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Weekly Top 10: Funky Fingerstyle Bass Groove, Top Bass Videos, Solving the Bass Hum Problem, New Gear and More

Another Sunday is here, but don’t despair – that means another Top 10 list is here, celebrating the best from the world of bass for the past week.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing.

Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

1. Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

Geddy Lee may be known for his association with two types of basses, but this clip from a recent episode of That Metal Show proves that they aren’t his only axes. The Rush bassist took the TMS crew into his bass lair to show some of collection and talk about the instrument’s evolution…

Solving Bass Hum Problems (Grounding vs. Shielding)

2. Solving Bass Hum Problems (Grounding vs. Shielding)

A reader writes in asking about an issue with hum coming from his bass in the studio. Damian breaks down the issue, discussing the differences between grounding and shielding problems…

Bass Lick Series: Funky Fingerstyle Bass Groove in Dm

3. Bass Lick Series: Funky Fingerstyle Bass Groove in Dm

Time to add another lick lesson to the series. This time around, our focus is on this funky fingerstyle bass groove, which is in the key of Dm or D7, using mostly the D minor Dorian scale with chromatic connecting notes…

Erlend Caspersen: Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” Playthrough

4. Erlend Caspersen: Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” Playthrough

Buckle up your seat belts, because Erlend Caspersen’s latest playthrough is bound to knock you out of your seat. This time he shows how to play Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” from the Swedish death metal band’s third album, Incurso. Caspersen delivers unrelenting riffs over the nearly ten minute song…

Zander Zon with KJC: Kodaline “All I Want” Cover

5. Zander Zon with KJC: Kodaline “All I Want” Cover

Until now, Zander Zon’s videos have featured him as a solo bassist. Here’s Zander in his first ever collaboration video with singing duo, KJC. The trio takes on Kodaline’s “All I Want”, with some remarkable playing by Zander equally matched by the vocalists…

Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Kirlian 8

6. Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Kirlian 8

Prometeus Guitars has a way with creating interesting body shapes that still function well. They also have a knack for extended range basses. Both of those features are showcased on their Kirlian 8, a multi-scale eight-string bass that will stop you in your tracks…

Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

7. Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

The double bass and electric bass are two quite different instruments, but bass builders Thomas and George Martin are bringing their 30 plus years of double bass making into a new electric bass company called Williamscot. The company, which was launched in January, builds each bass by hand in the UK…

Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Watching the Detectives, Live 1978

8. Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Watching the Detectives, Live 1978

If you’ve ever played “Watching the Detectives,” you know it’s one of those songs that’s just fun to groove on. Originally heard on Elvis Costello’s My Aim is True, the reggae-rock tune features a mellow bass line that lays nicely on the instrument…

Aguilar Introduces AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC Bass Pickup Sets

9. Aguilar Introduces AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC Bass Pickup Sets

Aguilar Amplification is bringing two of their bass pickup models together to create the AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC pickup sets. Calibrated together, the sets include one of the company’s 4M or 5M humbuckers in the bridge position and their AG 4J-HC or 5J-HC in the neck position…

Points North, Featuring Uriah Duffy: Ignition

10. Points North, Featuring Uriah Duffy: Ignition

Instrumental power trio Points North is releasing their sophomore self-titled album this month, and if this video of “Ignition” is any indication, it’s going to be a great one. The band is anchored by bassist Uriah Duffy, who brings the fire with rock solid groove and interesting countermelodies…