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Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 9th

Take three bass videos, add two inspiration columns for bass players, three bass gear stories, one old school beauty, and a best of bass video list, and you have a nice and balanced top 10 list from the world of bass.

Here are No Treble’s reader favorites for the week of March 9-15, 2014. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

MonoNeon: KNOWER’s “Lady Gaga” Medley

1. MonoNeon: KNOWER’s “Lady Gaga” Medley

KNOWER makes fresh remixes of pop songs. Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas takes songs and adds his own inventive style on top. When the two come together, it’s killer. Here’s MonoNeon doing his thing on KNOWER’s “Lady Gaga”…

Tobia Ciaglia: Live Bass Session

2. Tobia Ciaglia: Live Bass Session

This one is sure to get your head bobbing. Italian bassist Tobia Ciaglia gets an awesome groove going with just his bass, a slide, and a wooden box…

Focused Learning: A Bass Player’s Guide to Practice and Rehearsals

3. Focused Learning: A Bass Player’s Guide to Practice and Rehearsals

Damian Erskine answers a reader’s question on what a bassist should be thinking during a practice session or when learning new material…

Adamovic Debuts Concept Series with “The Dark” Bass

4. Adamovic Debuts Concept Series with “The Dark” Bass

Adamovic has unveiled their first in their line of concept basses called “The Dark.” Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, the bass was developed after years of feedback from players and numerous prototypes…

Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014

5. Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014

Fender has completely revamped the Rumble Series of bass combo amplifiers into lighter and louder designs with more features. The new models are built with lightweight plywood enclosures with certain models featuring removable wooden grille frames, Eminence drivers, and upgraded compression tweeters…

Old School: 1968 Fender Precision Bass

6. Old School: 1968 Fender Precision Bass

There’s really nothing quite like the Fender Precision Bass. Introduced by Leo Fender in 1951, the P-Bass has had an immense impact on music ever since. Sebastian Casís, a bassist living in Santa Fe, Argentina, shares his 1968 Precision, causing all of us here to feel pretty jealous…

Grant Stinnett: Primal

7. Grant Stinnett: Primal

Our friend Grant Stinnett sent us his latest video showcasing what he typically does in a live show setting for solo bass. Armed with his bass, a BOSS GT-10 and some stunning technique, here’s Grant’s performance of “Primal”…

Spend Money to Make Money: A Discussion for Bass Players

8. Spend Money to Make Money: A Discussion for Bass Players

“Yes, that’s right, the words of my college accounting professor ring true to this day,” Ryan says as she opens up this new I Wish I Knew That column… “You need to spend money to make money”. See what she says about how this applies to bass players…

Dunlop Now Shipping the New MXR M81 Bass Preamp Pedal

9. Dunlop Now Shipping the New MXR M81 Bass Preamp Pedal

Dunlop has expanded the MXR Bass Innovations series with the M81 Bass Preamp, a pedal that packs a preamp into a stompbox the size of the company’s Phase 90. Similar to a studio preamp, the Bass Preamp has level controls for its input and output…

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

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

During the shortest month of the year, we featured 28 bass videos. Only 10 get to make this list, and it is all decided by you. Here are the 10 most popular bass videos for the month of February, 2014…