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Michael Thurber: Story of the Bass
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Michael Thurber: Story of the Bass

Michael Thurber gets a huge thumbs up in our book. As a co-founder of cdza, he’s been creating musical video experiments, including this awesome all bass Ace of Bass medley. The group now has a series called “The Instrumentals” in which they chronicle the history of different instruments. Here, Thurber rips through 45 songs on nine basses to tell the...

All Bass Instagram
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All Bass Instagram

We’ve finally secured our Instagram account (long story). If you have one too, we’d love to connect. When you post cool bass photos, tag them with #notreble so we can spot them. If you post a photo of one of our t-shirts or stickers, tag it with @notreble. Looking forward to seeing you there! instagram.com/notreble

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Announces Debut Album
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Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Announces Debut Album

Les Claypool is never one to stand still, a fact that is evidenced by his many musical groups. Now his latest project, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, has announced that their debut album Four Foot Shack will be released on February 4th via ATO Records. Claypool is joined by longtime friend and guitarist Bryan Kehoe for the group. Together the...

Project RnL with Or Lubianiker: Another One
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Project RnL with Or Lubianiker: Another One

Or Lubianiker joined forces with Project RnL to make the band’s very first live video. The band describes their music as a “strange, yet mysteriously appealing blend” of genres, and we completely agree. “Another One” is a bass-heavy tune and starts with a duet between Lubianiker and vocalist Ray Livnat. The rest of the group kicks in and things take...

Rush Releases “Clockwork Angels Tour”
New Albums

Rush Releases “Clockwork Angels Tour”

In the summer of 2012, Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels. In what has been a busy year and a half for the band, the trio hit the road for tours across North America and the world. Both tours ended up making the top 100 (#33 in North America and #69 Worldwide). There was a notable addition for...

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of November 17th
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of November 17th

Ah, the weekly top 10… the best in bass, determined by No Treble readers. Last week, four how-to/expert columns made the list, making a great week for inspiration and insight. We also had some pretty epic videos, some new gear and the Bass of the Week. Here is your Top 10 for the week of November 17-23, 2013. Thanks as...

Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: A Change Of Season / Acid Rain (Live)
Bass Videos

Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: A Change Of Season / Acid Rain (Live)

I first became aware of Billy Sheehan as a teenager in the 80’s. Around that same time, I discovered Tony MacAlpine thanks to a guitarist friend of mine. I still have MacAlpine’s records on vinyl. Both of these guys are still going strong and still knocking me out with their virtuosity. Here’s the dream team quartet – also including drummer...

Ashdown Now Shipping Nate Mendel NM2 Double Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Now Shipping Nate Mendel NM2 Double Distortion Pedal

Ashdown is now shipping the latest addition to their Artist series effects pedals, the NM2 Double Distortion Pedal. Designed in collaboration with Foo Fighters four-stringer Nate Mendel, the stompbox is a stereo pedal with two separate distortions that can be routed to different amps or combined. It has a single input and two outputs – one for each overdrive. Both...

Adam Neely and Justina Soto: I Didn’t Know
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Adam Neely and Justina Soto: I Didn’t Know

Bassist Adam Neely has started experimenting with new sounds and genres with his bass. “I have been influenced recently Thundercat and Squarepusher and love the idea of melding virtuosic bass playing with modern electronic dance textures,” he explains. In “I Didn’t Know,” Neely teams up with Indie/soul singer Justina Soto to deliver a catchy groove and thick textures in a...

Justin Morell Dectet Releases “Subjects and Complements”, Featuring Damian Erskine
New Albums

Justin Morell Dectet Releases “Subjects and Complements”, Featuring Damian Erskine

Guitarist/composer Justin Morell’s new album Subjects and Compliments is an experimental exploration of the relationship between the jazz and classical idioms. Compositionally, Morell reaches into the past with fugue forms on some tracks while also blending in room for solos on others. The ensemble itself fits somewhere between a big band and jazz combo and chamber group with instruments ranging...