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Top 10: The Most Popular NAMM Gear Announcements, Videos, Lessons and Features of the Week

Last week proved two things: the No Treble readers are as diverse as they come, and the No Treble crew is having a harder and harder time recovering from NAMM as the years roll on (not that we’re complaining. At all.)

Our NAMM coverage continued to generate lots of readership and comments last week, with new gear announcements making up 50% of the top 10 most read stories and features last week. The new Dingwall Super P Bass took the #1 slot. The great news is that we still have piles of notes and photos to sort through for even more coverage in the coming weeks. Bass gear FTW!

In videos, we featured a couple of terrific bassists we ran into at NAMM: Alex Bershadsky, who had the most watched video last week with “Groove Move”, and Evan Brewer’s live NAMM performance of “A Climate For Change.” Plus, Bubby Lewis laying it down for Snoop Dog in a live remake performance of “Get The Funk Out Of My Face.”

Grant Stinnett’s finger-style funk bass lesson generated a lot of interest (we can hear the 16th notes from here), and our “New School” focus on bassist Nathan Navarro stirred some interesting conversation. (Be sure to check out Nathan’s videos in that feature – this is a bassist with incredible skills and diversity.)

Here is your top 10 for the week of January 22 – 28, 2012. Thanks, as always, for reading and commenting.

Dingwall Unveils Super P Bass at NAMM 2012

1. Dingwall Unveils Super P Bass at NAMM 2012

Dingwall Guitars showcased a modern take on a classic design at the NAMM Show this year with the introduction of the Super P. Sporting the Novax Fanned-fret System, the bass features a multi-laminate neck for increased stability and decreased dead spots while the body is balanced by thickness for better weight distribution and increased resonance….

Alex Bershadsky: Groove Move

2. Alex Bershadsky: Groove Move

Here’s an intense jam by bassist Alex Bershadsky, whose incredible groove is matched equally by his impressive technique. The clip features Gal Gershovsky on drums. When you groove it, you gotta move it!

Finger-Style Funk Bass Lesson: Build Dexterity and Accuracy in Your Playing

3. Finger-Style Funk Bass Lesson: Build Dexterity and Accuracy in Your Playing

In this lesson we’re going to focus on a style known as finger-style funk (or “finger funk”), with the goal of developing both dexterity and accuracy in your playing. Finger-style funk is typically centered around the 16th note, and many of the notes are muted. You’ll notice in the notation for this lesson that those…

Lakland Reintroduces Darryl Jones Signature Bass

4. Lakland Reintroduces Darryl Jones Signature Bass

Lakland has reintroduced the Darryl Jones Signature bass in both US and Skyline models. Jones, who originally commissioned a bass in 1985, has played with the Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting, and many more. While the bass’s body shape is similar to the company’s Vintage J 44-60 and 55-60 models, the new signature model offers…

New School: Nathan Navarro

5. New School: Nathan Navarro

Nathan Navarro has been experimenting with the bass’s role in different genres for some time now, but his recent exploration into electronica and dubstep bass have captured the attention of the bass community. His band’s live cover of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” has reached over 2.5 million hits on YouTube. We caught up…

Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

6. Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

Peavey’s NAMM product announcements included the all-new Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass, incorporating elements of the rock veteran’s original signature bass and their Cirrus line. The 35″ scale bass features neck-through construction with maple neck and mahogany stringers. Graphite reinforcement and a dual expanding truss ensure a sturdy neck, while Rudy’s signature snake-eye inlays serve…

Evan Brewer: “A Climate For Change,” Live at NAMM 2012

7. Evan Brewer: “A Climate For Change,” Live at NAMM 2012

It’s been a few days, but I’m still reeling from all the bass greatness that was NAMM 2012. One of my highlights was meeting solo bassist Evan Brewer while cruising the halls. Here’s a terrific clip of Evan performing his song “A Climate for Change” during his clinic at the ESP booth. The mellow tune…

Daring Audio Introduces New HD Bass Pedal

8. Daring Audio Introduces New HD Bass Pedal

Daring Audio has expanded their line of bass pedals with the announcement of the all-new high definition pedal, the Edge Activator HD. The pedal is 100% analog circuitry with a high-headroom preamp as well as constant volume for wet/dry blend between two internal channels. The predecessor to the HD version is a popular pedal for…

Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

9. Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

Radial Engineering was showing off their new Firefly DI box at their booth at the NAMM Show this year. Built for for both live and recording purposes, the Firefly features a Class-A tube preamp with dual inputs that allow for quickly switching instruments. The Firefly’s signal path goes straight to a tuner output that stays…

Snoop Dogg, Featuring Bubby Lewis: Get The Funk Out Of My Face

10. Snoop Dogg, Featuring Bubby Lewis: Get The Funk Out Of My Face

Here’s a cool clip of Robert “Bubby” Lewis getting down with Snoop Dogg on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band performs Snoop’s take on the classic Brothers Johnson tune “Get the Funk Out of My Face” while Lewis lays down a solid low end with some really tasteful runs. The tune of course…