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Archive for October 2011

Fender Introduces New Gig Stand
Accessories & Strings

Fender Introduces New Gig Stand

Fender has introduced a new instrument stand designed to end the bulkiness of traditional instrument stands. The compact stand was created to be as unobtrusive as possible by folding up in two steps and weighing just a little more than the average instrument cable. The stand’s slim design fits most basses and guitars, while rubber contact points provide a strong...

Robick: A Look at the iOS App for Transcribing Music
Apps

Robick: A Look at the iOS App for Transcribing Music

If you’re looking for an “slow-downer” app for aiding in transcribing tunes, you might want to give Robick a shot. While this app is not entirely intuitive, once you get the hang of the interface, it’s actually a pretty powerful music slowing/altering app for transcription. When you launch the app, you’ll land in the one and only screen for the...

Happy Halloween, Bass-Style: The Munsters Theme Song
Bass Videos

Happy Halloween, Bass-Style: The Munsters Theme Song

In honor of Halloween, here’s bassist BumDog2112 (aka Shawn) performing The Munsters theme song the way we like it. Shawn says, “One of my favorite things to goof around with. Always gets a laugh out of anyone I play it for.” We dig it. Happy Halloween!

Top 10: The Best Bass How-To’s, Bass Videos, New Gear and Bass of the Week
Weekly Top 10

Top 10: The Best Bass How-To’s, Bass Videos, New Gear and Bass of the Week

No Treble readers must be busy practicing these days, because three of the top 10 articles last week were how to columns. Damian Erskine shared “A Practical Guide to Modes and Scales”, Ryan Madora posted her latest Blues Bass how-to, “Jump Blues, Two-Beat and ‘The Bump'”, and Dr. D shared his insights on practicing on his latest lowdown column, Dedication:...

Robert Trujillo: New Metallica Album Under Way
News

Robert Trujillo: New Metallica Album Under Way

With a collaborative album with Lou Reed due out this week, bassist Robert Trujillo has revealed that the next full-fledged Metallica album is under way with producer Rick Rubin’s help. “We’ve been in the studio with Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we’re going to be recording during the most of next year,” Trujillo told Gulf News....

Top 10: The Best New Bass Gear (October 2011)
Top Ten

Top 10: The Best New Bass Gear (October 2011)

We love covering bass gear, and we covered a lot of it in October. Here are the top 10 most popular gear stories on No Treble for October, 2011. 1. Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars Fender has unveiled the Modern Player Series, including three new basses. The Modern Player versions of the company’s Telecaster, Jaguar and Jazz basses...

Adam Ben Ezra: Live Victor Wooten Concert Performance
Bass Videos

Adam Ben Ezra: Live Victor Wooten Concert Performance

What a show this must have been! Here’s Israeli bassist Adam Ben Ezra performing his arrangements of “Black Orpheus” and “Besame Mucho” live at a Victor Wooten show in Tel Aviv in May, 2011. Bassists ruled the night, the way it should be!

NOFX Announces West Coast Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

NOFX Announces West Coast Tour Dates

Punk band NOFX will be ringing in the new year with a West Coast tour. Anchored by founder/bassist/vocalist Fat Mike, the group will kick things off with the New Year’s Heave! party in Las Vegas, Nevada before several two-day residencies throughout California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. The tour comes in support of a recently released self-titled EP. Referred to as...

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass
Basses

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass

AC Guitars has introduced the ACG Tefano SS, a new short scale bass with a single-cut design. The new model has a 31.5” scale with features modified to suit to the smaller size. As with other models in the ACG line, the bass is handcrafted by Scottish luthier Alan Cringean with a variety of options including woods and electronics. The...

Top 10: The Best New Releases of October 2011
Top Ten

Top 10: The Best New Releases of October 2011

Here are the top 10 most popular CD and DVD releases for October, 2011, based on reader views. Have you heard any of these yet? 1. Weather Report: Live in Cologne 1983 Continuing in their celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1971 founding of Weather Report, the estate of Joe Zawinul is releasing their second of three new releases...