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Weekly Top 10: Bass Tone Consistency, New Gear, Popular Bass Videos and More

Rest easy, the top 10 list from the world of bass is here… These 10 make up No Treble readers’ favorites for the week of March 28 – April 3, 2015.

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Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

1. Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

After releasing their World Pro Tour Series, Eden has taken a different approach with the introduction of the MicroTour Mini Bass Amp. The compact amp, which is shaped like the company’s full stack, stands 12 inches high and weighs in at 2.5 pounds…

Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo

2. Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo

We often feature solo bass tunes, but this one is a little different. Sharay Reed channels the spirit of James Jamerson by playing a solo bass line to the Marvin Gaye hit “What’s Going On” in this clip from the One Mic show…

Dealing with Different Environments and Bass Tone

3. Dealing with Different Environments and Bass Tone

This week, Damian Erskine answers a reader’s question about dealing with tone changes in different settings. Check out Damian’s checklist and add your thoughts…

Oz Noy, Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock: You Dig

4. Oz Noy, Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock: You Dig

This may be a showcase for drummer Keith Carlock, but we don’t care. This trio – made up of guitarist Oz Noy and bassist Oteil Burbridge – gets down on this one…

Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

5. Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

Dahrendorf Guitars has unveiled a new five-string model called the Daikatana. Named after a Japanese longsword, the bass is built with two matching Sapele halves with Pao Ferro reinforcement in between. Dahrendorf says the combination gives the bass a “sharp attack, a deep resonance and an endless sustain”…

Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

6. Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

Miki Santamaria is a favorite here at No Treble headquarters – and among readers too – so I was excited to check out his signature bass from Lorita Basses. Designed by the bassist and built by luthier Xavier Lorita in Barcelona…

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

7. Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe‘s playing never ceases to amaze me. Today’s featured video is the bassist’s latest face-melting playthrough for the song “Molecular Spectrometry” from his instrumental technical metal band Teramobil. Not one to simply play roots, Lapointe’s lines are a great example of a bass player taking the lead while still supporting the song…

Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”

8. Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”

Here’s a clip from the 2012 North Sea Jazz fest featuring the one and only Esperanza Spalding performing covers of two Michael Jackson tunes, “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”. No other words necessary…

Barefaced Audio Introduces the Retro Two10 Bass Cabinet

9. Barefaced Audio Introduces the Retro Two10 Bass Cabinet

Barefaced Audio has introduced the Retro Two10, a 2×10″ bass cabinet that the company says puts out the vibe and power of a sealed 4×10″. Weighing in at 30 pounds, the cab is loaded with a pair of 10CR250 drivers for a vintage tone and power handling up to 400 watts…

Nastja Nina and Anton Davidyants: Sokunthea

10. Nastja Nina and Anton Davidyants: Sokunthea

When you put a song together with just bass and voice, beautiful things happen. Here’s a great example with the duo of Nastja Nina and Anton Davidyants performing the bassist’s original song “Sokunthea.” The song was first written as a solo bass piece, but Davidyants decided to redo it with Nina doubling the melody…