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Weekly Top 10: Funny Bass Videos, RIP Duck Dunn, New Bass Gear from GK and Warwick, Lessons and More

The week starts out right when you start with an all-bass top 10 list. Here are the most read stories and most watched videos from No Treble for the week of May 13-19, 2012.

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Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie

1. Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie

G.A.S. alert! Davey4557′s Leo Fender and the History of the Electric Bass video is one of the most watched videos in No Treble history. Davey followed up with this, what he dubs “Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie”. He breaks down the features and history of the famed Leo Fender creation. Try not to drool…

In Memoriam: Donald “Duck” Dunn

2. In Memoriam: Donald “Duck” Dunn

Legendary bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn has died in Tokyo early Sunday morning, following a night of shows at the Tokyo Blue Note. According to reports, Dunn passed away in his sleep. The bassist, who was 70 years old, was a member of Booker T. and the M.G.’s and session bassist for Stax Records…

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

3. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2012)

In April, we celebrated the awesomeness of isolated bass for a week. And that week ended up dominating the top 10 video list for the entire month. With the bass work of Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Chris Squire, Wilton Felder, Paul McCartney and John Entwistle being featured in all its glory, we weren’t surprised…

Youtube’s Bass Players: A Parody of Epic Proportions

4. Youtube’s Bass Players: A Parody of Epic Proportions

A Youtuber and bassist who goes by the name Kanal von FZroma (FZroma, for short) has put together an awesome and hilarious parody of some of the best bassists on Youtube. FZroma says we shouldn’t take this seriously. In fact, this is more of a tribute…

Gallien-Krueger Announces MB Fusion 800 Bass Amplifier

5. Gallien-Krueger Announces MB Fusion 800 Bass Amplifier

Gallien-Krueger has expanded its MB series bass amplifiers with the MB Fusion 800, and 800-watt amp that brings together an all tube preamp and a digital power amp. Similar to the rest of the line, the MB Fusion 800 is built with an aluminum chassis and is sized to fit in a gig bag…

Booker T & the MG’s with Donald “Duck” Dunn: Green Onions, Live (1967)

6. Booker T & the MG’s with Donald “Duck” Dunn: Green Onions, Live (1967)

Since the news of Donald “Duck” Dunn‘s passing this morning, I’ve been watching a lot of videos featuring the bass legend. It was hard to pick one to share on this day… so much great music. Here’s Dunn with Booker T & the MG’s performing “Green Onions” live in 1967, during the Stax/Volt Revue Live…

Bass of the Week: Burns Nu-Sonic

7. Bass of the Week: Burns Nu-Sonic

Originally introduced in 1964, the Burns Nu-Sonic was the follow-up to the original Burns bass design. Famously, the Nu-Sonic was used by George Harrison of the Beatles to record the bass line to “Rain”. The company reissued the Nu-Sonic after the brand was reintroduced in 1992…

Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses

8. Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses

Warwick’s Corvette Basic lines include three new editions this year with the introduction of a short-scale 4-string, a medium-scale 4-string and an active 6-string bass. These basses are part of the company’s low cost instruments and are made in China…

New School: Evan Brewer

9. New School: Evan Brewer

Bassist Evan Brewer goes above and beyond the call of standard bass playing. With a solid foundation in heavy music as anchor of the tech metal group The Faceless, Brewer’s technique and knowledge of styles allow him to do session work in all genres….

Exploring Turnarounds

10. Exploring Turnarounds

Damian Erskine shares his thoughts on breaking down common turnarounds in last week’s Ask Damian column…