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Rewind: The Week’s Most Popular Features (April 18-24, 2010)

Here are the top 10 most popular features on No Treble last week, as determined by you!

1. Video: Leo Fender and the History of the Electric Bass
Check out Davey4557’s short but amazing video on the history of the electric bass and Leo Fender.

2. Gear Review: Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station
Our resident loop expert, Russ Sargeant, takes an in-depth look at the Boss RC-20XL Loop Station.

3. New Release: Dywane Thomas Jr. Releases “Aleatorick and Indeterminacy”
Bassist Dywane Thomas Jr. has released his second solo album, Aleatorick and Indeterminacy. The CD includes six original compositions, performed by Dywane on bass and piano.

4. Sneak Preview: Julie Slick’s Debut Solo Album
Bassist Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio) has just completed her first solo album, the self-titled Julie Slick. Check out No Treble’s sneak preview of the second track, “Many Laughs”.

5. Video: Tony Senatore on 12-string & Percy Jones on Fretless: Holyland
Here’s an excerpt from Tony Senatore’s DVD called A 12 String Bass X-Ploration. This track is called “Holyland” and features Tony Senatore on the 12 string bass and the great Percy Jones on fretless bass.

6. Gear Watch: Kala uBass 2 and Solid Acacia Models
Kala Brand Music has increased it’s uBass line by adding the uBass 2 and Solid Acacia models.

7. Ask Damian Erskine: Reading a Lead Sheet
Damian answers a reader’s question, “Do you know how to read a lead sheet? What is a good way to learn how to play with a lead sheet?”

8. Poll: Are You in a Gigging Band?
We want to know: how many of our bass playing friends are a in a gigging band?

9. Bottoms Up: A Look at Oscar Pettiford’s “Tricotism”
In Mark Saltman’s second installment on Oscar Pettiford, he takes a look at another one of Oscar’s tunes, “Tricotism”.

10. Video: Mike Stern Group: Chromazon, with Lincoln Goines
Check out this 20 year old (!) video of the Mike Stern Group performing live in New York City in 1990.