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Weekly Top 10: Love for Victor Bailey, Alain Caron Podcast, New Bass Gear, Top Bass Videos and Expert Advice

We love No Treble’s readers, and we love paying attention to what they enjoy reading and watching. So each week, we compile this top 10 list to share the best from you’re point of view.

This week’s list starts with some sad news about Victor Bailey. Be sure to read that article and send your positive energy his way.

Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Victor Bailey Battling Muscular Dystrophy

1. Victor Bailey Battling Muscular Dystrophy

We’re asking for your positive energy. Bass legend Victor Bailey has announced that his battle with muscular dystrophy has worsened. While the disease had affected his legs the worst, it has now spread to his upper body…

The Zamar Odongo Collective: Cantaloupe Island

2. The Zamar Odongo Collective: Cantaloupe Island

I’ve watched just one video of The Zamar Odongo Collective, and I’m already a big fan. Drummer Zamar Odongo and the group’s pianist, Timothée Bakoglu, came up with this terrific arrangement of Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island”. Making this even sweeter is the groove (and tone) by bassist Lucy Clifford…

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

3. Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

Back in September, Berklee held their Beantown Jazz Festival. Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Derico Watson took the stage, and thankfully, they recorded it…

Learning the Bass: Should I Get a Teacher?

4. Learning the Bass: Should I Get a Teacher?

This week, Damian Erskine answers a reader’s question about studying bass with a teacher vs. self-teaching…

The Loop Loft All-Stars, Featuring Mark Kelley: Can’t Wait For Perfect

5. The Loop Loft All-Stars, Featuring Mark Kelley: Can’t Wait For Perfect

Our friend Dan Spitzer sent in this awesome clip of The Loop Loft All-Stars featuring bassist Mark Kelley performing “Can’t Wait For Perfect” live in New York City. The Roots bassist lays down a sparse yet compelling bass line with a huge tone…

Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series

6. Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series

Kiesel Guitars has introduced a bass version of their Vader Series of instruments. Available in four, five, and six-string versions, the basses feature a headless design with a compact, beveled body for ergonomicss…

Bass of the Week: Lambdin Guitars 35″ Scale Four-String

7. Bass of the Week: Lambdin Guitars 35″ Scale Four-String

This week we’re checking out a 35″ Scale Four-String model by luthier Ben Lambdin of Lambdin Guitars. The California-based builder opened shop recently, but he’s no new-comer to the industry…

The Allman Brothers: The Sky Is Crying

8. The Allman Brothers: The Sky Is Crying

This one is super sweet… The Allman Brothers, with Oteil Burbridge laying down the low end on Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying”. The performance took place on December 3rd, 2011 at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA. Oh yeah…

AC Guitars Introduces Salace E Type Bass

9. AC Guitars Introduces Salace E Type Bass

AC Guitars has introduced a new modded version of their Salace bass called the AC Guitars Salace E Type. Made in collaboration with bassist Ewan Beck, the single cut design is available with a variety of options but is built with several goals in mind…

Groove – Episode #11: Alain Caron

10. Groove – Episode #11: Alain Caron

In this episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast, we talk with bassist Alain Caron. Enjoy the conversation…