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Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of March 16th

What’s better than a week full of bass gear news, how-to’s, videos and more? We say that would be list of the top 10 most popular from that week.

Here are the most watched videos and most read stories on No Treble for the week of March 16-22, 2014. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

How to Build Muscle Memory: A List for Bass Players

1. How to Build Muscle Memory: A List for Bass Players

In this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column, we share a reader’s question about muscle memory, and Damian delivers once again with some terrific insight…

Zander Zon: Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” for Solo Bass

2. Zander Zon: Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” for Solo Bass

Time for another incredible solo bass performance by Zander Zon. This time, he tackles the Nine Inch Nails tune, “Hurt”…

Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

3. Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

Ever wanted to mix and match your favorite parts of a Fender? Now you can with the company’s new American Design Experience. Originally introduced in 2011 at the Fender Visitor Center in Corona, California, the direct-to-consumer program now has an online presence to allow you to customize your own instrument via an online configurator tool…

Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour

4. Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour

Touring can be a real financial headache for bands these days, not to mention the rising cost of ticket prices for concert-goers. Vulfpeck has found a brilliant solution for both sides in the form of their new album, Sleepify, which is available for streaming on Spotify. Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton explains…

Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: My Lost Smile

5. Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: My Lost Smile

Jan Urbanec sent us a note about his new project, and a video to go along with it. The duo pairs the bassist with Shahab Tolouie. “It is a fusion of Flamenco, Persian traditional music and modern groove,” explains Jan. This is one of the most unique videos we’ve shared…

Sergey Danilevych: Staying Forever (Live Dubstep Performance)

6. Sergey Danilevych: Staying Forever (Live Dubstep Performance)

No Treble reader Sergey Danilevych sent us this video of him performing with drummer Josh Schusterman. The tune, “Staying Forever” is an original by Sergey, who said this was recorded in one take with no overdubs. All of the samples were triggered in real time from Abletone Live and iPad…

Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

7. Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

Nearly every bassist loves to plan out their dream bass, and a lucky few get to see that dream come to fruition. This week we check out a beautiful Warwick Custom Shop Infinity that Job for a Cowboy/Cephalic Carnage bassist Nick Schendzielos pieced together, Check out the Bass of the Week…

Lesson: Half-Time 16th Note Shuffle Bass Groove

8. Lesson: Half-Time 16th Note Shuffle Bass Groove

Here’s a new lick to add to your bag of tricks: a half-time 16th-note shuffle groove with a hip-hop vibe. The pattern is based on the G minor pentatonic scale. MarloweDK breaks it down in this new lesson…

Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

9. Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

Ashdown Engineering unveiled a new range of amplifiers in their Rootmaster Series at this year’s NAMM Show. The lineup includes two bass heads, five speaker cabinets, and three combo amplifiers…

Ampeg Revamps BA Series Bass Combo Amps

10. Ampeg Revamps BA Series Bass Combo Amps

Ampeg’s iconic BA series of bass combos is getting a facelift this year, the company announced for Musikmesse 2014. The lineup has been completely re-envisioned with new versions for the BA-108, BA-110, BA-112, BA-115 and BA-210 models…