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Leones Custom Bass and Kenney James Introduces KJ5 Signature Bass
Basses

Leones Custom Bass and Kenney James Introduces KJ5 Signature Bass

Leones Custom Bass and bassist Kenney James have teamed up to introduce the KJ5 Signature Bass. Handmade in Indonesia, the five-string bass offers several classic sounds in one package thanks to its three-pickup configuration.

Robert Brian Gross: Shelter In Place Bass
Bass Videos

Robert Brian Gross: Shelter In Place Bass

No Treble reader Robert Brian Gross has been making the most of his downtime and sent us a groovy video he recorded. Here’s the tune he named “Shelter In Place Bass”. Dig that tone!

The Future of No Treble
News

The Future of No Treble

No Treble is at a crossroads. For 12+ years, we’ve been an online bass magazine focused on our readers. As we enter our 13th year, we’re setting a new goal and can use your support.

Bass of the Week: Steve McDonald Basses Reeder
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Steve McDonald Basses Reeder

This week we’re checking out an awesome bass by Steve McDonald Basses called the Reeder. Taking its cues from the classic SG shape, the body has an elongated top horn and forearm for more of an offset look.

Shane Hendrickson: The Maker
Bass Videos

Shane Hendrickson: The Maker

No Treble reader Shane Hendrickson sent us this video, and we were so impressed. Here he is with drummer Jayson Brinkworth and Kirby Barber (on guitar and mandolin) performing a beautiful arrangement of Emmylou Harris’ “The Maker”.

Weekly Top 10: Fills and Solos Bass Lesson, Mark King’s Bass Book Gets Re-Release, New Music from Dug Pinnick and David Ellefson, Top 10 Bass Videos, and More
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: Fills and Solos Bass Lesson, Mark King’s Bass Book Gets Re-Release, New Music from Dug Pinnick and David Ellefson, Top 10 Bass Videos, and More

Another week in the books means it is time to look back. Here are the top 10 No Treble favorite stories for the week of October 16-22, 2021.

Rebecca Johnson and Con Settineri: 2011 Jam
Bass Videos

Rebecca Johnson and Con Settineri: 2011 Jam

Rebecca Johnson shared this video from her archives yesterday, and it is funky. Here’s a great jam of an original track with Johnson and drummer Con Settineri.

John Coltrane’s Rare “A Love Supreme” Live Performance Features Dual Bassists
New Albums

John Coltrane’s Rare “A Love Supreme” Live Performance Features Dual Bassists

John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” was a game changer. He only performed it twice in public and now one of those performances is available, with Jimmy Garrison and Donald Rafael Garrett on bass.

In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge

Tommy DeBarge of the classic R&B band Switch has passed away after battling kidney and liver disease. He was 64 years old.

Cory Wong: Assassin
Bass Videos

Cory Wong: Assassin

Cory Wong has a new album coming out on October 29th. Here’s the band performing “Assassin”, from “The Paisley Park Sessions”. Sonny T is featured big on the tune, and he lays down a monster groove behind a band that is just on fire.

BadBadNotGood Returns With “Talk Memory”
New Albums

BadBadNotGood Returns With “Talk Memory”

BadBadNotGood’s signature blend of jazz and hip-hop has led them to work with some of the top rappers in the game including Ghostface Killah and MF Doom. The trio now has a new instrumental album, Talk Memory, that leans more on the jazz side of things.

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Nano Deluxe Memory Man Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Nano Deluxe Memory Man Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has updated their Memory Man delay/chorus/vibrato pedal with the Nano Deluxe Memory Man. The company’s founder Mike Matthews says it’s more in a smaller package.