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Monday January 15, 2018. 10:30 PM
This week we’re checking out the Voodoo Bass from Dream Studio Guitars. Created as a signature model for Jorge Casillas of the Voodoo Glow Skulls, the bass brings old-school tone with a more futuristic body. “No Active Pick Ups, no Ebony Neck; this is old school bass here,”...
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Here’s another entry in Stuart Clayton’s excellent “Bass Lick of the Week” series. “This exercise is a slow fingerstyle groove that’s played quite aggressively,” Stuart shares. “I was listening to a lot of Vulfpeck when I came up with this, there’s definitely a Joe...
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EvenMidi has updated their H9 MIDI controller with a host of new features. Designed for the Eventide H9 as well as other devices, the unit offers control of up to four devices simultaneously or switching from one to the other. It has nine banks of three presets for a total...
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Sunday January 14, 2018. 09:30 PM
Ibanez will be introducing their very first electric upright bass at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. Dubbed the UB804 or “Upswing”, the bass was designed to mimic the tone of an acoustic upright bass. “The special AeroSilk Piezo pickup, along with the Walnut, Maple, and Jatoboa...
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Here’s a sweet groove Jody Michael Miller captured back in 2015. “My friends Cody Wright and Chaisaray Schenck stopped by while on tour with The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and I was able to capture several great performances,” Jody shared. “Cody is an amazing bass player...
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Mattoverse Electronics has released the TetraStep MkII, an updated version of their four-step square wave sequencer. It has four pitch controllable steps with on/off buttons for each step. Users can adjust the rate, tone, pitch, and volume of each step. The MkII version adds ...
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Saturday January 13, 2018. 09:30 PM
After adding the SL 212 to their lineup, Aguilar Amplification has unveiled their limited edition cabinet color for 2018: Dorian Gray. The outfit will be available on the SL 112 (250 units), the SL 410x (100 units), and the SL 212 (100 units). All of the Dorian Gray cabs...
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Leonid Vorobyev’s Leonid & Friends continue their work through the Chicago catalog with this impressive cover of “Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Get Away.” The group pulls out all the stops with a complete string section and more.
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Without a doubt, James Jamerson is a huge figure in the history of the electric bass. His work on countless Motown hits inspired scores of bassists while creating the groove that made a generation dance. Now his family wants his burial site to have a headstone to match his...
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It’s a cold, dark night and a white light beckons in the distance. We’re drawn to it, like a moth to the flame, acknowledging how it signifies the evening’s potential for adventure. Perhaps that image is the bat signal, or maybe it’s just the marquee of the club that ...
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Friday January 12, 2018. 09:30 PM
Free was formed in 1968 in London, and they followed in the footsteps of bands such as Cream and Fleetwood Mac, who grew out of the British Blues Explosion of the mid-sixties. By moving away from some of the restrictions of the genre, Free (alongside Led Zeppelin, Black...
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YYNOT is back with a new Rush cover – and a new drummer. In this clip, they play “Natural Science” from Rush’s Permanent Waves. Joel Stevenett is the new drummer, and as always, the bass is handled by No Treble reader favorite Tim Starace.
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Rockabilly fans rejoice: The Stray Cats are reuniting to perform their first North American performance in 10 years. The original trio of Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom, and Lee Rocker will be performing at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend on Saturday, April 21st. The...
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Earthquaker Devices has introduced the Westwood, a pedal they describe as “a mild mannered light-to medium-gain translucent overdrive manipulator.” Its EQ section includes Treble and Bass controls with up to 20 dB of cut/boost while its drive section offers a host of tones....
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Thursday January 11, 2018. 09:30 PM
Symphony X bassist Mike LePond is gearing up to release his second album with his solo project, Silent Assassins, and it’s a beast of an album. Pawn and Prophecy is an eight-song adventure leading listeners through the bassist’s favorite literature. Songs vary in story...
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We’ve featured Richard Bona and Metropole Orkest before, with their take on the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Three Views of a Secret.” Here’s another terrific performance from that concert, with a performance of the tune, “Engigilaye.”
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Each summer the Tedeschi Trucks Band puts on their Wheels of Soul Tour with a killer lineup. This year is no different as the band has tapped Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band to join them on the 19-date trek. “We all draw from some of the same roots,”...
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Clear your schedule, because it is time for our monthly roundup of the best bass videos. Here are the No Treble reader favorite videos from December 2017. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing! 1. Phil X & The Drills: Superstition I stumbled upon this excellent video...
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Wednesday January 10, 2018. 09:30 PM
Q: Is “bass face” acceptable or not on a gig? I know a band where the leader was telling the bassist not to have their (un)usual bass face on; they should smile or relax their face. I just performed at a gig where my head is in the jazz charts in front of me (I...
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Berklee just shared this video of Sharon Renold, who performs this heartfelt bass and vocals cover of Oli Rockberger’s “The Garden”. We’re glad to discover Sharon, thanks to this video. And we’ll be looking for more.
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