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  • Double-Bass Heavy What A Day EP Available

    Double-Bass Heavy What A Day EP Available

    Minimalistic, experimental French jazz-pop lounge duo What a Day has released a new EP, Specimen. In keeping with the duo’s established style, the music is primarily defined by Jonathan Joly‘s double bass, singer Léah Gracie’s vocals and more quotidian sounds, like adding machine keys being depressed. Check out the whole EP at SoundCloud. Here’s the... »

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  • Weekly Top 10: Learning Lots of Songs, Tim Lefebvre Podcast, Lords of the Low End Contest, Talking Technique, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Learning Lots of Songs, Tim Lefebvre Podcast, Lords of the Low End Contest, Talking Technique, Top Videos and More

    Happy Sunday. Time to celebrate this week’s No Treble reader favorites. And this top 10 list is a great one. Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Learning Lots of Songs Quickly A reader has a “dep” gig in 5 days and needs to learn 23 songs. He reached out to Damian... »

  • Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

    Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

    Warwick has unveiled details on this year’s limited edition bass, which will be a take on their Corvette $$ model. The Warwick Masterbuilt Warwick Corvette $$ Ltd 2016 comes in four and five-string versions with the option for left-handed orientation. Its black korina body is topped with black walnut burl in a tinted natural transparent... »

  • Vahagn Stepanyan: One Day

    Vahagn Stepanyan: One Day

    I discovered Vahagn Stepanyan’s video on Facebook, and I really dig what he’s doing. This is Vahagn’s original tune, “One Day”, which features a nice groove, terrific musicianship and great tone. »

  • Evan Marien Releases Five-Song EP

    Evan Marien Releases Five-Song EP

    The genesis of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Evan Marien’s new EP comes from a slightly unusual place. The instrumental electronic hip hop record, simply titled EP1, is inspired by 8-bit Nintendo music, according to the website for Marien, whose work is regularly featured in No Treble. EP1 is available at Bandcamp. Preview EP1: EP1 by EMAR EP1 Track... »

  • Robert Trujillo Says New Metallica Sounds Crushing

    Robert Trujillo Says New Metallica Sounds Crushing

    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has shared a little more insight into the band’s upcoming album Hardwired… to Self Destruct, due November 18th. The first single, entitled “Hardwired”, was released to fans and Trujillo says its a good indicator of what’s to come. “‘Hardwired’ is the perfect statement to lead into this body of music. I... »

  • Franklin Peredo: The Mystery Of The Flaptopus

    Franklin Peredo: The Mystery Of The Flaptopus

    Franklin Peredo is back with another mind-bending bass tune. “The Mystery of the Flaptopus” features a creative groove and other-worldly effects to evoke a sense of wonder in musical form. Watching Peredo’s insane bass playing will evoke a sense of wonder, too. »

  • The Bad Plus Releases All-Covers Album

    The Bad Plus Releases All-Covers Album

    Iconoclastic bass-piano-drums jazz trio The Bad Plus – known for its unexpected cover versions of songs – has released its 11th album, It’s Hard, an album exclusively composed of covers. The record, featuring Reid Anderson on bass, showcases the trio’s take on a wide variety of pop, prog rock, country, and alt-rock tunes. According to... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2016

    Another month ends, and another begins. So that means it is time to look back at the most popular bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of August. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the month. Thanks for reading! 1. Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2 Tech 21 has... »

  • Funk-Minimalist MonoNeon Releases Two New Songs

    Funk-Minimalist MonoNeon Releases Two New Songs

    Bass phenom MonoNeon has dropped two new original songs on Bandcamp. “Strawberry Fields” and “Love Game Ain’t Free” showcase the bassist’s signature funk-minimalism and low fidelity composition/production style. He played all the instruments and even sang the lyrics. “For some reason the inspiration for the new songs came from watching the classic 1976 film ‘Car... »