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Rewind: Top 10 Bass Videos, iPad for Music Study, Custom Shop, and New Bass Gear

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of March 13-19, 2011.

Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (February 2011)

1. Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (February 2011)

This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from February, 2011, based on the number of views by No Treble readers. 1. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers: Tal Wilkenfeld Bass Cover by 13 Year Old Bassist A bassist who goes by the screen name BassGirl5809 started playing bass…

Marvin Gaye & James Jamerson: “What’s Going On” Isolated Vocals and Bass

2. Marvin Gaye & James Jamerson: “What’s Going On” Isolated Vocals and Bass

Here’s a new take on Marvin Gaye’s hit “What’s Going On” the way we like it: with James Jamerson‘s bass line loud and clear in this isolated track.

iPad as a Musical Study Tool

3. iPad as a Musical Study Tool

Q: I recently bought an iPad. Do you have any suggestions for apps that you find useful for music study and practicing? A: Hello, my name is Damian, and I’m an app junkie. Addiction aside, there are some wonderful apps that can help you to either practice more efficiently or just inspire you in new…

Warwick Releases Streamer LX LTD 2011

4. Warwick Releases Streamer LX LTD 2011

Warwick unveiled their limited edition model for the year, the Streamer LX LTD 2011. Available in 4 and 5-string versions, the bass is a variant of their Streamer design with woods they use less often. The 2011 edition sports a Maple body with a plain Blackwood on top. The bolt-on neck is made of Blackwood…

Custom Shop: LeCompte Electric Basses

5. Custom Shop: LeCompte Electric Basses

Based out of the Houston, Texas area, Bud LeCompte has been building basses since 2004, after acquiring a technical background and inheriting a plethora of woodworking tools. Having been interested bass playing and drawing since his teenage years, LeCompte’s designs vary from paying homage to classic instruments to unique shapes and lines that defy that…

The Pink Panther: Solo Bass Performance

6. The Pink Panther: Solo Bass Performance

Pablo Motyczak, a bassist from Argentina who goes by the screen name “Motyx” blew us away with his take on Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme. Thanks for sending us this video, Motyx!

RIP Jet Harris

7. RIP Jet Harris

UK bass pioneer Terence “Jet” Harris has passed away at the age of 71, after a two-year battle with cancer. Harris is often credited as being the first British bass guitarist, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Fender for popularizing the instrument in Britain. Harris’s career includes several hits with the instrumental group…

Gear Review: Way Huge Electronics’ Green Rhino MkII

8. Gear Review: Way Huge Electronics’ Green Rhino MkII

The Green Rhino MkII, by Way Huge Electronics made its debut at the NAMM Show in January, and I recently took it for a test spin. Way Huge was making pedals back in the 1990’s and sort of fell off the radar for a while. Dunlop now manufactures this new series, and one of the…

Player Spotlight: Aaron Gibson

9. Player Spotlight: Aaron Gibson

Meet Aaron Gibson, a bassist form Oregon and our player in the spotlight for March 15, 2011. Aaron has one of the best stories we’ve heard for getting his start as a full-time musician. Bio: A few years back I spent some time working in Sighisoara, a Romanian town best know as Vlad the Impaler’s…

Nedra Wheeler: My Baby Just Cares for Me

10. Nedra Wheeler: My Baby Just Cares for Me

Our Facebook friend Doc Ajay Johnson shared this video of Nedra Wheeler performing “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, saying “check out how cool she is”. How cool indeed! Nedra has impressive resume, with a pro career spanning 25 years. She teaches bass at the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz, has performed with Ella Fitzgerald,…