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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of January 20

No surprise, our weekly top 10 was dominated by gear coverage from the 2013 NAMM Show.

A few other things made it into the mix too, with a couple of popular videos and Damian Erskine’s weekly column.

Here are the top 10 most viewed articles and videos on No Treble for the week of January 20 – 26, 2013.

As always, thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM

1. Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM

Aria Guitars has announced they’ll be launching the Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM this week. A year in the making, the bass is a replica of the Black ’n Gold I bass Burton played. The bass made with the authorization of the late bassist’s family and bandmates in Metallica…

Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

2. Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

Fender’s 2013 additions to their Select Series includes the Fender Select Active Jazz Bass. Described as the company’s “top-of-the-production-line”, the new bass features an alder body with a flame maple top and hand-stained Tobacco Sunburst finish with a gloss-lacquer topcoat…

Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

3. Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

Status Graphite has introduced the Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass, which the company says retains most of the classic Status design with a few features tailored to the Muse bassist’s tastes. The bass is built around an alder body with a graphite shell on the front and back faces…

Beardfish: The Hunter

4. Beardfish: The Hunter

Our Facebook friend Samwise Fair suggested we check out the song “The Hunter” by Swedish progressive rock band Beardfish. The tune features a bubbling and driving bass line from Robert Hansen, who lays down the low end on a J-Bass. He also has some fancy footwork that only a bassist could do.

Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

5. Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

Warwick has a new RockBass version of their hollow body Star Bass model. As with the rest of the series, the RockBass Star Bass is built in China and checked by a German Warwick employee for quality inspection. The Star Bass is made with a laminated maple body and a maple neck with Ekanga veneer…

Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

6. Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

Avenged Sevenfold’s Johnny Christ has joined Schecter’s artist roster and has a new signature bass with the company. The Schecter Johnny Christ Signature Bass features a brand new body shape and headstock. Built with an ash body, 3-piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard, the new bass is decked out in black with gold hardware…

Player Spotlight: Carla Betz

7. Player Spotlight: Carla Betz

Meet bassist Carla Betz, who has one of the coolest stories we’ve read among the Player Spotlight submissions. Carla is an actress (and bartender too), and it was thanks to her acting career that she became a bassist. Her credentials are a mile long…

Versatility: A Guide for Bassists

8. Versatility: A Guide for Bassists

Damian answers this question in this week’s column: “Like a lot of the guys out there on the scene, you make a living playing a wide variety of styles. I have a hard enough time trying to play well in any one style of music. How do you get so comfortable in so many different kinds of musical settings?”

Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass

9. Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass

Kala is unveiling a new U-Bass at this year’s Winter NAMM show called the Rumbler. The new ukulele-sized bass offers new custom engineered electronics and proprietary strings. The Rumbler’s electronics include a piezo pickup matched with an active EQ and built-in tuner…

Adam Nitti: The Renaissance Man / Rebirth

10. Adam Nitti: The Renaissance Man / Rebirth

Bassist Adam Nitti sent us this video of a live studio recording he did recently. The tune is “The Renaissance Man/Rebirth”, which appeared on Adam’s 2009 release, Liminal. Things kick off with some excellent drums by Marcus Finnie and Adam’s bass, followed by the rest of the band…