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

Every week in bass land is great, but this week was exceptionally great. Lessons, videos, bass players and gear. What more could you ask for?

Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of March 23-29, 2014.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Edmond Gilmore: “Double Presto” from Bach’s Partita No. 1

1. Edmond Gilmore: “Double Presto” from Bach’s Partita No. 1

We’ve shared plenty of bassists performing Bach, but this one takes the cake. Edmond Gilmore displays unbelievably fluid technique as he plays along violinist Arthur Grumiaux on the “Double Presto” movement from Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B minor…

The Great Bass Picksperiment

2. The Great Bass Picksperiment

In her new column, Ryan Madora says that as a bassist, she’s spent a long time despising the pick… And then things changed. Check out what she has to say in this edition of “I Wish I Knew That”…

Road Gear: A Discussion for Gigging Bassists

3. Road Gear: A Discussion for Gigging Bassists

Damian Erskine responds to a reader’s question about striking the balance between traveling light and being prepared in this Ask Damian column…

Playing Bass… Fast

4. Playing Bass… Fast

At some point most bassists want be able to play “fast.” The question that usually arises is obvious: “How?” Dr. D breaks down the most common barriers to being able play quickly on bass…

Learning the Bass Fretboard by Rocking Out

5. Learning the Bass Fretboard by Rocking Out

Here’s a lesson I’d classify as beginner/intermediate level, but the truth is, it is something I think can benefit all of us. The goal of this lesson is to become comfortable with the entire fretboard, through learning the notes on every fret…

Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

6. Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

Peavey announced a pair of new compact bass heads at NAMM this year with the MiniMax and the MiniMega. The amps are rated at 400 and 1000 watts, respectively, and weigh in at five and eight pounds…

Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

7. Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

Meet Polar Sky, a member of our illustrious bass club and also a member of the cool names club. Not only is her name unique, so is her playing style – as you’ll see in her story. Check out this week’s No Treble Reader in the Spotlight..

Rocco Prestia Issues Health Update, East Coast Benefit Events Announced

8. Rocco Prestia Issues Health Update, East Coast Benefit Events Announced

Last year, we reported that Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia was once again battling serious health issues. The bassist has now issued an update about his condition, plus an update on some benefit events for Rocco…

Simon Fitzpatrick: “One Summer’s Day” Solo Bass Performance

9. Simon Fitzpatrick: “One Summer’s Day” Solo Bass Performance

I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting Simon Fitzpatrick in person yet. Until I do, I’m not going to be sure he’s actually human. Once again, Simon turns in an impressive solo bass arrangement, this time taking on the tune “One Summer’s Day”, from the movie Spirited Away

Olivier Carole: Sa Kay

10. Olivier Carole: Sa Kay

Emeline Fougeray asked us to share this video of Olivier Carole performing the tune “Sa Kay”. Emeline plays in Olivier’s band Oceakyl, which features two basses. But this one is Carole’s showcase…