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  • What to Do When They Don’t Give You the Gig Details

    What to Do When They Don’t Give You the Gig Details

    Q: I recently had a strange experience when I got asked to play a gig, but was given practically no information. When I asked for more details (when, where, how long, how much, etc.), I got vibed hard by the guy, as if I was only in it for the money and why couldn’t I... »

  • Björn Meyer: Trails Crossing

    Björn Meyer: Trails Crossing

    Here’s a gorgeous solo bass song written and performed by Björn Meyer. Born in Sweden and based in Switzerland, the bassist’s “Trails Crossing” comes from his latest album, Provenance, which is the first ECM record devoted to solo electric bass. »

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  • Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps

    We covered a whole lot of new gear stories in 2017, which really kicked off during the 2017 Winter NAMM Show in January. Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass amp stories for the year. 1. Markbass EVO 1 Bass Amp After introducing the prototype last year, Markbass has unveiled the final version of... »

  • Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Spotlights

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Spotlights

    Our favorite feature on No Treble is the Reader Spotlight. It is our chance to share the stories of our favorite people, who play our favorite instrument. If we haven’t shared your story yet, I invite you to reach out. Kicking off our “Best of 2017” series, here are the 10 most popular Reader Spotlights... »

  • Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass

    Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass

    Fodera is gearing up for 2018 by announcing the 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe. Celebrating the company’s flagship design, the new bass is described as combining classic Fodera tone and looks with modern electronics and playability. “For this bass, we’ve adopted an early Fodera wood combination of a Mahogany body, Quilted Maple top, and a... »

  • Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn Bowl (Full Show)

    Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn Bowl (Full Show)

    Victor Wooten has been touring in support of his latest album, Trypnotyx, with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. If you’ve missed the tour, you’re in luck. They just shared the complete concert from the Brooklyn Bowl, which took place on December 12, 2017. The music starts at the 22:17 mark. »

  • In Memoriam: Richard Ruse

    In Memoriam: Richard Ruse

    Sad news to report today: Trickfish Amplification founder Richard Ruse has passed away. The company announced his death on social media. “It is with great sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our founder and visionary, Richard Ruse,” they wrote on Facebook. “Richard passed away from complications due to an infection he was... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix reached into their past to reissue the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi from the late ’70s. The new pedal is faithful to the original 1978 design with a few new features including a compact, die-cast chassis, and true bypass switching. “The pedal relies on op-amps rather than transistors and three gain stages rather than four,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Neal Heppleston Panormo Double Bass

    Bass of the Week: Neal Heppleston Panormo Double Bass

    British double bass luthier Neal Heppleston sent us photos of his Panormo model to check out, and I’ve been obsessing over it. Each piece of wood is jaw-dropping, but moreover, it seems every little detail is a work of art in itself. Hand-built in his Sheffield shop, the bass is designed after the work of... »

  • Cheikh Ndoye, Featuring Woz Kaly: Jolie

    Cheikh Ndoye, Featuring Woz Kaly: Jolie

    Cheikh Ndoye is back with another incredible performance on the bass ngoni, a traditional West African instrument that has similarities to a three-string fretless bass. This time he plays through the song “Jolie” from his recent album . Ndoye’s rhythmic and melodic bass lines support a melody sung by Woz Kaly to create an incredible... »