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Weekly Top 10: Improving Your Time, New Bass Gear, Top Bass Videos, Bass of the Week and More

Another great week in the books from the land of the low end. This week, readers enjoyed several of the videos we shared (enough to make 50% of this list).

Damian’s column on improving time was another reader favorite, which means people are keeping busy in the shed.

Add to that some new gear, our Bass of the Week and the Reader Spotlight (on Jared Lees), and you have a top 10 list worth digging in to.

Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella

1. Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella

Ian Pettersson contacted us with a simple note: “Royal Blood Live… and they sound great live!” It never ceases to amaze how big of a sound these guys create, thanks in large part to everything bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr does in the group…

Ana Karina Sebastião and Lari Basilio: Groove Delas

2. Ana Karina Sebastião and Lari Basilio: Groove Delas

Mitch sent us this great clip of Ana Karina Sebastião locking in with guitarist Lari Basilio on the bassist’s original song, “Groove Delas.” This one has it all: great vibe, great groove, and great bass…

Exercises for Improving Time

3. Exercises for Improving Time

This week, a reader asks Damian Erskine for some good exercises or practice routines to develop a strong sense of time. Damian offers up some different approaches and some exercises to download…

Bass of the Week: Bilodeau Basses #010

4. Bass of the Week: Bilodeau Basses #010

Bass #010 is a landmark instrument for Bilodeau Basses. Completed in 2011, the intricately designed bass was the culmination of years of work and the last before luthier Mathieu Bilodeau took a break from building to focus on his family…

Hiatus Kaiyote: Nakamarra

5. Hiatus Kaiyote: Nakamarra

A friend of mine recently turned me on to Hiatus Kaiyote, and I’m glad she did. The Australian neo-soul quartet has a buttery sound that’s fronted by singer/guitarist Nai Palm and supported by the fresh grooves of bassist Paul Bender. Here’s a great clip of the band playing through their song “Nakamarra”…

EWS Introduces the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and Bass Mid Control 2

6. EWS Introduces the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and Bass Mid Control 2

EWS has introduced two new bass pedals with the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and the Bass Mid Control 2. Both pedals are upgrades to the company’s existing models with new features and benefits…

Elton John with Dee Murray: Razor Face

7. Elton John with Dee Murray: Razor Face

Lately, I’ve been wearing out my copy of Elton John’s 11-17-70 on vinyl. The sole reason: the bass lines of Dee Murray on that incredible live album. While this video is almost one year later and from a different venue (BBC Studios), the lineup is the same – with John, Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson…

Reader Spotlight: Jared Lees

8. Reader Spotlight: Jared Lees

Meet Jared Lees, a 2nd generation bassist who credits his dad first in his list of influences, followed by Jaco. Jared is a bass player’s bass player, and he’s also the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of April 20, 2015…

Hartke Introduces 210 HyDrive Cab

9. Hartke Introduces 210 HyDrive Cab

Hartke has expanded their HyDrive series of bass cabinets with a 2×10″ model. The 210 HyDrive Cab is fitted with a pair of the company’s 10-inch HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers with neodymium magnets as well as a 1-inch tweeter…

Spare Parts: Right At Home

10. Spare Parts: Right At Home

Spare Parts has a new video out, with their trademark old school sound. Anchored by bassist Colin Scott, the band is joined by special guest, guitarist Fareed Haque. The tune, “Right At Home” was written by keyboardist Kevin Kozol. Dig it.