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  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and songwriter Lucinda Williams have teamed up to release Vanished Gardens, an album that blends American music genres of jazz, blues, Americana, country, and rock to create a new sound. Each musician contributed songs to the album with “Dust”, “Ventura”, and “Unsuffer Me” by Williams and “Defiant”, “Vanished Gardens”, and “Blues for... »

  • D’Addario Expands Alchemy Gothic Strap Line

    D’Addario Expands Alchemy Gothic Strap Line

    D’Addario has introduced the Alchemy Gothic Strap series with four new models that include their Planet Lock system, which is a built-in locking mechanism. It fits most strap pins and stays locked until you release the side pin. “Since 1977 Alchemy Gothic has been the leader in gothic jewelry, art and lifestyle products,” D’Addario writes.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

    Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

    This week we’re checking out the Remington Steele from Germany’s Le Fay Basses. The bass is a fretless with a twist: the fingerboard is stainless steel. Although it’s an unusual feature, the steel doesn’t sound metallic at all, the company says. “Remington Steele sounds spacious, phat and rich in overtones,” they write. “Effects come into... »

  • Bokanté: Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé

    Bokanté: Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé

    Bokanté has a new video out in support of their album, Strange Circles. This tune was written by Michael League and vocalist Malika Tirolien and features League on baritone guitar, ukulele bass, and vocals. »

  • Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney has a new album coming out September 7th, entitled Egypt Station, and he’s just announced the first dates of a corresponding tour called “Freshen Up.” So far the trek includes four September dates in Canada and three in December in the UK. He’s also slated to perform at Austin City Limits in Texas... »

  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2018)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2018)

    Clear your schedule this evening, because it is once again time to check out the top 10 bass videos of the month. Here are the No Treble reader favorites from June, 2018. Thanks for watching, commenting, and sharing! 1. Cliff Burton Documentary: The Salvation Kingdom The late, great Cliff Burton is the subject of a... »

  • Acoustic Amplification Introduce Classic Series Bass Combos, Cabinet

    Acoustic Amplification Introduce Classic Series Bass Combos, Cabinet

    Acoustic Amplifiers has introduced the Classic Series of bass combos, which the company says combines “vintage vibe with modern features.” The lineup includes three models: the B25C, the B50C, and the B100C. Common features on the units are a tilt-back cabinet design, a re-engineered EQ section, a blendable overdrive, a 1/8-inch headphone output, and a... »

  • Shannon Shaw: Cryin’ My Eyes Out

    Shannon Shaw: Cryin’ My Eyes Out

    Shannon Shaw made an appearance last month at WFUV Public Radio’s Studio A to perform songs from her debut solo album, Shannon In Nashville. Known for her work with Shannon and the Clams, this is something new. “It’s such a different sound than the Clams that I, of course, fear a backlash,” she told The... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces New Trio Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten Announces New Trio Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten is one busy man. After wrapping up the Fun & Funk Xplosion Tour with Sinbad earlier this year, he’s currently on the road with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as part of their 30th Anniversary tour. Now he’s announced a new round of touring behind his latest album, Trypnotyx, with his trio featuring... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Announces the BP-800 Bass Amp

    Phil Jones Bass Announces the BP-800 Bass Amp

    In addition to previewing the new Cab 27, Phil Jones Bass has unveiled a compact bass amp called the PJB BP-800. The miniature unit weighs just six pounds while pumping out up to 800 watts. It has a Class A preamp and plenty of features including a five-band EQ, a mute/passive/active switch, a headphone output,... »