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Weekly Top 10: RIP Jack Bruce, New Basses and Gear, The Top Videos and More

This week’s top 10 list starts with the sad news of Jack Bruce’s passing. The article was shared more than 13,000 times as the bass world honored the musical legend.

Reader favorites making this week’s list include new basses from Fender and Hofner, some terrific bass videos, a beauty of the bass of the week and more.

Here is the top 10 most viewed articles and videos for the week of October 25 – 31, 2014.

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In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

1. In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

We have lost one of the titans of music and bass. Jack Bruce has passed away at the age of 71…

Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

2. Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has teamed up with Fender to create a new signature bass. The veteran rocker’s new axe is take on his 1965 Sherwood Green Jazz with a few tweaks and without the beat up look of his original…

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Lives Of Clay

3. Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Lives Of Clay

The music world is mourning the loss of the great Jack Bruce this week. Here’s yet another reminder of his talent and longevity in this 2009 performance with Robin Trower. The tune is “Lives of Clay”…

Höfner Unveils Limited Edition Eco Violin Basses

4. Höfner Unveils Limited Edition Eco Violin Basses

A classic bass is getting a limited edition contemporary makeover. Höfner has announced two new versions of their German-built Violin Bass featuring composite material in place of their typically rosewood fingerboards…

Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

5. Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

Renaud Garcia-Fons never ceases to amaze me. Here’s another fantastic performance of his song “Bajo de Guia,” taken from his DVD The Marcevol Concert

Keeley Electronics Releasing Bassist Compressor Pedal

6. Keeley Electronics Releasing Bassist Compressor Pedal

After introducing it at the NAMM show this year, Keeley Electronics is now readying to ship the Bassist Compressor. Described as an affordable studio-grade dbx compressor in stompbox format, the pedal is built around the THAT Corporation 4320 integrated circuit…

Vulfpeck: First Place

7. Vulfpeck: First Place

If you’ve been enjoying Vulpeck’s latest album, Fugue State, I bet you’ll really enjoy watching the guys recording the album too. Here’s “First Place” – their fourth video released in support of the album…

Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass

8. Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass

This we take a look at the MIA, a custom fretless P-style bass built by Serbian luthier Milos Tomisic. The design is the brainchild of bassist Marko Cvetkovic, who put his work talents to use for his musical endeavors…

Acme Sound Introduces Low B-212 Bass Cabinets

9. Acme Sound Introduces Low B-212 Bass Cabinets

Acme Sound has expanded their bass cabinet offering with the Low B-212 cabinet. Available in standard and composite versions, the cabs carry dual 12-inch custom woofer that are mounted back to back. Each model has a recommended power rating between 1200 and 2000 watts…

Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists

10. Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists

Slipknot’s latest album is out, and features more than one bassist. Check out .5: The Gray Chapter, including one of the tracks…