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Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Learning without a Bass, Top Videos and a Lightbulb Moment

Happy Sunday! Here’s something for you to enjoy before it is time to get back to the grind – this week’s best from the world of bass.

These are the top 10 reader favorites for the week of October 10-16, 2015. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

The Lightbulb Moment: It’s All in Your Head(space)

1. The Lightbulb Moment: It’s All in Your Head(space)

Every gigging musician has dealt with the issue of stage sound. In this new “Lightbulb Moment” column, Ryan shares some thoughts on the issue. Check out what she has to say…

R. Hyde Guitars Unveils The Nuvo Bass

2. R. Hyde Guitars Unveils The Nuvo Bass

Custom builder Ryan Hyde has fit tons of mojo into a small package with the Nuvo, a bass that fits in a guitar case and weighs less than five pounds. It features a short 30-3/8″ scale and a thin body to produce a signature tone…

Can You Learn Bass Using a Guitar?

3. Can You Learn Bass Using a Guitar?

This week’s Ask Damian question is an interesting one. A reader owns a guitar, is short on money, and wants to learn to play the bass. So he asked Damian for insight. Check out what he has to say and add your thoughts too…

Richard Hunter: Bass Playthrough of “Don” by Ship of Theseus

4. Richard Hunter: Bass Playthrough of “Don” by Ship of Theseus

Bassist Richard Hunter has a new band called Ship of Theseus. To celebrate the group’s first single, Hunter sent us this impressive playthrough. “Don” is a progressive technical instrumental piece that features the bassist laying down the low end with a thick, gritty tone…

Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists

5. Ariane Cap Releases Music Theory Book for Bassists

Bassist, pianist, composer and educator Ariane Cap has decided to make understanding music theory easier for bassists in her book, Music Theory for the Bass Player: A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom

Karl Clews: “Solsbury Hill” Solo Bass Cover

6. Karl Clews: “Solsbury Hill” Solo Bass Cover

Karl Clews is back with another catchy solo bass pop tune cover. This time he’s given the treatment to Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” covering the bass line, melody and harmony all at once…

A/C Generator: Mario

7. A/C Generator: Mario

Alessandro Corsi has a new bass and drums project called A/C Generator, and if this debut video is any indication, it will be kicking out some jams. “Mario” features Corsi throwing down with drummer Francesco De Rubes on a groove with exciting twists and turns…

George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Howard Hewett: Heaven Sent You

8. George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Howard Hewett: Heaven Sent You

I’m not sure if I would have ever seen this video if it hadn’t been for Pete Skjold sharing it. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it since then. In this clip, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, and Howard Hewett sit in a studio for a nice acoustic performance of “Heaven Sent You”…

Bass of the Week: Chowny Bass CHB-1

9. Bass of the Week: Chowny Bass CHB-1

This week we’re checking out the Chowny CHB-1, a semi-hollow body bass with lots of flair. Designed in the UK and manufactured in China, the bass centers around a maple body and neck…

Barefaced Audio Introduces Eight 10 Bass Cabinet

10. Barefaced Audio Introduces Eight 10 Bass Cabinet

After introducing a compact 1×10 cabinet last month, Britain’s Barefaced Audio has gone the opposite direction with the Eight 10. The cab is loaded with eight 10CR250 drivers for a whopping 2000 watts of power handling, 104dB sensitivity, and a max SPL of 140dB…