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Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of April 6th

You know we love these top 10 lists. Sometimes they’re even better, when one of the items is another top 10 list. And that’s what happened this week.

Check out the most watched videos and most read stories on No Treble for the week of April 6-12, 2014.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Jim Bennett: “Thrift Shop” Bass Jam

1. Jim Bennett: “Thrift Shop” Bass Jam

“Daft Bass” bassist Jim Bennett has shared a new video, this time doing a cover of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop”. Jim says it is more of a “Bass Jam”, and he’s posted some basic tab for the main riff…

Types of Listening: Three Approaches for Bass Players

2. Types of Listening: Three Approaches for Bass Players

In his new Ask Damian Erskine columm, Damian shares some concepts for three types of listening with one core message: If you can’t hear it, you can’t play it…

Kicking Off a New Series: Bass Players You Need To Know

3. Kicking Off a New Series: Bass Players You Need To Know

Ryan Madora is taking a break from the “I Wish I Knew That” series for a bit and kicking off a new series on essential bassists. This is also one of the most commented on posts in No Treble history…

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

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

Think you can handle this much bass? We know you can. Here are the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the month of March 2014…

Tower of Power: “Knock Yourself Out”, Live

5. Tower of Power: “Knock Yourself Out”, Live

We’ve been thinking about Rocco Prestia a lot lately, as he’s been struggling with health issues. This man has been showing us how to do it for a long time. Here’s just another reminder: Tower of Power’s live performance of “Knock Yourself Out” in 2005. This is the funk…

Gear Review: Ibanez SRF700 Portamento Fretless Bass

6. Gear Review: Ibanez SRF700 Portamento Fretless Bass

Up for a review is the Ibanez SRF700 Portamento, a 4-string fretless from the company’s new Bass Workshop series. The bass is fitted with some nice features for a bass under a thousand bucks, namely piezo pickups imbedded in the bridge and integrated with Bartolini active pickups. Check out what Burke Daugherty had to say…

Dapp Theory: Only Clave

7. Dapp Theory: Only Clave

Bassist Steve Jenkins shared this video of Dapp Theory with a priceless quote: “Whenever people say to me: ‘I just heard a killer band and they melted my face off.’ I pause and think of this clip and politely say ‘Right on.’” Here’s Dapp Theory, anchored by bassist Rich Brown, performing the mind-bending “Only Clave”…

Gallien-Krueger Introduces CX Series Bass Cabinets

8. Gallien-Krueger Introduces CX Series Bass Cabinets

Gallien-Krueger has announced the company’s new CX Series of bass enclosures. Designed to compliment their MB Series of heads, the cabinets are loaded with proprietary ceramic drivers designed and built in the United States…

Playing Bass… Slow

9. Playing Bass… Slow

Every bassist, at some point, wants to learn to play fast. This is a reasonable technical goal to have, of course. Much music demands this sort of technical facility. Furthermore, if we want to be able to truly express ourselves musically, we must have this ability. Dr D. has the prescription…

Bass of the Week: Murray Kuun Elemental

10. Bass of the Week: Murray Kuun Elemental

Murray Kuun is a South African luthier who admits he came to the profession relatively late in life, but his passion is in creating fresh designs. Check out his unique Elemental, the Bass of the Week…