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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 2

Here are the most read bass stories, lessons, videos and more, for the week of Dec 2 – 8, 2012.

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Robert Trujillo, Steve Bailey and P-Nut Bass Jam

1. Robert Trujillo, Steve Bailey and P-Nut Bass Jam

Here’s a sweet jam from Warwick’s Fuss on the Buss 2012 DVD. Robert Trujillo and Steve Bailey set an interesting groove between Trujillo’s gnarly distorted bass and Bailey’s bell-like tone and lyricism on top. 311’s Aaron “P-Nut” Willis jumps in around the 3-minute mark to add some slap to fill the jam out…

Warwick Introduces Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68 Bass

2. Warwick Introduces Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68 Bass

Warwick has unveiled the Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68, a custom shop bass inspired by the General Motors 1968 Model Corvette Stingray. The hot-rodded bass shares the car’s style with a Candy Apple red finish and an airbrushed aluminum center section while the Corvette name is inlaid into the tigerstripe ebony fingerboard…

Developing Speed on the Bass: Take Your Time

3. Developing Speed on the Bass: Take Your Time

This week’s Ask Damian question focuses on developing speed. Check out what Damian has to say…

NoahJames Guitars Introduces JENZ Bass Machine Heads

4. NoahJames Guitars Introduces JENZ Bass Machine Heads

NoahJames Guitars has introduced JENZ Machine Heads, a new type of bass tuning machine that the company says alleviates several issues in bass guitar design by the string to anchor at the lowest point on the machine head post. The channel automatically wraps the string neatly to avoid sticking and slippage from winding error…

Bass of the Week: Gus Guitars G3

5. Bass of the Week: Gus Guitars G3

The Gus Guitars G3 is a awesome bass with futuristic aesthetic. First introduced as a 4-string model in 1996, the G3 follows the company’s G1 guitar and is constructed using a special carbon fiber over cedar technique for the body with chrome plated aluminum tube for the horns…

Evan Marien: “Lights” Cover Tune for Solo Loop Bass

6. Evan Marien: “Lights” Cover Tune for Solo Loop Bass

Evan Marien brings the bass goodness once again with this soulful bass cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”.

Spector Adds NS-5 Bass to USA Neck Thru Series

7. Spector Adds NS-5 Bass to USA Neck Thru Series

Spector has reintroduced the NS-5 to their USA Neck-Thru Series of basses. First made between 1987 and 1990 during the company’s Kramer era, the new NS-5 retains the same features while offering current Spector build options…

The Aristocrats: 2012 Frankfurt Jazz Festival Performance

8. The Aristocrats: 2012 Frankfurt Jazz Festival Performance

Here’s an hour-long performance by The Aristocrats, from a live stream back in October. (Hey, it’s Sunday… you have time. Especially for this.) This is one epic trio, with Bryan Beller on bass, Guthrie Govan on guitar and Marco Minnemann on drums…

Rotosound Updates Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings

9. Rotosound Updates Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings

Rotosound has upgraded their Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings by using a new burnishing process to give them a smoother finish. The company explains the change facilitates fast playing as well as reduces string noise. The Iron Maiden bassist’s signature strings are flatwounds that are described as slightly brighter than traditional flatwounds…

Stefano Francazio Solo Bass: Assenza Di Gravità

10. Stefano Francazio Solo Bass: Assenza Di Gravità

Laura Palumbo sent in this great video of Stefano Francazio playing a cool solo bass piece entitled “Assenza Di Gravità”. The title translates to “Absence of Gravity.” Enjoy!