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Weekly Top Ten: New Basses, Top Bass Videos, Player Spotlight and More Bass Greatness

We love lists. Lists of bass awesomeness are even better.

Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of October 28 – November 3, 2012.

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G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

1. G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

G&L has unveiled a new line of instruments labeled the “Black Ice Collection”. The new basses and guitars feature a “Black Ice” finish, which incorporates the company’s Nearly Naked (NENA) finish with a sleek matte black base and silver highlights in the body’s wood grain…

Player Spotlight: Amy Humphrey

2. Player Spotlight: Amy Humphrey

Meet Amy Humphrey, an “accidental” bassist from Missouri who got hooked on the bass 25 years ago and has been playing ever since. We love Amy’s story and her gear list, so it was an easy choice to make Amy our player in the spotlight for the week…

Bass of the Week: Convolution Bass

3. Bass of the Week: Convolution Bass

When longtime friends Edwin Paanakker and Frans Haarmeijer decided to join forces to build basses, they knew they wanted to make something different. Enter the Convolution Bass: a lightweight, handmade bass that shares mechanical properties of an upright bass…

Bass Battle: “Breathe” Live Looping

4. Bass Battle: “Breathe” Live Looping

Iuliu-Bogdan Diaconeasa, aka Bass Battle, sent us the latest in his live looping adventures with this song called “Breathe”. Kick back, relax and enjoy!

Pavel Announces Jazz Pro Vintage USA Basses

5. Pavel Announces Jazz Pro Vintage USA Basses

Pavel de la Fuente has announced a new line of basses through his custom shop, Pavel Musical Instruments. The new Jazz Pro Vintage USA bass models include both 4- and 5-string basses, with a choice of Alder or Ash for the body, Rock Maple neck and a choice of Maple or Rosewood fretboard…

The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

6. The Bass Style Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

Bassist, author and educator Dave Overthrow has released his latest instructional book. The book is designed for any bassist who has already learned the basics and wants to explore new styles and techniques…

Bootleg Guitars Introduces Dawg Pounder Bass

7. Bootleg Guitars Introduces Dawg Pounder Bass

Jon Hill of Bootleg Guitars decided to get back to basics with his new Dawg Pounder model. “I’ve been preaching simplicity lately: 1 humbucker 1 knob,” the luthier explained. “I feel guitars kinda went through a ‘Big Hair’ phase and I’m back in the garage with the garage bands!”…

Krist Novoselic’s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” Bass to Be Auctioned

8. Krist Novoselic’s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” Bass to Be Auctioned

The famed bass played by Krist Novoselic and smashed by Kurt Cobain in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video is heading to Christie’s in London for an auction later this month. The 1960′s Japanese Zen-On bass was bought by Novoselic from a pawn shop, because he knew it would be destroyed in the video…

Rich Brown: Solo Bass Beauty

9. Rich Brown: Solo Bass Beauty

Facebook friend Michael J. Benham shared this solo bass video of bassist Rich Brown, saying “Just found this guy. Quite amazed that he has remained under the radar.” This solo piece is just beautiful, with amazing technique and a sound that makes you think Rich is using a delay (but isn’t)…

FunkBox: A Look at the Drum Machine App for iOS

10. FunkBox: A Look at the Drum Machine App for iOS

Funkbox Drum Machine is a fantastically done, retro-styled drum machine loaded with some of the most popular drum machine sounds from the 70’s and 80’s. This app has even been used live and in the studio by many artists including Joan Osborne and, most famously, by Gorillaz…