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Bass Cover Week: Gregorstube’s Bass Cover of Pat Metheny’s “James”
Bass Videos

Bass Cover Week: Gregorstube’s Bass Cover of Pat Metheny’s “James”

Youtuber Gregorstube shows off some amazing musicianship and bass playing with his interpretation of the Pat Metheny tune, “James”. Solo bass at its finest.

Roland Introduces R-26 Field Recorder
Accessories & Strings

Roland Introduces R-26 Field Recorder

Roland has released the R-26 Portable Field Recorder featuring dual built-in stereo microphones, two XLR/TRS inputs, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. The device allows for up to six channels of simultaneous recording and has Roland’s patented IARC circuitry on the inputs to reduce interference. While the R-26 supports 24-bit/96 kHz linear PCM recording, you can also...

Pigtronix Releases the Dual Expression Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Pigtronix Releases the Dual Expression Pedal

Pigtronix has teamed up with Mission Engineering to produce the Dual Expression Pedal, a unit with two outputs to simultaneously control the parameters of two pedals with expression inputs. A polarity switch also allows for controlling effects in opposite directions, for which Pigtronix gives the example of increasing the speed of a phaser while decreasing the delay time on a...

New School: Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas
New School

New School: Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas

Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas is not your average bassist. Formerly known as PolyNeon, Thomas’ unique style is a result of his main influences of ‘70s Soul and modern avant-garde music – which come together in some very interesting ways. What makes you new school? Well I never considered myself “new school”, but I guess I do have a some characteristics that...

Bass Cover Week: Pete O’Neill’s Fretless Bass Cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”
Bass Videos

Bass Cover Week: Pete O’Neill’s Fretless Bass Cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

Bass Cover Week on No Treble continues! We’re celebrating awesome cover tunes that feature bass in unique and awesome ways. If you have a video to share (by you or by someone else), we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note at basscovers@notreble.com. Bassist Pete O’Neill sent in links to his many bass cover tune performances. We enjoyed...

Sting Adds to “Back to Bass” Tour with European Dates
Concerts & Tours

Sting Adds to “Back to Bass” Tour with European Dates

Following the success of his North American concerts, Sting has announced a European leg to his “Back to Bass” tour. As the title implies, Sting gets back to his roots and lays down the low-end on his vintage Fender while celebrating the 25th anniversary of his solo career. As such, the tour is also in support of his latest “25...

Bass of the Week: Maruszczyk Instruments Frog Omega Europe 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Maruszczyk Instruments Frog Omega Europe 5

This week we take a look at the Frog Omega Europe 5 bass from Maruszczyk Instruments, a custom instrument designed on the company’s Frog series. Built on an alder body, the bass a quilted maple theme, with the figured wood being used for the top, fingerboard, headstock, and pickup covers. The set-in neck is made of hard rock maple. The...

Ultra Low: An Interview with Jeroen Paul Thesseling
Interviews

Ultra Low: An Interview with Jeroen Paul Thesseling

Jeroen Paul Thesseling is a bassist constantly pushing himself to new heights. The Amsterdam native picked up his first 4-string bass in his teens, eventually going on to study at the Conservatory at Enschede in the Netherlands. Though his studies were varied, his love for heavy music prevailed as he started his career with the death metal band Pestilence. After...

Bass Cover Week: Viaceslav Svedov’s Bass Cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”
Bass Videos

Bass Cover Week: Viaceslav Svedov’s Bass Cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”

It wouldn’t be much of a Bass Cover Week without including bassist Viaceslav Svedov. There’s a ton to choose from, and we ultimately picked his cover of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”, posted earlier this year. One of the commenters renamed it “FUNKALLICA, Master of Slapping”. Awesome.

The Who Releases Expansive Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut Box Set
New Albums

The Who Releases Expansive Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut Box Set

Count The Who’s 1973 rock opera mega-hit Quadrophenia among the new and super-sized box set releases that are in vogue for many bands this year. Released this week, Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut packs a treasure trove of material that spans five discs and offers up nearly 60 tracks of music. Discs one and two contain the newly remastered version of...