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

It is freezing outside (at least where we are), but it was a hot week in the land of the low end.

Here are the most read stories and how-to’s and the most watched videos on No Treble for the week of December 8-14, 2013.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

1. Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

“Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)” was first recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1962. Twenty-one years later, Paul Young released his version, which went on to become a major hit thanks in large part to Pino Palladino and his fretless bass. In this video, Pino tells the story behind the song…

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

2. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (November 2013)

A top 10 list with a top 10 list? Bonus! Here are the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble in November…

To Audition or Not to Audition

3. To Audition or Not to Audition

In this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column, our resident expert tackles a readers question about auditioning for a band that might not be quite right… And once again, Damian delivers, and so do readers…

Bass of the Week: Ronin Guitars Prætorian

4. Bass of the Week: Ronin Guitars Prætorian

This week we check out the Ronin Prætorian, a bass built with the environment in mind. Central to the instrument is its “Salvaged Old Growth Redwood” (or S.O.G.R.) body, which the company reclaims from old barns, wineries, and agricultural buildings…

Kala Announces Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass

5. Kala Announces Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass

Bakithi Kumalo and Kala Brand Music have teamed up to released the Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass. Kumalo, who first made his mark on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, has been a U-Bass endorser for several years and helped to create the new signature model…

Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

6. Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

During Vulfpeck’s tour, they had the night off in Tulsa. But a night off doesn’t stop these guys from getting funky. Joined by Cory Wong on guitar, the band put together one epic jam. As usual, bassist Joe Dart delivers big time…

Paz Lenchantin Joins The Pixies

7. Paz Lenchantin Joins The Pixies

The Pixies have announced that former A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin will be joining them as the touring bassist for their upcoming worldwide tour. Lenchantin, who has also played with ZWAN and The Entrance Band, will begin her duties with the band at Toronto’s Massey Hall on January 15, 2014…

Clatter: Tree of Secrets

8. Clatter: Tree of Secrets

Who doesn’t love some gritty Rickenbacker tone? Here’s a great example from Clatter bassist/vocalist Amy Humphrey, who rocks it out on their song “Tree of Secrets”…

Sean Martinez: Interconnected

9. Sean Martinez: Interconnected

Sean Martinez has a new EP called Omnipotent Dream coming out soon, and he’s been dropping some teasers from the upcoming release. Here’s an awesome video of Martinez playing along with the track “Interconnected,” which features some gorgeous tapping, ambient effects, and gnarly distortion for a spacey vibe…

Reader Spotlight: Patrick Rowling

10. Reader Spotlight: Patrick Rowling

We first heard about bassist Patrick Rowling when we covered the news of his novel Funk Machine back in August. Now we get the story behind this musician and author. His story of how he started on bass is one of the most entertaining ones we’ve read in a while…