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NS Design Announces WAV5 Radius Bass
Basses

NS Design Announces WAV5 Radius Bass

NS Design’s WAV Radius electric bass now comes in a five-string version. The WAV5 Radius Bass carries the same features of the WAV4 with the exception of the specs to accommodate the fifth string. Its scale is extended to 35 inches, while the string spacing is reduced to 18 millimeters. As part of the Radius series, the bass has a...

Marcelo Yakko: Jingle Bass
Bass Videos

Marcelo Yakko: Jingle Bass

Marcelo Yakko is a great guy (and a terrific bass player too). He shared this video with us, saying “A Christmas song to send good wishes and positive energy.” You know the tune, and Marcelo’s energy is infectious on this arrangement for two basses. Be sure to check out the outtakes at the end.

Best of 2016: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses
Best of 2016

Best of 2016: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

We covered a ton of gear this year, including many, many new basses. Here are the top 10 most read and most shared stories in 2016 on No Treble featuring new basses. Enjoy! 1. Orange Amplification O Bass Guitar Orange Amplification launched the O Bass at the 2016 NAMM show. The bass is a vintage-styled one that comes in Teardrop...

Dan Briggs Teases Nova Collective Album
News

Dan Briggs Teases Nova Collective Album

Good news for prog-rock fans: Between the Buried and Me/Trioscapes bassist Dan Briggs has announced he’s got a new project called Nova Collective, and it’s getting ready to release an album. The quartet also includes fellow Trioscapes member Matt Lynch and Haken alumniRichard Henshall and Pete Jones. They originally started with Briggs and Henshall working out some arrangements before filling...

Bergantino Audio Introduces NV212T Bass Cabinet
Amps

Bergantino Audio Introduces NV212T Bass Cabinet

Bergantino Audio has expanded their New Vintage series with a 2×12″ configuration. The 400-watt NV212T is a sealed cabinet design loaded with a pair of twelve-inch ceramic magnet woofers with vented pole pieces as well as a high intelligibility NV series tweeter. The level control allows for dialing the tweeter in and out. “A unique tweeter matched with a custom...

Karl Clews: This Christmas
Bass Videos

Karl Clews: This Christmas

Karl Clews took Donny Hathaway’s Christmas classic “This Christmas” and arranged it for solo bass. Happy holidays everyone!

Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Lessons and Transcriptions
Best of 2016

Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Lessons and Transcriptions

We published a whole lot of bass lessons in 2016. Here are the top 10 reader favorites of the year. Think of it as a great to do list for the holiday break and the new year. Thanks for reading, commenting, sharing – and shedding. 1. Talking Technique: Killer Dead Note Grooves Dead notes are percussive effects that can really...

FEA Labs Unveils Photon Fuzz II Pedal
Pedals & Effects

FEA Labs Unveils Photon Fuzz II Pedal

FEA Labs has updated their flexible Photon Fuzz pedal with a second version. The Photon Fuzz II includes the original pedal’s tones with added functionality. Made for both bass and guitar, the pedal is named due to a component in the circuit that utilizes infrared light to control the FET used in the fuzz. Its drive and bite controls work...

Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman
Interviews

Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman

If you’ve ever looked for great bassists online, chances are you’ve watched a clip of Federico Malaman. The Italian bassist has gained a solid following on Facebook and YouTube with videos that blend quirky humor and amazing bass playing. Whether he was covering Michael Jackson or collaborating on original songs, his magnetic persona makes for a fun watching experience. Now...

Audun Ramo: Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” Upright Slap Cover
Bass Videos

Audun Ramo: Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” Upright Slap Cover

Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” has one of the coolest bass and guitar lines ever. Here’s an awesome version of it by bassist Audun Ramo, who adds some upright slap to the mix.

Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Columns
Best of 2016

Best of 2016: Top 10 Bass Columns

No Treble columns are designed to inspire. Of the dozens (and dozens) of columns over the course of 2016, these are the top 10 reader favorites. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Bass Players to Know: Justin Meldal-Johnsen Ryan Madora first discovered Justin Meldal-Johnsen thanks to Beck. In this “Bass Players to Know” column, she shared the story (and...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees
News

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Every year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of inductees tends draws the ire of music fans around the world, but this year’s list seems to be a good fit. The group leans heavy on classic rock with folk, grunge, and rap to round it out. 2017’s inductees include Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Journey, Joan Baez, Pearl Jam,...