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  • Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

    Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

    In 2011, Squier added to their retro-styled Vintage Modified series with the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS. The model riffs on the Fender Jaguar but pares things down on the controls as well as the scale. Squier describes the 30-inch scale bass as “short and sweet with a big sound”. Its overall design is... »

  • Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera and Matthew Garrison have teamed up once again to introduce the Imperial Mini-MG. The headless and compact design was created with portability and playability in mind. “With the recent change in instrument travel regulations, there has been an increasing need for a bass guitar that combines portability without sacrificing tone or playability,” Fodera shares.... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

    Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

    Devo was known for outlandish instruments, and Eastwood Guitars has a knack for bringing retro oddities back to life. That’s why they’re planning on remaking Jerry Casale’s “Be Stiff” bass from the Freedom of Choice tour in 1979 and 1980. The original bass was concocted around a Gibson EB-3 neck and parts Casale had around.... »

  • Barefaced Audio Introduces Four10 Bass Cabinet

    Barefaced Audio Introduces Four10 Bass Cabinet

    Barefaced Audio has added a 4×10″ bass cabinet to their lineup, aptly named the Four10. Rated at up to 1000 watts, the company says their take on the classic speaker configuration ups the game with their custom drivers and Hybrid Resonator enclosure design. “The characteristics of most 10″ speakers require a smaller sealed cab or... »

  • Tsakalis Audioworks Announces Ocean Reverb Pedal

    Tsakalis Audioworks Announces Ocean Reverb Pedal

    Greek effects company Tsakalis Audioworks has unveiled the Ocean reverb. The pedal dishes out three reverb modes – Shimmer, Hall, and Spring – with four knobs to control each palette. The Mix control allows for blending in your dry signal to the wet with the ability to have 100% wet or dry by on either... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2016

    Time to celebrate the No Treble reader favorite gear stories for the month. In this edition, we’re talking about the top 10 bass gear stories in April. As always, this comes with a warning: may cause GAS. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Sire Guitars Marcus Miller M7 Series Basses Sire Guitars has teamed... »

  • Bass of the Week: ESP E-II Stream SL-5

    Bass of the Week: ESP E-II Stream SL-5

    This week we’re taking a look at the ESP E-II Stream SL-5, a bigger variation on the bass model they debuted in 2014. The SL-5 is a five-string version with a 35-inch scale and larger body than its predecessors. As part of the E-II series, the Stream SL-5 is built in ESP’s Japanese factory. Available... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Big Blades Soapbar Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Big Blades Soapbar Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups has once again expanded their signature pickup offerings with the new Big Blade soapbar. The pickup, which is available in standard soapbar shapes and sizes, was built for a “striking and aggressive sound.” “The Big Blade is a result of the pursuit of a continuous sensing blade style pickup whose tone brings with... »

  • Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range

    Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range

    Luthier Michael Gillett has launched a new range of basses called the Gillett Contour Electro-Acoustic Bass. Introduced at the London Bass Guitar Show, the aptly-named hollowbody basses feature unique contouring for an ergonomic experience. “Our basses have been a long time in the design and creation phase starting out over ten years ago when I... »

  • Undertone Audio Introduces the Vari-Cap Cable

    Undertone Audio Introduces the Vari-Cap Cable

    Undertone Audio has introduced an innovative new product called the Vari-Cap instrument cable. Designed by producer Eric Valentine and Larry Jasper, the Vari-Cap allows for varying the amount of capacitance imparted by the cable with a 16-step rotary knob. The effect changes the tone of the cable. Its range of adjustment from 150 pF to... »