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  • Bass of the Week: Godin Shifter

    Bass of the Week: Godin Shifter

    Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the Godin Shifter bass is an interesting take on old school aesthetic. Its neck, headstock, and body will look familiar to many, but its pickup system is the real magic. The Shifter has three soapbar, passive single coil alnico pickups with extra large magnets. Each pickup can be selected... »

  • Monster Updates Bass Cable

    Monster Updates Bass Cable

    Monster has updated their line of Rock, Bass, and Acoustic cables, which are designed with features to accent the specific instruments. The series has been upgraded with new 24K gold connectors that feature a collet strain relief to clamp down on the Duraflex jacket when screwed together. This reduces the strain from solder points locking... »

  • Sandberg Introduces Electra M-4 Bass

    Sandberg Introduces Electra M-4 Bass

    Sandberg has added the new M-4 model to the Electra series of basses. This latest addition joins the previous models to round out the three most common classic bass styles with a single humbucker with a 2-band EQ. Sandberg says this configuration gives it a modern rock tone. Similar to the rest of the line,... »

  • Breedlove Announces Pursuit, Solo, and Studio Acoustic-Electric Basses

    Breedlove Announces Pursuit, Solo, and Studio Acoustic-Electric Basses

    Breedlove Stringed Instruments has revamped their line of acoustic-electric bass guitars with three models including the Pursuit, the Solo, and the Studio basses. Breedlove Pursuit Bass The Pursuit is 32-inch scale bass built around the company’s Concert body shape that first appeared in 1992. The bass is built with a solid sitka spruce top and... »

  • Skervesen Guitars Introduces Mondo and Prometheus Basses

    Skervesen Guitars Introduces Mondo and Prometheus Basses

    Polish instrument company Skervesen Guitars has announced two new bass models to their lineup. The instruments are hand-crafted in Poland and can be built with range of options. Skervesen Guitars Mondo Bass The Mondo is a 5-string bass with an offset body designed with designer Dominika Pajdowska for a member of the Skervesen team. It... »

  • Bass of the Week: MonoNeon’s Microtonal Bass

    Bass of the Week: MonoNeon’s Microtonal Bass

    Most No Treble readers will recognize MonoNeon as a forward thinking bassist with a unique style that blends R&B with modern experimental music. He often plays with microtonality, meaning he uses quarter tones in addition to semi-tones that are created on fretted instruments. “My fascination with microtonality is ‘casual’, similar to my fascination with Dadaism,... »

  • Kala Brand Music Introduces USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic Wood U-Basses

    Kala Brand Music Introduces USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic Wood U-Basses

    Ukelele company Kala Brand Music made heads turn five years ago with the introduction of the U-Bass, a ukelele sized bass with proprietary polyurethane strings. The company is now celebrating the five year milestone by introducing the USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic wood U-Bass series. Built in Petaluma, California, the new models feature figured bodies of either... »

  • Keeley Electronics Releases Neutrino Envelope Filter

    Keeley Electronics Releases Neutrino Envelope Filter

    Keeley Electronics is now shipping the Neutrino, an envelope filter that’s built for both bass and guitar. The hand-built pedal is a modern compact circuit of an opto-coupler based design that borrows concepts from their other stompboxes. “Our design team focused on building a tunable dual opto-coupler design that could be aligned for unit-to-unit perfection,”... »

  • Dunlop Super Bright Bass Strings Now Available

    Dunlop Super Bright Bass Strings Now Available

    Dunlop is now shipping their Super Bright Bass Strings, which the company designed with slap bass players in mind. The strings are defined by a lighter tension and provide clear highs balanced with a fat fundamental. The sets come in either stainless steel or nickel with options for 4- and 5-string basses with light and... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2014

    What’s better than new bass gear news? That would be the top 10 most popular new bass gear stories on No Treble. Here are the most popular gear stories on No Treble for the month of April, 2014. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Fodera Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype Victor Wooten is all... »