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Weekly Top 10: Killer Bass Videos, New Bass Gear, Improving Your Ears, Breaking Down Note Choices and More

Time for another one of our awesome lists jam packed full of bass greatness. This week’s top 10 list is 50% bass videos, with the other half made up of two awesome columns by No Treble’s resident experts, some bass gear news, and the Bass of the Week.

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Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

1. Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

Bass legend Francis “Rocco” Prestia shared this video on his Facebook page the other day, and I can only imagine that thousands of people around the world started moving in their seats. This clip of “Soul With a Capital S” is taken from the band’s 40th Anniversary at the Fillmore West…

Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

2. Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

Mitch (host of Groove here on NT) sent me this video of Royal Blood performing a cover of The Police’s “Roxanne”. It has been a while since we’ve shared a Royal Blood video, so it was great timing…

Quickly Figuring Out Available Notes For Given Chord Types

3. Quickly Figuring Out Available Notes For Given Chord Types

This week, Damian answers a reader’s question about finding some “quick and dirty” tricks for remembering available notes for given chord types. Check out what our resident expert has to say…

Ibanez Announces Talman Bass Series

4. Ibanez Announces Talman Bass Series

Ibanez is taking a page out of the old school with their new Talman Bass Series, consisting of the TMB300 and TMB100. The basses, which feature a retro aesthetic, share many of the same features with the 300 having an edge in features…

Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

5. Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

Alessandro Corsi has taken things to a new level with his latest solo bass arrangement. The bassist covers Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” with an infectious amount of charisma…

Improving Your Musical Ears

6. Improving Your Musical Ears

Being a musician requires a great number of skills. However, the aural component is by far the most prevalent. So, to perform at the highest levels, we must have good listening skills. Ultimately we need to hear, and understand, exactly what is happening around us. Dr D shows us the way…

Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

7. Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

Here’s another great metal playthrough featuring bassist Mike Poggione and guitarist Tyler McDaniel of Serocs demonstrating the song “And When The Sky Was Opened.” The clip comes from the Blakhart Guitar booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM show. Poggione is rocking a 7-string bass and some wicked right hand technique…

Bass of the Week: Bruno Régis Custom 4-String Bass

8. Bass of the Week: Bruno Régis Custom 4-String Bass

I love checking out fledgling bass builders and self-starters, so when Alain Guiraud sent a note about his new bass, I got just as excited as he did. Check out the bass of the week…

Laney Amplification Unveils the Nexus Studio Live Bass Amp

9. Laney Amplification Unveils the Nexus Studio Live Bass Amp

Laney Amplification has expanded their Nexus series of bass amps with the Nexus Studio Live, a hybrid tube bass amp designed for use on stage or in a session. The core of the amp includes a ECC83 tube in the preamp and a class D amps for a total output of 1,000 watts…

Jesús Rico Pérez: Wandering

10. Jesús Rico Pérez: Wandering

Jesús Rico Pérez shared his latest – and impressive – solo bass performance a few days ago. Enjoy “Wandering” – a composition featuring some sweet fretless tone, and harmonics…