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MXR Announces the Poly Blue Octave Pedal
Pedals & Effects

MXR Announces the Poly Blue Octave Pedal

MXR has unveiled the Poly Blue Octave, a pedal that offers four separate octave divisions and a “thick, unruly” fuzz. The octaves include one down, two down, one up, and two up.

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Bass of the Week: Saitias Guitars Lexell 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Saitias Guitars Lexell 5

Japan’s Saitias Guitars recently shared their new Lexell model, and it’s a real beauty. The bass, named after a comet not seen since the 1770s, was designed as a versatile tool with the help of bassist Wakazaemon.

Mojo Hand FX Introduces Clarity Compressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Mojo Hand FX Introduces Clarity Compressor Pedal

Mojo Hand FX has expanded its line of pedals with the Clarity Compressor, an original circuit design focused on simplicity and sonic versatility.

Best of 2021: The Top 10 Basses
Basses, Best of 2021

Best of 2021: The Top 10 Basses

One of the most popular categories on No Treble is the Bass Gear one. Specifically, new basses. Of all the new basses we covered in 2021, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite stories for the year.

EBG Instruments Introduces Vicious Bass Model
Basses

EBG Instruments Introduces Vicious Bass Model

EBG Instruments has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the EBG-5 Vicious, which features a new body shape. The company launched the model with the EBG-5 Vicious Orion, which is a limited one-off piece to showcase the new design.

Behringer Revives the Octave Divider Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Behringer Revives the Octave Divider Pedal

Behringer has been making waves over the last few years by reissuing vintage synths and drum machines. Now, they’ve brought back a classic octave pedal with the Octave Divider.

Tech 21 Announces Geddy Lee MP40 Limited Edition Signature SansAmp
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Announces Geddy Lee MP40 Limited Edition Signature SansAmp

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of Rush’s “Moving Pictures”, and Tech 21 is helping to celebrate the milestone with a limited edition Geddy Lee signature preamp.

Bass of the Week: Carillion Guitars Promethean 6 Singlecut
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Carillion Guitars Promethean 6 Singlecut

This week we’re checking out a Promethean 6 Singlecut by Carillion Guitars. Built for Martino Garattoni of Ne Obliviscaris, the bass is a six-string featuring their Promethean body and Reaver headstock.

Electro-Harmonix Introduces Nano Q-Tron Envelope Filter Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Introduces Nano Q-Tron Envelope Filter Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Nano Q-Tron, which puts their funky envelope filter into a smaller housing. Made for use with everything from guitar to bass to keys and beyond, the pedal responds to your playing dynamics.

Bass of the Week: StoryWood Music 5-String Deluxe “O” Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: StoryWood Music 5-String Deluxe “O” Bass

We’ve featured one bass by Storywood Music before, and luthier Tyler Townsend has just shared their latest bass creation with us: the Deluxe “O” Bass.

G&L Introduces Tribute Series Kiloton Fretless Bass
Basses

G&L Introduces Tribute Series Kiloton Fretless Bass

G&L is rounding out 2021 with another new release as they’ve announced a fretless option for the Kiloton Bass. The Tribute Series instrument’s pickup configuration makes it a great fit for fretless playing, the company writes.

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Alpha·Omega Φoton Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Alpha·Omega Φoton Pedal

Darkglass Electronics has added a new pedal to their lineup with the Alpha·Omega Photon. The new offering takes their Alpha Omega distortion circuit and puts it into a more flexible format.