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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of August 25

This past week was a week of awesome bass how-to’s, videos, gear and more. Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watch videos on No Treble for the week of August 25-31, 2013.

Thanks for reading, commmenting and sharing!

Life as a Working Bassist: Where Does the Money Come From?

1. Life as a Working Bassist: Where Does the Money Come From?

In his latest “Ask Damian” column, Damian Erskine offers up an incredibly detailed answer on the subject of income and income sources for a working bassist… If you’re making your living through music or thinking about it, this is a must read…

Michel Alibo: Djou Djou

2. Michel Alibo: Djou Djou

Our friend Joachim Mahoudeaux sent us this video, sharing the legacy of great bassists from France – including this Michel Alibo, from the band Sixun. This video combines that 16th funk groove with African and Caribbean style, funky slap and all that jazz…

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

3. Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass. The model replicates the renowned session bassist’s own vintage Precision bass down to the piece of foam he stuffed under the strings in front of the bridge to deaden the strings…

Henrique Corrêa: Solo Slap Bass Groove

4. Henrique Corrêa: Solo Slap Bass Groove

Bassist Henrique Corrêa sent us this video of him laying down a sweet groove. What more needs to be said?

Understanding and Getting Around Roadblocks in Musical Development

5. Understanding and Getting Around Roadblocks in Musical Development

For his latest column, Dr. D wanted to answer a question he received on Facebook, as it is an important component in our musical development. The question is about working on exercises and feeling like no progress is being made. Dr. D delivers sound advice once again…

The Blues: It’s Not “Just a Blues”

6. The Blues: It’s Not “Just a Blues”

If you’re about to play a Blues tune and Ryan Madora is in earshot, it is probably best that you don’t say “It is just a Blues”. Ryan breaks down why the Blues is a diverse musical form, and certainly, “not just a Blues”…

Fernando Molinari: “Taffontry 20mg” Country/Fusion Slap Bass

7. Fernando Molinari: “Taffontry 20mg” Country/Fusion Slap Bass

Yes, you read that right: Country/Fusion slap bass. Brazilian bassist Fernando Molinari posted this play-along of the song “Taffontry 20mg” from his album Identidade, which is kind of like a honky tonk song on speed…

Aguilar Announces New Precision and Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Sets

8. Aguilar Announces New Precision and Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Sets

Aguilar has announced the AG 5P-60 Precision Bass pickup and the AG 5P/J-HC Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set. Built for 5-string basses, both pickup sets are wound in Aguilar’s New York City factory with heavy formvar wire. The AG 5P-60 delivers a vintage ’60s P-bass tone and uses period correct parts…

Bass of the Week: Lipe Guitars Lupara

9. Bass of the Week: Lipe Guitars Lupara

The Lipe Guitars Lupara bass is handmade in California by veteran luthier Mike Lipe. Based on his guitar models, the Lupara comes in 4- and 5-string versions with a choice of P/J, J/J, and humbucker pickup configurations. The bass comes standard with an alder body that’s contoured for comfort…

Seeing the Light: An Interview with Peter Hook

10. Seeing the Light: An Interview with Peter Hook

Peter Hook is a man who marches to the beat of his own drum, and that beat will lead him on a world tour this year as he and his band The Light present New Order’s Movement and Power, Corruption, & Lies in their entirety. We caught up with the bassist to find out more…