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The Lowdown with Dr. D: A Call for Questions
The Lowdown with Dr. D

The Lowdown with Dr. D: A Call for Questions

Over the years, I’ve received questions from aspiring bassists, and many of those questions have turned into the Lowdown columns you read here. I’d love to do more of this. Please send me questions you’d like to see me cover in future Lowdown columns. You can send them to drd@notreble.com or post them in the comments below. I look forward...

Buying a Bass: A Checklist by No Treble Readers
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Buying a Bass: A Checklist by No Treble Readers

As the instrument that expresses your musical ideas, it’s important to choose a bass that fits you and your music. But with so many options available, what do you look for? Active or passive electronics? Maple or rosewood fingerboard? How many strings? Which brand? The choices can be daunting, and finding a worthy instrument can take some time. That’s why...

Ask the Readers: What’s on Your Checklist?
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Ask the Readers: What’s on Your Checklist?

Editor’s note: We’re starting a new series where we ask readers their take on a single bass-related or music-related question each week and then feature the answers and people who share their responses. If you want to see some examples, check out our What Makes a Great Bassist? series. Here’s the first question: When you’re buying a bass, what’s on...

Ask Damian Erskine: A Call for Questions
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Ask Damian Erskine: A Call for Questions

Damian Erskine’s Ask Damian column is our longest running column on No Treble. For over four years – and I believe a total of 216 columns so far – Damian’s column has also been one of the most popular, thanks to the unique way he breaks things down. Damian is looking for more questions to answer. So if you have...

Question of the Week: What’s on your list for Santa?
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Question of the Week: What’s on your list for Santa?

The holidays are coming. Dream big! Q: If you could have Santa bring you any bass, amp or other musical gear, what would it be? A: Answer below in the comments. Ho ho ho.

Question of the Week: What’s your next gear purchase?
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Question of the Week: What’s your next gear purchase?

Our question of the week: What’s next up on your gear list? Hey, this is even a chance to dream a little. The holidays are right around the corner! Give us the scoop! Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

Question of the Week: What would you like No Treble to cover?
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Question of the Week: What would you like No Treble to cover?

This week, we’re changing up the question format a little and seeking your advice. What would you like No Treble to cover more often (or start covering)? We’re here for you, so let us know!

Question of the Week: What is your style? Rock? Metal? Funk? Jazz? …
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Question of the Week: What is your style? Rock? Metal? Funk? Jazz? …

Our question of the week: What is your style? Rock? Metal? Funk? Jazz? … Give us the scoop! Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

Question of the Week: What have you been practicing lately?
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Question of the Week: What have you been practicing lately?

Our question of the week: What have you been practicing lately? Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

Question of the Week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)
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Question of the Week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them)

Our question of the week: What is your favorite bass riff? (at least one of them) Give us the scoop! Answer below in the comments, or on our Facebook page.