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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 9

Here are the most read bass stories, lessons, videos and more, for the week of Dec 9 – 15, 2012.

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

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

Here are the 10 most watched great bass videos from October, 2012 on No Treble. Enjoy!

It’s Official: Rush to be Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

2. It’s Official: Rush to be Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Long overdue, but it has been done. Rush will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. It never seemed very important to the trio on whether or not this day would come. This rings loud in what is one epic response from Geddy Lee…

Viaceslav Svedov: RHCP Bass Medley

3. Viaceslav Svedov: RHCP Bass Medley

There’s no denying Flea’s influence on bassist Viaceslav Svedov. Here’s Viaceslav showing some love and playing through a number of Chili Pepper tunes. As always, this video comes with some great bass faces…

No-Metric’s SOS: Blistering Slap Bass, Tight Band, Killer Solos

4. No-Metric’s SOS: Blistering Slap Bass, Tight Band, Killer Solos

Bassist Fernando Molinari sent in this great video of his band No-Metric playing their tune “SOS.” Molinari kicks things off with a blistering slap riff to get the band in the groove. He also takes a beautiful solo after things cool off around the 3:30 mark…

Singing and Playing: A How-To Guide for Independence for Bass Players

5. Singing and Playing: A How-To Guide for Independence for Bass Players

This week’s reader question: I have great vocal chops, which I exercise frequently in my alter ego solo acoustic guitarist thing. I play bass in a blues/R&B band and have the best vocal talent in the band. But I can’t sing over a bass line to save my behind. Can this be learned? Any tips? Damian offers up his take…

Paul McCartney Joining Nirvana for Benefit Concert

6. Paul McCartney Joining Nirvana for Benefit Concert

In what has to be one of the more bizarre stories of the year, Paul McCartney is taking the stage with the surviving members of Nirvana for the 12-12-12 concert. Sir Paul is filling in for the late Kurt Cobain as part of the event to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy….

Spyro Gyra with Scott Ambush: “Deep End” Live

7. Spyro Gyra with Scott Ambush: “Deep End” Live

Scott Ambush wows on this Spyro Gyra performance of “Deep End,” taken from the 2003 North Sea Jazz Festival. His whole solo is killer, but the note at 3:53 really just makes it for KJ…

Bass of the Week: Mike Lull JT4/JT5

8. Bass of the Week: Mike Lull JT4/JT5

Mike Lull mashed up his M-series body and T-bass pickups to create the JT4 and JT5, a bass with a modern yet familiar feel and “T-bass boom.” And while the body is a modern take on a classic style, Lull designed the pickups by trying to get the same sound of an original Thunderbird bass…

Transcription: Colin Hodgkinson’s Catcote Rag

9. Transcription: Colin Hodgkinson’s Catcote Rag

Colin Hodgkinson is a superb bass player, and very unique. During the late sixties and early seventies, he played some truly astonishing bass parts with his trio Back Door. This month’s transcription is Colin’s solo bass composition, “Catcote Rag.”

Jason Newsted Issues Update on New Band, New Music

10. Jason Newsted Issues Update on New Band, New Music

Jason Newsted has checked in with a new update since announcing his “return” late last month. According to a new video from his studio, the former Metallica bassist has formed a new heavy metal band called Newsted…