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Peter Hook Releases Joy Division Book
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Peter Hook Releases Joy Division Book

In a career that only spanned three years and produced two albums, the post-punk rock band Joy Division altered the direction of rock music. Their influence can be heard in the music of U2, The Cure, Interpol, and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A fair portion of their success is due to bassist Peter Hook, who details his life...

Fender Introduces Four New American Vintage Basses
Basses

Fender Introduces Four New American Vintage Basses

Fender has expanded its American Vintage series with four new basses including the ’58 Precision Bass, the ’63 Precision Bass, the ’64 Jazz Bass, and the ’74 Jazz Bass. As with the rest of the line, the new basses are reimagined to bring new life to the original designs. Each bass was picked for significant milestones in the model’s lifespan....

Visual Metronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS
Apps

Visual Metronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS

You might be sitting there wondering, “Why write about yet another metronome app?” If you were, my answer is this: there are almost as many ways in which to use a metronome as there are metronomes available on the App Store, and some fulfill a need better than others. This time around, we take a look at More Muse’s Visual...

Jaco Pastorius Band: Dolphin Dance
Bass Videos

Jaco Pastorius Band: Dolphin Dance

Thank goodness for the web and for Charles Hoernemann, who shared today’s video with us. Charles said, “The genius of Jaco Pastorius. A very rare footage of a concert around 1985 on Belgian TV. Jaco’s solo starts at 6:43. Enjoy!” Enjoy indeed.

Alice In Chains Announces Spring Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Alice In Chains Announces Spring Tour Dates

Alice in Chains have announced a spring tour in support of their next yet-to-be-named album. The month-long trek will focus on the East Coast and Midwest starting in Miami Beach, Florida and ending up at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater. The group, anchored by bassist Mike Inez, is also confirmed for England’s Download Festival and Rock in Rio later this...

D’Angelico Introduces the EX-Bass
Basses

D’Angelico Introduces the EX-Bass

D’Angelico Guitars has been reborn for 2013. The brand, named for luthier John D’Angelico, has relaunched several instruments including the EX-Bass, which will be part of their Standard Series. With its single-cutaway, semi-hollow body, the 32.25? scale bass bears the company’s classic vibe and vintage feel. It also pays homage to D’Angelico’s New York roots with a machined aluminum truss...

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of January 27
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of January 27

Our top ten bass stories and videos included plenty from the 2013 NAMM Show – including a couple of cool videos. There’s more NAMM news, photos and videos to come over the next couple of weeks, so we expect the trend to continue. Here are the most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of...

Marcos Archetti and Ana Paula da Silva: Guata
Bass Videos

Marcos Archetti and Ana Paula da Silva: Guata

We’re so lucky to live in the time we do. The web has afforded us so much access to great music — music that would have been near impossible to experience in any other time. No Treble friend and reader Franco Grimoldi sent me a note saying, “I’m writing just to share this beautiful video, featuring [guitarist/vocalist] Ana Paula da...

Ampeg Introduces Limited Edition Heritage B-15N Bass Amp
Amps

Ampeg Introduces Limited Edition Heritage B-15N Bass Amp

Two years ago, Ampeg paid homage to one of their most popular vintage models with a limited run of the Heritage B-15, which they did again in 2012. This year the company has introduced the Heritage B-15N, a new model that delivers the sound of the B-15 in a new black finish. The new amp, which is designed and assembled...

Adam Stevens: Improvised Loop Jam
Bass Videos

Adam Stevens: Improvised Loop Jam

So far, the videos we’ve shared by Adam Stevens have featured his interesting bass arrangements for different cover tunes. This time around, Adam is jamming an improvised tune with the help of his pedalboard with a looper and effects. He said this is essentially part of his practice routine. “I usually just pick a key and/or chord progression and make...

PRS Guitars Adds Grainger Basses To Core Line
Basses

PRS Guitars Adds Grainger Basses To Core Line

About a decade after introducing their Private Stock model, Paul Reed Smith Guitars and bassist Gary Grainger have teamed up again to introduce the Grainger 4 and Grainger 5 basses to the company’s Core production line. The new models are modified slightly from their predecessors to add more universal appeal to players. Made in PRS’s Maryland factory, the basses are...

Flu Season Fumbles and Avoiding Lost Gigs
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Flu Season Fumbles and Avoiding Lost Gigs

As we get over the start of a new year and the holidays seem like a distant memory, we enter a new season with the worst surprise of them all… the flu. With the weather, the “warriors” who insist on coming into the office, travel, and the nights off to hang out with friends at the bar, we’re unusually exposed...