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Fuchs Announces Bruiser Bass Amp Models
Amps

Fuchs Announces Bruiser Bass Amp Models

After nearly a year of product testing since displaying a prototype at the last Winter NAMM Show, Fuchs Audio Technology has announced three final models of their Bruiser Bass Amp: The Bruiser, the Bruiser-I, and the Bruiser-II. The main difference between each head is power, as the original Bruiser is rated 500 watts into 4 ohms while the Bruiser-I is...

All Bass, No Treble: When is a Bass Not “Bass”?
Columns

All Bass, No Treble: When is a Bass Not “Bass”?

Here at No Treble HQ, we watch a ton of bass videos, read a ton of email from bassists, and get all the news releases about everything bass. Our name is obviously an attempt at being clever. No Treble, after all, is another way of saying “All Bass”. We love the instrument, we love bassists, and we love where bass...

Uxia Martinez Botana: Persichetti’s Parable XVII for Double Bass
Bass Videos

Uxia Martinez Botana: Persichetti’s Parable XVII for Double Bass

Twentieth century American composer and music educator Vincent Persichetti is well known for his collection of works entitled Parables, a series of works for unaccompanied instruments which he wrote between 1965 and 1987. “Parable XVII” (our favorite) was written for solo double bass. Here’s a clip of Uxia Martinez Botana performing the piece in recital. The amount of control she...

Help Make the “Mingus On Mingus” Documentary a Reality
News

Help Make the “Mingus On Mingus” Documentary a Reality

In about nine hours, the fate of the “Mingus on Mingus” documentary project will be decided. At least this important phase of it. You’ve no doubt seen our promotions for this project. We have no affiliation with it, we just want to see it made a reality. Kevin Ellington Mingus, the grandson of Charles Mingus, is behind the project. In...

Iron Ether Debuts Polytope Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Iron Ether Debuts Polytope Pedal

Iron Ether has released the Polytope, a quad-voice pitch detuner. The pedal creates up to four identical copies of the input signal that can then be detuned in pitch to create sounds from “subtle thickening to huge multi-voice detuned synth sounds.” The voices are added and faded in by raising the Voices knob with each new voice alternating above and...

Marcelo Cordova: Live Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Marcelo Cordova: Live Bass Solo

Damian Erskine told me to check out bassist Marcelo Cordova recently, and I’m glad he did. I think I watched every video I could find, and while it was difficult to pick one, I think this is my favorite. Here’s Marcelo taking a tasty solo during a live performance in 2010. He’s playing his Ays 6-string.

Tool Announces North American Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Tool Announces North American Tour Dates

With over five years since their last album and a little over a year since their last performance, Tool has confirmed that they will be playing a handful of shows in 2012, starting in Reno, Nevada on January 14th. The band, consisting of bassist Justin Chancellor, singer Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey and guitarist Adam Jones will be making...

Squier James Johnston Signature Jazz Bass Available Worldwide in 2012
Basses

Squier James Johnston Signature Jazz Bass Available Worldwide in 2012

Squier announced this week that Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston’s signature Jazz Bass would be available worldwide in 2012. First announced in Fall of 2009, the instrument has thus far only been available only in Europe. Johnston’s signature axe is based on his personal Fender USA Jazz and has a basswood body finished in Lake Placid Blue with a matching...

New School: Simon Fitzpatrick
New School

New School: Simon Fitzpatrick

UK-based Simon Fitzpatrick caught the attention of bass lovers around the world last year with his jaw-dropping solo bass arrangement of Bohemian Rhapsody. Since then, the Carl Palmer Band bassist has been continuing to push himself to adapt new songs to the instrument with techniques and technology. What makes you new school? I first started taking solo bass seriously about...

Zander Zon: All Bass Cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”
Bass Videos

Zander Zon: All Bass Cover of Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”

Zander Zon has just shared his latest all-bass performance, this time covering Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” in his signature style. Zander using piccolo strings (gauge 020-052) and special tunings on his Zon for his performances. For this video, he incorporates reverb, distortion and some echo. Amazing, as usual.