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Wednesday February 7, 2018. 12:30 AM
Time for a roundup of the good stuff… aka the top 10 bass videos of the month. Here are the top 10 reader favorite videos we shared in January. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing! 1. ViGitarS2dio: Rock Cover of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic” Daft Punk’s 2001...
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Tuesday February 6, 2018. 09:32 PM
Ernie Ball Music Man’s StingRay has been a time-tested model for decades, but both the four and five-string versions will be getting an update for 2018. The company made the announcement at the Winter NAMM Show. “For 2018, the StingRay4 and StingRay5 have been reimagined...
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Many know Olivier Babaz for playing kalimba at the same time as bass, but he’s also incredible at jazz bowing. Here’s a great clip of him performing “Boplicity.” “It’s a follow up of [my] Swing feel & Baroque bow grip series with a classic Miles Davis & Gil Evans...
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Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. has just dropped a new album called I Don’t Care Today (Angels & Demons in Lo-Fi). The former Prince collaborator utilizes his genre-bending style to create what he calls his most intimate work yet. “‘I Don’t Care Today’ is a push and pull...
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Last year, Darkglass Electronics wowed NAMM-goers with the Alpha Omega. Now they’ve built upon the model with Alpha Omega Ultra, which they describe as “the most versatile bass preamplifier we’ve designed.” Just like its predecessor, the Ultra has two distinct distortion circ...
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Monday February 5, 2018. 09:30 PM
This week we’re checking out a slick four-stringer by R. Low. Vaughn. Built by luthier Rob Vaughn, the bass is one of his newer models. “This particular bass is the 3rd one of that style I’ve made,” Vaughn says. “It started out as a concept for a bassist over in Britain...
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Bassist Mark Morton has put together quite an impressive all-bass (and vocals) arrangement of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” Using multiple bass and vocal tracks, Mark handles it all.
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Clutch is hitting the road again for a headlining tour with some stellar support. The band, anchored by bassist Dan Maines, will be kicking off their spring outing on April 27th in Chattanooga, Tennessee with following dates sticking to the South. Joining them will be Red...
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Sunday February 4, 2018. 09:30 PM
Rickenbacker announced the return of the 4003S/5 bass at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. The five-string bass, which has not been offered for over a decade, has been updated with a slightly wider string spacing, a Schaller 3D-5 bridge, and a new single coil pickup design. The...
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Armin Metz is back with another incredible solo bass video for his song “Back in the Jungle.” Filmed at night in the forest, the track has a hypnotic flow. The song is an incredible feat in itself, but it’s even more impressive that he can perform it as he walks the path at...
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Saturday February 3, 2018. 08:00 PM
Ampeg launched two new pedals at the Winter NAMM Show this year: the Liquifier Analog Chorus and Opto Comp Analog Optical Compressor. The new pedals add to their existing preamp and overdrive pedals. The Liquifier features a dual chorus circuit, which Ampeg says offers deep...
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Victor Wooten’s appearances at the NAMM Show are always special. This year he gave a performance and talk at the Reverb booth. Starting with an awesome solo piece, Wooten talks about his summer camp before diving into music theory in a relatable way. He’s then joined by sax...
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One of the cooler effects we got to check out at NAMM this year was the Fuzzrocious Pedals Octave Jawn. (Jawn is Philly slang for “thing”.) Builder Ryan Ratajski says the new digital octaver will be a drop-in mod for his pedals. “Octave Jawn is a digital octaver specifically...
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Friday February 2, 2018. 09:30 PM
Ibanez is continuing to grow their Soundgear bass lineup this year with the SR870, SR875, and SR876 models. The new basses, which they describe as some of the most visually striking basses in the series, were unveiled at the Winter NAMM Show. Each of the basses is built with ...
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We’re huge fans of the John Mayer Trio, thanks in large part to the versatile Pino Palladino. Here’s an excellent clip of the band performing “Good Love Is On The Way” back in 2007. Pino is laying it down and throwing in the tastiest fills along the way.
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January is always a stellar month for gear stories, thanks to the annual NAMM Show. This year is no different. While we’re still working on tons of new gear stories from the show, many appeared on No Treble in January. Here are the top 10 reader favorites. Be sure to check...
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Thursday February 1, 2018. 09:30 PM
Welcome to our first-ever live recording of Groove – The No Treble Podcast which took place at the NAMM Show in Anaheim (and was recorded in front of a live audience at the NAMM Idea Centre), this past week. Our guest this month can best be described as a living legend. Not...
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No Treble reader Ari-Pekka Kauppinen sent us this video of his new trio saying, “Our music is a blend of old school fusion with modern influences. Our band is all about fearless improvisation while having fun playing together and I think this video captures that attitude and...
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The bass will be riding high this spring as Primus and Mastodon have announced a co-headlining tour. With Les Claypool and Troy Sanders at the helm of each band, the tour is not to be missed. The lengthy trek kicks off May 6th at Red Rocks in Colorado before heading South,...
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Wednesday January 31, 2018. 11:30 PM
Ashdown Engineering has expanded their AAA line of bass amps with the AAA EVO 120-BT, a lightweight combo that offers 120 watts of power with a 15-inch driver and a tweeter. The new model sets itself apart by featuring Bluetooth functionality that allows for streaming music...
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