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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 3

There was a lot of bass goodness last week, making this list so epic, we can barely contain ourselves.

Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watch videos on No Treble for the week of March 3-9, 2013.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing.

Blast Cult Enters the Electric Bass Market with the Thirty 2 Bass

1. Blast Cult Enters the Electric Bass Market with the Thirty 2 Bass

Blast Cult announced a new electric bass model late last year, but the details were still being worked out, into 2013. Now we know a whole lot more. The aptly named “Thirty 2” is a 32˝ inch scale bass, and the first electric made by the company…

No-Metric: Cosmo Funk

2. No-Metric: Cosmo Funk

Bassist Fernando Molinari shared this video of his band with us, and once again, it knocked us out. This is the Brazilian fusion group No-Metric, playing “Cosmo Funk”. The group also includes guitarists Dallton Santos and Davi Filho and drummer Rodolfo Ferreira.

Cable Considerations: A Guide (and Discussion) for Bass Players

3. Cable Considerations: A Guide (and Discussion) for Bass Players

Damian answers a reader’s question about buying cables in this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column… and readers added their suggestions and experiences too…

Warwick Adds Triumph Lite to RockBass Series

4. Warwick Adds Triumph Lite to RockBass Series

Warwick has added to their RockBass series of instruments with the RockBass Triumph Lite. The electric upright follows in step with its German counterpart and is based on the original Framus designs from the 1950s. The Triumph Lite is built with a maple body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard…

Stories Behind the Songs: Leland Sklar

5. Stories Behind the Songs: Leland Sklar

With over 2,500 albums under his belt, Leland Sklar is more than a seasoned pro. He’s a legend. We reached out to Sklar to get his take on his favorite tracks he’s played on as well as No Treble readers’ favorites…

Tech 21 Unveils Private Stock Formula 21 All-Tube Bass Preamp

6. Tech 21 Unveils Private Stock Formula 21 All-Tube Bass Preamp

Tech 21 has unveiled the Private Stock Formula 21, an exclusive vacuum tube bass preamp. The limited edition preamp is hand-built at the company’s U.S. factory and is housed in a solid mahogany cabinet with a cherry finish…

Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses

7. Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses

Ibanez has added to their Premium line of basses once again with the BTB Premium. Building on the “boutique-style” of the BTB series, the Premium models take things a step further with upgraded materials and are built in Ibanez’s Premium factory. Available in 5- and 6-string models, the BTB Premium models feature 35˝ scale…

Bassic Basslines: A Guide to Building Basslines Using Common Chord Progressions

8. Bassic Basslines: A Guide to Building Basslines Using Common Chord Progressions

Bassist Lynne Davis has published her first instructional ebook, Bassic Basslines: A Guide to Building Basslines Using Common Chord Progressions. Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch platforms, the book is designed to give students lessons on basic music theory and bass technique to apply them to a variety of musical situations…

Bass of the Week: F Bass BNF Fretless

9. Bass of the Week: F Bass BNF Fretless

The F Bass BNF is a fretless version of their BN model that the company says offers a “traditional fretless tone.” Available in 4-, 5- and 6-string versions, the BNF features a sleek Gabon ebony fingerboard, a 3-piece quartersawn maple neck, and a body constructed of a maple center block and ash wings…

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and David “Fingers” Haynes: 2013 NAMM Jam

10. Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and David “Fingers” Haynes: 2013 NAMM Jam

The trio of Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and David “Fingers” Haynes once again wow us with another NAMM performance…