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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of July 14

The one good thing you can always count on at the end of the week is a top 10 list of bass greatness. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of July 14-20, 2013.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing.

Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

1. Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

Here’s a video that’s just plain remarkable on so many levels. Check out the video and the story, and be prepared to be amazed…

Chord Voicing on Bass

2. Chord Voicing on Bass

Bass players are somewhat limited with their chordal choices (as compared to guitarists or pianists) because of the range of the instrument. But Damian covers what we need to know in response to a reader’s question in his weekly “Ask Damian” column…

Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

3. Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

New for summer 2013, Carvin has added to their bolt-on basses with the PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses. The new designs take cues from a classic design while adding a few of Carvin’s own touches, like Carvin’s locking bass bridge, a sculpted neck heel, and newly designed pickup…

Jim Joel Santos: “The Chicken” Solo Slap Bass Arrangement

4. Jim Joel Santos: “The Chicken” Solo Slap Bass Arrangement

Bassist Jim Joel Santos sent this fun video our way. Jim took the Pee Wee Ellis tune made famous by Jaco Pastorius, and created his own slap bass arrangement of it. We dig it. How about you?

Bastard Basses Announces Little Bastard Bass

5. Bastard Basses Announces Little Bastard Bass

Bastard Basses has launched with an innovative prototype called the Little Bastard. Born out of a final exam project for designer Szabolcs Sinka’s Master’s in Product Design, the prototype bass is based around a 32-inch to 30-inch multi-scale neck…

Lesson: Disco Bass Groove in Gm

6. Lesson: Disco Bass Groove in Gm

Here’s another quick lesson for you, this time focusing on a disco-style bass groove. As with any excercise, it is important to keep playing it without stopping until you find that groove. Follow along with the video and the transcription…

What's In My Gig Bag? Part 1: Classical

7. What’s In My Gig Bag? Part 1: Classical

One of the things every gigging bassist needs to refine is what they bring to the gig, in addition to their bass and amp (if appropriate). Dr. D shares his routine for packing the gig bag, and readers add their stories too…

Miki Santamaria: Fingerstyle Bass Solo Over “Old Love”

8. Miki Santamaria: Fingerstyle Bass Solo Over “Old Love”

Our Facebook friend Jeffrey Johnson suggested we check out the work of bassist Miki Santamaria, and we’re glad he did. There’s a ton to like about this bassist. On this video, Miki showcases his soloing skills over the changes to Eric Clapton’s tune “Old Love”. Digging the solo and the tone…

Spector Announces Chris Kael CK-4 Signature Bass Guitar

9. Spector Announces Chris Kael CK-4 Signature Bass Guitar

Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael will have a new signature series bass with Spector, which is set to be released this fall. The Spector Chris Kael CK-4 Signature Model Bass Guitar is part of the company’s Korean Professional Series and features neck-thru construction with a Rex body shape…

Omar Rojas: BassStep

10. Omar Rojas: BassStep

Last time we featured Omar Rojas, he wowed us with his performance of “Timba Funk” – relying heavily on both his bass and iPad. Omar just shared his newest creation, “BassStep”, offering up some dubstep groove with his bass and iPad setup…