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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 1st

Ah, the weekly top 10… a time to reflect on the week and all the great things from the world of bass.

Here are the most read stories and how to’s, plus the most watched videos for the week of September 1-7, 2013.

Thanks for reading, commmenting and sharing!

Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

1. Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

Fender’s Custom Shop has taken all of the aspects of Geddy Lee’s famous 1972 Jazz bass and created a Limited Edition Geddy Lee Jazz replica…

Bass of the Week: Rybski Wooten Woods Camp Bass

2. Bass of the Week: Rybski Wooten Woods Camp Bass

In 2010, sections Victor Wooten’s Wooten Woods was damaged when the area experienced a major flood. Thanks to some work by the folks at Rybski, the Wooten Woods Bass was born, made from woods salvaged from the cleanup. Check out the bass of the week…

Fretless Bass: A Guide for Choosing the Best Strings

3. Fretless Bass: A Guide for Choosing the Best Strings

In this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column, our resident expert breaks down a variety of string options – and results – for fretless basses…

Lesson: Funky and Relaxed Fingerstyle Bass Groove with Double Stops

4. Lesson: Funky and Relaxed Fingerstyle Bass Groove with Double Stops

Continuing our bass groove lesson series, here’s a cool (and relaxed) groove and exercise for you. In this groove, we’re employing double stops with one of the most common shapes: Major 10th, root note, and a Major 3rd (an octave above). Follow along with the video and this lesson transcription…

Viaceslav Svedov: “Tommy the Cat” Cover

5. Viaceslav Svedov: “Tommy the Cat” Cover

We’ve been following Viaceslav Svedov for some time now, and his videos are always highly entertaining to us. Viaceslav brings it all: amazing arrangements, amazing playing and amazing energy (including some epic bass faces). He took on a beast of a tune this time around, Primus’ “Tommy the Cat”…

Jim Joel Santos: Solo Bass

6. Jim Joel Santos: Solo Bass

Bassist Jim Joel Santos sent us this video of him performing an untitled solo bass tune which really knocked us out. We loved the composition, harmonics, tapping and technique…

Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

7. Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

Rounding out the Fender Custom Shop’s Artist Collection bass additions for the summer is the Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass. Limited to 50 basses worldwide, Fender reports the new model is identical to the one Dusty is currently touring with and differentiates itself from other Precisions…

Jonas Hellborg and T.M. Stevens: Two Bass Players, One Bass

8. Jonas Hellborg and T.M. Stevens: Two Bass Players, One Bass

Jonas Hellborg and T.M. Stevens were testing some amps at Warwick, and then this happened…

Player Spotlight: Bruno Rodrigues

9. Player Spotlight: Bruno Rodrigues

Meet Bruno Rodrigues a bass player from Portugal who is really living the dream. Bruno says he plays the bass at least 10 hours per day. He’s well schooled – both formally and self-taught, and is about as well rounded as they come (though he primary calls himself a metal bassist)…

Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Releases First Single

10. Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Releases First Single

Sir Paul McCartney has released a teaser to a brand new album to be released October 14th in the UK and October 15th in the US. New will be Macca’s first album of brand new solo material in six years and features 12 songs created with four producers for a varied sound. Check out the first track…