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Top 10: Fender Modern Player Series, Julie Slick/Tony Levin Interview, Fix a Guitar – No Treble Style and the Top Bass Videos

Last week, No Treble readers were knocked out by Daniel Rey‘s amazing technique, in the solo bass performance of his composition “Palenque”. Other top videos included Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford recording Vic’s “Resolution”, and our how-to video on fixing a guitar (No Treble style).

On the gear front, Fender’s new Modern Player Series basses took the top billing on the gear front, with our Old School Kay K5915 Electric Bass feature, Burrell’s Fat-Boy Acoustic Bass Guitar and Source Audio’s new Compact Programmable EQ Pedal making the list.

If you missed it, you’ll want to check out Kevin’s interview with Tony Levin and Julie Slick and Damian’s column on Muscle Memory.

Check out the top 10 for October 2-8, 2011.

Daniel Rey: Palenque

1. Daniel Rey: Palenque

Facebook friend César Romo Castro sent us this video of bassist Daniel Rey performing his original composition, “Palenque”. Daniel’s technique is truly remarkable – especially his right hand, which doesn’t look quite human. Have a video to share? Drop us a note at videos@notreble.com.

Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars

2. Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars

Fender has unveiled the Modern Player Series, including three new basses. The Modern Player versions of the company’s Telecaster, Jaguar and Jazz basses are entry-level instruments with modern features and “unconventional” takes on their predecessors. The new Telecaster Bass features an alder body, “C” shape maple neck and a maple fretboard. The vintage-styled bass, originally…

Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Resolution

3. Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Resolution

Here’s a great look at Victor Wooten and Dave Matthews Band drummer Carter Beauford in studio and performing a great tune from Yin-Yang. “This is another song that Carter had to walk in and learn on the spot,” Victor said. “He switches between 6/8, 3/4, and who knows what during this song. As usual he…

Two of a Perfect Pair: An Interview with Tony Levin and Julie Slick

4. Two of a Perfect Pair: An Interview with Tony Levin and Julie Slick

The “Two of a Perfect Trio” Tour, which brings The Stick Men and Adrian Belew’s Power Trio together for a night of King Crimson-centric music, presents many parallels between the musicians, the most interesting being the dichotomy between bassists Tony Levin and Julie Slick. Levin has over 30 years of experience under his belt, much…

Old School: Kay K5915 Electric Bass

5. Old School: Kay K5915 Electric Bass

The Kay Musical Instrument Company emerged in the 1930′s in Chicago, when Kay founder Henry Kay “Hank” Kuhrmeyer and an invester acquired the Groehsl Instrument Company, which was founded in 1890. Kuhrmeyer was interested in producing electric guitars and amplifiers when he took over the company, and they did just that in 1936 with the…

No Treble Originals: How to Fix a Guitar

6. No Treble Originals: How to Fix a Guitar

No Treble’s all-new original video tutorial for fixing a guitar. Be sure to share this excellent advice with your guitar player friends. Just 3 easy steps! Video by Buzonya. Voice over by John Mangino.

Muscle Memory

7. Muscle Memory

Q: I keep hearing bassists talk about muscle memory. What is that? A: Good question! And one that can open up a bigger discussion on the purpose of daily practice. First, let’s look at the Wikipedia definition of muscle memory, which is a good one: “Muscle memory has been used synonymously with motor learning, which…

Bass of the Week: Burrell Fat-Boy Acoustic Bass Guitar

8. Bass of the Week: Burrell Fat-Boy Acoustic Bass Guitar

For our first Bass of the Week, we featured a bass with a twisted neck. This week, we look at the Burrell Fat-Boy acoustic bass guitar, which takes the same ergonomic idea and applies it to the body. The design comes from the mind of Leo Burrell, who began dreaming up more comfortable guitars during…

Petros Klampanis: Basscape

9. Petros Klampanis: Basscape

Greek bassist Petros Klampanis proves for us again that all you need is bass. Utilizing his upright and a looper, Klampanis lays down a cool groove on his tune “Basscape,” written in 11/8 time.

Source Audio Releases Compact Programmable EQ Pedal

10. Source Audio Releases Compact Programmable EQ Pedal

Source Audio has added to their line of bass pedals with the release of the Programmable EQ Pedal, a compact, cast aluminum stompbox offering hands-free access to four unique and user-programmed EQ settings. The Programmable EQ offers +/-18db of range across seven frequency bands with an additional frequency band at 62Hz, which is accessible with…