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Top 10: More Popular Bass Gear from NAMM, the Best Bass Videos, the Henrik Linder Interview and More

Last week had so much bass goodness, we could hardly pick our favorites. Good thing No Treble readers do that for us.

Here is your top 10 for the week of February 5 – 11, 2012.

Vulfpeck: It Gets Funkier

1. Vulfpeck: It Gets Funkier

We first featured Vulfpeck last June and became instant fans of the band and bassist Joe Dart. Check out this video of the band recording their score for a short film by Baltasar Vilhjálmsdóttir entitled, “Cold Cold Wet”. Joe really gets down on this, especially around the 3 minute mark. This tune is available on…

Janek Gwizdala – Live Solo Bass: NAMM 2012

2. Janek Gwizdala – Live Solo Bass: NAMM 2012

Janek Gwizdala took the stage at TC Electronic’s booth during the NAMM 2012 show, and wowed the crowd with his solo bass awesomeness. The performance starts with a nice laid back groove, and continues with some nice soloing (and singing) on top. Janek is playing his new Fodera.

Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

3. Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

Warwick introduced a pair of Signature basses at NAMM this year for former Cream bassist Jack Bruce and jazz bassist Jimmy Earl. The new instruments are hand-crafted in Germany and each come with individually issued certificates of authenticity. Based on their previous CRB model, the new Jack Bruce Survivor bass features neck-through construction with a…

B.C. Rich Unveils Two New Basses for 2012

4. B.C. Rich Unveils Two New Basses for 2012

B.C. Rich rolled out a pair of new basses for NAMM 2012: the Widow 4 Bass and the Greg Weeks Signature Bass. The 2012 Widow 4 bass is a 4-string version of their existing WMD Widow. With a radical body shape and red pinstripes, the bass is designed to resemble the killer Black Widow spider….

Bass of the Week: Thin Gypsy Thief Studio’s RevolveR Steampunk Bass

5. Bass of the Week: Thin Gypsy Thief Studio’s RevolveR Steampunk Bass

This week we check out something a little different: The RevolveR Steampunk bass made by Kyle Miller, aka “Thin Gypsy Thief”. Miller, who works as a visual artist, luthier and propmaker in Vancouver, was commissioned to build the fully functional instrument for rapper T-Pain. “The bass was built for Grammy winning recording artist T-Pain as…

Pop With a Twist: An Exclusive Interview with Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops

6. Pop With a Twist: An Exclusive Interview with Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops

How do you make pop music cool again? One way is to have Dirty Loops cover it. Since posting their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” on YouTube, the Swedish trio has caught the attention of fans across the world. Their latest cover of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” has gotten over 1.3 million views in about…

Esperanza Spalding: “Black Gold” Official Music Video

7. Esperanza Spalding: “Black Gold” Official Music Video

Grammy award winning bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding has released the official video for “Black Gold,” the first single off her upcoming album Radio Music Society. The song and video are a beautiful homage to African American heritage. “This song is singing to our African American heritage before slavery,” Spalding writes. “Over the decades, so much of…

Player Spotlight: Kaitie Sly

8. Player Spotlight: Kaitie Sly

Meet Kaitie Sly, a bassist from Victoria who plays both electric and double bass. Kaitie is our player in the spotlight for February 7, 2012. Bio: I am an electric and upright bassist. I have been playing music since I was eight years old. I started playing music on the piano, taking private lessons, and…

Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

9. Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

Gruv Gear has introduced the Duostrap Signature, a genuine leather strap backed by bassist (and No Treble columnist) Damian Erskine. The new strap features a pair of over-the-shoulder straps for balanced weight distribution to reduce shoulder strain while keeping a comfortable playing position. By design, the right shoulder strap loops around the upper horn of…

New School: Nick Schendzielos

10. New School: Nick Schendzielos

Armed with some serious chops and quirky sense of humor, Nick Schendzielos is a bass force to be reckoned with. Nick currently holds down the low end for the grindcore outfits Cephalic Carnage and Job for a Cowboy, where he implements advanced bass techniques into the fold. We had to find out more about this…