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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 10

We had a fun week with lots of new bass goodness… from our Featured Reader Video week to our continued coverage of new gear from the NAMM Show, plus our how to’s and lessons.

Here is the top 10 most viewed stories, lessons and videos on No Treble for the week of February 10-16, 2013.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing!

Harmonics: A Starter Guide for Bassists

1. Harmonics: A Starter Guide for Bassists

Whatever the genre, we bassists seem to love harmonics. From Jaco to Dittersdorf, bass music is full of them. When we are introduced to playing harmonics however, the prospect can be a bit tricky. Dr. D breaks it down in this new Lowdown column…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2013)

2. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2013)

So much bass greatness, all in one spot. Here are the 10 most watched videos on No Treble in January. Enjoy!

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps

3. Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps

Tech 21 has expanded their Character VT Series with the VT Bass DI, available in pedal and rackmount versions. Both versions are based on the original VT Bass and VT Bass Deluxe, which are designed to give familiar sounds from the early ’60s up through modern day crunch…

DI, Mic or Both? Perspectives from Bassists and Engineers

4. DI, Mic or Both? Perspectives from Bassists and Engineers

Damian Erskine tackles a reader’s question about using a DI, mic (or both) on gigs. Readers add their setup and stories too in this week’s Ask Damian column…

G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

5. G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has a new signature bass from G&L. Based on their ASAT bass, the Tom Hamilton Signature Model tweaks the design in a few ways including newly designed pickups, woods, and finishes. Core to the new model’s design is a specially wound pair of the company’s MFD pickups…

Jake Bolton: “Chameleon” All-Bass Loop Cover (Featured Reader Video Week)

6. Jake Bolton: “Chameleon” All-Bass Loop Cover (Featured Reader Video Week)

Bassist Jake Bolton responded to our call for videos with his all-bass cover of Herbie Hancock’s tune, “Chameleon”. Turns out, this is the first video Jake has shared. He says tab is available on request…

Bass of the Week: Dingwall Z3

7. Bass of the Week: Dingwall Z3

Known best for their use of the Novax fanned-fret system, Dingwall decided to capture classic tones with their Z-series. The Z1 set out to “capture the best qualities of the classic swamp ash tone” by placing their Super-Fatty pickups in the same relative positions as traditional designs. The Z2 then put the pickups closer together…

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

8. Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape…

Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups

9. Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups

Dean has introduced a new variant of their flagship Edge series of basses. The new Edge 4 and Edge 5 basses distinguish themselves from the pack with upgraded electronics including a pair of active EMG pickups. Both of the new models feature bolt-on construction and sport 35˝ scales…

Pino Saracini: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Solo Bass Arrangement (Featured Reader Video Week)

10. Pino Saracini: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Solo Bass Arrangement (Featured Reader Video Week)

You may remember Pino Sarcini from when we featured his Keyboard Bass as Bass of the Week. He recently sent us this very chill solo bass arrangement of the classic Simon and Garfunkel tune “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Saracini utilizes harmonics to create a nice flowing texture to the song…