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Weekly Top 10: Left Hand Technique, New Bass Gear, Top Videos, Bass of the Week and More

This week’s top 10 list features a bonus top 10 list inside. With all the NAMM gear coverage continuing, there’s plenty of gear to browse here.

Plus, the top videos, Damian’s excellent column on keeping your left hand relaxed… and more.

Thanks for reading, commenting, watching and sharing.

Keeping Your Left Hand Relaxed: 11 Tips for Bass Players

1. Keeping Your Left Hand Relaxed: 11 Tips for Bass Players

This week, a reader asks Damian for advice on how to keep your left hand relaxed while playing – and maintain good health. Damian put together a list of 11 suggestions. Check out this new column, and lets be careful out there…

Fender Unveils American Elite Series Basses

2. Fender Unveils American Elite Series Basses

Fender’s new bass offerings at the NAMM Show this year revolved around their new American Elite series of instruments. The lineup includes each of the company’s main models with the American Elite Precision Bass, Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass, and Dimension Bass…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2016

3. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2016

February is always a big month for gear news, following the late-January Winter NAMM show. We’ve covered a lot, and we have more coming. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories on No Treble for the month. Thanks, and sorry for the GAS…

Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough

4. Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough

Sean Malone caught everyone’s attention on Cynic’s debut album Focus in 1993. The prog-metal album’s distinct sound came in part to the bassist’s furious fretless work. As part of re-entering the fold, he put out this instrumental play-through of the song “Veil of Maya,” just to blow our minds once again…

Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass

5. Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass

This week we’re checking out a sultry hollowbody called the Duesenberg Fullerton Bass. Built after they introduced the Eagles Signature Bass, the company calls the bass a “dynamic brother to the Fullerton Series”…

Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

6. Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

Sadowsky has unveiled the Satin Series, a lineup that brings their chambered, NYC-made basses to nearly half the cost of a built-to-order custom instrument. The instruments include their 21 fret Vintage Style J Bass and 24 fret Modern Bass models built in batch with limited options…

Matt La Maida: “Ziggy Stardust” Solo Bass Arrangement

7. Matt La Maida: “Ziggy Stardust” Solo Bass Arrangement

Matt La Maida just shared this on the videos forum, and I was impressed. This is Matt’s tribute to David Bowie, with the bassist taking Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” and making it a terrific solo bass arrangement…

Gittler Instruments Unveils Bass Models at NAMM 2016

8. Gittler Instruments Unveils Bass Models at NAMM 2016

First introduced in the 1980s, the minimalist Gittler Guitar was reborn in 2013 thanks to musician and titanium expert Russ Rubman. This year Gittler Instruments has unveiled three new bass models, including four-string, five-string, and fretless versions…

Phil Jones Bass Introduces Session 77 Bass Combo

9. Phil Jones Bass Introduces Session 77 Bass Combo

Phil Jones had a handful of new bass goodies at the NAMM Show this year including the Session 77 combo. The 100-watt bass amp, which is PJB’s most affordable offering to date, features a pair of seven-inch drivers tweeter and a three-inch tweeter…

Nik West: Musiq Soulchild’s “Just Friends” Cover

10. Nik West: Musiq Soulchild’s “Just Friends” Cover

Nik West shared this on Facebook, and it knocked me (and a lot of other people) out. In this video, the bassist/vocalist takes on Musiq Soulchild’s “Just Friends” with lots of style…