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Archive for September 2013

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September

Fender was quite busy in September, announcing several new basses. As a result, they took up exactly half of this month’s most read gear stories on No Treble, and four of the top five. Here are the most popular gear stories on No Treble for the month of September, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Fender Unveils Deluxe...

Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler

Source Audio has unveiled the SoundBlox 2 OFD Bass microModeler, a combination Overdrive/Fuzz/Distortion pedal with 12 distortions modeled after bass specific gear. The tones include models of Marshall Amplifiers, Mesa Boogie Amplifiers, Ibanez Tube Screamer, EHX Bass Big Muff, Pro Co Rat, Tone Bender, Fuzz Face, and Octavia as well as three original tones from Source Audio: Metal, Gated Fuzz...

Acoustic Jam: Jan Urbanec and Adam Koller
Bass Videos

Acoustic Jam: Jan Urbanec and Adam Koller

Bassist Jan Urbanec shared this cool jam video he did with percussionist Adam Koller. Love how these guys lock it in.

ACS, Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Announce Fall Tour
Concerts & Tours

ACS, Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Announce Fall Tour

Pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, and bassist Esperanza Spalding have announced a fall tour, including fourteen North American dates and nine European dates. The jazz trio will kick things off in Fairfield, Connecticut at the Quick Center for the Arts before taking the music west. The European leg includes performances in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and...

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 22nd
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 22nd

All bass goodness, packed into a top 10 list. Here are the most read stories and most watched videos by No Treble readers for the week of September 22-28, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration Nathan Navarro is a total beast of a bassist who really knows how to make effects sound good....

Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”
Bass Videos

Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

Last year, we featured an incredible all-bass cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” by Victor Wooten. No Treble reader Chad Villar recently shared his own solo bass performance of the tune. Here’s Chad’s note: Here’s my humble rendition of a classic tune by Stevie Wonder. I was inspired after seeing Victor Wooten play his own version of this beautiful...

Furthur Announces Hiatus
News

Furthur Announces Hiatus

Furthur, the project started by Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Phil Lesh, has announced a hiatus. After their four night run in Mexico in January, the group will be taking 2014 off. “Furthur came together in September, 2009, and from its inception was a band Phil and Bob were completely committed to, and still are,” the band stated...

Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More
News

Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More

Les Claypool is one busy man. For starters, he’s announced that Primus will be switching drummers as Jay Lane takes off to perform with Bob Weir’s RatDog. The iconic trio will once again be rounded out by Tim “Herb” Alexander, who was with the band from 1989 to 1996 and played on everything from their debut Suck on This up...

Steve Metcalf: Semisonic’s “Closing Time”, Featuring Sophie Bird
Bass Videos

Steve Metcalf: Semisonic’s “Closing Time”, Featuring Sophie Bird

We’ve missed featuring Steve Metcalf and his incredible arrangements of popular tunes. Here he his performing his take on the Semisonic tune, “Closing Time”. Steve covers the upright bass, electric bass, guitar and percussion effects, while Sophie Bird is on violin. It all adds up to a nicely layered track and arrangement. As with most of Steve’s recordings, you can...

Hatebreed’s Chris Beattie Sits Out Tour Due To Injury
News

Hatebreed’s Chris Beattie Sits Out Tour Due To Injury

Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie has been sidelined from the band’s upcoming tour due to injuries. Beattie, who founded the band with frontman Jamey Jasta, will be replaced by Shadows Fall’s Matt Bachand while he recovers. “On Monday a large branch fell off a tree I was cutting and knocked the ladder I was on out from under me,” Beattie said...