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Top 10: The Best of No Treble in February

February might be the shortest month, but it was also a record breaking month for traffic on No Treble.

Here are the top 10 most read articles, features and interviews on No Treble in February, 2012.

Also, when The Who shares something on their Facebook page, it kind of helps that story’s rank. (Hint: take a look at the #1 article).

Thanks to all of you for sharing, commenting and reading.

Dean Guitars Puts John Entwistle Spider Signature Bass Into Production

1. Dean Guitars Puts John Entwistle Spider Signature Bass Into Production

After launching a limited run of last year, Dean Guitars is now making a production model of the John Entwistle Spider. The Ox’s newest signature bass features an angular body and comes in a Classic Black finish with Silver Web graphics. The bass’s body is made of alder, while the set mahogany neck is topped…

The New Bass Buzz: an Exclusive Interview with Felix Pastorius

2. The New Bass Buzz: an Exclusive Interview with Felix Pastorius

Late last month we broke the news that Felix Pastorius would be joining the Yellowjackets, to fill the shoes of cofounder Jimmy Haslip while he takes a hiatus. This came as a shock to many fans as the switch would end the veteran bassist’s 30-year tenure with the group. The last name is no coincidence:…

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

3. 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…

Essential Items for the Gigging Bassist: A Gig Survival Checklist

4. Essential Items for the Gigging Bassist: A Gig Survival Checklist

No matter how prepared someone usually is, most gigging bassists will find themselves at a gig, searching through their bag of “stuff” and saying: “hey, where’d my _____ go?” It happens to everyone at least once. If this has happened to you, you’ve probably experienced one of three outcomes: You get extremely lucky since you…

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…

Bass of the Week: DeMars Guitars Long Trail Bass

6. Bass of the Week: DeMars Guitars Long Trail Bass

DeMars Guitars’ Long Trail bass is no doubt an instrument for proud players of the low end. Inspired by Vermont’s hiking trail of the same name, the Long Trail is a a chambered solid-body instrument sporting the company’s patented bass clef soundhole, which the company calls “a stunning visual signature for forward-thinking bassists.” We call…

Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

7. 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…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2012)

8. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2012)

Out of 31 featured videos in January, every single one of the top 10 most viewed videos featured a solo bassist. We were blown away by all of them. Guess that feeling is mutual. 1. Ojay: Street Performance Awesomeness Check this awesome video of Ojay, a bassist from Newcastle in the UK. Armed with a…

Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

9. Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

Eric Czar’s Signature bass from Adamovic is a thing of beauty. With a monstrous 7-strings and 30 frets, the instrument gives Czar an incredible range. Strung E to A#, bass was designed between Czar and Nikola Adamovic to allow for easy chord playing and fast tapping while combining “the unique voices and timbres of a…

Markbass Introduces Four New Pedals at NAMM 2012

10. Markbass Introduces Four New Pedals at NAMM 2012

Markbass unveiled four new pedals for 2012 at NAMM this year, including the MB7 Booster, MB7 Distorsore, the MB Mini Boost and the MB Mini Dist. All of the new products are made in Italy and feature true bypass. Markbass MB7 Booster The MB7 Booster offers up to +20 dB in addition to a 7-band…

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