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2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #10: Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce

Believe it or not, this is the first year Jack Bruce has made the top 10 reader’s favorite list of bassists. We didn’t believe it at first either.

The announcement of a couple of new signature basses helped tip the scales in 2012, in addition to some excellent videos of Jack performing in various settings over the years.

Here are the top five most viewed Jack Bruce stories and videos on No Treble in 2012. Also, check out our complete Jack Bruce archive.

Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

1. Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

Warwick introduced a pair of Signature basses at NAMM this year for former Cream bassist Jack Bruce and jazz bassist Jimmy Earl. The new instruments are hand-crafted in Germany and each come with individually issued certificates of authenticity. Based on their previous CRB model, the new Jack Bruce Survivor bass features neck-through construction…

Warwick Introduces Jack Bruce Artist Series Bass

2. Warwick Introduces Jack Bruce Artist Series Bass

Warwick is following up on the release of the Jack Bruce Survivor bass, with a new Artist Series edition. Made in Korea, the Jack Bruce Artist Series bass offers many similarities to its German-made counterpart, but at a fraction of the price…

Jack Bruce with Rory Gallagher: The Politician (Live)

3. Jack Bruce with Rory Gallagher: The Politician (Live)

May 14th was Jack’s 69th birthday, and while we don’t need any excuse to share a great clip from the legendary bassist, we thought we’d celebrate with this one. This starts with Jack giving guitarist Rory Gallagher a crash course for “The Politician”, seconds before the group takes the stage…

Jack Bruce: Cream 2013 Reunion Plans Scrapped

4. Jack Bruce: Cream 2013 Reunion Plans Scrapped

In a recent interview with the BBC, rock legend Jack Bruce revealed that plans for a Cream reunion in 2013 have been halted due to a rift between guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. The band, which was one of the first rock supergroups, last reunited in 2005 for four sold out shows…

Jack Bruce and Friends: “Spoonful” Live (1980)

5. Jack Bruce and Friends: “Spoonful” Live (1980)

Here’s Jack and his band in a 1980 concert, filmed for German music television network, Rockpalast. The group is playing “Spoonful”, one of Cream’s standard tunes, with vocalist Graham Parker joining in…