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Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 23rd

Isn’t it great that when a week ends, we can look at all this great stuff from the world of bass?

Here are the most watched videos and most read stories on No Treble for the week of February 23 – March 1, 2014.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam

1. Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam

This video was filmed over three years ago I believe, but somehow I’ve missed it all this time. Victor Wooten with his brother, guitarist Regi Wooten, and drummer Steve Smith decided to jam in the studio. The result was the trio’s unique version Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”.

On Stage Monitor Mix Advice for Bass Players

2. On Stage Monitor Mix Advice for Bass Players

In this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column, our resident expert tackles the issue of stage monitors, stage volume and working with in-ear monitors…

Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

3. Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

Two years ago, Warwick presented Bootsy Collins with a one-of-a-kind “Space Bass” made in the company’s custom shop. The star-shaped instrument garnered so much attention that Warwick has now introduced a similar model to their more affordable RockBass Artist Line…

Petros Klampanis: Blackbird

4. Petros Klampanis: Blackbird

“Blackbird” is a song many bassists cover, but Petros Klampanis takes it in his own direction in this video with vocalist Sofia Ribeiro and percussionist Marcelo Woloski. Starting with an intimate bass/voice duet, the song soon kicks into a beautiful groove with Ribeiro’s voice soaring over top…

Jaco Pastorius Documentary and Unreleased Compilation to be Celebrated on Record Store Day

5. Jaco Pastorius Documentary and Unreleased Compilation to be Celebrated on Record Store Day

Jaco, the much anticipated documentary film about Jaco Pastorius is in the news once again. The film, produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand has been selected as the Official Film of Record Store Day 2014…

Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series

6. Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series

Hartke’s new HD Series of bass combos loads the company’s HyDrive speakers into four models aimed at the beginning or intermediate player. Starting with the 25-watt HD25, each model steps up in speaker size, wattage, and features…

Snarky Puppy: Live at NAMM 2014 Bass Bash

7. Snarky Puppy: Live at NAMM 2014 Bass Bash

I was the oldest guy in the No Treble crew, and Snarky Puppy went on really late at the 2014 NAMM Bass Bash this year. So I missed their performance in favor of some much needed sleep. Thanks to the guys at Gospel Chops, we have this video…

Bass of the Week: Brubaker Brute MJX Series

8. Bass of the Week: Brubaker Brute MJX Series

This week we check out the Brubaker Brute MJX series. A production version of luthier Kevin Brubaker’s design, the MJX hints at classic basses with a modern take. The Brute MJX series is available in 4- and 5-string versions. Check out the bass of the week…

Uriah Duffy: NAMM 2014 Bass Bash

9. Uriah Duffy: NAMM 2014 Bass Bash

You know, I’m really missing the NAMM Show (and the Bass Bash events that go with it). So here’s something to ease the pain… Uriah Duffy’s performance at the best event happening in Anaheim during the annual Winter NAMM Show…

Single String Shifting Exercise

10. Single String Shifting Exercise

Single string shifting exercises are great for teaching us the geography of the fingerboard. Not to mention the help they provide in solidifying pitch accuracy and bow control. As a result, variations of the exercise given below have likely been in existence since the first human put first put bow to string. Dr D shows us the way…