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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of January 6

Here our the most read stories, lessons and the most watched videos on No Treble for the week of January 6 – 12, 2013.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing!

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

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

Here are the 10 most watched and most epic bass videos from December, 2012 on No Treble. Enjoy!

Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra

2. Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra

Szőke Richard shared this video, saying “no treble at all”. Indeed. And we love it.

Building Bass Lines: Navigating More Changes

3. Building Bass Lines: Navigating More Changes

Damian tackles a reader’s question on playing pop tunes which have been transposed, and the challenges they present for bassists. Ask Damian, he answers…

Lesson: Two Bar Bass Run in E minor

4. Lesson: Two Bar Bass Run in E minor

In his latest lesson on No Treble, MarloeDK works up a fill in E minor, using the B minor pentatonic to start, then adding the E minor Dorian scale with some chromatic notes thrown in. This is handy for those one bar fills you’ll want to incorporate in your playing and soloing…

Port City Amplification Introduces Orleans All Tube Bass Preamp

5. Port City Amplification Introduces Orleans All Tube Bass Preamp

Port City Amplification has entered the world of bass preamps with the Orleans model, an all tube preamp housed in a rack-mountable unit. The sleek unit offers Treble, Middle, and Bass tone controls as well as a Thick switch that provides extra tone shaping in the low frequencies…

DrumGenius: A Look at the Drum Loop App for iOS

6. DrumGenius: A Look at the Drum Loop App for iOS

I was recently turned on to DrumGenius by NoTreble’s own Kevin Johnson, and I’m glad that I was. In essence, DrumGenius is a simple library of drum loops in various styles – 201 loops in all. But it is really much more than that. Check out our review…

Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

7. Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

Fender has announced four new models in the company’s eccentric Pawn Shop series, one they describe as “guitars that never were but should have been.” The new lineup includes two basses: The Pawn Shop Bass VI and the Pawn Shop Mustang Bass…

Kabas: Funk Jazz Groove

8. Kabas: Funk Jazz Groove

Maree Erkkila Palma suggested we check out some videos by Brazilian bassist Valter Kabas, and we’re glad she did. Here’s a great Funk/Jazz groove he put up that is full of tasty licks and delicious tone.

Cobham Duke Band: “Juicy” Live with Alphonso Johnson

9. Cobham Duke Band: “Juicy” Live with Alphonso Johnson

Juan Alderete shared this on his Facebook page a while back, saying only “this leaves me speechless.” I feel about the same way. Filmed in Montreux in 1976, this clip captures the kind of energy you just don’t see in every band. Alphonso Johnson holds down the low end with tight yet lyrical playing…

Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Flow Bass

10. Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Flow Bass

The Emerald Guitars Flow Bass is quite a unique instrument. The body is built with a singular exoskeleton made of carbon fiber that’s then filled with the company’s “acoustic tone compound,” which they say can be tailored to create different fundamental tones just like different tone woods…