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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of September 22nd

All bass goodness, packed into a top 10 list. Here are the most read stories and most watched videos by No Treble readers for the week of September 22-28, 2013.

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Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration

1. Nathan Navarro: Bass Effects Demonstration

Nathan Navarro is a total beast of a bassist who really knows how to make effects sound good. Here’s a demo he made to show some of what he can do. Things start out pretty ambient and serene up until the 1:30 mark when all hell breaks loose. Check out those sweeps at 2:00!

Pino Palladino Joins Nine Inch Nails for North American Tour

2. Pino Palladino Joins Nine Inch Nails for North American Tour

Pino Palladino will be going on tour with Nine Inch Nails during their “Tension” North American Tour. Palladino also contributed to the band’s latest release, Hesitation Marks, and NIN main man Trent Reznor called him “probably the best bass player in the world…”

Reader Spotlight: Boogie Cindy

3. Reader Spotlight: Boogie Cindy

Meet the bassist known as Boogie Cindy. Cindy anchors the Boogie Wonder Band, a band she founded and has since gone on to play over 2,500 shows in 450 cities around the world. The band is a well-choreographed 1970s Disco cover band…

Settling into a Groove: A Guide for Bass Players

4. Settling into a Groove: A Guide for Bass Players

One of the most important things we do as bass players is to create and lock into a groove. When I practice this I prefer a drum machine to a metronome. Here’s a guide to working with a drum machine to master the groove…

Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

5. Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

Last month we featured a burning track by the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra entitled “TNFJ”. The song really caught readers’ attention thanks in part to the extra funky bass line by Cody Wright. Wright, who uses a pick to play, shows us how he gets all those funky sounds…

Jose Castillo: “The Sinister Minister” Bass Cover

6. Jose Castillo: “The Sinister Minister” Bass Cover

Alun Vaughan shared this video with us featuring bassist Jose Castillo performing his take on the Bela Fleck & The Flecktones tune “The Sinister Minister”. Jose is covering more than just the bass, as you’ll soon see. Wow!

King Crimson Returns With New Lineup

7. King Crimson Returns With New Lineup

Progressive rock fans rejoice! Guitarist Robert Fripp has announced that King Crimson is back with a new lineup. Originally formed in 1968, the iconic band has gone through several incarnations, the last of which disbanded in 2009 after a cancelled tour. The eighth incarnation of King Crimson will once again be anchored by bassist Tony Levin…

Buying a Bass: There’s More to the Budget than Meets the Eye

8. Buying a Bass: There’s More to the Budget than Meets the Eye

Investing in a new instrument is a lot like moving into a new house. You have a budget in mind, a good idea of the amenities that you want and need, and a few sources to help you find the perfect place. Ryan Madora shares some insight on why you’ll want to budget effectively for all the other stuff you’ll need…

Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

9. Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

Cort has announced a line of 20th Anniversary editions of their Artisan basses, including the Artisan A-Custom 20th and the Artisan B 20th. Each of the models are limited edition and come in four and five-string versions with a 20th Anniversary logo on the electronics cover plate…

Bass of the Week: Mensinger Cazpar

10. Bass of the Week: Mensinger Cazpar

Featuring a 30-inch scale, Mensinger describes their Cazpar bass as designed with players with smaller hands in mind. It also works nicely in both piccolo and standard tuning for versatility. Check out the bass of the week…