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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 9

This week’s top 10 list starts with its own top 10 list… as in the best videos of the month. So there’s even more here than advertised.

Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of June 9 – 15, 2013.

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

1. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (May 2013)

Last month seemed to be an exceptional month for bass videos… and these top 10 are the cream of the crop. Here are the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble for May, 2013…

Dream Theater: Instrumedley (John Myung Angle)

2. Dream Theater: Instrumedley (John Myung Angle)

Dream Theater’s “Instrumedley”, AKA “The Dance of Instrumentals” is an instrumental showcase the band performed only during their live shows. Here’s the best version of the performance – the one focused exclusively on bassist John Myung.

Chord Construction: A Guide for Bassists

3. Chord Construction: A Guide for Bassists

In this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column, Damian answers a reader’s question about understanding chord construction on the bass…

Player Spotlight: Peat Rains

4. Player Spotlight: Peat Rains

Meet Peat Rains, AKA “Epileptic Peat”, who pushes the envelope in just about every way. (You’ll have to read on to find out what I mean). And if you see him at a live show, he’ll even give you his drink tickets. Peat is one entertaining bassist. Read his story…

Geddy Lee Auctions Signature Bass For Children’s Charity

5. Geddy Lee Auctions Signature Bass For Children’s Charity

Geddy Lee has donated one of his Signature Fender Jazz Basses to the children’s charity Lonny’s Smile for an upcoming auction to benefit Camp Oki, a free weeklong camp for children from Quebec and Ontario who suffer from heart defects…

Gear Review: Ibanez BTB1406E 6-String Bass

6. Gear Review: Ibanez BTB1406E 6-String Bass

Ibanez’s foray into the boutique bass domain is off to strong start. The only thing missing is the extra $1,000.00 you didn’t have to spend to enjoy all of the features this six string bass delivers. Check out Burke’s review of this 6-stringer…

Bass of the Week: Music Man Big Al

7. Bass of the Week: Music Man Big Al

In 2009, Music Man introduced a bass version of their Albert Lee Signature guitar called the Big Al. Its angular body and unique pickups caught the community’s attention, and the next year the company announced a 5-string version. Check out our bass of the week…

Deimel Guitarworks Introduces Firestar Bass

8. Deimel Guitarworks Introduces Firestar Bass

German luthier Frank Deimel has mixed elements of several bass styles into his latest creation, the Deimel Guitarworks Firestar Bass. The long-scale bass features a figured hard rock maple neck that is fashioned after a P-Bass’s dimensions and topped with a Pau Ferro fretboard…

Joe Lester: “Australopithecus” Intronaut 5-String Fretless Bass Play-Along

9. Joe Lester: “Australopithecus” Intronaut 5-String Fretless Bass Play-Along

Joe Lester stopped by the EMG studio with his 5-string fretless Zon to record a play-along of his band Intronaut’s song “Australopithecus.” The bassist runs the gamut of tones from a beautiful clean fretless “mwah” to a bone-crushing distortion.

Janek Gwizdala Launches Bass String Donation Campaign

10. Janek Gwizdala Launches Bass String Donation Campaign

There’s something beautiful about the bass playing community you just don’t find in the rest of the music world. Janek Gwizdala has once again proven this point by launching We Need Strings, a site dedicated to getting bass strings into the hands of those who need them most….