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Weekly Top 10: More Gear from NAMM, Jeff Berlin Podcast, Speed Shedding, Rufus Philpot Inteview, Top Videos and More

We love the top 10 reader favorite lists, but we’re not sure we’ve seen one quite so packed with so much from just one week.

Here are the top 10 most read stories and most watched videos for the week. Thanks as always for reading, watching, listening, commenting and sharing.

Tech 21 Unveils Bass Fly Rig at NAMM 2016

1. Tech 21 Unveils Bass Fly Rig at NAMM 2016

Tech 21 introduced a Bass version of the Fly Rig 5 at NAMM this year, fitting five of their famed pedals into one. The Bass Fly Rig includes a SansAmp, Octafilter, Chorus, Compressor, and a Boost rolled into one pedal with extra connectivity for versatility…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2016

2. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2016

January is the start of a run of big bass gear news coverage for us, starting with NAMM. And January had plenty of highlights – with a lot more to come. Here are the top 10 most read gear stories on No Treble for the month…

Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

3. Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

Snarky Puppy recorded their upcoming release, Family Dinner Volume Two in February, 2015. Among the tracks was this one, featuring vocalist Susana Baca and guitarist Charlie Hunter. The tune is “Molino Molero”, which was written by Baca and arranged by Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League and the band…

Groove – Episode #14: Jeff Berlin

4. Groove – Episode #14: Jeff Berlin

Jeff Berlin had a moment he describes as “the dark night of the soul” at the age of 60. Now he’s reflecting. In this new episode of Groove – The No Treble podcast, we talk to him about that and more. Enjoy the conversation…

Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass

5. Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass

Ibanez has expanded their Bass Workshop and Soundgear models with the SR Cerro, a singlecut bass available in Natural and Deep Twilight finishes. The Cerro’s body connects to the neck from the 24th fret all the way to 13th fret for increased stability and sustain…

Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

6. Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

PRS Guitars began their Private Stock series 20 years ago, and to celebrate they’ve brought back their guitar of the month showcase. They kicked it off with a jaw-dropping Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4, which is our bass of the week…

The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

7. The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

2016 is turning out to have some incredible tours for bassists. The Who will be continuing their “The Who Hits 50!” tour with a new North American leg, and they’ve tapped Australian bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to open the shows…

Giving Notes: An Interview with Rufus Philpot

8. Giving Notes: An Interview with Rufus Philpot

Rufus Philpot is a bassist that has perspective. In our latest interview, we caught up with Rufus to get the scoop on his projects, his musical journey, and what most players need to be practicing…

Talking Technique: Harmonic Minor Speed Shedding

9. Talking Technique: Harmonic Minor Speed Shedding

As with many scales, the harmonic minor scale gives us a great tonal playground to work with, but it also gives us a great platform to work on our technical playing. This lesson will work on some J.S. Bach-inspired harmonic minor bass lines to focus on our coordination and speed training…

Finding the Right Tone Setting For Slap Bass

10. Finding the Right Tone Setting For Slap Bass

This week, Damian received a question from a reader about finding the right tone for slap bass. Damian’s answer goes beyond just slap bass, and can be applied to finding the right tone in any setting. Check out this new column…