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Weekly Top 10: Dirty Loops Returns, Alissia Benveniste Interview, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

Happy Sunday. Time for your weekly dose of the best of the best from the world of bass.

Here are the top 10 reader favorites on No Treble for the week of March 5-11, 2016.

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

Dirty Loops: Over the Horizon

1. Dirty Loops: Over the Horizon

It has been a while since we’ve seen a video by Dirty Loops. The wait is over. Here’s the band – anchored by bassist Henrik Linder – performing “Over the Horizon”. So glad to see them back, and in color…

Back To The Funkture: An Interview With Alissia Benveniste

2. Back To The Funkture: An Interview With Alissia Benveniste

Alissia Benveniste has been turning heads with her fresh take on classic funk for a few years, starting with a viral hit of the video for her song “Let It Out”, but now she’s stepped it up by releasing her debut EP. Check out our interview with her…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2016)

3. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2016)

Clear your calendar for the afternoon… because it is time for the top 10 videos of the month, based on No Treble reader views. Enjoy!

Buying Your First Double Bass (Upright Bass): Part 2

4. Buying Your First Double Bass (Upright Bass): Part 2

Now that we have had a short introduction into the various sizes and materials of double basses, we are ready to get our own upright bass. Here are a few thoughts on the final steps from Dr. D…

Tower Of Power: What Is Hip? (Chicago 1977)

5. Tower Of Power: What Is Hip? (Chicago 1977)

Monday was Rocco Prestia‘s birthday, and we thought we’d celebrate with this old school clip of Tower of Power. Here’s the band performing “What Is Hip?” in Chicago in 1977. Happy birthday, Rocco!

Schecter Adds To Session Series With 8-String, 5-String, Fretless Models

6. Schecter Adds To Session Series With 8-String, 5-String, Fretless Models

Schecter expanded their Session Series of basses this year with an 8-string version of their Riot bass, a 5-string version of the Model-T, and a fretless version of the Stiletto…

Snarky Puppy Featuring Chris Turner: Liquid Love

7. Snarky Puppy Featuring Chris Turner: Liquid Love

Snarky Puppy has been releasing videos around the release of their latest, Family Dinner, Vol. 2. The new album features the band performing with various vocalists and musicians during recording sessions in February 2015. In this clip, the band is joined by Chris Turner, on the tune “Liquid Love”…

Surine Basses Introduces The Lunara NTVII Bass

8. Surine Basses Introduces The Lunara NTVII Bass

Luthier Scott Surine was showing his basses at the NAMM Show this year including a brand new model called the Lunara NTVII. The bass, which is Surine’s second single-cut design, features neck-through construction with a seven-piece Rock Maple and Walnut neck…

Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Hades 4-String Salmo Salar

9. Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Hades 4-String Salmo Salar

Germany’s Wahlbrink Basses created the Hades as a workhorse bass that is “less fancy” than their Art-Line, but even so the model is a beauty. Here we’re checking out a four-string Hades dubbed the Salmo Salar, or Atlantic Salmon…

Orange Introduces 4 Stroke Bass Amplifiers

10. Orange Introduces 4 Stroke Bass Amplifiers

Orange Amplification has introduced the 4 Stroke Bass Amplifier, an all-analog bass head available in 300 and 500-watt versions. The Class AB amps are described as staying “crystal clean and expressive all the way up, without ever becoming sterile or fatiguing”…