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Rewind: Custom Shop, Bass Player Health, New Flecktones, and the Best Bass Videos and Gear of the Week

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of May 15 – 21.

Ain’t No Sunshine: John Mayer Trio Live with Pino Palladino

1. Ain’t No Sunshine: John Mayer Trio Live with Pino Palladino

Recorded during the 2010 Crossroads Festival, here’s the John Mayer Trio performing the Bill Wither’s classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Pino Palladino really lays down a nice groove, along with drummer Steve Jordan.

Traveler Guitar Unveils TB-4P Travel Bass

2. Traveler Guitar Unveils TB-4P Travel Bass

Traveler Guitars has introduced the TB-4P Bass, an electric travel bass designed specifically for practice.

Dealing with Repetitive Stress Injuries

3. Dealing with Repetitive Stress Injuries

Q: Every morning, when I wake up at about 5am to practice my bass, I find that my fingers get cold and blood stops going to them. When I stop and rest, I feel the blood rushing back to them. This started happening since I upgraded my practice time from four hours to about seven…

Bootsy Collins Announces Tour Dates, Funk University Professors

4. Bootsy Collins Announces Tour Dates, Funk University Professors

Bootsy Collins has announced the “Funk Capital of the World Tour,” including 27 dates spread between the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The trek is in support of the funk bassist’s latest solo album, Tha Funk Capital of the World, with which Collins pays tribute to the musical legends that have inspired and affected him…

Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 4)

5. Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 4)

This week, we’re wrapping up the series on the making of Orchid, an in-depth look at the build process for a custom bass for No Treble’s founder, Corey Brown, by luthier Rick Toone…

iReal B: A Look Into the New Real Book App for iOS

6. iReal B: A Look Into the New Real Book App for iOS

iReal B, formerly known as “iReal Book” and as you may have guessed, is the Real Book in digital form. This app is an iOS universal app, compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch…

Ron Hall: Live Bass Solo

7. Ron Hall: Live Bass Solo

We discovered this video thanks to MarloweDK, featuring bassist Ron Hall taking an extended bass solo, live at a club in Chicago. Funky!

Bela Fleck & Flecktones Release “Rocket Science”

8. Bela Fleck & Flecktones Release “Rocket Science”

As we reported back in March, the original members of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones have reunited to record Rocket Science, released today. Pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy returned to the group for the first time since 1991, with bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist/drummer Roy “Futureman” Wooten and banjoist and leader Bela Fleck…

Digitech Announces Whammy DT Pedal

9. Digitech Announces Whammy DT Pedal

Digitech has unveiled a new pedal in their Whammy series, dubbed the DT. The Whammy DT builds on its predecessors by including true bypass and a drop tuning feature that allows you to change your tuning by 7 half-steps or an octave – up or down – without changing your bass…

Hot Tuna: Come Back Baby with Alembic 001

10. Hot Tuna: Come Back Baby with Alembic 001

Here is a rare clip featuring Jack Casady‘s legendary bass Alembic 001 (dubbed “Mission Control”) in action live with Hot Tuna in 1972 as they wind out on “Come Back Baby”…