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  • Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Boulder Creek’s display at NAMM this summer featured a nice array of acoustic bass guitars, including their new Koa model. One of the unique things about these basses, as well as their other basses, is the Boulder Creek Suspended Bracing System. The system utilizes tone bars with a brace instead of traditional bracing to support... »

  • The Virginia Bass Forum Hosting Stu Hamm Clinic

    The Virginia Bass Forum Hosting Stu Hamm Clinic

    The Virginia Bass Forum has announced they will be hosting a clinic with Stu Hamm on Sunday, at 12pm on July 18th in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30, and at the door $35. Contact Brittany Frompovich (lady.bass.music@gmail.com) for advance ticket purchases. Details: Fredericksburg Academy, Hazel Arts and Sciences Building Room... »

  • Win a Signed Copy of Stanley Clarke’s New CD

    Heads Up International and No Treble are giving away signed copies of Stanley Clarke‘s latest, The Stanley Clarke Band! Ten lucky winners will receive a copy of The Stanley Clarke Band, signed by Stanley himself. Five runners-up will receive a No Treble t-shirt. Winners will be announced here on No Treble on July 15, 2010.... »

  • Deftones Announce Summer Headliner Tour

    The Deftones are hitting the road starting in August, for a US tour in support of their latest album, Diamond Eyes. One dollar from each ticket sold will go to the fund in support of bassist Chi Cheng, who continues remains in a semi-conscious state after a 2008 car accident. The band is fitting in... »

  • Gear Watch: Better Audio Technologies at Summer NAMM 2010

    Gear Watch: Better Audio Technologies at Summer NAMM 2010

    During our Summer NAMM adventure, we stopped in at the Better Audio Technologies booth to check out their new custom SMB-series of bass cabinets. The cabinets, which are available in a variety of finishes, utilize innovative 6″ long-throw woofers that give a –3dB cutoff frequency of 37Hz for great low-end extension. That’s lower than many... »

  • Will Lee and the Fab Faux to Perform John Lennon’s 70th Birthday Celebration Event

    Will Lee and the Fab Faux to Perform John Lennon’s 70th Birthday Celebration Event

    Will Lee, bassist for the Late Show with David Letterman, and his band The Fab Faux have been confirmed for a special event celebrating John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The show, entitled “A Night in the Life- A John Lennon 70th Birthday Celebration,” will include two sets of the songwriter’s greatest music, ranging from The Beatles... »

  • Gear Watch: Orange Shows Off Terror Bass Amps at Summer NAMM

    Gear Watch: Orange Shows Off Terror Bass Amps at Summer NAMM

    After recently naming Geddy Lee as an endorsing artist, Orange Amps was proudly showing off their newest bass goodies at Summer NAMM. Orange expanded their Tiny Terror line to the low end, with the Terror Bass 500 and 1000. A compact head weighing in at 5kg (11.02 lbs), the Terror bass is a hybrid amp... »

  • Mark Hoppus Announces New Blink-182 Album in the Works

    Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has revealed that the band is working on a new album. From a post on his blog himynameismark.com: “…we’ll be in the studio recording the new blink-182 album. Until it is finished. I cannot be more clear on this: new Blink-182 music is on the way… All of us have ideas... »

  • Gear Watch: The Vee Strap

    Gear Watch: The Vee Strap

    The new Vee Strap is an innovative solution to the problem of finding the right way to hold a heavy or uncomfortable bass. It features a dual-shoulder strap design that evenly distributes weight and stabilizes your instrument. Essentially, it is two straps built into one, coming together in a “V” on your back and buttoning... »

  • Gear Watch: Gold Tone PBB and BB-400+

    Gear Watch: Gold Tone PBB and BB-400+

    While checking out all the great new gear at NAMM, the Gold Tone booth really caught our eye with some great twists on the bass. New for 2010 is their PBB model, a resonator bass with an extending aluminum endpin allowing it to sit in an upright position. The bass has a 32″ scale, with... »