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  • Pobozhiy / Malaman / Stepanov / Sagamonyants: The Aether

    Pobozhiy / Malaman / Stepanov / Sagamonyants: The Aether

    Evgeny Pobozhiy has a new video out featuring his collaboration with Federico Malaman, Valeriy Stepanov, and David Sagamonyants. The group play’s Evgeny’s original tune, “The Aether.” We dig this! »

  • In Memoriam: Lenny Stallworth

    In Memoriam: Lenny Stallworth

    David “Lenny” Stallworth, who anchored Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor and toured with Maceo Parker, has passed away. Raised in Moss Point, Mississippi, Stallworth started playing bass at 11 years old and one year later joined his first band: The Super Soul Movement. At eighteen he joined the show band Poo Nanny and toured the Chitlin’... »

  • Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

    Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

    Bass and drum duo Royal Blood have announced they’ll be coming to the U.S. for a headlining tour in 2018. Fronted by bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr, the band will be hitting the road in support of their latest album, How Did We Get This Dark? The tour kicks off in Brooklyn, New York before heading to... »

  • Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet: Father and Sun

    Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet: Father and Sun

    Larry Grenadier takes the melody and an awesome solo on this live version of “Father and Sun” by the Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet. He also creates a spacey groove with drummer Brian Blade to propel the ethereal song. »

  • Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

    Back in 2011, we kicked off our popular Bass of the Week feature, showcasing low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre. Of the 50-plus we featured in 2017, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites. 1. Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for... »

  • Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    If you’re looking to blow up your bass sound, Death By Audio has you covered with their new Absolute Destruction pedal. Utilizing a power amplifier IC, the unit offers a distortion as well as what its name implies. “Showing little to no respect for what instruments normally sound like, or even what many people want... »

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  • Bass Transcription: The Jackson 5’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

    Bass Transcription: The Jackson 5’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

    Note: It is not certain who the bassist was on The Jackson 5’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” but it’s likely to be Wilton Felder, who played on many of their early recordings after they moved to Los Angeles in 1969. There’s relatively little information about the studio musicians who worked for Motown in... »

  • Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah

    Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah

    It’s time for one of our favorite holiday traditions again. Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department have once again sent us a video for the season, and it’s another great one. This year’s track is a mashup entitled “Deck the Hanukkah” that features Bailey, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and Aaron... »

  • Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Columns and How To’s

    Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Columns and How To’s

    We’re lucky to have some great contributors here who share their knowledge and experience each week. Our columns and how to’s always rank high in terms of readership. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for 2017. 1. Bass Players To Know: Sean Hurley There’s a lot to be said for bass players... »

  • The Levin Brothers Announce Live Album, Tour Dates

    The Levin Brothers Announce Live Album, Tour Dates

    Tony Levin and his brother Pete have followed up their debut album with a new live release, entitled Special Delivery. Produced three years after the Levin Brothers’ self-titled debut, the new album captures the duo along with saxophonist Erik Lawrence and drummer Jeff Siegel during their 2017 tour. The quartet tackles mostly original tunes penned... »