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Rewind: Holiday Music for Bass, Bass Chords How To, New Bass Gear and Player News

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of December 19 – 25, 2010.

Jingle Bells: Bass Style

1. Jingle Bells: Bass Style

Here’s a little something to get you in the holiday mood. From Youtuber taolikuenjing comes his rock bass version of Jingle Bells. The fun starts around the 30 second mark.

Bass Chords: Going Beyond the Root

2. Bass Chords: Going Beyond the Root

Damian Erskine expands on the concept of bass chords in his latest column.

The Red Hot Meters: The Meters Live Jam with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)

3. The Red Hot Meters: The Meters Live Jam with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)

George Porter, Jr. and Flea on the same stage! The Meters and The Red Hot Chili Peppers combined for a seriously jammin’ performance for Voodoo Fest 2006.

Gear Watch: M Basses Mj-4 and Mj-5

4. Gear Watch: M Basses Mj-4 and Mj-5

M Basses has officially released their Mj-4 and Mj-5 models, which are 4 and 5-string versions of a “vintage-inspired” bass with customizable features.

Solo Bass Santa: Silent Night

5. Solo Bass Santa: Silent Night

We’re not saying this is the Santa, but we’re not saying he isn’t either. (We’re trying to avoid coal in our stockings tomorrow). Regardless, here’s a dude that looks like Santa doing his solo bass rendition of “Silent Night”.

Gear Watch: LeCompte Chewy Linton Signature Bass

6. Gear Watch: LeCompte Chewy Linton Signature Bass

LeCompte Basses has introduced their first signature model bass, the “Chewy Linton.” Chewy Linton is the bassist for the Austin, Texas-based band, Ember, who released their major label debut earlier this year.

Phil Palombi Recording Album with Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott Bass

7. Phil Palombi Recording Album with Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott Bass

Jazz bassist Phil Palombi was given the opportunity of a lifetime. For a week, he was able to borrow Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott bass to record a tribute album to the groundbreaking player.

Lee Rocker to Join Cast of “Million Dollar Quartet”

8. Lee Rocker to Join Cast of “Million Dollar Quartet”

Former Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker will be joining the cast of the Broadway show “Million Dollar Quartet”, portraying Jay Perkins for twelve shows, from January 21st through the 31st, 2011.

Motorhead Announces 35th Anniversary Tour Dates

9. Motorhead Announces 35th Anniversary Tour Dates

Motorhead has announced an expansive new tour for early 2011 that will weave through North America from the end of January through March. The 27-date tour will mark the band’s 35th anniversary, during which time bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister has been the sole constant member.

2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Announced

10. 2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Announced

The Stanley Clarke Foundation has announced the finalists’ concert for the 2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship, which takes place at the Musicians Institute concert hall in Hollywood California. The event, set for January 8, awards a $12,000 scholarship to the top two Los Angeles high school performers…