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Weekly Top Ten: The Top Bass Stories and Videos for the Week of September 29th

Here are the most read stories and how-to’s, and the most watched videos on No Treble for the week of September 29 – October 5, 2013.

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Reviving Old Bass Strings: A New Approach

1. Reviving Old Bass Strings: A New Approach

MarloweDK let one of his friends borrow his 1978 pre-Ernie Ball Music Man bass, and he really gunked up the strings. He tried a new trick for reviving those strings, and he shares it with us…

Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something

2. Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something

This is an absolutely dynamite combination. Snarky Puppy, led by bassist Michael League, recently released Family Dinner, Volume 1 with a host of guest vocalists. Here’s the video for the song “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, who delivers an absolutely stunning performance over top of the absolutely smoking band…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September

3. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September

Fender was quite busy in September, announcing several new basses. As a result, they took up exactly half of this month’s most read gear stories on No Treble, and four of the top five. Here are the most popular gear stories on No Treble for the month of September, 2013…

Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

4. Chad Villar: All Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

Last year, we featured an incredible all-bass cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” by Victor Wooten. No Treble reader Chad Villar recently shared his own solo bass performance of the tune…

Evan Marien: Aeon (Solo Bass with Pedals and Laptop)

5. Evan Marien: Aeon (Solo Bass with Pedals and Laptop)

Evan Marien just sent his latest video, and while it is without one of our favorite drummers (Dana Hawkins) it is still plenty cool. The tune is “Aeon”, written by Evan, who utilizes a few pedals and Markbass’ new Bass Multiamp. This one grooves. We wish it was longer…

Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler

6. Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler

Source Audio has unveiled the SoundBlox 2 OFD Bass microModeler, a combination Overdrive/Fuzz/Distortion pedal with 12 distortions modeled after bass specific gear. The tones include models of Marshall Amplifiers, Mesa Boogie Amplifiers, Ibanez Tube Screamer, EHX Bass Big Muff, Pro Co Rat, Tone Bender, Fuzz Face, and more…

Bass of the Week: Electrical Guitar Company Series One Bass

7. Bass of the Week: Electrical Guitar Company Series One Bass

This week we take a look at the Electrical Guitar Company Series One Bass, an instrument built around a hollow “C” shaped anodized aluminum neck. The neck assembly is completely isolated from the body for maximum sustain. “All aluminum rings out in a very unique way,” EGC writes…

Rhythmic Bass Playing: Making it Fit the Musical Setting

8. Rhythmic Bass Playing: Making it Fit the Musical Setting

Damian offers up great advice in response to a reader question in this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column. Check it out and add your thoughts…

In Memoriam: Lorne Black

9. In Memoriam: Lorne Black

Original Great White bassist Lorne Black has died of undisclosed causes. Black founded Great White with vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall in 1982 and was featured on the band’s debut EP and self-titled album as well as the follow-ups Shot in the Dark and Once Bitten…

TC Electronic Announces New BG250 Series Combo Amps

10. TC Electronic Announces New BG250 Series Combo Amps

TC Electronic has expanded their BG250 combo from a single 1×15 model to an entire series of bass amps featuring three new speaker configurations: 2×10, 1×12, and 2×8. Each of the 250-watt combos features dual TonePrint onboard effects and more…