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  • ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

    ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

    ESP got into the multi-scale game this year with the LTD B-1004SE and B-1005SE basses. Four and five-stringers, respectively, the new models have different scales for each string to optimize tension and ergonomics. The multi-scale effect is created with Hipshot solo bridges and a fanned fret design. Both basses are built with a swamp ash... »

  • Sadowsky Unveils Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass

    Sadowsky Unveils Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass

    When we interviewed Chip Shearin last year, he let us in on the scoop that he was working with Roger Sadowsky on a special project. That project came to light at the 2016 NAMM Show with the unveiling of the Sadowsky Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass. “Co-designed with bassist Chip Shearin by both myself... »

  • Bass of the Week: Gibson SG Standard Bass

    Bass of the Week: Gibson SG Standard Bass

    Today we’re checking out another iconic bass with the Gibson SG Standard. Originally introduced in the 1961 as the EB3, the current incarnation of the bass carries many of the same attributes including the instantly recognizable body shape. Nowadays, the SG Standard is built as a dual pickup model with a vintage-style TB Plus humbucker... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016

    Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016

    Ibanez gave their Artcore line of basses a rustic turn this year with the Artcore Vintage Series. The semi-hollowbody, short-scale basses come in distressed finishes to give the vibe of an old workhorse instrument, right down to the antiqued pickup covers. Each of the models is built with a maple body, which the company says... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces SpectraComp Bass Compressor Pedal

    TC Electronic Introduces SpectraComp Bass Compressor Pedal

    TC Electronic has taken the SpectraComp found in some of their bass amps and put it into a TonePrint-enabled effects pedal. The multi-band compressor is specifically tuned for bass and housed in a mini enclosure to fit on tight pedalboards. Based on their MD3 multi-band dynamics engine, the SpectraComp Bass Compressor features a frequency specific... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Unveils AAA EVO Bass Amplification Series

    Ashdown Engineering Unveils AAA EVO Bass Amplification Series

    Ashdown’s AAA combo amps have evolved. Introduced at the Winter NAMM show, the AAA EVO collection includes four combo amps as well as a 1×15″ cabinet. Each of the combos comes with the company’s App Tek socket, allowing bassists to access amp simulators, effects, and other apps from their smartphones. Other common features include a... »

  • Boss Introduces BC-1X Bass Comp Pedal

    Boss Introduces BC-1X Bass Comp Pedal

    Following up on last year’s bass driver, Boss introduced the BC-1X Bass Comp at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. The pedal is a multi-band compressor optimized for bass that the company says offers a wide range of compression without altering a bass’s fundamental tone. The BC-1X has the familiar compressor controls of Level, Release, Ratio,... »

  • Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Ex-Van Halen and current The Circle bassist Michael Anthony has a brand new signature bass from Schecter Guitars. Available in production and custom shop versions, the bass is a take on their Model T with updates to suit Anthony’s playing style. The Diamond Series Michael Anthony Bass is built in South Korea with an Alder... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2016

    January is the start of a run of big bass gear news coverage for us, starting with NAMM. And January had plenty of highlights – with a lot more to come. Here are the top 10 most read gear stories on No Treble for the month. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1.... »

  • Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

    Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

    PRS Guitars began their Private Stock series 20 years ago, and to celebrate they’ve brought back their guitar of the month showcase. They kicked it off with a jaw-dropping Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4, which is our bass of the week. The short scale bass features a solid center block with hollow body wings. The... »