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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of October 27th

This week’s top 10 features what is easily the most popular video on No Treble, all time. In fact, it may exceed the views on the other nine, combined. But the other nine were no slouches either, making it a record week for readership.

Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of October 27 – November 2, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

1. Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

The news of Lou Reed’s passing this weekend led Kevin to revisit some of his music, including the legendary musician’s smash hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” Here’s an awesome clip taken from The One Show – an interview Herbie Flowers, who created one of the most famous bass lines in rock history…

How To Groove at Jam Sessions

2. How To Groove at Jam Sessions

In this week’s column, Damian Erskine answers a reader’s question on finding the groove: focusing on rhythm and time, and even shared a list of bands to check out for inspiration…

Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

3. Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

Fodera is honoring one of their friends with a bass they’re calling the Victor Wooten Fretless; A Tribute to Joe Compito. The bass is a nearly identical replica of the five-string fretless bass that the late Joe Compito built for Victor Wooten…

Buying a Bass: A Checklist by No Treble Readers

4. Buying a Bass: A Checklist by No Treble Readers

When buying a bass, the choices can be daunting, and finding a worthy instrument can take some time. That’s why we’re kicking off our “Ask the Readers” column, with your opinions. Pete Skjold also weighs in with his own expert advice…

Rick James: “Super Freak” Isolated Bass

5. Rick James: “Super Freak” Isolated Bass

Rick James’ “Super Freak” was a mega hit in 1981, and listed at #477 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Here’s James’ isolated bass from the original multi-track master…

Armin Metz: Lu

6. Armin Metz: Lu

Armin Metz is back with another great solo bass song called “Lu.” He grooves hard with a fat bass line, singable melody, and some gorgeous chord work. Bravo!

Perri Ink Guitars Unveils the Rocky IV Bass

7. Perri Ink Guitars Unveils the Rocky IV Bass

L.A.’s Perri Ink Guitars has unveiled it’s first custom bass guitar, the Rocky IV. The U.S.-made bass is crafted with a contoured solid alder body and a one-piece maple neck that’s fitted with black block inlays. For more visual flair, the body is embellished with 12K gold leafing by the artist “Sonny Boy”…

Andres Rotmistrovsky: “Thriller” Solo Bass Arrangement

8. Andres Rotmistrovsky: “Thriller” Solo Bass Arrangement

We like to celebrate Halloween bass-style each year. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” shows up on many of the top 10 Halloween song lists we’ve seen, and luckily for us, Andres Rotmistrovsky put together his own solo bass arrangement. I don’t know how he holds down the bass line while playing the chords…

Paul McCartney Ends Grudge With Yoko Ono

9. Paul McCartney Ends Grudge With Yoko Ono

One of rock’s longest standing feuds appears to be over after Paul McCartney told Rolling Stone that he’s over having hard feelings toward John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. The two figures, who often fought over songwriting credits, recently made up with Macca even referring to Ono as a “badass”…

Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”, Live

10. Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”

In honor of Richard Bona’s birthday on Monday, here’s a fun live performance with Richard laying down a sweet groove on the Raul Midón tune, “Don’t Take It That Way”. The performance was filmed at Jazz in Marciac in 2011…