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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 8th

Last week was a fun one, with seven straight days of isolated bass. And wow, that sure was popular – taking the #1 slot on our top 10 list by far. But the bass gear and lessons got a ton of attention too.

It all added up to one of the best top 10 lists of all time.

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Isolated Bass Week III

1. Isolated Bass Week III

Last week was Isolated Bass Week III, with the great lines by the great bassists: John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, John Taylor, Billy Cox, Bill Wyman, Paul McCartney and James Jamerson. Great bassists in all their glory…

Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass

2. Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass

Fender is quite busy these days. The company has just announced they are bringing back their Coronado bass, as the newest addition to their Modern Player series. The Coronado, originally introduced in 1966, was Fender’s first hollow-body instrument line including both basses and guitars…

Finger Stamina Exercises for Bassists

3. Finger Stamina Exercises for Bassists

In our quest to develop left hand strength, flexibility, speed and stamina, we will discover and create many exercises and finger twisters. Sometimes, however, the simplest exercises are the best. Apply the two practice techniques here to your trills and reap the benefits…

Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years

4. Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years

In addition to the recently reintroduced Coronado Bass, Fender has added another classic design to their Modern Player Series with the Starcaster Bass. Based on the Starcaster guitar, the semi-hollow bass was designed in the ’70s and was never officially produced. Fender calls it one of their rarest instruments…

Reader Spotlight: Sophie Danielle Lord

5. Reader Spotlight: Sophie Danielle Lord

Meet Sophie Danielle Lord, a bassist who is also known in her circles as “Lord of the Bass”. Pretty cool title. Sophie is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of September 9, 2013…

Bass of the Week: Ella Basses #0015

6. Bass of the Week: Ella Basses #0015

No Treble columnist Ryan Madora covered Summer NAMM for us this year, and one of the most striking pictures she took was at the Ella Basses booth. This week we check out company’s #0015 bass, which centers around a beautiful blend of exotic woods…

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

7. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (August 2013)

We had some very cool surprises in August when it came to bass videos. Starting out with the #1 video of the month – Vulfpeck’s visualization of James Jamerson’s “For Once In My Life” bass line, to a newly discovered Jaco Pastorius video gem. That would have been enough, but there were eight more great ones too…

Korg Introduces Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner

8. Korg Introduces Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner

Korg has introduced the Korg Pitchblack Pro to their series of tuners. The 19-inch, 1U rackmount tuner is based around a large “3D” meter that allows for easy readability from any angle and has three modes: Regular, Strobe, and Half Strobe…

Musical Growth: Finding Those “Aha” Moments

9. Musical Growth: Finding Those “Aha” Moments

Damian brings the goods yet again this week with some personal stories on the “aha” adventures of music. Check out the latest Ask Damian Erskine column…

DR Strings Introduces K3 NEON Hi-Def Multi-Color Bass String Sets

10. DR Strings Introduces K3 NEON Hi-Def Multi-Color Bass String Sets

DR’s NEON string series is now even more colorful with the introduction of the K3 NEON Hi-Def Multi-Color Bass String sets. The coated strings are bright in daylight as well as black light active and glow under UV lighting…