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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2018
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2018

March was a big month for gear news, as evidenced by a ton of views on No Treble. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories of the month. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing! 1. Roks Instruments Nardis Bass Luthier Axel Roks of Roks Instruments is known for his unique, minimalist designs. (Check out his Microtonal Futura model.)...

Leonid & Friends: Beginnings
Bass Videos

Leonid & Friends: Beginnings

Leonid Vorobyev’s Leonid & Friends Chicago tribute band keeps bringing the heat. Here’s a new video they just shared covering Chicago’s “Beginnings.”

In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

Bassist and vocalist Caleb Scofield has passed away after a car accident in New Hampshire. He was 39 years old. Scofield played bass and sang for the metal bands Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra. Scofield joined Cave in 20 years ago in 1998 – just three years after the band had formed – and was featured on all...

A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore
Interviews

A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

We’ve showcased Tony Senatore’s incredible 12-string playing before, but that’s not all there is to the bassist. He’s spent the better part of 38 years working in the New York scene including sessions in the city’s top studios. Working as a session player requires a high degree of versatility, but that’s no problem considering his background. Senatore was first taught...

The Fearless Flyers: Barbara
Bass Videos

The Fearless Flyers: Barbara

The Fearless Flyers (a band promoted by Vulfpeck and including some of that band’s members) is rolling out new videos from their self-titled album. This clip will be recognizable to Vulfpeck fans, featuring The Fearless Flyers’ take on “Barbara.” The lineup includes Sandra Crouch on tambourine, Nate Smith on drums, Cory Wong on guitar, Mark Lettieri on baritone guitar, and...

Sleep Adds More North American Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Sleep Adds More North American Tour Dates

After announcing a run of U.S. tour dates for the Spring, Sleep has extended their outing to include 13 more North American shows to take place after a European jaunt. Anchored by bass heavyweight Al Cisneros, the stoner rock legends will spend the summer on the West and East coasts with a few shows between. The latest leg is scheduled...

Roks Instruments Unveils the Nardis Bass
Basses

Roks Instruments Unveils the Nardis Bass

Luthier Axel Roks of Roks Instruments is known for his unique, minimalist designs. (Check out his Microtonal Futura model.) But now he’s added his flair to a more traditional design to create the Nardis, a hand-built bass that mixes vintage and modern. “Nardis is a bass inspired by tradition, but is infused with the Roks flair and engineering,” the bass...

Naïka: Before He Falls
Bass Videos

Naïka: Before He Falls

We’ve featured Maddie Jay before, with her band, the pH Collective. Now we get to feature a video where she’s backing up another band. In this clip, vocalist Naïka performs her original composition “Before He Falls” live at Berklee College of Music. The tune features some interesting instrumentation, with a nice groove behind it.

Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won Remastered for 2018
New Albums

Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won Remastered for 2018

Led Zeppelin’s iconic How The West Was Won live album was released in 2003 and is now getting a remastered version for its 15th anniversary. The album documents Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones at the height of their powers from two concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena in 1972. This reissued...

Nektar Technology Introduces the Pacer MIDI Footswitch Controller
Pedals & Effects

Nektar Technology Introduces the Pacer MIDI Footswitch Controller

Nektar Technology has introduced the Pacer, a MIDI footswitch controller that comes preconfigured for the most popular DAWs and MIDI guitar products. It also offers standard amp switching. “The sturdy metal case features 10 programmable footswitch controls with RGB LEDs and an additional Preset footswitch for recalling presets and navigation,” Nektar writes. “Additionally, Pacer allows the connection of 2 expression...