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Thursday December 8, 2016. 12:30 AM
Norway’s OnkartGromt has released the Grombass V2, an overdrive/distortion pedal made for bass. The innovative pedal has an analog circuit with a microcontroller inside that controls the gain stages. The microcontroller is Arduino compatible with open code that can be...
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Wednesday December 7, 2016. 09:30 PM
Q: I love your three-fingered right hand technique. Do you have any examples of how to apply it into songs I already know? A: This week I decided to answer the question with a video. Check out the PDF to follow along with Weather Report’s “River People” and Tower of Power’s “...
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Bass and cello duo Von Thord have returned with a set of new videos, including this performance of the song “Nya Mäster”. Bassist David Werthén sets up a beautiful groove for John Bergion’s melancholy melody before things get heated up with unison and octave lines. Their...
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In case you missed them this year, Dead & Company have announced a new tour for 2017. “The Music Never Stops” tour will be a cross-country trek that kicks off May 27th in Las Vegas. The band, which is anchored by bass guru Oteil Burbridge, was formed by Grateful Dead members...
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We’ve featured a couple of videos by Jono Burgess and his duo, Bravo Victor. Now we get to learn more about him. Jono is a third generation bassist in his family, so he said: “it was bound to happen eventually.” He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…...
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Tuesday December 6, 2016. 09:30 PM
If you love the daily bass videos here as much as we do (and it seems like that’s the case), you’ll love this list of the top 10 reader favorites. Here are the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the month of November. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing. 1....
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Roberto Pace shared this video of his duo with vocalist Chiara D’Emilio. This time around, they offer something a little different – their tribute to Jaco Pastorius and Victor Bailey. Enjoy.
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Steely Dan fans will want to check out Aidan Hampson’s latest transcription book, which documents the bass lines from the band’s biggest hits. The 13-song collection covers their most prolific period from 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill to 1980’s Gaucho. Featuring hits like...
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I love it when luthiers think outside the box with the woods they use for their instruments. A recent trend has been to recycle old skateboards to create instant mojo, and Brazilian bass builder Antonio Cesar Scopel nailed it with his P-Board bass. Inspired by the Fender...
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Monday December 5, 2016. 09:30 PM
Pentatonics using hammer-ons and pull-offs sounds great, but maybe you have noticed that if you stay within the same pentatonic pattern, you can only hammer on certain notes. In an effort to go beyond that, we are stringing two pentatonic patterns together so that we can...
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We love seeing bass playing buskers, and this video is a good example of why. America Paz and Eduardo Sitja took to the streets of Santiago, Chile to play some bass and melt some faces. The duo trades slap lines back and forth, building on each other’s ideas for a fun jam...
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Ten years after their last release, Emma Electronic has unveiled the ON-1 Okto-Nøjs. The octave/fuzz pedal features an all-analog circuit that works well on both bass and guitar. It has separate footswitches for the octave and fuzz effects for flexibility. Controls include...
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Time to close out another week with a celebration of the best of the best from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing! 1. Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut...
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Sunday December 4, 2016. 09:30 PM
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their 2017 Spring Collection, including a 30th Anniversary StingRay5 model. The 5-string version of their flagship bass was first introduced in 1986 and the company is celebrating gorgeous limited edition version. The bass is built with an...
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Federico Malaman messaged me the other day about a new project he’s involved in. The idea was to take “five musicians from four different countries and make music together without ever being in the same room!” This tune was composed and arranged by keyboardist Eden Rabin ...
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The Rolling Stones are back with their 25th studio album, entitled Blue & Lonesome. Produced by bassist and Blue Note Records president Don Was, the album is the iconic rock band’s first full-length album to feature only cover songs. Blue & Lonesome is described as a tip of...
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Saturday December 3, 2016. 09:30 PM
We covered lots of new bass gear in November. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the month. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Sadowsky 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp Sadowsky has released a the 3-knob Onboard bass preamp, which is their first to be available...
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Bassist Chika Obiora sent us this video of her band Signals of Bedlam. “We play heavy progressive rock a la Tool or Mars Volta. We’ve got heavier stuff, more atmospheric trippy stuff, and songs that are a little of both,” Chika shared. This is their song, “Mass...
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25 years after they called it quits, jazz/rock fusion pioneers UZEB will be hitting the road a reunion tour. The trio of bassist Alain Caron, guitarist Michel Cusson, and drummer Paul Brochu last performed at a farewell concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1992 to a...
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Anyone who has played a concert can tell you that EQ’ing is an important skill. If you’re looking to hone your ear to perfect that skill, you may want to check out a new app called hearEQ. The ear training app helps musicians and sound engineers with custom EQ training...
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