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The Who’s 2004 Isle Of Wight Festival Released On Blu-Ray/DVD
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The Who’s 2004 Isle Of Wight Festival Released On Blu-Ray/DVD

The Who’s return to the Isle of Wight Festival in 2004 was important for several reasons. First, it was the first time playing the festival since their legendary 1970 performance. It had just been restarted in 2002 after a long absence. Secondly, it was the first time the band played in their home country since the untimely passing of bassist...

Bass of the Week: Moniker Guitars Natural Dixie Double P-Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Moniker Guitars Natural Dixie Double P-Bass

Who doesn’t love a good P-bass? Moniker Guitars knows it only takes some simple elegance to create a tone monster, and they proved it with this version of their Dixie bass. The Dixie Double P-Bass is about simple, natural design with slick curves in all the right places. Its alder body has arm and rib contours for extra playing comfort...

Talking Technique: Pivot Permutations in the Blues
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: Pivot Permutations in the Blues

Ready to apply all this hard work in a song? In part three of this mini-series on Talking Technique we are putting all this hard work to good use in a blues. If you haven’t been following along, be sure to check out the past two Talking Technique episodes! So far we’ve been working on using pivot permutations with their...

STIG: Downtown Tom
Bass Videos

STIG: Downtown Tom

We last featured bassist Artie Sadtler with his band Planet MicroJam, and their tune “Drunken Longing.” He’s back with another band, STIG, and their very funky tune, “Downtown Tom.” We’re digging this!

Roger Waters Releases Fifth Solo Album
New Albums

Roger Waters Releases Fifth Solo Album

Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters is back with his fifth solo album, entitled Is This The Life We Really Want? It’s his first studio album since 1992’s Amused to Death. As one might expect from the songwriter’s past and present stances, the album is politically-charged. Although he regularly expresses his opinions on the current administration, Is This The Life...

GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers
Accessories & Strings

GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers

If you like things nice and low, GHS has you covered with their latest set of Bass Boomers. The new four-string sets are designed for BEAD tuning and described as having “deep low end with a midrange crunch that cuts through a band mix.” The BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers come in three gauges – Medium Light, Medium, and Heavy –...

Zander Zon: Where Is My Mind
Bass Videos

Zander Zon: Where Is My Mind

Zander Zon is back with another incredible solo bass arrangement. This time around, he tackles the Pixies’ tune “Where Is My Mind,” which is featured in the final scene and credits of Fight Club.

Vox Announces the Adio Air BS Portable Bluetooth Bass Amp
Amps

Vox Announces the Adio Air BS Portable Bluetooth Bass Amp

Vox has introduced the Adio Air BS, a compact and portable bass amp that is equipped with Bluetooth technology. It weighs in at just under seven pounds and is powered by an adapter or AA batteries. The 50-watt amp features a ported design that enhances its low-frequency response. Its pair of 3-inch speakers is also angled upward for better listening....

Scary Pockets: Creep
Bass Videos

Scary Pockets: Creep

I stumbled upon this video on Facebook the other day and was impressed with Scary Pockets’ funky cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.” Sam Wilkes is the band’s bassist, which is fronted by vocalist India Carney.

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2017
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2017

Stories about new bass gear are always popular with No Treble readers (and us). Here are the top 10 most popular gear stories for the month of May. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Fender’s Update on Use of Rosewood At the beginning of the year, new CITES regulations went into effect for all species of rosewood. The wood...