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  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November

    November is in the books, and that means it is time for our monthly bass gear roundup. Here are the 10 most popular new gear stories on No Treble, based on readership. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Sorry for the GAS. 1. F Bass Unveils VF-P Bass F Bass has expanded their Vintage Series... »

  • StageTrix Releases Wah Fastener

    StageTrix Releases Wah Fastener

    StageTrix has unveiled a new utility product for effects pedals lovers. The Wah Fastener allows for traditional wah pedals to be securely fastened to pedal boards. It uses the same hook and fastener material from their Pedal Fasteners and is mounted on the bottom of your pedal. To attach the fastener, just remove the rubber... »

  • When Technology Breaks: A Survival Guide for Bassists

    When Technology Breaks: A Survival Guide for Bassists

    Technology is a wonderful thing. Compared to a century ago, our day-to-day lives are completely different; we no longer need to hand wash our clothes, build a fire to eat, or take a horse and buggy to visit friends in an adjacent state. Instead, we can simply purchase magical devices such as washing machines, microwaves,... »

  • Basses and Skill: Stick to One or Diversify?

    Basses and Skill: Stick to One or Diversify?

    Q: Is there any benefit in mastering two (or more) types of basses? I have a 5-string fretted that is my primary instrument, and that’s the one I take out of the “shed.” After finding a great deal on a fretless 4-string at a pawnshop, my thought was this bass would be perfect for playing... »

  • Amp Stands: How to Raise Your Amp without Losing the Bottom?

    Amp Stands: How to Raise Your Amp without Losing the Bottom?

    Q: I recently down-sized my amp from a classic SVT setup 8×10 with a head to a combo amp. Obviously much smaller. I want to raise it off the floor without losing the bottom end because I have used my Ampeg rig exclusively for 20+ years, and I am used to having that stage sound... »

  • Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

    Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

    Gear! Readers can’t get enough, and neither can we. Here’s a big dose of the most read gear stories of 2011 on No Treble. 1. Fender Modern Player Series Bass Guitars Fender unveiled their Modern Player Series in October, with three new basses: the Modern Player versions of the company’s Telecaster, Jaguar and Jazz basses.... »

  • Top 10: The Best New Bass Gear (October 2011)

    Top 10: The Best New Bass Gear (October 2011)

    We love covering bass gear, and we covered a lot of it in October. Here are the top 10 most popular gear stories on No Treble for October, 2011. 1. Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars Fender has unveiled the Modern Player Series, including three new basses. The Modern Player versions of the company’s... »

  • Insuring Your Gear

    Insuring Your Gear

    Q: I recently had a stolen instrument scare. It got me wondering, what do you and other working professionals do? With all your traveling, I’m sure it’s a small worry in the back of your mind. What do you use to ensure the safety of your gear? Do you have instrument specific insurance or some... »

  • Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI

    Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI

    Ruppert Musical Instruments dubs their Basswitch IQ DI the “Swiss Army Knife for Bass Players”, and I have to agree. The device is just now available in the U.S. The device indeed is many things in one: A/B box: Allows you to have to instruments plugged in for fast switching on stage Clean Boost: Engage... »

  • The Axe Balancer

    The Axe Balancer

    Joe Naylor has introduced a new gadget for instruments with heavy necks, called the Axe Balancer. The product is a small, 7-ounce tungsten steel block with a non-reactive foam bottom that mounts to your bass under the strap button. The gadget acts as a counterweight at the farthest point from the headstock, preventing neck dive... »