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Top 10: Best of 2011 Lists, The Top Bass Video of the Week Plus New Bass Gear

Our weekly top 10 list for the final week of 2011 is made up of even more top 10 lists. Our “Best of 2011” series last week was mega popular, taking the top three slots, and six of the top 10 overall. If you missed them, check them out below, or the complete “Best Of” series.

Happy new year! Looking forward to another year of covering the greatest instrument on the planet.

Here are the top 10 features for the week of December 25-31, 2011.

Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Player Spotlights

1. Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Player Spotlights

Our Player Spotlight feature is one of our favorites here at No Treble HQ. Each week, we get to feature a bassist from our community in a big way. Here are our top 10 most popular bassists in the spotlight for 2011, based on readership. Want a shot at making the top 10 list for…

Best of 2011: The Top 10 Most Watched Bass Videos

2. Best of 2011: The Top 10 Most Watched Bass Videos

We like to call it work, but watching great bass videos and picking the favorites to feature each day on No Treble is more fun than work. Here is the best of the best in 2011, based on reader views. 1. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers: Tal Wilkenfeld Bass Cover by 13 Year Old Bassist…

Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

3. Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

No Treble readers must be busy practicing, because our lessons section is one of our most visited sections. The top 10, most viewed lessons in 2011 include many newcomers, as well as several from our archives. Here are the top 10 most popular bass lessons on No Treble in 2011. 1. Practical Theory: Practice Tips…

ChaotH from UneXpecT: Words

4. ChaotH from UneXpecT: Words

Here’s an awesome clip of 9-string bassist ChaotH (aka Frédérick Filiatrault) playing the song “Words” from his band UneXpecT’s album Fables of the Sleepless Empire. ChaotH, who admits that his hair is the source of his bass playing power, takes full advantage of his extended range instrument with some beautiful chordal playing reminiscent of some…

Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

5. Best of 2011: The Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

Gear! Readers can’t get enough, and neither can we. Here’s a big dose of the most read gear stories of 2011 on No Treble. 1. Fender Modern Player Series Bass Guitars Fender unveiled their Modern Player Series in October, with three new basses: the Modern Player versions of the company’s Telecaster, Jaguar and Jazz basses….

Best of 2011: The Top 10 Most Popular Bass of the Week Features

6. Best of 2011: The Top 10 Most Popular Bass of the Week Features

We introduced the new Bass of the Week series in 2011. Every week we feature a different and unique, unusual and/or beautiful bass. It is a tough job, but we’re happy to keep it going for loyal No Treble readers who love gear as much as us. Here are the top 10 most viewed from…

Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Dawg

7. Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Dawg

Described as a “down and dirty,” no-frills bass, the Bootleg Guitars Dawg 4 bass gets its name from the Cleveland Browns’ Dawg Pound of which we assume luthier Jon Hill is a member. Hill, who is based in Cleveland, explains he designed the bass for the working musician. The 4-string version of the Dawg has…

Aguilar to Introduce Tone Hammer 350 in 2012

8. Aguilar to Introduce Tone Hammer 350 in 2012

Aguilar will be introducing a new ultra-lightweight amp to the Tone Hammer series in 2012, with the all new 350 model. Weighing in at only three pounds, the 350-watt head follows suit in the series by utilizing the company’s Tone Hammer preamp, originally found in the Tone Hammer D.I./preamp pedal. Controls on the Tone Hammer…

Best of 2011: Top 10 Bass How To’s & Columns

9. Best of 2011: Top 10 Bass How To’s & Columns

Just in time for your new year’s resolutions, here are the top 10 most popular how to’s and columns in 2011. From practicing to player health and even a little on gear, these features should help you make big musical strides in 2012. 1. Health & Fitness for The Working Bassist – Part 1: Basic…

DR Strings Introduces New Dragon-Skin Strings

10. DR Strings Introduces New Dragon-Skin Strings

DR Strings has released Dragon-Skin Strings, their new line of clear coated bass and guitar strings. This line is said to have “less unwanted overtones, more volume, and greater articulation” than uncoated strings. The Dragon-Skin bass strings feature the company’s proprietary K3 coating applied to nickel plated steel wrap wire and are available in standard…