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Weekly Top 10: Marcus Miller Transcription, Aaron Gibson’s “Fly By Night”, Les Claypool’s Bass Auction, and More of the Best in Bass

What a week! There was just something magical about the bass videos this week – four of this week’s top 10 are ones we featured in the last 7 days.

But it wasn’t just videos that got No Treble readers excited this week. There was also the news of Les Claypool’s bass auction – for a great cause – that generated a lot of interest.

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our transcription series with Stuart Clayton. Stuart made his return big time with the transcription of Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”. Such a great tune.

Ryan Madora continued her Bass Players to Know series with one of the funkiest bassists out there – the one and only George Porter, Jr.

Plus, I was super thrilled to see this week’s Reader Spotlight on Greg Gohde make the list.

That, plus some bass gear news makes up the top 10 most viewed stories and videos for the week of August 3-9, 2014. Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Aaron Gibson: “Fly By Night” All-Bass Cover

1. Aaron Gibson: “Fly By Night” All-Bass Cover

For his latest project, bassist Aaron Gibson decided that since he was already doing cover tunes, he should honor some of the heroes who have made the bass what it is today. Geddy Lee fits that bill so perfectly for most of us, so Aaron took Rush’s “Fly By Night” and made it his own…

Les Claypool Auctions Pachyderm Bass For Charity

2. Les Claypool Auctions Pachyderm Bass For Charity

Les Claypool is once again auctioning off his personal bass to benefit Jacob’s Heart, an organization that offers children’s cancer support services. Similar to the instrument he auctioned in 2012, the bass is his own Pachyderm design…

Studio Jams with Victor Bailey: The Chicken

3. Studio Jams with Victor Bailey: The Chicken

In this 2009 “Studio Jams” video, Victor Bailey, Jeff Golub, Matt King and Anton Fig on drums got together and chose to play “The Chicken” – and Victor is laying it down…

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Neptune Blue Package to Premier Dealer Network

4. Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Neptune Blue Package to Premier Dealer Network

Ernie Ball/Music Man is now taking orders for their Neptune Blue edition of basses and guitars as part of their Premier Dealer Network. The series is based around an African Mahogany body with a custom Neptune Blue finish and can be ordered on most models…

Trip Wamsley and Clarence “Klue” Lewis: Drum and Bass Jam

5. Trip Wamsley and Clarence “Klue” Lewis: Drum and Bass Jam

Sometimes there’s a mind-meld that happens between bassists and drummers. I’m pretty sure it’s happening here between bassist Trip Wamsley and drummer Clarence “Klue” Lewis…

Bass Transcription: Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”

6. Bass Transcription: Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”

“Cee-Tee-Eye” is from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance. The track is a real treat for bass players, and we have the our latest transcription by Stuart Clayton for you to explore…

Bass Players To Know: George Porter Jr.

7. Bass Players To Know: George Porter Jr.

It should be no surprise that George Porter, Jr.’s picture was used to feature our announcement of the Bass Players to Know series, because frankly, he’s one of the funkiest men out there. He’s also the focus of Ryan Madora’s latest in this series…

Reader Spotlight: Greg Gohde

8. Reader Spotlight: Greg Gohde

Meet Greg Gohde – a man we’d love to refer to as a bassist, but it looks like it the instrument has strings, Greg plays it. Meet No Treble’s reader in the spotlight this week…

West Coast Pedal Board Introduces Little Rock Compact Pedal Board

9. West Coast Pedal Board Introduces Little Rock Compact Pedal Board

If you keep your effects chain between one and five stompboxes, West Coast Pedal Board has got you covered with the Little Rock pedalboard. The compact pedalboard measures 7 inches by 12 inches and weighs in at only 3.5 pounds for a small footprint and easy portability…

Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody

10. Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody

Now this is a concert I wish I was at. Here are two videos of Andrew Gouche grooving like no other with Chaka Khan at the Java Jazz Festival in 2007. Two videos for the pirce of one…