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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 15th

Last week was dominated by popular new bass gear stories and awesome bass videos.

That, plus Damian’s latest column and a “How to Groove” lesson by MarloweDK make up the top 10 most popular stories, how-to’s and videos on No Treble for the week of September 15-21, 2013.

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Vulfpeck: My First Car

1. Vulfpeck: My First Car

Jack Stratton sent this new video featuring Vulfpeck performing the title track from My First Car. Bassist Joe Dart really lays it down on this one, with a P-Bass Jr. and LaBella strings…

Lesson: How to Groove on Bass

2. Lesson: How to Groove on Bass

One of the important aspects of playing bass is your ability to groove. In this new lesson, I’ll offer up some beginner-level concepts to help you start down the path. We’ll explore keeping time and using percussive an ghost notes to make the lines come to life…

Cryptopsy: Two-Pound Torch Bass and Guitar Playthrough

3. Cryptopsy: Two-Pound Torch Bass and Guitar Playthrough

Prepare to have your face melted. Here’s an insane video of Cryptopsy bassist Olivier Pinard and guitarist Chris Donaldson ripping through the song “Two-Pound Torch” from the band’s self-titled album. Pinard proves to be just as nimble as Donaldson and employs several techniques to spice up the bass line…

Choosing a Bass: Price, Age, Quality, and Other Questions

4. Choosing a Bass: Price, Age, Quality, and Other Questions

A reader asks what’s the difference between low- and high-priced basses, and Damian delivers in this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column…

Bass of the Week: Esperanza Spalding’s South Paw Fretless 5-String

5. Bass of the Week: Esperanza Spalding’s South Paw Fretless 5-String

If you happen to follow Esperanza Spalding’s Facebook page, you might have seen from photos of her Radio Music Society summer tours that she’s wielding a slick new 5-string fretless. The bass is a South Paw, created by NYC luthier Simon Propert, and it’s one of a kind. Check out the Bass of the Week…

Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

6. Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

After introducing the Dimension Bass as part of their Modern Player Series, Fender has revealed that the bass is now available as part of their Deluxe and American Deluxe instrument lines…

EARasers Introduces Instant Fit Musicians Earplugs

7. EARasers Introduces Instant Fit Musicians Earplugs

EARasers has a new set of earplugs for musicians which provides an instant fit to your ear. The plugs’ design features a soft medical-grade silicone that creates a “smart seal” instead of requiring impressions of your ear to be made…

Zander Zon: The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” Solo Bass Performance

8. Zander Zon: The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” Solo Bass Performance

I don’t know how Zander Zon does it, but he just keeps bringing his incredible bass arrangement videos. In this new one, Zander tackles The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” with a killer piccolo bass arrangement and performance on his Zon VB4…

AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

9. AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

AC Guitars has a new line of basses dubbed the Über Spec Series – a line defined by select woods and the company’s new MC Series pickups. Built as a collaboration between Aaron Armstrong, John East, and AC Guitars’ Alan Cringean, the MC Series are Multi-Coil Pickups with two coils per string…

YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

10. YOSHA: Fire Rhythm

Bassist Karel Honasan sent us this video of his band YOSHA performing their original tune, “Fire Rhythm”. The video comes from a web show named “Tower Sessions”, after the band was invited to do a few live performances by Tower of Doom. This is one tight band, and Karel is a huge part of that…