bass... »

  • Peekaboom: Blackbird

    Peekaboom: Blackbird

    Simone Masina shared his latest with us, with his duo with vocalist Angelica Lubian, known as Peekaboom. “We have a brand new video made in a beautiful studio in Rome with a double bass solo in the middle,” Simone shared. “The ‘Blackbird’ version by Petro Klampanis that you shared the past year inspired us.” We... »

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  • Prong’s 10th Studio Album Released

    Prong’s 10th Studio Album Released

    Prong has released its 10th studio album, No Absolutes. Featuring Jason Christopher (Black President, Stone Sour, Sebastian Bach, Corey Taylor) on bass, the metal band’s latest album is one that bandleader/singer/guitarist Tommy Victor says exhibits ever greater technical proficiency and progress. “We feel the listener needs to be excited about every lyric, performance, sound, etc.... »

  • Custom Shop: Tuli Basses

    Custom Shop: Tuli Basses

    Every instrument of distinction starts with a vision, but passion and commitment are the factors that make it a reality. That perfect storm has come together with Finland’s Tuli Basses, a fresh boutique bass company aimed at quality over quantity. The man with the vision is luthier Aron Bach. A lifelong bassist, the American-born bass... »

  • Bryan Ladd, Mark Bowers, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: 3-4-4

    Bryan Ladd, Mark Bowers, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: 3-4-4

    Bryan Ladd just shared his latest with us, performing along with Mark Bowers on guitar, Aaron Swinnerton on keys and Jason Patterson on drums. The tune is “3-4-4”, which Ladd wrote along with Bowers. This one grooves, and dig that bass solo! »