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Weekly Top 10: Jaco at MI, Practicing Slow & Fast, Jack Casady Podcast, Top Bass Videos, New Gear and More

The week is up, which means it is time to celebrate the top 10 reader favorites on No Treble this week. Another great week is in the books.

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

Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

1. Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

I love bass and vocal duets, but this one is special. John Patitucci sat down with his daughter Gracie, who goes by Gra Music, for a gorgeous cover of the Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Patitucci lays down the perfect groove and fills to flesh out the arrangement while allowing Gracie to sing…

Jaco Pastorius: Musicians Institute Master Class

2. Jaco Pastorius: Musicians Institute Master Class

A little over a year ago, Musicians Institute discovered a video in their vault of Jaco Pastorius’s appearance during a master class, which took place in the mid-80’s. They recently posted the entire video, where Jaco fielded questions from students…

Double Bass vs. Bass Guitar

3. Double Bass vs. Bass Guitar

A reader (and bass guitarist) asked Damian about his views on pursuing the double bass, in addition to continuing as a bass guitarist. Check out what Damian has to say in this week’s columm. If you’ve made a similar move, please share your experiences too…

Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

4. Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

We love the videos coming out of Berklee, in large part because of their diversity. Here’s bassist/vocalist Naty Hernández performing her original composition “Manos De Agua” in Studio A. Naty’s bio tells the story: “Her music represents the amalgamation of the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombian with jazz and sonorities of world music”…

Practice Slow/Practice Fast

5. Practice Slow/Practice Fast

“Slow practice is fast practice” they say. To be sure, slow practice is a powerful strategy. Used by itself, however, it is incomplete. Dr. D shares some thoughts (and routines) for practicing slow – and fast – in this new “Lowdown” column…

Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars W Minor 5

6. Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars W Minor 5

This week we’re checking out the W Minor 5 by Wreck Guitars. Introduced late last year, the model can be fitted with a number of woods and pickup configurations. “This is a modern bass for light right arm playing with bridge moved more to the end of an instrument,” the company writes…

ESP Introduces Classic Styled LTD AP-204 Bass

7. ESP Introduces Classic Styled LTD AP-204 Bass

ESP unveiled the LTD AP-204 at this year’s NAMM Show, calling it a “modernized update of a classic shape for contemporary music styles.” The bass, which comes in Charcoal Metallic and Burgundy Burst finishes, is fitted with a set of ESP-designed P/J pickups…

Groove – Episode #16: Jack Casady

8. Groove – Episode #16: Jack Casady

Jack Casady was one of the first to really push the bass guitar forward with power, tone and fuzz. He played with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and many more. Jack is our latest guest on Groove. Enjoy the conversation…

Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

9. Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

Solo bassist Jesús Rico Pérez is back with a brand new video. This one is different than ones we’ve heard from the past, but equally strong in the composition and performance…

TC Electronic Introduces K-115 Bass Cabinet

10. TC Electronic Introduces K-115 Bass Cabinet

TC Electronic has expanded their new K-series bass cabinets with a new 1×153 model. The K-115 Bass Cab is fitted with a custom-made 15-inch driver and a one-inch titanium tweeter to pump out up to 400 watts. Similar to the rest of the lineup, the cab is built as a lightweight design for gigging musicians…