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Thursday May 2, 2019. 06:30 PM
You may have heard… today is No Treble’s 10th anniversary! We’re thrilled to have Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey sharing in the celebration.
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Today is a special day: No Treble is celebrating its 10th anniversary! In the past decade, we've published 13,000 articles, columns, videos, lessons, and we've seen 27 million visits. Thanks for being here!
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GR Bass has expanded its line of bass specific gear with the Pure Drive pedal. The unit features a four-band EQ with four selectable frequencies for the mid-range control. It also has deep and bright filters for more general tonal shaping.
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Wednesday May 1, 2019. 09:30 PM
As of tomorrow, we’ve been publishing for 10 years, and this has always been a topic in the comments. (A little less now, but still a thing.) This week, Damian tackles a question from a reader: “Why Isn’t Solo Bass More Accepted?”
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Les Claypool and Sean Lennon kicked off their latest tour with a special treat for fans – and for Claypool. Geddy Lee joined The Delirium onstage in Toronto for their rendition of Sean Lennon’s dad’s, “Tomorrow Never Knows.”
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Stu Brooks and Dub Trio have just released their fifth album, entitled “The Shape of Dub to Come.” A play on the groundbreaking Ornette Coleman album “The Shape of Jazz to Come,” as well as The Refused’s “The Shape of Punk to Come,” the record is also...
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Last year, we shared what turned out to be a very popular video of ZYkR performing “Only Human,” with Pedro Zappa on bass. Now we get to learn more about him in this edition of Reader Spotlight.
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Tuesday April 30, 2019. 09:30 PM
Maxon has announced a new limited edition pedal called the OD808-40 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their original OD808 overdrive. It was originally created by former Maxon engineer Susumu Tamura in Japan.
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I was listening to a radio talk show and the guest mentioned Toni Morrison, the great African-American novelist and Princeton professor. I’ve known of Dr. Morrison for years, as she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the early ’90’s, but I needed to refresh my memory, so...
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YYNOT is keeping busy, from recording to touring. Here’s a great clip from their recent show at The Sherman Theater in Pennsylvania, where they take on Rush’s “By-Tor and the Snow Dog” (and more). As always, Tim Starace and the band are bringing it!
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The Cranberries were already in the process of making their next album when Dolores O’Riordan tragically passed away in January 2018. Now the remaining members have finished and released what will be their final album, called “In The End.”
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It’s always refreshing to see bass builders thinking outside the box. This week we’ve got a great example of that with the Not Pear by Wes Urbaniak. The thin-bodied acoustic bass takes on a violin-esque shape, but every single Not Pear is different from the next.
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Monday April 29, 2019. 09:30 PM
Episode 61 of Talking Technique is all about using chromatic approaches to liven up a bass line. Ari also covers how to use different fingerings to come up with these sorts of situations in your playing.
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Michael Manring’s “Selene” is a musical masterpiece. So it was a thrill to discover this clip of Michael performing it live at the 2011 Canadian Guitar Festival.
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The metal titans in Born of Osiris have returned with their fifth studio album, which marks the first album since longtime bassist David Da Rocha left the band. “The Simulation” instead features the bass work of Nick Rossi, who joined the group late last year.
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Sunday April 28, 2019. 09:30 PM
Electro-Harmonix is now shipping the Switchblade Pro, a pedal for switching that has features including true mechanical bypass, soft switching, and high quality/low noise buffers. It also has volume controls for all input signals.
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WATCH: Time for some classic soul on this lazy, rainy Sunday. Here’s a great clip of Bill Withers and his band performing “Use Me” in 1972. Melvin Dunlap is laying back and laying it down.
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Fifty years after it was recorded, Resonance Records has unearthed yet another live album from the Bill Evans Trio. “Evans in England” features Evans’ longest-running trio, including bassist Eddie Gomez, live at Ronnie Scott’s in 1969.
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Saturday April 27, 2019. 09:30 PM
Back in January, we featured a unique instrument by Doner Designs as our bass of the week. Now the Time Machine bass is up for sale as part of a charity to benefit Parkinson’s Disease research.
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We’re in for a treat today with a longer video than normal. Khruangbin took the stage at Best Kept Secret last year for a set, which included 11 tunes. Laura Lee is laying down some tasty bass work on this one.
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