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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 16

Another great week from the land of the low end. Here are the top 10 most read stories, columns and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of June 16-22, 2013.

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Höfner Introduces Gold Label Series Violin Basses

1. Höfner Introduces Gold Label Series Violin Basses

Höfner has added a new and colorful lineup of basses to their Gold Label Series they say are “intended to appeal to a new generation of bass players who appreciate the qualities of the Höfner bass but would like it in anything except sunburst.”…

Lesson: Funky Finger Funk with Pentatonic Fill

2. Lesson: Funky Finger Funk with Pentatonic Fill

Time to get funky. Here’s another quick bass lick lesson for you, centered around a pentatonic fill. Follow along with the video and the transcription…

Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series

3. Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series

Adding to their extended range bass lineup, Ibanez has introduced the Limited Edition BTB7. The 7-string bass adds a high F-string to the company’s existing 6-string BTB configuration. The BTB7 features neck-through construction with a 7-piece maple, bubinga, and walnut neck sporting maple body wings topped with walnut…

SKB Cases Introduces New J/P Electric Bass Case

4. SKB Cases Introduces New J/P Electric Bass Case

SKB is now offering the 1SKB-44PRO J/P Electric Bass case. Previously made exclusively for Fender, the case is built to fit Precision and Jazz style basses. The cases are vacuum formed of lightweight ABS plastic with molded in stacking ribs…

Mats Ödahl: Charlie Parker Solo Bass Play-Along

5. Mats Ödahl: Charlie Parker Solo Bass Play-Along

Bassist Mats Ödahl sent us this remarkable video he made of himself playing along to a Charlie Parker solo. Amazing…

Left Hand Thumb Independence for Bassists

6. Left Hand Thumb Independence for Bassists

In order to execute a pivot with ease, we must have a supple thumb. In fact, for masterful left hand technique of any sort we must have a thumb that is light, flexible, and easily moveable. Dr. D shows us the way…

Simon Fitzpatrick: “Roundabout” Solo Bass

7. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Roundabout” Solo Bass

Simon Fitzpatrick is a guy who constantly pushes himself to see what can be done on the bass. Here’s the latest example: an incredibly intricate solo bass version of the classic Yes track “Roundabout”…

Peerless Guitars Introduces Retromatic B1 and B2 Basses

8. Peerless Guitars Introduces Retromatic B1 and B2 Basses

Peerless Guitars has launched a pair of 4-string versions of their Retromatic guitar with the Retromatic B1 and B2 basses. Sporting a vintage vibe, the basses feature a chambered, semi-hollow body design finished in natural, teal green, honey sunburst, ivory, black, gold or candy apple red colors…

Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Sweatn

9. Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Sweatn

Evan Marien sent me the latest of his duo with drummer Dana Hawkins. This time around, they’re performing the tune “Sweatn.” I’ve said it before… these guys just knock me out. How about you?

No Treble is Now Mobile Friendly!

10. No Treble is Now Mobile Friendly!

This took a while, but I think it might be worth the wait. Starting today, when you visit No Treble on a mobile phone or tablet, you should see a new experience, optimized for those screens…