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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 16th

This week’s top 10 is one of the most balanced I’ve ever seen: great bass videos, lessons and how-to’s, news, Ryan’s interview with David Hood, and one killer bass of the week.

Here is your top 10 for the week of February 16-22, 2014. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing.

Yolanda Charles: NAMM Bass Bash 2014

1. Yolanda Charles: NAMM Bass Bash 2014

One of the great hangouts during the annual NAMM show is the Bass Bash held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim. Here’s one of our favorite videos taken from the two night event, with Yolanda Charles…

Bass of the Week: Jon Willis’ Billy Sheehan “Wife” Bass Replica

2. Bass of the Week: Jon Willis’ Billy Sheehan “Wife” Bass Replica

Jon Willis shared a photo of his pride and joy on our Facebook page, and needless to say I was floored by the instrument. But the story behind it is even better. The bass is a near perfect replica of Billy Sheehan’s famous Wife bass…

I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

3. I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

Bassist David Hood is a humble, genuine, and soulful man, born and bred in Alabama. Ryan sat down with him to discuss some of his musical influences and rapped about the session scene. Here’s what he had to say about having a successful career as a studio player in Muscle Shoals…

Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

4. Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

Zon is going old school with their new Mosaic Mojo model. The new bass carries a classic style and are fitted with a set of Aguilar 60 series pickups to get a vintage sound…

Bass Lesson: The Fast “Fade” Trick (All in the Fingers)

5. Bass Lesson: The Fast “Fade” Trick (All in the Fingers)

Here’s a quick lesson about a little trick for manually fading a note without using a volume control. It really is all in the fingers, and I bet it’ll come in handy…

Discovering the Right Practice Routine

6. Discovering the Right Practice Routine

This week, Damian answers a great reader question (with some equally great answers) on how to establish a practice routine that you can stick with…

Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

7. Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

The members of Korn are getting new signature instruments from Ibanez this year including bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s K5 Signature Limited Edition bass…

Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

8. Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

Carvin unveiled the Xccelerator Series of basses at NAMM this year with its introductory model, the X54 5-string bass. The X54 sports several new features for the company including a fast-playing, thinner maple neck that’s reinforced with graphite…

Carlo Chirio Releases “Double Thumb Technique For Electric Bass”

9. Carlo Chirio Releases “Double Thumb Technique For Electric Bass”

Bassist Carlo Chirio has released a new instructional eBook called Double Thumb Technique for Electric Bass. The technique, popularized by Victor Wooten, makes use of the thumb almost like a plectrum by striking down and up…

Zander Zon: Kinetic

10. Zander Zon: Kinetic

Zander Zon impresses as always with a performance of his tune, “Kinetic”, from his album, Saturn Return