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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 9th

I love it when a top 10 list has another top 10 list in it. So much bass goodness.

Last week, No Treble readers enjoyed more gear news from the NAMM Show (we’re still working on stories from the show!), as well as some great videos, Damian Erskine’s lastest “Ask” column, our interview with Snark Puppy’s Michael League and more.

In other words, another great week in the land of the low end. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing.

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2014)

1. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2014)

Hard to believe how fast 2014 is already moving. Maybe it is in part due to all the great bass videos we were able to watch in January. Of the 31 we featured, these 10 were tops with readers…

Heavy Music with a Hollow Body Bass?

2. Heavy Music with a Hollow Body Bass?

This is one of the more unique questions Damian has answered. Check out what he has to say in response to a reader’s question about playing a Hofner in a metal band…

Errick Lewis and Michael Manring Jam

3. Errick Lewis and Michael Manring Jam

So this video was apparently the first time bassists Errick Lewis and Michael Manring performed together. And they just decided to improvise it all the way through. Sweet.

Adam & Justina: So in Love

4. Adam & Justina: So in Love

Adam Neely and Justina Soto make a great duo. Here’s their latest, a bass and voice take on Cole Porter’s “So in Love.” Neely and Soto shot the video as part of their aptly named Rooftop Sessions series.

From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League

5. From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League

When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. We caught up with bassist and band leader Michael League to get his insight on the Grammys, his writing style, their new album and more…

Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series

6. Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series

Traynor has expanded their Small Block series of bass heads with the SB500H. A companion to last year’s SB200H, the new amp delivers 500 watts while weighting a mere four pounds…

TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X2 Looper

7. TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X2 Looper

TC Electronic has followed up on last year’s compact Ditto looper pedal with the Ditto X2. The pedal builds on its predecessor with a dedicated start/stop button, looper effects, and a loop import/export feature for loading premade loops…

Carlitos Del Puerto: Upright Bass Solo

8. Carlitos Del Puerto: Upright Bass Solo

Gallien-Krueger has released the second video in their new artist series featuring a fantastic bass solo from Carlitos Del Puerto. The bassist, whose career highlights include work with Bruce Springsteen, Chris Botti and Chick Corea, blends several genres into a classical leaning solo…

Norm Stockton Releases The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove

9. Norm Stockton Releases The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove

Norm Stockton has released The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso, and the Art of Groove, a 234-page instructional book aimed at helping bassists working in a worship setting. Stockton, who spent six years playing bass for Lincoln Brewster, takes a different approach to the book than you might think…

Bass of the Week: DiPinto Guitars Belvedere Deluxe Bass

10. Bass of the Week: DiPinto Guitars Belvedere Deluxe Bass

The DiPinto Belvedere Deluxe bass is a hot rod with strings. The retro styled bass has is adorned with an extensive pearl pickguard, white binding, star inlays in the fretboard and a sparkle finished headstock. Check out the bass of the week…