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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of December 30

We closed out the year with a lot of best-of lists, and many of those made this week’s best of list.

Here our the most read stories, lessons and the most watched videos on No Treble for the week of December 30 – January 5.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing!

Transcription: Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”

1. Transcription: Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”

Periphery’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood joins No Treble with this guest column, offering up his own transcription of the Periphery tune, “Make Total Destroy”. Time to hit the shed!

2012 Reader Favorites category on No Treble

2. 2012 Reader Favorites category on No Treble

At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership. Congrats to all the bassists who made the top ten, and thanks to our readers for making this so much fun…

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2012

3. In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2012

2012 had some incredible highlights in the world of bass, but we must also stop to remember the incredible bassists we lost this year. We lost some of our biggest heroes, and while their strings have stopped ringing, their musical legacies will live on…

Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

4. Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

Fender Custom Shop has introduced their 2013 Custom Collection, including the 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1951 Relic Precision Bass. As with all of the line, the basses are built by Fender’s craftsmen in their Corona, California Custom Shop…

Meshell Ndegeocello with Pino Palladino: “Home is Where the Hatred Is”

5. Meshell Ndegeocello with Pino Palladino: “Home is Where the Hatred Is”

Santi Umbert sent us this clip of Meshell Ndegeocello teaming up with bassist Pino Palladino for a cover of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.” Palladino lays down a seriously funky groove throughout the entire song while the band kicks it out…

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Basses of the Week

6. Best of 2012: The Top 10 Basses of the Week

Fifty-two times a year, we celebrate low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre in our weekly Bass of the Week spotlight. Here are the top 10 most read and shared Basses of the Week for 2012. Sorry for the GAS…

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Abbey Road Studios

7. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Abbey Road Studios

Here’s a fun Red Hot Chili Peppers. video shot back in 2006 at Abbey Road Studios. Flea and the guys kick things off with a discussion about the roots for the tune “Dani California”, some math history and more. Oh, plus some cool performances, of course.

Dealing with Awkward Keys when Transposing on Bass

8. Dealing with Awkward Keys when Transposing on Bass

Damian Erskine tackles a reader’s question about dealing with awkward keys when transposing songs in his latest “Ask Damian” column…

Rich Brown: Nguyên

9. Rich Brown: Nguyên

Rich Brown is such a monster bass player. Watch this performance, taken from Rich’s solo bass concert in Toronto about two weeks ago, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. The tune, “Nguyên”, is dedicated to the French/Vietnamese guitarist Nguyên Lê. Rich’s stellar musicianship and technique comes through loud and clear…

Best of 2012: The Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

10. Best of 2012: The Top 10 Bass Gear Stories

There is no such thing as too much bass gear. We covered a ton in 2012. These ten gear stories were the most read and most shared all year by No Treble readers…