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Pedals & Effects

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.

Bass Videos

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.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Joe Osborn

Very sad news to report today: bass legend Joe Osborn has passed away. He was 81 years old. His son, Darren, made a statement on behalf of his family on social media.


Schroeder Introduces the 12.6PL Bass Cabinet

Schroeder Cabinets has expanded their lineup of bass cabs with the 12.6PL, which is fitted with a 12-inch custom B&C subwoofer as well as a 6-inch driver for mids and an adjustable bullet tweeter.

Bass Videos

Ellen Andrea Wang: River

“River” is one of Joni Mitchell’s most covered songs, but you’ve never heard it like this. Ellen Andrea Wang lays down a gorgeous bass line while singing the song with a vocal effects processor.

Top Ten

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

Time to take a break from whatever is happening, sit down, and enjoy some serious bass goodness. That’s all thanks to this list of the top 10 reader favorite videos on No Treble for the month.

Pedals & Effects

Rocket Surgeon Labs Introduces the Ice Caves Reverb Pedal

Rocket Surgeon Effects Pedal Laboratory has announced a new reverb pedal called Ice Caves. The hand-wired pedal has knobs for Level, Depth, Echo, Brightness, and Ice as well as an Ambience switch.

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: The Wicked Vicar

Stuart Clayton is back with another video in his “Giants of Bass” series. “This video is a performance of ‘The Wicked Vicar’, the Victor Wooten-style piece that I wrote for my 2017 book ‘Giants of Bass,'” Start shares.


The Claypool Lennon Delirium Releases New Song, Announces Tour Dates

After announcing a new album in October, the Claypool Lennon Delirium has revealed the second track from the upcoming LP, South of Reality. “Easily Charmed By Fools” is everything you’d expect from Les Claypool and Sean Lennon: awesome, quirky bass lines and a psychedelic vibe. The band has also announced a North American tour.

Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Krist Novoselic

In this entry in the “Bass Players To Know” series, Ryan sets her sights on Krist Novoselic, who inspired her to pick up the bass in high school.

Bass Videos

Guthrie Govan & Billy Sheehan: Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers

My good friend Steve Lawson shared a video I hadn’t seen before. “More Billy Sheehan amazingness,” Steve shared. “His phrasing on the solo here is extraordinary…” In this clip, Guthrie Govan, Sheehan, and Pete Riley perform Jeff Beck’s “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers.”

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Lucas Starr

Former Oh, Sleeper bassist Lucas Starr has passed away from colon cancer. He was 34 years old.