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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of July 7

Crank it up! There’s a whole lotta bass right here, including two bonus top 10 lists inside this one.

Here are the most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of July 7-13, 2013. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing.

Bass on a Budget: 14 Basses Under $500

1. Bass on a Budget: 14 Basses Under $500

Last year around this time, we published Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500 – a roundup of basses released through the first half of 2012, with a street price of $500 or less. Time to do it again. Here are 14 sub-$500 basses we’ve covered in the year since…

Song Exclusive: The Aristocrats’ “Culture Clash” Preview Video

2. Song Exclusive: The Aristocrats’ “Culture Clash” Preview Video

The Aristocrats – the power trio featuring bassist Bryan Beller, guitarist Guthrie Govan and drummer Marco Minnemann – are releasing their second full-length studio album, Culture Clash on July 16th. The guys gave us this exclusive track to share with you…

Bart Soeters: Bass Sounds

3. Bart Soeters: Bass Sounds

There’s so much to like about this video, it’s hard to figure out where to begin. Bart Soeters made this video to showcase the diverse sounds of the bass. Accompanied by Joris Holtackers on drums and keys, Soeters uses 19 (!) basses throughout the jam to make his point…

Overwater Introduces Scott Devine Signature SDS Lite Bass

4. Overwater Introduces Scott Devine Signature SDS Lite Bass

Overwater’s Scott Devine Signature series has a new model with the announcement of the SDS Lite. Modeled after Devine’s fretless bass, the Lite version is a slightly lighter weight instrument that the company says has a “smoother, more neutral voicing…”

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

5. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2013)

Things got pretty hot in June with help from these, the top 10 most watched bass videos on No Treble…

Bass of the Week: Odyssey Basses Calypso

6. Bass of the Week: Odyssey Basses Calypso

This week, we’re checking out the Calypso from Odyssey Basses, a bass that’s handmade in Greece by luthier Iannis Ioannides. The slick design comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string configurations with options for lefties, as well…

Pixies Announce New Bassist, World Tour and Single

7. Pixies Announce New Bassist, World Tour and Single

After losing Kim Deal last month, the Pixies have certainly kicked things into high gear. The band has made many announcements including a world tour that’s set to begin this fall in Europe. The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck will be filling in the low end for the journey…

Bass Orchestra: All Bass Queens of the Stone Age Medley

8. Bass Orchestra: All Bass Queens of the Stone Age Medley

Bass Orchestra, aka Ran Mussman, is back again with an all bass tribute to the Queens of the Stone Age. Mussman rocks through “Turnin’ on the Screw,” “No One Knows,” and “Little Sister,” using only his bass guitar…

Bass With a Voice: An Interview With Danielle Schnebelen

9. Bass With a Voice: An Interview With Danielle Schnebelen

Trampled Under Foot is making a big splash with their first major label release, Badlands. The sibling power trio is fronted by singer/bassist Danielle Schnebelen, who pours her soul out in heartfelt lyrics and low notes. We caught up with Danielle to get the scoop on her musical upbringing, her bass playing, and the new album…

Going Full Time: Making Music Your Day Job

10. Going Full Time: Making Music Your Day Job

Damian offers up advice on making the switch from day job + music on the side to full time music. Readers weigh in too in the latest Ask Damian Erskine column…