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  • Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal

    Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal

    Eden Electronics has released the WTDI pedal, a beefed up direct box/preamp fit into a 4.75”x 2”x3.5” package. The pedal features true bypass and both 1/4” and XLR outputs that allow you to go into a PA as well as directly into the power amp section of a rig. The design also lets you use... »

  • Bootsy Collins Foundation Raising Money for Music Education

    Bootsy Collins Foundation Raising Money for Music Education

    Bootsy Collins is reaching out to the community for donations in order to help children play music. The funk legend is asking for dollar donations to his Bootsy Collins Foundation, which is working to get instruments into the hands of children who want to play music. “I am asking my funkateer fans to make a... »

  • Iron Maiden: The Interview Sessions Released

    Iron Maiden: The Interview Sessions Released

    Iron Maiden is the focus of the newest Interview Sessions series of documentary-styled albums. The band, anchored by metal bass hero Steve Harris, is examined on the disc through a collection of lengthy interviews with each member, with topics ranging from touring and music to their personal lives. The 8 tracks of contain 68 minutes... »

  • Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg

    Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg

    Bass pioneer Stanley Clarke has become the newest Ampeg endorsing artist, the bass amp company states on their website. During most of his touring through 2010, Clarke used a Pro Neo rig as well as an SVT rig consisting of a SVT-2 Pro with a SVT 410HLF cab. According to the gear page on his... »

  • Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”

    Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”

    As they wrap up the South American leg of their reunion tour, bass wizard Les Claypool and Primus have released a new version of “My Name is Mud” with all Spanish lyrics. “Me Llamo Mud” is a new recording of the classic track from the trio’s Pork Soda album. The track is available on iTunes,... »

  • Medeski, Martin and Wood Announce Camp MMW 2011

    Medeski, Martin and Wood Announce Camp MMW 2011

    Medeski, Martin, and Wood have announced Camp MMW 2011, where attendees will have the opportunity to live and study with the progressive jazz trio, which includes the talents of bassist Chris Wood. The 6-day event includes master classes, workshops, ensembles, and performances all led by MMW. Though players will get the opportunity to learn from... »

  • Gear Watch: Carvin SB4001 and SB5001 Bass Guitars

    Gear Watch: Carvin SB4001 and SB5001 Bass Guitars

    Carvin has released a new spin on their SB series basses, featuring chambered-bodies. The SB4001 and SB5001 (4 and 5-string respectively), were designed cooperatively between the California based guitar manufacturer and bassist Sekou Bunch with weight in mind. Like the SB4000/SB5000 the body is Alder, but with the fully chambered-body style they weigh nearly a... »

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  • Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (November 2010)

    Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (November 2010)

    This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from November, 2010, based on the number of views by No Treble readers. 1. Amanda Ruzza: Confirmation Bassist Amanda Ruzza and her bandmates take on Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation”. 2. Esperanza Spalding: I Can’t Help It (Michael Jackson Cover) Live at... »

  • Stanley Clarke’s Record Label Debuts New Releases

    Stanley Clarke’s Record Label Debuts New Releases

    Bass legend Stanley Clarke has started a new role in the music industry as his record label, Roxboro Entertainment Group, unveiled its first two releases this month. Guitarist Lloyd Gregory’s self-titled CD and multi-instrumentalist Kennard Ramsey’s Somos are available now for download from Amazon, with physical copies coming later this month. Though grounded in jazz,... »

  • Gear Watch: Fuchs Audio Bruiser Bass Amplifier

    Fuchs Audio has announced a new line of bass amplifiers dubbed the “Bruiser”. The amp features a 6-stage, 3-tube preamp with bright, ultra-low, hi and low gain switches and high, parametric midrange, with bass EQ controls for tonal tweaking. Also included in the tube stage is a custom designed phase correct 36 db per octave... »