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Weekly Top 10: RIP Lemmy, Remember the Bassists We Lost, Best of 2015, Top Videos and More

We ended one year and started another, which calls for time of reflect. That includes honoring the bassists we lost in 2015, which included the great Lemmy Kilmister – who passed away just days after his 70th birthday.

We also celebrated some of the top stories – and bassists – on No Treble for 2015.

Here are the most read stories for the week that spanned the end of one year and the beginning of another.

Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2015

1. In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2015

As we reflect on the musical highs of 2015, let us not forget those bassists we lost. Our community lost some of its brightest stars this year, but their musical legacies will never go away. Join us as we take a moment to remember the lives and legacies of the bass players we lost in 2015…

In Memoriam: Lemmy Kilmister

2. In Memoriam: Lemmy Kilmister

It’s another tough day in the bass world. Rock icon and bass legend Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, who fronted Motorhead since 1975, has died at the age of 70. The news was confirmed by the band’s Facebook page. “There is no easy way to say this,” the statement read. “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away…”

2015 Reader Favorites

3. 2015 Reader Favorites

At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun. Here’s the 2015 edition…

Best of 2015: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

4. Best of 2015: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

Throughout 2015, we covered a lot of new basses hitting the market. The total number was nearly 100 in all, and those were viewed 300,000 times during the course of the year. Here are the top 10 most read and most shared stories in 2015 on No Treble featuring new basses. Enjoy!

Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Fanned Fret Bass

5. Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Fanned Fret Bass

This week we’re checking out a fanned fret design by Ploughman Guitars in Serbia. Luthier Radovan Jovicic built the bass with a multi-scale ranging from 33 inches to 35 inches. It’s built with neck-through construction featuring a maple and mahogany neck and wenge fingerboard with mahogany binding…

Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980

6. Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980

I recently came across a great full-length concert video of the Talking Heads and it got me moving. Taken from their November 1980 performance the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, the band is in rare form with Tina Weymouth sharing bass duties with Busta “Cherry” Jones…

Best of 2015: The Top 10 Bass Videos

7. Best of 2015: The Top 10 Bass Videos

Every day, we share what we think is a great video from the world of bass. For many – including us – this has served as an excellent source of musical discovery. Of the 360+ videos we’ve shared over the course of 2015, these are the 10 most watched by No Treble readers…

Carol Kaye: Boogaloo

8. Carol Kaye: Boogaloo

Today’s video isn’t really a video, but we don’t care. Once you hear Carol Kaye laying it down, we don’t think you’ll mind either. This is “Boogaloo,” from Kaye’s Picking UP on the E String album…

Reader Spotlight: Andrew Humphrey

9. Reader Spotlight: Andrew Humphrey

Our final reader spotlight of 2015 is here, and we get to share the story of bassist Andrew Humphrey. Andrew gets huge points for his gear list. Check it out, and the rest of his story…

Genzler Amplification Announces Magellan 800 Bass Amp

10. Genzler Amplification Announces Magellan 800 Bass Amp

After launching its initial product line earlier this year, Genzler Amplification has unveiled their first amp. The Magellan 800 is an 800-watt that features clean and drive channels for gig versatility. The front of the amp has Mute and Pad switches with separate volume controls for each channel…