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

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 his impeccable style and tone....

Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal
Pedals & Effects

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 them to sound like, we...

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

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 L.A. during this period, so...

Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah
Bass Videos

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 Hanson on some blazing rap...

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

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 who know how to play...

The Levin Brothers Announce Live Album, Tour Dates
New Albums

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 by the Levins and Erik...

What to Do When They Don’t Give You the Gig Details
Ask Damian Erskine

What to Do When They Don’t Give You the Gig Details

Q: I recently had a strange experience when I got asked to play a gig, but was given practically no information. When I asked for more details (when, where, how long, how much, etc.), I got vibed hard by the guy, as if I was only in it for the money and why couldn’t I just say yes or no...

Björn Meyer: Trails Crossing
Bass Videos

Björn Meyer: Trails Crossing

Here’s a gorgeous solo bass song written and performed by Björn Meyer. Born in Sweden and based in Switzerland, the bassist’s “Trails Crossing” comes from his latest album, Provenance, which is the first ECM record devoted to solo electric bass.

Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps
Best of 2017

Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps

We covered a whole lot of new gear stories in 2017, which really kicked off during the 2017 Winter NAMM Show in January. Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass amp stories for the year. 1. Markbass EVO 1 Bass Amp After introducing the prototype last year, Markbass has unveiled the final version of the EVO 1 bass amp....

Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Spotlights
Best of 2017

Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Spotlights

Our favorite feature on No Treble is the Reader Spotlight. It is our chance to share the stories of our favorite people, who play our favorite instrument. If we haven’t shared your story yet, I invite you to reach out. Kicking off our “Best of 2017” series, here are the 10 most popular Reader Spotlights we published this year. 1....

Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass
Basses

Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass

Fodera is gearing up for 2018 by announcing the 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe. Celebrating the company’s flagship design, the new bass is described as combining classic Fodera tone and looks with modern electronics and playability. “For this bass, we’ve adopted an early Fodera wood combination of a Mahogany body, Quilted Maple top, and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. In the...

Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn Bowl (Full Show)
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn Bowl (Full Show)

Victor Wooten has been touring in support of his latest album, Trypnotyx, with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. If you’ve missed the tour, you’re in luck. They just shared the complete concert from the Brooklyn Bowl, which took place on December 12, 2017. The music starts at the 22:17 mark.