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Weekly Top 10: Sire Marcus Miller Bass Reviewed, Singing While Playing, The Top Videos, New Bass Gear and More

You know the drill… Sunday means the end of a week, and that means it is time to celebrate the best of the best of the past seven days from the world of bass.

Here is the No Treble reader favorites for the week of September 12-18, 2015. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Leo Lyons and a Double Sided Bass

1. Leo Lyons and a Double Sided Bass

I’m surprised I’ve never seen this – a video that’s been out since 2010. In this video, Ten Years After bassist Leo Lyons shows off a unique bass built by Inspire Instruments. We’ll let Leo explain…

Singing While Playing? A Discussion for Bass Players

2. Singing While Playing? A Discussion for Bass Players

In this week’s “Ask” column, Damian Erskine answers a reader’s question about learning to sign while playing bass. Tricky for most of us… but Damian has some good thoughts on how to approach it. He welcomes you to add your thoughts too on this column…

Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass

3. Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass

During the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, Sire Guitars announced they had teamed up with Marcus Miller to release a line of signature basses. No Treble’s Burke Daugherty got his hands on the V7 5-string. Check out his review…

Arda Algan: All Bass Human Nature

4. Arda Algan: All Bass Human Nature

Arda Algan is one industrious bassist. Exhibit A is his all-bass cover of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”. Using four different basses and countless tracks, Arda puts together what he says is just an attempt for “a pure bass song”…

Bass of the Week: Padalka Guitars Ennea Hotchkiss 3-String Bass

5. Bass of the Week: Padalka Guitars Ennea Hotchkiss 3-String Bass

Extended-range basses have become a huge trend in the last few years with instruments having anywhere from five to twenty-four strings. While Russian custom shop Padalka Guitars has built several seven and nine-string basses, they decided to take a more minimalist approach with the Ennea Hotchkiss, a three-string bass with bold contours…

Will Lee Discusses the End of His Gig on Letterman

6. Will Lee Discusses the End of His Gig on Letterman

After the final show of the Late Show with David Letterman, One On1 shared this interview with Will Lee. During the segment, they of course focused heavily on his years in the World’s Most Dangerous Band/CBS Orchestra, but they also got into his early years…

Barefaced Audio Announces One10 Bass Cabinet

7. Barefaced Audio Announces One10 Bass Cabinet

UK’s Barefaced Audio has revealed the next bass cabinet in their amplification lineup with the One10. Weighing in at 15 pounds, the cab is their most compact offering, but that doesn’t make it sound small…

Jesús Rico Pérez: Rise Me Up The Sun

8. Jesús Rico Pérez: Rise Me Up The Sun

Jesús Rico Pérez has just shared another of his stunning solo bass performances. This tune, “Rise Me Up The Sun” starts out at a slow, musical pace before Jesús picks things up around the halfway mark. As always, he delivers a great song and an equally great approach to the bass…

ESO Launches With The ESO Strap

9. ESO Launches With The ESO Strap

ESO Strap has launched their brand with their self-titled product, the ESO Strap. Made in Seattle, the strap features a contoured “S” shape to avoid pressure points on the shoulder, neck, and back. The strap length adjusts from 46.5″ – 54″, while its width varies from 1.5″- 2.5″…

TC Electronic Introduces RS115 Bass Cabinet

10. TC Electronic Introduces RS115 Bass Cabinet

TC Electronic has expanded their RS bass cabinet lineup with the RS115. Fitted with a 15-inch Eminence driver, the cab is described as having a warm and deep sound while delivering 600 watts at 8 ohms. It’s built with handcrafted plywood construction including 18mm plywood side panels with a 18mm rounded, carved hardwood corners…