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Weekly Top 10: Andrew Gouché Interview, Quick Left Hand Exercises, Top Bass Videos, Gear, Discussion and More

If you like bass, you’ll love this… the latest edition of our weekly top 10, otherwise known as the best in bass this week.

As always, these lists are tallied based on reader views. So thank you for reading, commenting, watching and sharing.

Multiple Basses or Just One? A Discussion for Working Bass Players

1. Multiple Basses or Just One? A Discussion for Working Bass Players

For this week’s “Ask” column, Damian takes on a reader’s question about whether or not to have multiple basses for a variety of gigs – or stick with just one. See what Damian has to say and offer your take too…

Adam Nitti: Not Of This World

2. Adam Nitti: Not Of This World

Adam Nitti sent me this incredible video of him playing on the title track from his latest album, Not Of This World. “Not of this world” is as good a description as any for this. Be sure to check out the solo!

The Bassmonsters: Sweet Child O’ Mine

3. The Bassmonsters: Sweet Child O’ Mine

I recently returned from the International Society of Bassists convention where there was a week’s worth of double bass performances, clinics, and masterclasses from the world’s foremost players. One of the performances that stuck out was by the Bassmonsters, a double bass quartet that plays arrangements of rock, pop, and metal songs. Here they are performing the Guns N’ Roses hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine”…

Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody

4. Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody

Bassist and educator Pablo Elorza recently posted a new blog on exercises for musicians. Part of the lesson is a video with stretches to warm up before or after a playing session. The bassist composed this beautiful bass solo to accompany the video, and it’s just as inspiring as the information…

Gruv Gear Introduces Fump Bridge Muter/Dampener

5. Gruv Gear Introduces Fump Bridge Muter/Dampener

Music accessory company Gruv Gear has expanded their string dampening products with the Fump, a muting device that slides over the strings against the bridge of your bass. The Fump works with four- and five-string basses and can be applied or removed in seconds…

Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” for Acoustic and Piccolo Basses, and Electric Cello

6. Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” for Acoustic and Piccolo Basses, and Electric Cello

We’re used to seeing Zander Zon push the envelope with a single bass. But he’s been branching out of late – starting with his first ever collaboration video (with singing duo KJC.) Zander just sent me his latest video, featuring his new acoustic bass guitar…

Bass of the Week: Amazon Custom Bass Imperial 5

7. Bass of the Week: Amazon Custom Bass Imperial 5

This week we take a look at the Imperial 5 by Brazilian bass shop Amazon Custom Basses. The beautiful singlecut bass is built with a mahogany body topped with piopo. Its five-piece neck is fitted with a maple fingerboard and bound with ivory…

A Quick Warmup for the Left Hand

8. A Quick Warmup for the Left Hand

Sometimes we need to warmup in a hurry. When Dr. D needs to warmup in two minutes or less, he does exercises like the ones he shares in this new Lowdown column…

Pedulla Announces Mark Egan Signature Model Limited Anniversary Edition

9. Pedulla Announces Mark Egan Signature Model Limited Anniversary Edition

Pedulla is continuing their 40th anniversary celebration with a reissue of fusion bassist Mark Egan’s Signature model. The Pedulla Mark Egan Signature Model Anniversary Edition is a five-string bass retains the features of the original bass with modern features that weren’t available when it was first released…

Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché

10. Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché

Judging by the excitement in his voice, you’d think gospel legend Andrew Gouché was just getting his start in the music industry. After decades of playing behind gospel and R&B stars, the bassist has released his debut album, “We Don’t Need No Bass”. Check out our interview…