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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 31

We featured some really popular videos and how to’s last week, which combined to make up half of the weekly top ten list.

There’s even a top ten list inside this list – with the most popular gear stories of the month.

Top ten inside of top ten equals and extra dose of bass awesomeness for this week’s popular No Treble reader favorites.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Bass Ramps: The How and Why

1. Bass Ramps: The How and Why

Damian Erskine shares his thoughts and experience with bass ramps, in response to a reader question. No Treble readers shared their thoughts too in this column/discussion…

Federico Malaman: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Solo Bass Performance

2. Federico Malaman: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Solo Bass Performance

During the 2010 EuroBassDay, Federico Malaman – armed with a Laurus bass and a looper – showcased his solo bass skills at the Tecamp and Laurus booth. Federico took Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and made it his own great all-bass performance.

Bass of the Week: BassLab STD

3. Bass of the Week: BassLab STD

BassLab isn’t your ordinary bass manufacturer and they certainly don’t make your average bass. Developed by a musician and a physicist, the company uses a tuneable composite material instead of wood…

Remi Zik: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Playalong

4. Remi Zik: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Playalong

Sometimes you find a video on YouTube that reminds you how much you need to practice, and bassist Remi Zik has raised the bar with this virtuosic rendition of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. With extreme attention to detail, Zik nails it (also: look at the date we shared this)…

Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps

5. Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps

Phil Jones Bass has introduced the Double Four, a new 70-watt combo micro-amp that is roughly the size of a shoebox. Sporting a pair of Neo Power 4-inch drivers, the Double Four features a new driver design, acoustic loading, and separate PWM amplifiers for each speaker…

Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

6. Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

The NAMM Show is one of the highlights of our year… like a family reunion of sorts. But it is massive, and so we often miss many of the great performances that take place on the show’s floor. Thankfully, there’s video to show us what we missed. Like this one by Victor Wooten…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March

7. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March

Time for your monthly dose of bass gear goodness, with our usual disclaimer: may cause G.A.S. These are the top ten most read, commented and shared bass gear stories on No Treble last month…

Player Spotlight: Cassie Mann

8. Player Spotlight: Cassie Mann

Meet bassist Cassie Mann who like many here, started on guitar before finding out bass is where it’s at. Cassie is a young bassist on the right track, and we’re thrilled to share her story for this week’s player spotlight feature…

iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

9. iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

iDouble Bass was recommended for review by my friend (and fantastic luthier/bass/educator Laurence Mollerup in Vancouver, BC). This is a simple app with a simple goal: to help educators and beginning upright students to learn the proper techniques, teaching techniques and provides a wealth of information regarding application…

Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups

10. Lace Announces “Man O’ War” Series Bass Pickups

Lace Music has released a new line of passive Lace Sensor pickups for bass dubbed the “Man O’ War” Series. Available in J-bass, P-bass, and MM-style configurations, the new pickups are upgraded versions of the Lace pickups originally introduced in the early ’90s as replacements for Fender’s P Bass Plus and J Bass Plus instruments….