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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 23

Close to thirty articles, videos and special features get published on No Treble every week. But only 10 can make this list, and you all decide based on what you read the most.

Here is your Top 10 list of the most popular stories and videos on No Treble for the week of June 23, 2013.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing.

Bass of the Week: Artisan Bass Works Classic Series

1. Bass of the Week: Artisan Bass Works Classic Series

Artisan Bass Works looks at things from a different angle. The Ohio-based company licenses ANSIR Technology, which is a patented neck design that puts the fretboard into a more natural playing position. ABW puts the design to use on their Classic Series to add their own touch to common bass styles. Check out the bass of the week…

Old School: 1973 Acoustic Control Corporation Black Widow Bass

2. Old School: 1973 Acoustic Control Corporation Black Widow Bass

Our Facebook friend Cuzin’ Locust Johnson (AKA Mark) shares some old school goodness with us – his 1973 Acoustic Control Black Widow Bass. Acoustic Control Corporation’s Black Widow bass began in 1972, along with a guitar model of the same name. Check out this rare beauty…

Providence Effects Announces the Dual Bass Station Preamp

3. Providence Effects Announces the Dual Bass Station Preamp

Providence Effects has announced the new Dual Bass Station, a bass preamplifier in pedal form with dual inputs and EQ channels. The pedal’s channels have separate inputs and are toggled with a footswitch, allowing for switching between two basses…

Poliana Magalhães: Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” Playalong

4. Poliana Magalhães: Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” Playalong

A few months ago, Marta Altesa impressed us with her play-along to Jamiroquai’s “Time Won’t Wait”. We just heard from another impressive young bassist, Poliana Magalhães, who shared some of her videos with us. This play-along to Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” is a lot of fun…

DR Strings Adds White Bass Strings to NEON Hi-Def Line

5. DR Strings Adds White Bass Strings to NEON Hi-Def Line

DR Strings has added to their NEON line of bass strings with the NEON Hi-Def White set. The strings, which are white in color, are black light active for a bright appearance and feature DR’s K3 coating for extended life. DR is offering the strings in Lite and Medium gauges for 4- and 5-string basses…

Player Spotlight: Luke Boismier

6. Player Spotlight: Luke Boismier

Meet Luke Boismier, a multi-instrumentalist who seems laser focused on one thing: music. When I read the first sentence of Luke’s reader spotlight entry, I knew we had to pick him for this week’s feature. As I read more, I was even more convinced. Read his story and see if you agree…

Zander Zon: Linkin Park’s “Numb” Solo Bass Arrangement

7. Zander Zon: Linkin Park’s “Numb” Solo Bass Arrangement

Zander Zon has shared his latest – a solo bass arrangement of Linkin Park’s “Numb”. Enjoying this one, and at the same time, I’m wondering what Zander will do next.

Victor Wooten Behind the Scenes: Heaven

8. Victor Wooten Behind the Scenes: Heaven

I was looking through our Youtube channel and once again enjoying some of the many videos we shared as part of our three-part interview with Victor Wooten. This video gives a behind-the-scenes look at the tune “Heaven”, from Victor’s 2012 Words and Tones release…

When a Band Member Quits: A Discussion of Music Rights, Replacements and Other Considerations

9. When a Band Member Quits: A Discussion of Music Rights, Replacements and Other Considerations

Damian answers a reader’s multi-part question about replacing a band member who quit, and dealing with music rights too…

Jomyloon: Funk 2

10. Jomyloon: Funk 2

When I started to get into bass playing about nine years ago, Victor Wooten was the guy I was looking up to and learning the most from. Judging by the playing of John Oz (AKA “Jomyloon”), I’d say that this might also be the case with him. Check out “Funk 2”…