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  • Roger Waters Announces Us + Them Tour

    Roger Waters Announces Us + Them Tour

    Roger Waters has announced the “Us + Them” tour for 2017, which is set to kick off in Kansas City on May 26th. The extensive North American Tour will cover much of the U.S. capped with a handful of Canadian dates next October. The former Pink Floyd bassist is keeping the musical content of the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Guntis Kursišs

    Reader Spotlight: Guntis Kursišs

    Meet Guntis Kursišs, a relative newcomer on bass (by way of euphonium and guitar). We loved Guntis’s approach to eventual world domination (or more accurately universal domination). Guntis is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a young man practicing like a communist working. I graduated music school on... »

  • Mesa Engineering Introduces the Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

    Mesa Engineering Introduces the Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

    A year after introducing their first Class D amplifier, Mesa Engineering has expanded the Subway series with the Subway D-800+ bass amp. The new amp expands on its predecessor with a more comprehensive preamp featuring extra EQ controls, a series effects loop, a tuner output, and a 1/4-inch mute footswitch jack. The 4-band EQ section... »

  • Dmitry Lisenko: Flat Earth

    Dmitry Lisenko: Flat Earth

    Dmitry Lisenko shared his newest video with us, and once again, we were highly impressed. The bassist shows off his impressive acoustic bass and percussive style in a tune he calls “Flat Earth”. »

  • 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Special Features

    10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Special Features

    We’re closing out our week-long celebration of 10,000 posts on No Treble with this top 10 reader favorite list of special features throughout our 7+ year history. Thanks for reading and taking this ride with us! 1. Stories Behind the Songs: Leland Sklar With over 2,500 albums under his belt, Leland Sklar is more than... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Semi-Hollow Bass

    Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Semi-Hollow Bass

    This week we’re checking out another beautiful instrument by Serbia’s Ploughman Guitars. Their take on a semi-hollow body bass is crafted with a one-piece Sipo body that topped with book-matched, hand-carved, Bosnian maple. Its five-piece maple and mahogany neck is topped with a wenge fingerboard adorned with mother of pearl block inlays. The hardware includes... »

  • Talking Technique: Changing Technique Habits – What it Takes

    Talking Technique: Changing Technique Habits – What it Takes

    There is a step by step process that can help you change ingrained habits. It is a fast and effective technique to practice just about anything so effectively that it can become addictive. But it is also a great catalyst for changing ingrained habits. That is good news, because if you have ever tried to... »

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  • BassPlayerAdam: A Jaco Pastorius Medley

    BassPlayerAdam: A Jaco Pastorius Medley

    BassPlayerAdam knocked us out with his medley of Jaco Pastorius tunes. He asks, “Can you name all the songs?” »

  • 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Videos

    10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Videos

    We love sharing a video with you every day… and there are so many great ones to watch after 7+ years. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass videos since we started No Treble. Which one is your favorite? 1. Carol Kaye Gives Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson Here’s something I never... »

  • Weekly Top 10: New Gear, Breaking Right Hand Habits, Top Videos, Jimmy Johnson Transcription and More

    Weekly Top 10: New Gear, Breaking Right Hand Habits, Top Videos, Jimmy Johnson Transcription and More

    Happy Sunday. The week closes on a high note with the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for the week of October 15-21, 2016. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Fender Unveils New Mustang Bass Model Fender has reimagined some of their classic models to create the new Offset lineup of instruments. “We... »