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  • Miki Santamaria, Patti Ballinas & Alvaro Gandul: Yamaha Studio Session

    Miki Santamaria, Patti Ballinas & Alvaro Gandul: Yamaha Studio Session

    Miki Santamaria joined keyboardist Alvaro Gandul and drummer Patti Ballinas for a couple of days at Yamaha Studios to record a few tunes. Miki is laying down some funky, envelope filter-driven lines on this one. »

  • MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”

    MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”

    The supremely funky and delightfully avant-garde MonoNeon has returned with a brand new album entitled A Place Called Fantasy. The 11-song record features the artist on multiple instruments, including his unbelievable grooves on the bass. “The album is weird, Lo-Fi, funny, raunchy, minimalistic, lackadaisical, and introspective,” a press release explains. “Even with all the strange... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Omar Harb

    Reader Spotlight: Omar Harb

    Meet Omar Harb, a busy bassist who attended Berklee, has played and recorded with hundreds of international projects, and is heard as the bassist on the Arabic version of “The Voice.” Omar is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a professional bass player who graduated from Berklee College... »

  • Should I Learn Older Music To Understand Newer Music?

    Should I Learn Older Music To Understand Newer Music?

    Q: I struggled with asking if I HAVE to learn trad jazz or if I SHOULD learn it, so take this question as both. And just as a disclaimer, I’m using “trad jazz” to mean the standards and the jazz being played predominantly from the ’20s to the ’60s and the styles that encompassed. I’ve... »

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  • Damian Coccio: Alone On A Rock

    Damian Coccio: Alone On A Rock

    I’m a sucker for the fretless bass, so when I saw this video of Damian Coccio performing his solo bass composition, “Alone On A Rock,” I knew I had to share it. Damian plays a 1998 Pedulla Pentabuzz masterfully in this piece. Enjoy. »

  • Peterson Updates Clip-On Tuner Line With StroboClip HD

    Peterson Updates Clip-On Tuner Line With StroboClip HD

    Peterson Tuners has updated the Stroboclip clip-on tuner with the StroboClip HD. Similar to the original StroboClip released in 2010, the StroboClip HD clips onto just about any instrument and has a tuning resolution of .01 cent. Peterson says they have upgraded the LCD technology to provide nearly twice the pixel resolution to easily display... »

  • BAE Audio Now Shipping PDI Direct Box

    BAE Audio Now Shipping PDI Direct Box

    BAE Audio has introduced the PDI, a direct box that works for bass, guitar, keyboards and more. Central to the unit’s design is an OEP/Carnhill transformer that is made in the UK. “The high-quality audio transformer along with through hole component technology provides a more reliable secure connection and audio signal. All circuit traces are... »

  • Peekaboom: Video Killed the Radio Star

    Peekaboom: Video Killed the Radio Star

    Simone Masina sent us this video of his latest work with vocalist Angelica Lubian in the duo known as Peekaboom. This time around, they’re covering the tune, “Video Killed the Radio Star,” with just with a double bass, voice, and an Ableton Live as a loop station. »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2017

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2017

    July is the month for Summer NAMM, and with it, some new bass gear to check out. Here are the top 10 most read gear stories for the month of July on No Treble. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Ibanez 2017 BTB Bass Models Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with... »