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Soup or Sound (aka, the Diva Complex)
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Soup or Sound (aka, the Diva Complex)

Although I was not asked a question relating to the following, a recurring theme came up in several conversations while at the NAMM show last week. I’d like to say first that I had no bad experiences with anyone while hanging at the show. I did hear some fans talk of a few negative experiences they had when approaching their...

Deep Kick: “Your Momma” Live
Bass Videos

Deep Kick: “Your Momma” Live

Wow, this is one high energy, bass-driven tune from Deep Kick. The band, featuring David Caraccio, aka DavidSinRocks on bass, is from Switzerland, and obviously inspired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, from the band’s name to the Fleabass. This performance was filmed live at the Schoolwave Festival in 2010.

Gruv Gear FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gruv Gear FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite

The guys from Gruv Gear were showing off a few new products at their NAMM booth this year, including the new FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite. Designed with bass in mind, the Gruv Gear FretWraps are a string-muting accessory made to replace the hair ties that most bassists keep above the nut. Available in three sizes, FretWraps fit around up...

Gear Watch: Roland CUBE-XL Bass Combo Amplifiers
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Roland CUBE-XL Bass Combo Amplifiers

Roland has expanded their line of Cube Bass combo amps with three new models: the 120XL, 60XL, and 20XL. Delivering 120, 60, and 20 watts respectively, the amps are built for portability. The 120XL and 60XL have more in common than the 20XL, as they share dual custom-designed Air Flow Ports, eight COSM amp models, seven effects (including new Drive...

Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses
Bass Videos

Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses

This is pretty wild… bassist Grzegorz Kosi?ski performs “Minuet in D minor BWV 990, Anh. 132” by Johann Sebastian Bach on two basses simultaneously. His basses are a 7-string Conklin Groove Tools (reverb, delay) and 6-string Spector Legend 6 Classic (bass). Grzegorz says, “Applause for Johann Sebastian Bach – the first composer in the history, who has written songs for...

Mick Quinn: Supergrass Will Probably Reunite
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Mick Quinn: Supergrass Will Probably Reunite

Bassist Mick Quinn of the now defunct rock band Supergrass told the BBC that the group will probably be making a comeback in the future. “I’m still on good terms with the rest of them and I’m confident we would probably reform at some point,” he said in an interview. The British pop rock group, who parted ways in April...

Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI

Ruppert Musical Instruments has introduced the Basswitch IQ DI, a pedal that the company calls “the bass player’s Swiss knife”. Built in Germany, it serves as an A/B input switcher, a preamp, a clean booster, a parametric EQ, an FX loop switcher, and a D.I. box. The Basswitch has two inputs, which lead to channels A and B respectively. If...

Flying with an Upright Bass
The Lowdown with Dr. D

Flying with an Upright Bass

Many bassists will, at some point, find it necessary to fly with their upright bass. Although a professional bassist should be able to play acceptably on any bass that is thrown at them, there are a number of reasons why we want to play our own instrument on the road. If you are doing anything other than the simplest of...

Marcus Miller: Run for Cover
Bass Videos

Marcus Miller: Run for Cover

Here’s a groovin’ live version of “Run for Cover”, featuring Marcus Miller along with Hiram Bullock, along with Kenny Garrett, Poogie Bell, and Patches Stewart.

Rewind: The Best Bass Videos, TC Electronics Contest, Tons of NAMM Coverage, a 14 Year Old’s Cliff Burton Tribute and More
Weekly Top 10

Rewind: The Best Bass Videos, TC Electronics Contest, Tons of NAMM Coverage, a 14 Year Old’s Cliff Burton Tribute and More

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of January 9 – 15, 2011. 1. Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (December 2010) This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from December, 2010, based on the number of views by No Treble readers. 1....