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Rewind: The Best Bass Videos, TC Electronics Contest, Tons of NAMM Coverage, a 14 Year Old’s Cliff Burton Tribute and More

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of January 9 – 15, 2011.

Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (December 2010)

1. Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (December 2010)

This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from December, 2010, based on the number of views by No Treble readers. 1. Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002) Here’s Victor Wooten in this performance of “Ari’s Eyes” in 2002. This tune was later released on his 2005…

Win a TC Electronic BG500

2. Win a TC Electronic BG500

Don’t Miss Out: TC Electronic and No Treble are teaming up for an ultimate gear contest! One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a TC Electronic BG500 bass amp. Four first-prize winners will receive one of two TC Electronic PolyTune tuners, a Nova Delay pedal or a Nova Repeater pedal. Five runners up prize winners…

14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

3. 14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

Abigail Hartman is a 14 year old bassist (and drummer) from California, who surprised us with her tribute performance of Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”. Abigail performs the legendary lead bass line on her Daisy Rock Candy White Lightning four string.

Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

4. Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

Believe it or not, 2011 marks 60 years since Fender introduced the Precision bass and revolutionized bass playing. (For a quick history lesson, check out this video.) To mark the occasion, Fender is producing a special limited edition 60th Anniversary Precision Bass. Built in the U.S., the Anniversary P-bass features an ash body, maple neck…

Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

5. Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

Dean Guitars has unveiled two new John Entwistle signature basses at NAMM, named the Spider and the Hybrid. The Spider is a limited edition, where the Hybrid will be a standard model available in a USA model and one presumably built overseas. The John Entwistle Spider is an extremely limited run with only 25 produced…

Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy

6. Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy

Dixie Dregs bassist Dave LaRue is now part of a new unnamed supergroup along with ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist Steve Morse, Neal Morse, and vocalist Casey McPherson. The group announced that they have just entered the studio to begin work on their debut release. “I think we are almost done with the writing/arranging…

Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

7. Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

The biggest bass tour of the year (so far) has been announced as the Victor Wooten Band and the Stanley Clarke Band will be hitting the road together throughout March. The bass heavyweights will begin their Spring Road Trip 2011 tour in Oklahoma City and work their way throughout the U.S., finishing up on the…

Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

8. Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

Among a slew of new instruments, Ibanez has released a tribute bass to the late Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray. The new bass was designed in conjunction with Gray’s family and the Slipknot management. Proceeds from sales of the bass will go towards a special trust for Paul’s daughter and family. The PGB2T features a mahogany…

NAMM Watch 2011: Part 1

9. NAMM Watch 2011: Part 1

No Treble’s first day at NAMM 2011 witnessed some amazing developments in the bass space. To start off, we’re going to share some exciting clips and photos of exceptionally talented bassists we know you’ll enjoy, plus a few gear previews. Check out our ongoing NAMM 2011 coverage. Sterling Ball & Dave LaRue Game Changer bass…

Player Spotlight: Sebastian Casís

10. Player Spotlight: Sebastian Casís

Meet Sebastian Casís, a bassist from Argentina and our player in the spotlight for January 11, 2011. Bio: I’m a bassist, composer, arranger and producer with international experience. Location: Santa Fe / SF / Argentina Day gig: Bass instructor and father of twins. Years experience: 25 years Bands & Gigs: My band is MO’BLUES (high…