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Session bass legend Carol Kaye has plenty of stories to tell from her many years in the business, and now you can read them in her new autobiography. “Studio Musician: Carol Kaye, 60s #1 Bassist, Guitarist” is now available. Check it out - [ Link ]

Carol Kaye Autobiography Now Available
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today at 02:31. Facebook
From the archives, here’s a classic clip of bassist Jerry Scheff pouring his soul into a blues solo during a taped performance with Elvis Presley - [ Link ]

Jerry Scheff: Elvis Concert Bass Solo
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yesterday at 23:31. Facebook
NAMM news was the theme of the week, with many new gear stories hitting the top 10. But that’s not all that caught No Treble readers’ attention. Check out this week's top 10 reader favorites - [ Link ]

Weekly Top 10: News from NAMM, Getting Paid on Gigs, Efficient Practice Hacks and More
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yesterday at 20:30. Facebook
Aguilar Amplification has announced the expansion of their AG amplifier series with the AG 700. The company describes their latest creation as having the clarity, dynamic range and fast transient response of their AG 500 with a larger low end and headroom. Check it out - [ Link ]

Aguilar Amplification Unveils AG 700 Bass Amplifier
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yesterday at 17:31. Facebook
WATCH: Here’s an incredible fan shot video of Richard Bona and Raul Midon performing Jaco’s “Teen Town” live in Tokyo in 2013. In addition to nailing the tune, Bona and Midon trade some pretty sick solos - [ Link ]

Richard Bona and Raul Midon: Teen Town
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yesterday at 14:30. Facebook
In 2004, The Killers took the pop and rock worlds by storm with their debut album “Hot Fuss”. Propelled by bassist Mark Stoermer’s catchy bass lines, the release garnered numerous hits. Now the band has reissued their breakout album on vinyl. Check it out - [ Link ]

The Killers Reissue “Hot Fuss” on Vinyl
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yesterday at 11:30. Facebook
Sadowsky Guitars has teamed up with Earth, Wind, & Fire bassist Verdine White to create a signature model in their new NYC Satin Series. Based on White’s first Sadowsky bass from the ’90s, it’s more than just a signature model for him. Check it out - [ Link ]

Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama has been a mecca for music lovers ever since it became a hub for the music industry in the ’60s. Now it will have a greater draw as the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios has re-opened as a museum. Story here - [ Link ]

Legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Now Open To Public
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yesterday at 02:30. Facebook
We shared Gheorghe Postoronca's video “Crazy Train” three years ago today. It isn't what you think... but it is epic. Watch this - [ Link ]

Gheorghe Postoronca: Crazy Train
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01/21/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
#1 BASS VIDEO: This week, the most watched video on No Treble features The Funky Knuckles and bassist Wes Stephenson. Watch the band groove on their song “Arise” from their latest album, “New Birth” - [ Link ]

The Funky Knuckles: Arise
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01/21/2017 at 20:31. Facebook
NEWS FROM NAMM: Bass legend Mike Watt has teamed up with Reverend Guitars for a special signature bass called the Wattplower. The short-scale bass also features a smaller body and is reminiscent of vintage basses that Watt gravitated towards. Check it out - [ Link ]

Reverend Guitars Unveils Mike Watt Signature Wattplower Bass
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01/21/2017 at 17:31. Facebook
Stuart Clayton is set to release his new edition of “Giants of Bass” on March 4th. In this video, Stuart offers another preview of what to expect, with a focus on former Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender. Dig it - [ Link ]

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Zender
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01/21/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
The Wood Brothers are back with a new live album and tour. The trio of Oliver Wood, Chris Wood, and Jano Rix have just released “Live At The Barn”, which sees the band performing at a beautiful and bittersweet venue. Story and dates here - [ Link ]

The Wood Brothers Release Live Album, Announce Tour Dates
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01/21/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
BASS OF THE WEEK: Jake Serek has a unique way of blending old and new school to create a fresh looking bass that remains rooted in the instrument’s history. This week we’re checking out the Midwestern, which blends aspects of Fender and Gibson basses - [ Link ]

Bass of the Week: Serek Basses Midwestern
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01/21/2017 at 05:31. Facebook
A reader asked Damian to break down (and compare) “relative” and “parallel” minor scales. In this column, Damian does just that, with some additional reading on the subject. Check this out - [ Link ]

Relative vs. Parallel Minor Scales
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01/21/2017 at 02:31. Facebook
I love bass playthroughs. So when death metal king Alex Webster posted this video two years ago, I dropped everything to watch it. Buckle up and watch this - [ Link ]

Alex Webster: Conquering Dystopia’s “Kufra at Dusk” Playthrough
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01/20/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
Aidan Hampson has once again expanded his library of bass transcriptions, this time focusing on the work of Flea. More specifically, the book has the bass parts written out for the entire Red Chili Peppers album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik.” Check it out - [ Link ]

Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book
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01/20/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
If you've seen Rush perform live, you've seen Geddy Lee on stage with household appliances in lieu of a bass amp. Going direct means relying on preamps for his sound, and now he’s helped to create a signature SansAmp with Tech 21. Check it out - [ Link ]

Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112
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01/20/2017 at 17:31. Facebook
WATCH: We first discovered (and featured) Ripe in 2015 with their tune “Talk To The Moon.” We were instant fans. Here’s another one of their videos from 2015 and their tune “Goon Squad.” In this clip, Arlo Feirman laying down the funky low end - [ Link ]

Ripe: Goon Squad
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01/20/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
Two years ago and after forty years as first call bassist to the world’s top artists, Nathan East releasedhis debut solo album. Now he’s back with “Reverence.” Check it out, including a teaser video covering each of the tracks - [ Link ]

Nathan East Returns with “Reverence”