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Weekly Top 10: Rock Bass with Overdrive How To, Old School Bass, Effects Q&A, Top Bass Videos and More

Brace yourself for a whole lotta bass goodness, all at once.

From some great effects-related how-to’s to some jaw-dropping videos, some sweet old school goodness (one truly old school, another inspired by the old school) plus some other top news from the world of bass, here are the top 10 most viewed articles and videos on No Treble for the week of September 14-20, 2014.

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100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

1. 100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

I love checking out these groove compilations, and the guys at Chicago Music Exchange hit it out of the park on this one. Bassist Marc Najjar teamed with drummer Nate Bauman to put together 100 of the most iconic bass riffs from 1955 until 2013…

Joshua Young: Dominatus Fugue in C Minor

2. Joshua Young: Dominatus Fugue in C Minor

This is one of the most spectacular Bach-inspired pieces for bass guitar I’ve ever seen. Joshua Young wrote this extremely intricate and beautiful solo bass fugue in the style of the 18th century composer, complete with melody, counterpoint and bass line…

Effects: Straight In or Through the Loop?

3. Effects: Straight In or Through the Loop?

This week, Damian answers a reader’s question about plugging his bass directly into his effects chain and out to the amp vs. running through an effects loop. Damian offers his take and invited readers to do the same…

Bass of the Week: Black Beard Guitars Fahrenheit 4:51 II

4. Bass of the Week: Black Beard Guitars Fahrenheit 4:51 II

This week we check out a stunning bass by Italian company Black Beard Guitars called the Fahrenheit 4:51 II. Inspired by the Fender ’51 Precision bass, Black Beard calls this “the first electric bass… revisited…”

Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

5. Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

One Shot Not was a terrific show aired on French television from 2007 until 2011. In their final year of airing, guitarist Dominic Miller joined bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Manu Katché. The trio played Miller’s tune “Rush Hour”…

Bass Lick Series: Rock Bass with Overdrive

6. Bass Lick Series: Rock Bass with Overdrive

If you’re looking to rock it out on bass, using an overdrive pedal can really help achieve that edge you need. In this lick lesson, MarloweDK shows us the way…

Berklee Alumni 2014 Reunion: Actual Proof

7. Berklee Alumni 2014 Reunion: Actual Proof

During the 2014 Berklee Alumni concert, drummed Harvey Mason performed Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” with the help of two bassists, Matt Garrison and Rueben Rogers. And these guys brought it…

First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released

8. First Transcriptions of Sly & the Family Stone Bass Lines Released

Larry Graham, as you know, is one of those bass players who can easily take the title of THE MAN. And a new book can teach you how to play the bass lines he created with Sly and the Family Stone. Sly & the Family Stone for Bass is the first book to transcribe Graham’s iconic lines…

Old School: 1960’s Burns of London Baldwin Jazz Bass

9. Old School: 1960’s Burns of London Baldwin Jazz Bass

You’re in for a special treat in this edition of Old School. Bassist Daniel Bayer shares the story behind his 1960’s Baldwin/Burns Jazz bass – a rare beauty, which Daniel believes was made in 1965 or 1966…

Bass Players to Know: Gail Ann Dorsey

10. Bass Players to Know: Gail Ann Dorsey

To quote one of my favorite musical guilty pleasures, it’s time to throw a little girl power into the mix. As a stellar vocalist and compelling player, Gail Ann Dorsey has had a reputable solo career and on recordings and tours, making her a bass player to know…