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Weekly Top 10: Bobby Vega Transcribed, Jaco Soundtrack Debut, Victor Bailey Update, Top Videos and More

Happy Sunday. Time to run down the best of the best from the world of bass – according to No Treble readers.

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

Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)

1. Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)

Mike Frost said that he was reflecting “on that moment when [he] placed [Jaco’s debut] on the turntable and heard the opening track – Donna Lee. The ‘impossible’ made possible by Jaco.” So he worked it out. Watch this (and grab his transcription too)…

Should You Study Double Bass To Improve Your Electric Bass Playing?

2. Should You Study Double Bass To Improve Your Electric Bass Playing?

A reader who plays bass guitar was given advice to study double bass for more “serious” training. So he asked Damian Erskine about it. That’s the subject of this week’s “Ask” column…

Overdriver: Mr. Probz “Waves” Cover

3. Overdriver: Mr. Probz “Waves” Cover

My daughter Sara is a constant source of new music for me. This time though, I’ll admit I was initially skeptical when she sent me this video. But as I watched, I grew more impressed with this Brazilian duo, Overdriver. In this video, bassist Fabi Terada and vocalist/guitarist Evandro Tiburski perform a cover of the Mr. Probz tune, “Waves”…

Bass Transcription: Bobby Vega’s “Gosh”

4. Bass Transcription: Bobby Vega’s “Gosh”

This month’s transcription is a piece Stuart Clayton has been meaning to get to for a long time: Bobby Vega’s “Gosh”. This piece was originally featured on Bass The World’s YouTube channel last year. Grab the transcription, read the performance notes and follow along…

SirJo: Ain’t No Sunshine

5. SirJo: Ain’t No Sunshine

Back in May, we featured the duo of bassist Lucio Enrico Fasino and vocalist Deborah Falanga performing their take on “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”. Here’s Lucio backing SirJo on another unique cover. Check out their version of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine”…

Consider the Source: God Only Knows

6. Consider the Source: God Only Knows

This is the Beach Boys like you’ve never heard them. Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source sat down with videographer Jody Miller to document their quirky yet infectious rendition of “God Only Knows.” Bassist John Ferrara handles bass and melody with two-handed tapping along with double-neck guitarist Gabriel Marin and drummer Jeff Mann…

Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack

7. Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s documentary about the late Jaco Pastorius, who revolutionized electric bass playing, before dying tragically at age 35, is almost here – the film and its soundtrack are set for a Nov. 27 release. The first single from the Jaco soundtrack is Trujillo side project Mass Mental’s version of “Come On Come Over”…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (October 2015)

8. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (October 2015)

Time for one of our favorite top 10 lists – the monthly list of No Treble reader favorite videos…

Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses Sirius

9. Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses Sirius

This week we’re checking out the Sirius by Aquilina Basses. Available in passive and active versions, the bass has several options to dial it towards a modern tone or take you back in time with old school thump…

Victor Bailey Shares Health Update

10. Victor Bailey Shares Health Update

Bass legend Victor Bailey has been battling a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcott Marie Tooth disease for the past two decades. After announcing that his condition has worsened, the former Weather Report member checked in on his Facebook page to update his fans…