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  • Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado Stringed Instruments Custom AG #1

    Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado Stringed Instruments Custom AG #1

    This week we check out the Custom AG by Belgian luthier Paul Belgrado. Finished in a root beer color nitrocellulose finish, the bass gives an air of classic ideas with a modern approach. The AG is built with an alder body, maple neck, and madagascar rosewood fingerboard. It gets its meaty sound from a pair... »

  • Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals

    Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals

    Fender has announced a new line of micro-sized pedals including an ABY switcher, a compressor, a DI, and a graphic EQ. Each of the compact pedals weighs about 5.6 ounces and measures 93.5 millimeters deep, 42 millimeters wide, and 52 millimeters tall. Fender Micro ABY Pedal The Micro ABY allows for players to switch between... »

  • Bass of the Week: Keybass 3.0

    Bass of the Week: Keybass 3.0

    We love innovative basses, so when Jonathan Dauphinais announced the Keybass 3.0, we were pumped. The instrument is a bass guitar with a keyboard synthesizer mounted to its lower half so that each can be played simultaneously. Dauphinais first started experimenting in 2007. This is the third model of his concept, which was completely custom... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Bigman Bass Pickup

    Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Bigman Bass Pickup

    If you’re looking for a replacement Music Man-style pickup, Nordstrand Pickups has introduced a new model they describe as “not for the faint of heart.” The Bigman is actually two of the company’s Big Single pickups housed under a Music-Man-style cover. “Don’t bother using shorter magnets or less wire – just go for it!,” Nordstrand... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2014

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2014

    If you don’t like how fast the 2014 calendar is flying by, maybe this will help: the top 10 most popular bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of June. As always, it comes with a warning: may cause G.A.S. Your mileage may vary. Use only as directed. 1. Fender American Standard Jaguar... »

  • PRS Announces SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses

    PRS Announces SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses

    PRS Guitars has introduced the first bass models of their SE line: the SE Kingfisher and the SE Kestrel. The basses, which are designed in Maryland and built overseas, are both described as traditional character with modern upgrades. SE Kingfisher Bass The SE Kingfisher is a neck-thru design built with a swamp ash body, a... »

  • Dwarfcraft Unveils Memento Kill Switch Pedal

    Dwarfcraft Unveils Memento Kill Switch Pedal

    If you’re looking for a creative solution to having a kill switch, Dwarfcraft has got you covered with the Memento. The compact stompbox takes the concept of a kill switch and expands on it with a “re-kill” switch that can remember your kill pattern and repeat it back in a loop. Or in Dwarfcraft’s words,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Jack Casady’s Ribbecke Guitars “Diana” Bass

    Bass of the Week: Jack Casady’s Ribbecke Guitars “Diana” Bass

    The best basses come together through a mixture of inspiration, art, and technology. This week we check out a one-of-a-kind instrument that was born of all three ingredients: the Diana Bass by Ribbecke Guitars. In late 2012, bass legend Jack Casady lost his wife Diana after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Casady pondered ways he... »

  • Lingsma Introduces Electric Upright Bass

    Lingsma Introduces Electric Upright Bass

    Netherlands-based luthier Lingsma has announced the availability of their new Electric Upright Bass model, or EUB for short. The bass’s design centers around a compact wooden resonator block, which the company says is designed to vibrate at the same resonances as the body of an acoustic upright bass and create a warm, rich sound. Lingsma’s... »

  • Levy’s Leathers Introduces MG25 ’50s Style Bass Strap

    Levy’s Leathers Introduces MG25 ’50s Style Bass Strap

    Levy’s Leathers has introduced a deluxe version of their 5/8″ wide 1950s rock-n-roll strap called the MG25. Designed for a retro look, it is comprised of a main strap made from veg-tan leather and a sliding padding section covered in soft black garment leather. The Levy’s Leathers MG25 is adjustable from 48″ to 55″ and... »