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  • Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear and Videos, Bass of the Week, Your Top 10 Bass Albums, New Lessons and More

    Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear and Videos, Bass of the Week, Your Top 10 Bass Albums, New Lessons and More

    Time to close out another week with a celebration of the best of the best from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing! 1. Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass Roger Sadowsky and crew have... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their 2017 Spring Collection, including a 30th Anniversary StingRay5 model. The 5-string version of their flagship bass was first introduced in 1986 and the company is celebrating gorgeous limited edition version. The bass is built with an ash body covered in a transparent buttercream finish that’s accented with a... »

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  • The Eden Rabin International Project II: Tune #1

    The Eden Rabin International Project II: Tune #1

    Federico Malaman messaged me the other day about a new project he’s involved in. The idea was to take “five musicians from four different countries and make music together without ever being in the same room!” This tune was composed and arranged by keyboardist Eden Rabin (Israel) and features guitarist Tony Martinez (Spain), saxophonist Shlomi... »

  • The Rolling Stones Release “Blue & Lonesome”

    The Rolling Stones Release “Blue & Lonesome”

    The Rolling Stones are back with their 25th studio album, entitled Blue & Lonesome. Produced by bassist and Blue Note Records president Don Was, the album is the iconic rock band’s first full-length album to feature only cover songs. Blue & Lonesome is described as a tip of the hat to their early years as... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2016

    We covered lots of new bass gear in November. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the month. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Sadowsky 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp Sadowsky has released a the 3-knob Onboard bass preamp, which is their first to be available as a prewired drop-in for J style basses... »

  • Signals of Bedlam: Mass Appeal

    Signals of Bedlam: Mass Appeal

    Bassist Chika Obiora sent us this video of her band Signals of Bedlam. “We play heavy progressive rock a la Tool or Mars Volta. We’ve got heavier stuff, more atmospheric trippy stuff, and songs that are a little of both,” Chika shared. This is their song, “Mass Appeal,” which appears on their album, Escaping Velocity.... »

  • Alain Caron and UZEB Announce Reunion Tour

    Alain Caron and UZEB Announce Reunion Tour

    25 years after they called it quits, jazz/rock fusion pioneers UZEB will be hitting the road a reunion tour. The trio of bassist Alain Caron, guitarist Michel Cusson, and drummer Paul Brochu last performed at a farewell concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1992 to a crowd of 96,000 people. “A few months ago,... »

  • New App Trains Your Ears For EQ’ing

    New App Trains Your Ears For EQ’ing

    Anyone who has played a concert can tell you that EQ’ing is an important skill. If you’re looking to hone your ear to perfect that skill, you may want to check out a new app called hearEQ. The ear training app helps musicians and sound engineers with custom EQ training exercises that your tracks from... »

  • Advanced Bass: Displacing Walking Bass Lines

    Advanced Bass: Displacing Walking Bass Lines

    Rhythmic Displacement is a concept based on being able to hear and perform rhythmic patterns starting on different subdivisions of the beat. The new superimposed rhythm creates an interesting illusion with the lines you are playing, which in turn creates tension. This lesson is aimed at giving you usable ideas for improvising walking bass lines... »

  • Snow Owl: Devil Is A Liar

    Snow Owl: Devil Is A Liar

    Six-string bass monster Snow Owl (aka Juan Garcia-Herreros) put his own spin on a classic funky track, and it’s epic. Seawind’s “Devil Is A Liar” has an already killer bass line, but the bassist’s energy and extra fills add just that much more fun to the track. »