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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of November 11-17

The latest and greatest roundup of the latest and greatest bass stories, lessons, videos and more, for the week of November 11-17, 2012.

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Periphery: “Make Total Destroy” Bass Cam Video

1. Periphery: “Make Total Destroy” Bass Cam Video

As our Facebook friend Skip Taylor noted, it’s been a while since we’ve posted a metal video. Get ready for a little mayhem. Adam “Nolly” Getgood just posted this video from a performance of “Make Total Destroy” with Periphery at Manchester Academy from their recent European tour…

Bass of the Week: Schecter Blackjack ATX C-4

2. Bass of the Week: Schecter Blackjack ATX C-4

This week we check out the Schecter Blackjack ATX C-4, a 4-stringer with attitude. Available in Sunburst, Black Satin, and Aged White finishes, the bass is built with a mahogany body, 3-piece mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard…

Playing in One Position: A Workout Guide for Bass Players

3. Playing in One Position: A Workout Guide for Bass Players

Damian answers this reader question: “Do you have any exercises that might help with playing in one position on the fretboard? I have a hard time getting away from reorienting myself from root to root.”

Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

4. Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass

Jimmy Haslip has authored an instructional method book for bassists, focusing on the art of improvisation and expanding creative expression in jazz…

Marcus Miller: “Detroit” Live at Jazz in Marciac

5. Marcus Miller: “Detroit” Live at Jazz in Marciac

Get ready for around 10 minutes of musical (and bass) awesomeness. Here’s Marcus Miller and his band performing “Detroit” at Jazz in Marciac last month. The solo break that starts around the 3 minute mark is just killer.

The Motet: “Canned Heat” Cover

6. The Motet: “Canned Heat” Cover

Facebook friend Michael Coderre turned me onto Colorado based band The Motet, sending in this awesome cover of Jamiroquai’s “Canned Heat”. As if the band’s rock solid groove isn’t enough, bassist Garrett Sayers takes a sweet solo at the 8-minute mark. As Michael put it, “The man is boss. Straight up.” We agree.

Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal Now Shipping

7. Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal Now Shipping

Pigtronix’s first foray into the looping world has happened with the release of the Infinity Looper pedal. The Infinity allows for record, playback, dub, undo and redo functions on two stereo loop pairs that can be configured in several ways. Among the pedals innovations is the SYNC MULTI mode…

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

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

So much bass greatness, but we think you can handle it all at once. Here are the 10 most watched great bass videos from October, 2012 on No Treble…

Player Spotlight: David Devereux

9. Player Spotlight: David Devereux

Meet David Devereux, a bassist from Scotland who claims he may have too much power, but we don’t think that should ever be spoken when it comes to bass players. David is our player in the spotlight for the week of November 13, 2012…

MusicalEar: A Look at the Music Theory and Ear Training App for Desktop Computers

10. MusicalEar: A Look at the Music Theory and Ear Training App for Desktop Computers

I’m doing something a little different this time by reviewing an app I came across for your desktop computer. While not an iOS app, I thought that I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you all in on this. MusicalEar is an ear training and theory app, going way beyond any on the market…