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Rewind: All the Top Bass Gear, Stories, Columns and Videos for the Week
Weekly Top 10

Rewind: All the Top Bass Gear, Stories, Columns and Videos for the Week

Last week, we introduced two new columns to on No Treble. Our new “Bass of the Week” series topped the charts with our readers, and the new Mod Shop made the top 10 as well. Gear for the win! Look for Bass of the Week each Thursday, and Mod Shop once or twice a month. A few videos made the...

Vanderkley Amplification Unveils 212MNT NeoLite Cabinet
Bass Gear

Vanderkley Amplification Unveils 212MNT NeoLite Cabinet

Vanderkley Amplification has announced a new addition to their NeoLite series of bass cabinets: The 212MNT. Loaded with two 12″ Neodymium drivers and 1″ compression tweeter, the cab pumps out 600W RMS at 4 ohms. As with the other NeoLite enclosures, the 212MNT is built with void free birch and poplar plywood with dowelled joint construction and internal bracing. The...

Aram Bedrosian: Fly
Bass Videos

Aram Bedrosian: Fly

Here’s another impressive solo bass performance by Aram Bedrosian, performing his original tune “Fly”. This tune is available on Bedrosian’s 2007 debut album.

Victor Wooten Announces Three Camps to Wrap Up 2011 Season
Events

Victor Wooten Announces Three Camps to Wrap Up 2011 Season

The last three of Victor Wooten’s camps for the 2011 season take place September, including the second Bass/Nature Camp of the year. The camps, which are for musicians of all ages and skill levels, also include a Jam Weekend and “Spirit of Music” Camp that will feature holistic musicality training with Vic and special guest Daniel Levitin, author of This...

Bryan Beller Band Announces West Coast Tour
Concerts & Tours

Bryan Beller Band Announces West Coast Tour

After wrapping up a 13-date trek with the Aristocrats, Bryan Beller will be taking his band on the road with the Mike Keneally band on a tour of California, Washington and Oregon. It will be the Bryan Beller band’s first West Coast tour. The outing will be similar of Keneally’s and Beller’s “They’re Both the Same Band” tour of 2010,...

Carol Kaye: Slick Cat (1971)
Bass Videos

Carol Kaye: Slick Cat (1971)

Wow, this one groooooooves. Bassist Carol Kaye shared this tune, saying “Slick Cat [was] cut 1971 with Joe Pass [on guitar], Paul Humphrey [on] drums ….we were just jamming some in a studio and decided to work together after this!” Carol also mentioned that while the bass in the picture is her Gibson Ripper, the bass she used in the...

The Who Announces Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut
News

The Who Announces Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut

The Who has released details of their upcoming deluxe box set of the group’s classic 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia. Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut, to be released on November 15, includes a remaster of the original album, previously unheard demos from Pete Townshend, including songs that didn’t make it on the album, an 8-track 5.1 sound DVD and a hard-bound book...

Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass
Bass Gear

Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass

Squier has grown their Vintage Modified line with the introduction of a new take on Fender’s mid-60s Mustang bass. Staying true to the original, the Vintage Modified Mustang features a 30″ scale, 19 frets and comes in black or three-color sunburst finishes. The bolt-on constructed bass has a basswood body with a maple neck and fingerboard, while the pickup has...

Owen Biddle Leaves The Roots
Player News

Owen Biddle Leaves The Roots

Owen Biddle will be leaving the Roots in order to pursue his own project, Mister Barrington. The bassist, who joined the band in 2007 and has been seen with them on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon since 2009, confirmed the change on his Twitter account. “Thanks for all the love guys. It’s true!” Biddle tweeted. “I’m starting a new chapter...

Queen: Dragon Attack Live with John Deacon (1982)
Bass Videos

Queen: Dragon Attack Live with John Deacon (1982)

Here’s a clip from Queen’s 1982 performance in Canada, released on the 2007 DVD Queen Rock Montreal. Bassist John Deacon holds down catchy riff on his Fender P-bass while the band jams out a heavy groove.

Bass of the Week: Little Guitar Works Torzal Standard
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Little Guitar Works Torzal Standard

With time comes innovation, and for bass players it means lighter rigs, improved effects pedals and ergonomic basses. The Little Guitar Works Torzal Bass is a prime example of that progressive ideology. The customizable bass features your choice of woods and pickups, but the real “Twist” is in the neck. Literally. Developed in the mid-90s as a response to players...

Custom Shop: Birdsong Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Birdsong Guitars

Founded in 2004, Birdsong Guitars is a company with a distinct reputation for excellent short-scale basses – one that founder Scott Beckwith prides himself on. After getting his start building in the late ’90s, Beckwith set up shop in Texas where he has been honing his craft with the aid of his wife and other luthiers. Most recently he revived...