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Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

The NAMM Show is one of the highlights of our year… like a family reunion of sorts. But it is massive, and so we often miss many of the great performances that take place on the show’s floor. (Hey, we’re not lying when we say we’re working… at least not completely.) Thankfully, there’s video to show us what we missed....

Peavey Unveils Michael Anthony Signature VB-MA Bass Amp
Amps

Peavey Unveils Michael Anthony Signature VB-MA Bass Amp

Peavey is upping their heavy duty amp offerings with the Michael Anthony Signature VB-MA bass amplifier, which the company unveiled at NAMM this year. The former Van Halen/current Chickenfoot bassist’s new rig came about after road-testing Peavey’s VB-3 and offering personal suggestions to the design. The VB-MA is a 300-watt all-tube head that weighs in at 38 pounds. Similar to...

Hadrien Feraud, Michael Lecoq, & David “Fingers” Haynes: 2013 NAMM Jam
Bass Videos

Hadrien Feraud, Michael Lecoq, & David “Fingers” Haynes: 2013 NAMM Jam

A couple of days ago, we featured a NAMM jam video with Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and David “Fingers” Haynes. Once again, PreSonus brings the goods at the 2013 NAMM show with this jam featuring bassist Hadrien Feraud performing with Haynes and keyboardist Michael Lecoq. So so good.

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and David “Fingers” Haynes: 2013 NAMM Jam
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and David “Fingers” Haynes: 2013 NAMM Jam

One of the most popular videos of all time on No Treble is by the trio of Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and David “Fingers” Haynes performing “Mercy Mercy Mercy” at the 2009 NAMM Show. (You should watch that video after this one). Here are the guys once again, performing at this year’s NAMM Show, laying it down like only they...

Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses
Basses

Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses

Ibanez has added to their Premium line of basses once again with the BTB Premium. Building on the “boutique-style” of the BTB series, the Premium models take things a step further with upgraded materials and are built in Ibanez’s Premium factory. Available in 5- and 6-string models, the BTB Premium models feature 35? scale for increased string tension, resulting in...

G&L Introduces MJ-4 Bass Guitar
Basses

G&L Introduces MJ-4 Bass Guitar

G&L has introduced the MJ-4 Bass, a bass with a familiar feel that the company says is part of an evolution of bass features. The model sports a pair of G&L’s new Bi-Coil Alnico V pickups, which they say looks like a classic single-coil but actually contains two side-by-side coils configured in series-humbucking mode. The pickups are matched for a...

Pigtronix Introduces Three New Bass Effects Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Pigtronix Introduces Three New Bass Effects Pedals

Pigtronix debuted three new bass-centric effects pedals at NAMM this year: the Bass Fat Drive, the Philosopher Bass Compressor, and the Bass Envelope Phaser. Each is a tweaked version of one their existing products that have been fine-tuned for bassists. Bass Fat Drive The Bass Fat Drive features Pigtronix’s CMOS clipping concept and responds by breaking up based on how...

NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar
Basses

NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar

NS Design excited the bass community at last year’s NAMM show by unveiling the NS Radius Bass Guitar. This year, the company has introduced a production version of the headless bass. Made in the Czech Republic, the CR5 Model shares all the same dimensions as its U.S. counterpart. The CR5 Radius Model is a 5-string bass that comes in three...

Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses
Basses

Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses

Jackson’s Concert Bass series has grown this year with the introduction of the JS3QM and JS3VQM models. The new versions take all the features of their brethren and add a quilted maple top. Four and five-string basses, respectively, the JS3QM and JS3VQM Concert Basses feature basswood bodies, bolt-on maple necks, and 24-fret, compound-radius rosewood fingerboards. The four-string model sports a...

Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass
Basses

Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass

After a limited release for their Premier Dealer Network, Ernie Ball has reissued the Music Man Sabre as a standard model. The original Sabre, first introduced in 1978, was Music Man’s first dual humbucking bass. The new Classic Sabre is the first production of the instrument in twenty years and brings back the vintage design with updated electronics, classic mini...