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  • Reader Spotlight: Lawrence Haber

    Reader Spotlight: Lawrence Haber

    Meet Lawrence Haber, a bassist who performs on electric and upright professionally, and studied privately with Joe Macaro, Gerald Veasley, and John JD DeServio. “I consider myself an amalgam of all three who share discipline, focus, and passion,” he shares. Lawrence is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I... »

  • Dug Pinnick Steps Down From MC5 50th Anniversary Tour, Billy Gould Steps In

    Dug Pinnick Steps Down From MC5 50th Anniversary Tour, Billy Gould Steps In

    Wayne Kramer’s MC5 tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams has gotten a bit of a shakeup. Fronted by Kramer, the band was scheduled to be filled out with King’s X bassist Dug Pinnick, but he’s left the tour. Faith No More’s Billy Gould will now fill in on the entire outing.... »

  • Abhijith P S Nair, Mohini Dey and Sandeep Mohan: Sa Ma Ga Pa

    Abhijith P S Nair, Mohini Dey and Sandeep Mohan: Sa Ma Ga Pa

    Mohini Dey is such a talent, and I’m always on the lookout for videos featuring this exciting bassist. Here’s a clip from the Garana Jazz Festival earlier this month which features Mohini alongside violinist Abhijith P S Nair, guitarist Sandeep Mohan, keyboardist Joe Johnson, and drummer Arun Roop in their performance of “Sa Ma Ga... »

  • Trip Wamsley Releases “Shibboleth”

    Trip Wamsley Releases “Shibboleth”

    Trip Wamsley has released Shibboleth, a new solo album featuring three drummers alongside the bassist performing everything else. “Shibboleth” is defined as “a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning.” “Does it meaning anything?” Wamsley asks. “Is it realistic or... »

  • Cusack Music Introduces Resound Reverb

    Cusack Music Introduces Resound Reverb

    Cusack Music has introduced the Resound Reverb pedal, which offers eight reverb programs plus eight user programmable presets in two banks. The center of the pedal features a large 10mm, four-color LED that indicates the bank with left and right side LEDs to indicate the preset selected in that bank. It has knobs for two... »

  • Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

    Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

    Extended range bassist Lucas Gonzalez was approached by luthier Emiliano Bernal to collaborate on a series of ERBs. He shared the first of the results with us, dubbed the Burazco Series BS0001, and it’s beautiful. The hand-crafted instrument is built with a Bolivian mahogany body, a zebrawood top, and a two-piece quartersawn hard rock maple... »

  • Pomplamoose: Eleanor Rigby

    Pomplamoose: Eleanor Rigby

    Pomplamoose recently shared this video, and it is a throwback of sorts. Bassist and vocalist Nataly Dawn described it this way: “Every now and then Jack and I do a stripped-down cover of something (like Nature Boy and Mrs. Robinson). So this is for all you folks who’ve been asking for more Old Pomplamoose and... »

  • Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul Release “Conversations”

    Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul Release “Conversations”

    Bassist Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul have released their long-awaited sophomore album, Conversations. Similar to their first album, the modern soul band dishes out beautiful melodies and lush harmonies held together by Anders’ rich bass tone. This time around they called upon some fantastic guest artists including Tommy Sims, Geoffrey Williams, Eric Gales, Paul Jackson Jr.,... »

  • The Violent Femmes Unveil Fall Tour Dates

    The Violent Femmes Unveil Fall Tour Dates

    The Violent Femmes have announced a new set of fall tour dates. Starting October 26th at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the trio will visit New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Michigan during the trek. The band is, of course, driven in part by the unmistakable acoustic bass guitar of Brian Ritchie. Check... »

  • RPS Effects Introduces the Warp Drive and Tremulus Maximus Pedals

    RPS Effects Introduces the Warp Drive and Tremulus Maximus Pedals

    RPS Effects has announced the Warp Drive and Tremulus Maximus, a pair of all-analog pedals they describe as “providing options for the more adventurous player.” Each pedal features expression inputs for adjusting parameters on the fly. The Warp Drive is a delay pedal that offers up to 900ms of delay time and a Warp feature... »