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Bass Play-Along Week: CharGuitarGirl’s “Girls & Boys” by The Subways
Bass Videos

Bass Play-Along Week: CharGuitarGirl’s “Girls & Boys” by The Subways

Editor’s note: we’re featuring a different bass play-along every day this week. If you have one you’d like to submit (by you or someone else), send it to playalong@notreble.com. Charlotte Robinson, aka CharGuitarGirl, is a 21 year old bassist from Swindon, England who really digs The Subways, thanks to their “Kickin’ bass riffs”. In today’s bass play-along, Charlotte nails the...

Top 10: The 6-String Debate, The Best Bass Gear and Videos, Reader Spotlight and Interview with Alex Webster
Weekly Top 10

Top 10: The 6-String Debate, The Best Bass Gear and Videos, Reader Spotlight and Interview with Alex Webster

Last week, No Treble readers really dug Davie504‘s FleaBass Funk video which took the top slot overall, and Magnus Sjoquist‘s big sounding uBass video made the top 10 as well. Our interview with extreme metal bassist Alex Webster was a happy addition for many of our readers, who responded with their clicks and positive comments about putting extreme metal in...

Bass Video Round Up: Ripping Rock Bass, Some Funky Funk Bass, Bass-Style Halloween and A Big Sounding Little Bass
Bass Videos

Bass Video Round Up: Ripping Rock Bass, Some Funky Funk Bass, Bass-Style Halloween and A Big Sounding Little Bass

Bass videos for the win! Here are the most popular bass videos of the week. Which one is your favorite? 1. Davie504: Simple FleaBass Funk Bassist “Davie504” gets funky with his modified FleaBass, and offers some instruction along the way. Enjoy the tune, or play along with the tabs. 2. Happy Halloween, Bass-Style: The Munsters Theme Song In honor of...

Gibson USA Releases New Explorer Bass
Basses

Gibson USA Releases New Explorer Bass

Gibson has added a new Explorer Bass model for their USA line. The solid mahogany bass takes its body shape from the original Explorer guitar, first introduced in 1958, and comes in a Silverburst finish. The Gibson Explorer Bass has a full 34″ scale and features a glued-in, quarter-sawn maple neck with a Preciosa fingerboard. The Explorer’s electronics are a...

Simon Fitzpatrick: Emerson Lake & Palmer’s “Take a Pebble” for Solo Bass
Bass Videos

Simon Fitzpatrick: Emerson Lake & Palmer’s “Take a Pebble” for Solo Bass

Bassist Simon Fitzpatrick shared his latest solo bass video with us, featuring a live performance of Emerson Lake & Palmer’s “Take a Pebble”. Wait for the 1:30 mark, when Simon really gets going with some excellent tap bass. Then things get really crazy with Simon picking up a bow! Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com.

CruzTOOLS Introduces Groovetech Truss Rod Drivers for Vintage Style Truss Rod Nuts
Accessories & Strings

CruzTOOLS Introduces Groovetech Truss Rod Drivers for Vintage Style Truss Rod Nuts

CruzTOOLS has announced their new Groovetech Truss Rod Drivers, designed specifically for vintage-style truss rod nuts on basses and guitars. As the company explains, early Fender instruments and subsequent modern reproductions use a “cross screw” nut, which has two slots in a cross pattern. Though the innovation was popular in years past, they often cause problems as they’re made of...

Weekly Gear Round Up: Veillette Acoustic, AC Guitar Short Scale, Barefaced Cabs and Bass of the Week
Gear Roundup

Weekly Gear Round Up: Veillette Acoustic, AC Guitar Short Scale, Barefaced Cabs and Bass of the Week

For all you gear junkies and GAS sufferers, here’s the latest and greatest gear and gear features for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! 1. Bass of the Week: Spalt Instruments vViper This week we look at the Spalt Instruments vViper, a custom built bass with a unique pickup design that pivots. The idea for the “wiper” arm pickup is the brainchild...

Providence Introduces Provolt 9 Power Supply
Accessories & Strings

Providence Introduces Provolt 9 Power Supply

Providence has introduced the Provolt 9, a compact power supply with six 9 volt outputs, each output giving up to 100mA. The box features an auto voltage controller, which supplies the ideal output for each device you connect to it. Providence says even a brand new battery can vary from 9.4 to 9.8 volts, causing noticeable, albeit small change in...

Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass
Basses

Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

Veillette has introduced a cutaway version of their acoustic bass, which itself is designed after their acoustic guitar line. Available in 4 or 5-string models, the Veillette Cutaway Acoustic Bass has a 34” scale, with a body that measures 17” wide and 5.5” deep. The instrument is described as “clear, big and strong-sounding.” Each Veillette is handmade in Woodstock, New...

Gigantour 2012 Dates Announced
Concerts & Tours

Gigantour 2012 Dates Announced

The Gigantour is returning in 2012 for a fourth North American offering, and the first since Gigantour 3 in 2008. Organized by headliners Megadeth, this year’s lineup includes metal icons Motörhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat. The tour kicks off January 26th, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey, then snakes around the Northeast before heading to Canada and the Northern U.S. and...