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  • Reader Spotlight: Jill Avilez

    Reader Spotlight: Jill Avilez

    Meet Jill Avilez, a.k.a. Mizz Absurd, a bassist from Las Vegas who found her style after ditching the guitar and focusing on combining bass and singing in what she describes as “Soul Scat Slap Solo Bass.” Jill is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: Mizz Absurd writes Jazz Philosophy,... »

  • Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    Mesa/Boogie has expanded on their Subway series of bass amplification with the Subway WD-800 head, three new cabinets, and the new Subway+ DI preamp pedal. The products are built in their Petaluma, California shop. The WD-800 is an 800-watt head that brings together a two-stage tube preamp with a powerful class-D power section. “The Subway... »

  • Cody Wright: Nightingale/Improv

    Cody Wright: Nightingale/Improv

    Cody Wright shared this solo bass performance of “Nightingale”, with some stunning improv. The result is a combination of incredible musicianship and skill. »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld Releases First Track from Upcoming Album

    Tal Wilkenfeld Releases First Track from Upcoming Album

    Today is a good day. Tal Wilkenfeld has released the official version of her song, “Under The Sun,” from her upcoming album of the same name. The bassist, who has worked with everyone from Jeff Beck to Herbie Hancock, has been performing the song live for several years since she took up a more singer/songwriter... »

  • Slayer Announces New Leg of Farewell Tour

    Slayer Announces New Leg of Farewell Tour

    The metal titans in Slayer have announced a new round of concerts as part of their farewell tour. The new North American leg will be the tour’s fifth leg overall since they announced the world tour in January. Kicking off May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, the run will cut through Texas... »

  • Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars “The Evergreen”

    Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars “The Evergreen”

    JanAid Guitars crafts beautiful basses that sound as gorgeous as they look. That includes this instrument called The Evergreen, which was built for Victor Wooten’s Wooten Woods Camp. “I built this instrument for Victor Wooten, thinking in all these people around the world visiting Wooten Camp, some of them don’t have a good instrument,” JanAid... »

  • Now Vs Now: Dichotomy

    Now Vs Now: Dichotomy

    I always love getting emails from this bassist Panagiotis Andreou. This time he shared the killer video for the Now Vs Now song, “Dichotomy,” which sounds like the soundtrack to an intense dream. The song comes from their latest release, Buffering Cocoon, and also features keyboardist Jason Lindner and drummer Justin Tyson. It’s a good... »

  • CJ Ramone Releases “Christmas Lullaby”

    CJ Ramone Releases “Christmas Lullaby”

    Bassist/vocalist CJ Ramone has gotten into the spirit of the season by releasing a new two-song EP called Christmas Lullaby. Available digitally or on vinyl, the album includes the title track plus a cover of The Kink’s “Father Christmas.” “Merry Christmas and happy holidays brothers and sisters!!!,” the former Ramones bassist shared. “I hope y’all... »

  • JOYO Audio Introduces the O.M.B. Looper/Drum Machine Pedal

    JOYO Audio Introduces the O.M.B. Looper/Drum Machine Pedal

    JOYO Audio has announced the O.M.B., a pedal that combines a looper and a drum machine to make yourself a one-man band. The functions can be used separately or together. Its looper mode has an auto-align function and a count-in with 40 minutes cycle recording time and unlimited overdubs. On the drum machine side, the... »

  • Berklee Indian Ensemble with Indian Ocean: Jhini

    Berklee Indian Ensemble with Indian Ocean: Jhini

    Whenever a Berklee Indian Ensemble video shows up, I watch it immediately. In this clip, the ensemble is joined by Indian Ocean, dubbed the “pioneers of the Indian rock fusion scene.” The combined group performs a new arrangement Indian Ocean’s popular song “Jhini,” with Sharon Renold on bass. »