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Top 10: Bass of the Week, Edmond Gilmore’s Take on Jaco, Isolated John Entwistle, Intentional Practice and New Gear

No Treble readers couldn’t get enough of the top bass videos of the week, from an isolated bass video of John Entwistle, a solo bass piece by Matt Kniffen, Edmond Gilmore‘s take on Jaco Pastorius’ arrangement of “Donna Lee” and Nathan Watts laying it down with Stevie Wonder.

Dr. D made his return with a new column, Intentional Practice, and Damian Erskine got bassists thinking with his thought exercise for bassists.

On the gear front, our bass of the week is the Waja-Bass Design Telio G.V. 5-String Fretless, and there’s new gear from Bergantino Audio Systems.

In some positive news, Tal Wilkenfeld is working on a new album. Sadly, the bass world lost another member, with the passing of former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh.

Check out these and the rest of the top 10 for October 9-15, 2011.

John Entwistle: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Isolated Bass

1. John Entwistle: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Isolated Bass

This clip comes from the 1979 film, The Kids Are Alright, featuring the isolated bass work of John Entwistle on the Who’s classic “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. Give it a little time before the Ox dives in, around the 50 second mark.

Bass of the Week: Waja-Bass Design Telio G.V. 5-String Fretless

2. Bass of the Week: Waja-Bass Design Telio G.V. 5-String Fretless

This week we take a look at the Telio G.V. 5-string Fretless from Waja-bass Design. The bass is built by hand in Kempen, Germany and features a striking ergonomic body shape made of swamp-ash and dibetou. Besides sculpting for easier access, the design aims for balance between the body and neck, effectively shifting the the…

Edmond Gilmore: Donna Lee (Jaco Pastorius Cover)

3. Edmond Gilmore: Donna Lee (Jaco Pastorius Cover)

Facebook friend and bassist Edmond Gilmore shared his impressive take on Jaco Pastorius’ take on “Donna Lee”. Edmond said, “This clip was made with full Conga Cover… testing my amazing Fbass AC-5.” Well done, Edmond. Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com.

Who Am I? A Thought Exercise for Bassists

4. Who Am I? A Thought Exercise for Bassists

I whole-heartedly believe that who we are as people translates to who we become on our instrument. I’ve been kind of meditating lately during any down moments on every aspect of my personality and how it may or may not relate to any given part of my style of playing – the good and the…

Intentional Practice

5. Intentional Practice

Too many instrumentalists begin their daily practice session without knowing specifically what they wish to accomplish that day. If they think about their practice goals at all, they do so in a cursory, vague and last minute manner. Even worse, some serious students think the goal of practice is simply to “put in the time.”…

Bergantino Audio Systems Unveils HD Series Bass Cabinets

6. Bergantino Audio Systems Unveils HD Series Bass Cabinets

Bergantino Audio Systems has announced a new line of bass cabs called the HD Series. The new models all feature 100% Baltic birch construction, newly designed woofers, tweeters, phase-coherent crossovers with a tweeter control, tolex covering, and metal corners. The HD112 Most compact of the new line is the HD112, which features a 12″ woofer…

Stevie Wonder: “Spain”, Live with Nathan Watts

7. Stevie Wonder: “Spain”, Live with Nathan Watts

So cool. Here’s Stevie Wonder and band performing Chick Corea’s “Spain”. Nathan Watts is holding down the low end, in his usual awesome way. Part 2 of the video has a tasty solo from Watts. This clip comes from the Live at Last DVD, filmed at the O2 Arena in London in 2008. Part 1:…

Tal Wilkenfeld Working on New Album

8. Tal Wilkenfeld Working on New Album

After a somewhat quiet period, Tal Wilkenfeld has announced she’s working on a new album with special guests to include Jackson Browne, ex-Journey vocalist Steve Perry, and Mike Elizondo. Wilkenfeld, who raised eyebrows while laying down the low end with Jeff Beck, says she’ll also be displaying her vocal talents on the record. “When I…

In Memoriam: Mikey Welsh

9. In Memoriam: Mikey Welsh

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh passed away Saturday, October 8th in his Chicago hotel room, according to police. Welsh, who was a part of the group from 1998 to 2001, found a second career as an artist after his departure. During his tenure, Weezer recorded their self titled green album, which included the hits “Hash…

Matt Kniffen: Prima O Poi (Solo Bass)

10. Matt Kniffen: Prima O Poi (Solo Bass)

Sam Dingle sent us some videos of bassist Matt Kniffen. We loved this one of Matt, performing an original solo bass piece, “Prima O Poi”. Sam said, “I really think that this kid in my town named Matt Kniffen needs to be [seen more]. His ‘band’, Soundscape. is just him (on 6 string bass guitar)…