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  • Bass of the Week: The Bace

    Bass of the Week: The Bace

    One of my favorite movie quotes has always been a bit of a thorn, as well: In the School of Rock scene where Jack Black converts the cellist into a bassist, he says, “It’s the exact same thing, but instead of playing it like this, you tip it on the side… ‘cello’, you got a... »

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  • Earthquaker Devices Introduces the Pyramids Stereo Flanger Pedal

    Earthquaker Devices Introduces the Pyramids Stereo Flanger Pedal

    Earthquaker Devices has launched a new pedal called Pyramids. Built around the same DSP architecture as their Avalanche Run, the new stompbox is a stereo flanger with tons of features packed in. “Pyramids [features] five user-definable presets (a first for any EarthQuaker Devices pedal!), eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision via the Rate &... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2018

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2018

    Time for our monthly celebration of the top bass gear stories on No Treble. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the month of April. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing! 1. Hiwatt DR401 400w Bass Head Hiwatt was on hand at this year’s Musikmesse to unveil the DR401, which they declare as the... »

  • TC Electronic Announces the Aeon

    TC Electronic Announces the Aeon

    TC Electronic has expanded their line of musical gadgets with the Aeon, a handheld infinite sustainer that allows for holding out notes. The device is housed in a brushed aluminum enclosure and features special transducers for fast string excitement at the touch of a button. “By placing AEON over a string and slowly moving it... »

  • Orange Amplification Unveils the OMEC Teleport Audio Interface

    Orange Amplification Unveils the OMEC Teleport Audio Interface

    Orange Amplification is bringing their history into the modern age with the OMEC Teleport. Named for their ’70s brand, the Teleport is an audio interface built into a standard effects pedal housing. This allows for easy access to software for gigging musicians. “The innovative, new OMEC Teleport is a universal connection device compatible with iOS,... »

  • Deep Space Devices Introduces The Red Ghost Distortion

    Deep Space Devices Introduces The Red Ghost Distortion

    Deep Space Devices has launched their first product with the Red Ghost Distortion, a pedal aimed at heavier types of music. The unit offers simple controls with a single knob and two switches. “Designed to appeal to stoner rock and shoegaze enthusiasts, the Red Ghost offers menacing options to your tone,” Deep Space Devices writes.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra

    Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra

    Gerald Marleaux is hands down one of my favorite bass builders. His artistic touch and attention to detail make all of his instruments play and sound just as good as they look. This week we’re checking out his Contra model, which takes its semi-acoustic design in part from the violin family. “The Contra is made... »

  • Höfner Unveils the H500/5 “Reeperbahn” Bass

    Höfner Unveils the H500/5 “Reeperbahn” Bass

    Höfner has reissued another part of their history with the H500/5 “Reeperbahn” bass. Based on the 500/5 that was produced between the ’50s and ’70s, the instrument features a large hollow body and short scale neck. It was famously used by a Beatle, though not the one you’re thinking of. “Although used by many players... »

  • Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass

    Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass

    Fodera has expanded their Standard Specials line of instruments with the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special. Built around the Monarch model, the bass has a new combination of woods with a mahogany body, Madrone Burl top, a three-piece maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard. Fodera says the real difference is in the pickups as... »

  • IK Multimedia Now Shipping the iRig Stomp I/O USB Pedalboard Controller

    IK Multimedia Now Shipping the iRig Stomp I/O USB Pedalboard Controller

    IK Multimedia’s iRig lineup has gotten a little bigger with the iRig Stomp I/O. The USB pedalboard controller is designed for live and studio use with a built-in audio interface featuring 24-bit audio and up to 96kHz sampling rate. It also has a combo input jack for use with line, instrument, or mic input with... »