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Weekly Top 10: Top Bass Videos, New Gear, Best of 2014 & Bass of the Week

We closed out 2014 with some “best of 2014” lists, and two of those made the weekly top 10 list for the week of December 27 to January 2. So consider this a big time bonus top 10.

Happy new year!

Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps and Cabinets

1. Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps and Cabinets

We love gear. We need gear. And we love to report on new gear. Here are the 10 most read stories covering bass amps and cabinets in 2014. Enjoy, and sorry for the G.A.S….

Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

2. Best of 2014: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

Over the course of 2014, we featured more than 300 stories on new basses hitting the market. As with everything gear related, these stories brought more than half a million readers to the site. Here are the top 10 most read and most shared stories…

Jesús Rico Pérez: Farewell

3. Jesús Rico Pérez: Farewell

We’ve been lucky to know bassist Jesús Rico Pérez for a couple of years now. Over that time, Jesús has shared some pretty incredible videos showcasing his technique – but a technique that is about delivering the music, not a fireworks show…

Studio Jams: Red Baron

4. Studio Jams: Red Baron

I could watch the stuff Studio Jams put together for hours on end. Here’s episode #52, where a group of musicians got together and decided to try to put together a new take on the Billy Cobham tune, “Red Baron.” Mike Cheney is on bass, and his tone is something to behold…

Bass of the Week: LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah #015

5. Bass of the Week: LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah #015

Kevin loves checking out new basses that set themselves apart from the pack, and the LedBelli Jonah does just that. The fretless, single-cut, semi-hollow bass is a real eye catcher…

Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More

6. Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More

Vahagn Stepanyan emailed me a couple of videos of music from his debut album, Moonlight. And this one grooves, thanks in large part to bassist Anthony Crawford, who makes it happen along with drummer Weerachat Premananda Jr…

CStands Launches with Bass-Specific Guitar Stands

7. CStands Launches with Bass-Specific Guitar Stands

CStands is a new company out of the Netherlands specializing in bass and guitar stands with a unique twist. Each model incorporates an iconic headstock for extra flair and personality…

Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

8. Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

If anyone has a signature sound, it’s Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, and now he’s got a signature line of Custom Shop pickups from Seymour Duncan. Designed for use with Rickenbacker basses, the pickups were modeled after the ones on the bassist’s signature instrument and tweaked for more attack and punch…

MTD Kingston Announces Saratoga Deluxe Jazz Bass

9. MTD Kingston Announces Saratoga Deluxe Jazz Bass

MTD Kingston is introducing the Saratoga Deluxe Jazz bass at Winter NAMM 2015. A riff on their Saratoga bass, the Deluxe model includes active/passive operation with a bypassable 3-band EQ…

Biography of Texas Blues Great Keith Ferguson Released

10. Biography of Texas Blues Great Keith Ferguson Released

Any player who loves the blues, Texas-based music, Texas blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, or just plain great blues bass playing, may want to check out the biography, Keith Ferguson: Texas Blues Bass