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Weekly Top 10: Jaco: The Film, Harmonic Substitutions, New Bass Gear, Top Bass Videos, A Lightbulb Moment and More

What a way to end the week… with the best from the world of bass!

It is always a bonus with a top 10 list contains a top 10 list… and that’s happened this week with the top 10 bass videos of the month.

Plus, all the other No Treble reader favorites for the week of November 8 – 14, 2014.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Robert Trujillo’s “Jaco: The Film” Available for Pre-Order

1. Robert Trujillo’s “Jaco: The Film” Available for Pre-Order

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the Robert Trujillo produced film on Jaco Pastorius like we have, then here’s some good news. The film is now available for pre-order, via a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music…

Breaking Down Harmonic Substitutions: Part 1

2. Breaking Down Harmonic Substitutions: Part 1

In this week’s “Ask” column, Damian Erskine provides an extensive look in a new multi-part series on breaking down harmonic substitutions…

Alusonic Announces David Caraccio Hybrid Signature Bass

3. Alusonic Announces David Caraccio Hybrid Signature Bass

Bassist David Caraccio – better known as YouTube’s DavidSinRocks – has teamed up with Alusonic to create a signature bass in their Hybrid series. As part of the series, the bass is built with an alder body fitted with a gold anodized aircraft grade aluminum top…

Giorgi Mikadze: “Love Never Felt So Good” Michael Jackson Cover, Featuring Chuks Okpu

4. Giorgi Mikadze: “Love Never Felt So Good” Michael Jackson Cover, Featuring Chuks Okpu

Berklee student and pianist Giorgi Mikadze arranged Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” for this live performance at the school’s Performance Center. And what an arrangement it is. Bassist Chuks Okpu lays down the funky lines on this tune, which also features the rapper Ryan Easter…

Derek Trucks Band: Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)/Fat Mama

5. Derek Trucks Band: Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)/Fat Mama

Kevin sent me a list of videos he thought I might like to share while he’s enjoying his honeymoon this week. He guessed this one would be my favorite. He was right. This is the Derek Trucks Band, anchored by the great Todd Smallie on bass…

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

6. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (October 2014)

This group of the top 10 videos (shared in October) tallied a total of 56,553 views and 19,374 shares. And you can watch them all in under one hour (50 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact)…

Bass of the Week: Turan Guitars TG Semi-Hollow Bass

7. Bass of the Week: Turan Guitars TG Semi-Hollow Bass

This week we take a look at the TG Semi-Hollow, a gorgeous single-cut bass made by Turan Guitars. The semi-hollow bass is crafted with a korina body topped with flamed maple. The top is complemented with matching pickup covers, control knobs, and headstock. Check out the bass of the week…

Rob Kohler: At The Top

8. Rob Kohler: At The Top

Kevin shared this video with me a few days ago, and it blew me away. Bassist Rob Kohler performs “At The Top,” a tune the bassist says is “an old bass song”…

The Lightbulb Moment: A Tale of Two Pickups

9. The Lightbulb Moment: A Tale of Two Pickups

Ryan Madora kicked off a new column series this week, dubbed “The Light Bulb Moment.” This series will highlight those moments of discovery in our musical lives… Check out the first entry: “A Tale of Two Pickups”…

Cheikh Ndoye Project: “Linguere” Live at the Blue Room

10. Cheikh Ndoye Project: “Linguere” Live at the Blue Room

Bassist Cheikh Ndoye has caught our attention – and our ears – more than once here. We think you’ll dig this one too: the Cheikh Ndoye Project in the studio, performing “Linguere”…