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  • Old School: 1969 Gibson Les Paul Bass

    Old School: 1969 Gibson Les Paul Bass

    Emre Kayaalp reached out to me with one beauty of a bass – his recently acquired 1969 Gibson Les Paul. According to the Wikipedia artcile on the instrument, the Gibson Les Paul bass “is a bass guitar first manufactured by Gibson in 1969, just after the relaunch of the Les Paul guitar in 1968.” That... »

  • Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Orchid

    Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Orchid

    This week we’re checking out the Orchid bass by CG Lutherie, a headless bass with some sleek features. The unique body shape includes a forearm contour and an extended upper horn, while the majority of the bass’s top sits flush thanks to recessed volume and tone controls. While the bass is fully customizable, this fretless... »

  • Ibanez Introduces New SR500 Series Basses

    Ibanez Introduces New SR500 Series Basses

    Ibanez has announced two new basses to their SR500 series with the SR500TFF and the SR505TFF. The basses, which are four- and five-string versions of the same model, feature mahogany bodies with a traditional Tri-Fade Burst Flat finish. The neck on each bass is a five-piece laminate of jatoba and bubinga topped with a rosewood... »

  • Mesa Engineering Introduces Subway Bass Series

    Mesa Engineering Introduces Subway Bass Series

    Mesa Engineering has gotten into the world of lightweight amplifiers with their new Subway Bass Series. The lineup includes the company’s first ultra-lightweight Class D amplifier and a pair of bass cabinets loaded with neodymium speakers. Heading up the series is the Subway D-800, an 800-watt amplifier that weighs in at five and a half... »

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  • Pedalboard Supplies Introduces Pedal-Links Effect Mounting System

    Pedalboard Supplies Introduces Pedal-Links Effect Mounting System

    Bassists using pedalboards have a new option for keeping their effects in place with the Pedalboard Supplies Pedal-Links Effect Mounting System. Pedal-Links utilize the housing screws found on the bottom corners of most pedals to fasten them to your pedalboard. The fasteners are used by removing the housing screws, threading the screw through the Pedal-Link’s... »

  • NOISE Audio Design Unveils The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp

    NOISE Audio Design Unveils The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp

    Veteran tube amplifier tech Blackie Pagano of NOISE Audio Design has unveiled The Perfect Storm, a limited edition high-transconductance, high-current tube bass guitar preamp. The sleek preamp takes its moniker from a realization Pagano had after receiving a box of Russian-made 6C45pi tubes, which are sensitive to audio signals and, despite their small size, run... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2015

    Time for the celebration that gives most No Treble readers a bad case of G.A.S. We prefer to call it the top 10 most read gear stories on No Treble for the month though. Enjoy. 1. Bohemian Guitars Boho Bass Here’s something different: Bohemian Guitars has introduced the Boho Bass, a hollow body electric bass... »

  • F-Pedals Announces the Robotholic

    F-Pedals Announces the Robotholic

    Los Angeles-based F-Pedals has teamed up with recording engineer Eddie Kramer to unveil the Robotholic. The first in their new Pulse of Rebellion series, the pedal brings together a range of effects including a clean boost, a crunchy drive, heavy distortion, and an “analog-ringmod-resembling effect.” The Robotholic has four knobs – Mix, Pitch, Drive, and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Joe Goldsmith Fretless Singlecut Bass

    Bass of the Week: Joe Goldsmith Fretless Singlecut Bass

    We’re featuring another incredible bass made by an amateur builder this week. Bassist Joe Goldsmith sent us some pictures of a stunning singlecut bass he built to suit his style. The eighteen-year-old, who mainly plays double bass, decided to make something that would make him feel more at home on an electric. “As a double... »

  • Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish

    Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish

    After getting into the multi-scale bass market earlier this year, Ibanez is expanding their SR Fanned Fret bass line with a new finish. Available in five- and six-string versions, the bass will come in a Walnut Flat finish as well as its original black stain. The SRFF805 five-string and 806 six-string models are built with... »