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Weekly Top 10: Electric to Upright, Gibson Bass Updates, Victor Wooten Transcribed, Plus Top Bass Videos, Gear and Columns

If it is Sunday, and it involves a lot of bass, it probably means No Treble has a new Top 10 list for the week.

So much bass goodness in one spot, from the week of October 4-10, 2014. Enjoy!

Five Things to Remember to When Moving from Electric to Upright Bass

1. Five Things to Remember to When Moving from Electric to Upright Bass

If you’re thinking about making the leap from electric to upright bass (or have already started), here are five things to keep in mind from Dr. D…

Gibson Updates Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses for 2015

2. Gibson Updates Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses for 2015

Next year will see the revamp of two classic Gibson basses including the SG Standard and Thunderbird bass models. Each of the basses will retain many of their features with some improvements…

Paula Zimbres: Quatro Pontes

3. Paula Zimbres: Quatro Pontes

Our Facebook friend Ricardo Franco sent us this video of Brazilian bassist/vocalist Paula Zimbres performing her song “Quatro Pontes” at Sofar Brasília from May 2014. Accompanied by guitar, Zimbres starts by vocalizing with her bass line before laying more of a foundation on her fretless…

Zander Zon: Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” Solo Bass Performance

4. Zander Zon: Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” Solo Bass Performance

Good news! Zander Zon looks to be well recovered from his recent injury and back to playing his incredible bass arrangements. This time around, Zander is performing an all-bass cover of “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” by the dubstep group, Skrillex…

Bass Transcription: “Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten

5. Bass Transcription: “Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten

This month’s transcription is “Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten. This superb arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s classic song was originally found on Victor’s debut album A Show of Hands

TC Electronic Releases BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps

6. TC Electronic Releases BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps

TC Electronic has expanded their line of micro bass amplifier heads with the BH550 and BH800. In addition to increased power, the new amps step things up a notch with an expanded EQ section and dual switchable Toneprint effect locations…

The Physics House Band: Teratology

7. The Physics House Band: Teratology

Our Facebook friend Tanner Feazell sent us a clip of the experimental rock group The Physics House Band performing their song “Teratology.” The group’s bold sound is held together by bassist Adam Hutchinson, who throws in some nasty fills between grooves…

Nathan Navarro: The Beatles’ “Because” Solo Bass Arrangement

8. Nathan Navarro: The Beatles’ “Because” Solo Bass Arrangement

I always love it when Nathan Navarro puts out a new video, and this is one of my favorites. He takes the classic Beatles tune “Because” and perfectly captures its ethereal vibe with a heavy reverb…

Traveling Abroad with a Bass

9. Traveling Abroad with a Bass

Damian has answered reader questions in the past about traveling with a bass. This time, he’s asked about international travel specifically. Find out what our well-traveled expert has to say…

Bass of the Week: Angie Taylor’s Custom Ritter Instruments Cora

10. Bass of the Week: Angie Taylor’s Custom Ritter Instruments Cora

Jens Ritter has a knack for creating unique instruments, but this one is something different even for him. Bassist and performance artist Angie Taylor got this custom made Ritter Cora with a mystic neon paint job. The 4-string bass is built with an alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard…