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  • Gamut Music Announces Red Diamond Gut Double Bass Strings

    Gamut Music Announces Red Diamond Gut Double Bass Strings

    Gamut Music has expanded their line of double bass strings with the Red Diamond series. The gut strings are described as having a strong bottom end and a full tone. “The G-1 and D-2 strings are made of the finest beef serosa from the green fields of Ireland, twisted in our famous Lyon gut style,... »

  • Your Top 10 Bass Albums

    Your Top 10 Bass Albums

    Q: I’m curious. What are your top 10 bass albums. What albums do you think everybody should hear? A: I hesitated to answer this because of the inherently subjective nature of the question. My top 10 albums are not likely to coincide with yours, but I ultimately decided that for that reason alone, I should... »

  • Niodel: 21

    Niodel: 21

    Niodel released their debut album, 1-13, in November and kicked off the release with a special show. The duo, featuring Paolo Cipollini on bass and Mattia Bellotti on drums, explore the relationship between electronic and live music with their instruments and sample pads. The result is a killer mix of ambient and driving music. Check... »

  • Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East

    Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East

    Eric Clapton has announced a four-date run in the U.S. for 2017 that will include two nights each in New York City’s Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles. The former Cream guitarist has previously stated he will not be touring much anymore due to his health issues and age, making these concerts... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Adi Thompson

    Reader Spotlight: Adi Thompson

    Meet Adi Thompson, who switched originally switched to bass after joining a band with three guitarists. He never looked back. Adi is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Originally from Lincolnshire, I moved to Norfolk 20+ years ago after playing in numerous bands. Location: Kings Lynn Norfolk United Kingdom... »

  • Talking Style: I’ve Got To Use My Imagination

    Talking Style: I’ve Got To Use My Imagination

    One of the things that I love about doing this column is that I sometimes find unlikely pairings – like this one. I didn’t know that Bon Jovi’s Hugh McDonald played bass on this extremely funky joint, “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” as performed by Gladys Knight and the Pips. The song was written... »

  • Hungry Beats: A Wonderful Journey to the Sun

    Hungry Beats: A Wonderful Journey to the Sun

    Rubatat Antonin just shared his latest video with Hungry Beats, saying “Our most experimental track so far… ring mod, Meatbox, key bass. Lots of stuff in this video.” We’re really digging what Rubatat and drummer Romain Chenard are doing. »

  • New Rush Documentary Available Now

    New Rush Documentary Available Now

    Rush’s Time Stand Still documentary is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. The film documents the band’s 40-year history, centered on the band’s final R40 tour. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson share personal stories about the band’s career while much of the film focuses on the trio’s fans, as well. “A lot of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Zon Guitars Zemi Acoustik Bass

    Bass of the Week: Zon Guitars Zemi Acoustik Bass

    Meshuggah’s Dick Lovgren has gotten a crazy new bass from Zon Guitars, and it’s our bass of the week. The one-of-a-kind Zemi Acoustik is based on Zon’s Sonus body style but has a thicker, hollow mahogany body with a stunning flame maple top. Its set neck is made of a composite, while the phenowood fingerboard... »

  • Starting Out: Getting Work

    Starting Out: Getting Work

    Photo by Alan Levine Q: I recently saw a video that talked about going to music school. After watching it I got the impression that maybe school wasn’t such a good idea. At the same time it seemed like the only way to get work as a musician, was to go to school and use... »