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Weekly Top 10: Loads of Great Bass Videos, New School with Stew McKinsey, Slap Bass Groove Lesson and More

Can you handle this much bass? We think you can.

Here are the top 10 most read articles, columns and lessons and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of October 14-20, 2012.

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

1. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (September 2012)

Of the 30 or so videos we shared in September, ten ruled for No Treble readers. And here they are in one basstastically awesome spot. Enjoy…

New School: Stew McKinsey

2. New School: Stew McKinsey

Stew McKinsey is a bassist with an affinity for extended range instruments. It wasn’t long after getting into the 4-string that he was introduced to a 5-string, then a 6-string, and so on. His current arsenal includes a 10-string Conklin Sidewinder…

Simon Fitzpatrick: “No Woman, No Cry” Solo Bass Performance

3. Simon Fitzpatrick: “No Woman, No Cry” Solo Bass Performance

Simon Fitzpatrick is a favorite around here, thanks in large part to his awesome solo bass arrangements (plus, he’s a super cool guy). Here’s Simon performing Bob Marley’s classic “No Woman, No Cry” on a 6-string GB spitfire with Boomerang 3 looper pedal. Sweet.

Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass

4. Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass

Gibson is reviving another model from their past catalog with the new Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass. First introduced in 1965, the Non-Reverse flips the body shape of the original Thunderbird for a more traditional, albeit asymmetrical body style. Gibson kept the design identical while fitting the new version with upgraded hardware and pickups…

Divinity Roxx: Get Here

5. Divinity Roxx: Get Here

She’s played with Victor Wooten and she’s been Beyonce’s musical director, but Divinity Roxx’s own style is something a world apart. Blending hip hop and hard rock, she’s got flow, edge and attitude to present a real in-your-face musical experience. Here’s the music video to her single “Get Here”, which won Best Music Video 2012…

New Beginnings: Exploring New Bass Tunings (and String Counts)

6. New Beginnings: Exploring New Bass Tunings (and String Counts)

In this week’s column, Damian answers this reader question: I have been playing bass professionally for over 15 years, but I’ve recently decided to expand my horizons by tuning one of my 5 string basses E-C. I decided to do this after playing a six string bass in a music store one day and realizing how easy it was to play lines across the fingerboard in a lower position as opposed to up and down. This, coupled with the fact that you, Hadrian, Janek and Stanley all utilize this tuning made me think there must be something worthwhile investigating. My question is: Do you have any tips or practice advice for getting used to this new tuning?

Anthony Crawford: What

7. Anthony Crawford: What

Check out this awesome solo bass performance by Anthony Crawford. Recorded while on tour with Allan Holdsworth and Virgil Donati in Opole, Poland, Crawford takes the crowd for a ride with his tune “What” from his album Urban Jazz.

Bass of the Week: Pedulla MVP/Buzz

8. Bass of the Week: Pedulla MVP/Buzz

Fretted and fretless models respectively, the Pedulla MVP and Buzz are the flagship basses based on the design that first brought luthier Michael Pedulla to prominence. The unique body shape and fresh approach to ergonomics set them apart from standard designs. The bass starts with a three-piece laminated maple neck…

Top 10 Cover Tune Videos Arranged for Bass – 3rd Edition

9. Top 10 Cover Tune Videos Arranged for Bass – 3rd Edition

Time for another top ten list of awesome bass covers. As we’ve said before, we love love love all-bass arrangements of cover tunes, and we love that our instrument of choice is that versatile (and the versatility of those who play it)…

Lesson: Metronome Exercise with a Slap Bass Groove in G

10. Lesson: Metronome Exercise with a Slap Bass Groove in G

This time around, MarloweDK has two lessons in one for you to try out. The first part touches on the concept of practicing with a metronome. In this example, the metronome is counting on beats two and four. To make this fun, the other part focuses around a sort of offbeat, Larry Graham-style rhythm…