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Weekly Top 10: Fender’s Dee Dee Ramone Bass, Bass Cabinet Discussion, Top Bass Videos and Our Scott Shriner Interview

The first two entries in this week’s Top 10 list sparked a lot of discussion (and some debate) among No Treble readers, starting with Fender releasing a Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass, and Billy Sheehan jamming with Clint Strong and Mike Gage.

We had a lot of popular videos make the list too – including our Top 10 Videos of the Month list.

That, plus our bass of the week, Damian’s column on bass cabinets, speaker size and sound, and our interview with Weezer’s Scott Shriner made for a fun week of the best in bass.

Here’s your top 10 for the week of December 6-12, 2014. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

1. Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

Punk bass icon Dee Dee Ramone will have his legacy honored with a new signature Precision bass from Fender. The new model, which is based on the bass he used with Ramones, will debut at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” in New York City’s Chelsea Hotel from December 10th to January 1st…

Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

2. Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

Dangerous Guitars invited three top musicians into the studio to play together for the very first time. Those musicians included bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Clint Strong and drummer Mike Gage. The folks at Dangerous Guitars said they brought together these musicians and asked them to “deliver us something ‘off the top of their heads’…

Bass Cabinets: On Speaker Sizes and Pairing Them Up

3. Bass Cabinets: On Speaker Sizes and Pairing Them Up

This week, a reader asked Damian Erskine for advice on pairing up bass cabinets by speaker size and more on the topic of cabinets… Check out what he has to say in this new column…

Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver: Higher Ground

4. Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver: Higher Ground

Drummer Dave Weckl and keyboardist Jay Oliver released Convergence this year. Among the tracks on the album was a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”. It cooks. This one has it all… bassist Jimmy Johnson laying down a great line, horns, two drummers and a great vocalist…

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

5. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (November 2014)

This is a fun list every month: the top 10 most popular bass focused videos on No Treble. I was thrilled to see so many reader favorites match up with my own – I even had to go and watch them all once again…

Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless

6. Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless

We get a lot of great basses shown to us on our Facebook page, but when Italian luthier Simone Calabrese sent a picture of his SiC Instruments Madness 6, I needed more. The combination of its poplar burl top and gorgeous green satin nitro finish makes this bass mesmerizing…

Breath: White Man’s Funk

7. Breath: White Man’s Funk

Vegard Johansen sent us this video with this note: “My buddy and I met in the studio one day [along with] three other people I had never met before. One of them turned out to be the funkiest bass player in Norway. Also 2 drummers. Hope it will find it’s place at No Treble.” It did…

Chic: “Good Times” Live at Montreux

8. Chic: “Good Times” Live at Montreux

Chic closed the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival with a bang. Among the tunes the group performed was their big hit “Good Times”. Bassist Jerry Barnes laid down the funky and iconic bass line and got the crowd going during the bass-drums-vocal break. Old school…

Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting

9. Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting

We love it when different styles come together to make something new. Here’s a unique and beautiful clip sent to us by our Facebook friend “Ladyblue Utrecht” of bass master Stanley Clarke performing with Malian kora player Sidiki Diabaté…

Back to the Shack: An Interview with Scott Shriner

10. Back to the Shack: An Interview with Scott Shriner

Weezer fans have rejoiced at the band’s latest release, “Everything Will Be Alright In The End”. One of the reasons is the solid groundwork laid by bassist Scott Shriner. We checked in with Scott to find out more in this interview…