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  • Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Spector Basses has announced their first ever acoustic bass line called the Timbre Series. Available in Black, Natural and Walnut Stain finishes, the bass is crafted with a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. “This is much stronger than solid lumber would be and helps to... »

  • Julie Slick: Adrian Belew Power Trio “B3” Bass Playthrough

    Julie Slick: Adrian Belew Power Trio “B3” Bass Playthrough

    Thank God for Julie Slick. While wading through countless awful political posts in my Facebook feed, I saw this incredible clip of her ripping it up on the Adrian Belew Power Trio song “B3”, and it saved my day. The track comes from the 2009 ABPT album e, which features Slick and her brother Eric... »

  • 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Interviews and Podcasts

    10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Interviews and Podcasts

    We’ve talked with many great bassists over the years through our interviews and podcast. Here are the top 10 reader favorites since our launch. Enjoy the conversations… 1. Groove – Episode #1: Robert Trujillo Robert Trujillo is known to millions of people – all over the world – as Metallica’s bass player. Fans of Metallica... »

  • Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

    Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

    Tensor Inc. has expanded their bass guitar offerings with the Ultralight Jazz Bass series. The custom made basses come in four- or five-string versions and are fitted with a pair of Aguilar J-HOT pickups, which feature an over-wound design for a hotter output. Each bass is built with a chambered maple body and 3-piece, grain... »

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  • Aaron Gibson: Two Fires

    Aaron Gibson: Two Fires

    Aaron Gibson has a new demo out for another song that will appear on his next album. As always, Aaron impresses us with his unique style and compositions. Aaron’s Kickstarter campaign for the new album is still going if you’d like to help support the project. »

  • 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks

    10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks

    Since we first posted our first isolated bass track over 6 years ago, this has been one of the most popular features on No Treble. And here are the top 10 most listened to isolated bass tracks in our history. Enjoy! 1. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton... »

  • Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort has introduced the Action DLX AS bass guitar, which they describe as delivering “a deluxe sound and feel along with a simple, yet attractive aesthetic.” The bass expands upon the Cort Action DLX with a new active Markbass MB-1 preamp featuring a 3-band EQ, pickup blend, and master volume controls. A mini-switch allows for... »

  • Talking Style: New Jack Swing Part 2 – Poison

    Talking Style: New Jack Swing Part 2 – Poison

    Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” is one song from the New Jack Swing era of R&B that has certainly stood the test of time. People who weren’t even living when the song was brand new hit dance and sing to it like it came out yesterday. Two really cool things about this bass groove are that... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

    It has been a lot of fun to watch the development of Stuart Clayton’s new edition of Giants of Bass (releasing in March, 2017). In this edition, Stuart takes on the style of Marcus Miller. »

  • 10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Lessons & Transcriptions

    10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Lessons & Transcriptions

    Continuing our celebration of 10,000 posts on No Treble, we’re looking back at the top 10 reader favorite bass lessons and transcriptions since our debut on May 2, 2009. Thanks for reading, and enjoy. 1. Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo This transcription is bassist Tal Wilkenfeld’s fantastic solo on the Jeff... »