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Rewind: Loads of New Bass Gear, Victor Wooten Interview, Fretless Conversion How-To and Jimi Hendrix-Inspired Bass Videos

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of April 3 – 9, 2011.

Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass

1. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass

Carl Palmer Band bassist Simon Fitzpatrick performs an all-bass version of the classic Queen tune, “Bohemian Rhapsody” in this video. This was filmed at the Cannery Casino in Las Vegas, during the band’s 2010 tour. Thanks to Alun Vaughan, who shared this video with us.

Ten Jimi Hendrix-Inspired Bass Videos

2. Ten Jimi Hendrix-Inspired Bass Videos

Bassists seem to love to cover Hendrix tunes. We love to cover bassists who cover Hendrix tunes. So, here are ten of the most popular Hendrix-inspired videos we’ve featured over the last couple of years. Enjoy! 1. Daniel Ziegler: All Bass Version of “Little Wing” We love new arrangements of Jimi Hendrix tunes, especially when…

Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

3. Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

After years of having a signature acoustic bass produced by Washburn, Stu Hamm now has a signature electric bass guitar with the company, called the SH B3 Hammer. The new model is a a double cut-away design featuring an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck with a radial neck joint. The fingerboard is rosewood….

An Interview with Victor Wooten

4. An Interview with Victor Wooten

Fifteen years ago, Victor Wooten released a solo electric bass album that inspired countless bassists to push themselves to new limits. Today, you’d be hard pressed to find a “best of” or “reader’s choice” list of top bassists without him. Victor is a busy bassist, teacher, and more recently, record label owner. We caught up…

How To: Fretless Bass Conversion

5. How To: Fretless Bass Conversion

Our Facebook friend Ryan Pusiak posted a question on our Facebook page, asking about the best way to go about converting a fretted bass into a fretless one. So we decided it was a great opportunity to feature the series from Jason Holder, one of the guys at The Musician’s Den in Evansville, Indiana. Jason…

Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass

6. Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass

Fretless bassist Steve Bailey has joined up with Warwick as an endorsing artist, and the company has just unveiled a new Steve Bailey Signature Bass. The model is a six-string fretless based on their Streamer, though the design has been modified for better access to the upper register of the neck. The Steve Bailey Signature…

Player Spotlight: Lorna Thomas

7. Player Spotlight: Lorna Thomas

Meet Lorna Thomas, a bassist from Edinburgh, Scotland and our player in the spotlight for April 5, 2011. Bio: I started to play bass when I was 14, by learning the latest Duran Duran single. Three months later, I was out gigging with local bands and had at last found something that I felt I…

Lőrincz Viktor: Boomerang Competition Bass Solo

8. Lőrincz Viktor: Boomerang Competition Bass Solo

Wow! Someone shared this video with us and we couldn’t wait to post it. Bassist Lőrincz Viktor recorded this video for the Guitar Titan competition on the NeoFM Bumeráng Radio Show.

Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

9. Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

Squier has introduced the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS, a short scale take on the classic Fender model. Featuring a 30” scale, the bass is suitable for anyone who appreciates the comfort of a short-scale instrument, as the company explains it’s more than just a student model. The Jaguar Special SS has an Agathis…

TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp

10. TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp

TC Electronic has announced their newest compact bass head, the RH750. Sporting several features of TC’s RH450 model (see our review), the RH750 offers a boost in power (750 watts, 1200 watts peak) and a new TweeterTone control. TweeterTone offers what TC dubs as “intelligent HF control”, allowing the player a wider range of sound…